PARKIE Conference Announcement

On Saturday the 7th of October, the PARKIE (Parkinson’s community Awareness of Research; emphasis on Knowledge and Information Exchange) Conference will take place. This free half-day event was designed to provide people with Parkinson’s in Ireland with information about PD research in Ireland. The conference will consist of presentations about discussions revolving around topics such as sleep, clinical trials, exercise, and deep brain stimulation.

Speakers and topics for the event on the 7th

Ian O’Brien – Exercise
Ian was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s five years ago at the age of 38. Since then Ian has embraced exercise (specifically hiking) as a means of managing his symptoms and slowing the progression of PD. Recently, Ian embarked on a journey in which he cleared the highest peaks in all 27 EU countries and the UK in just 28 days. Ian will discuss exercise and his journey through the 28 peaks in 28 days.

Dr. Beverley Henley – Sleep

Dr. Beverley Henley moved to Maynooth University from the California Institute of Technology and is a Research Fellow in the Human Health Research Institute. She is interested in the changes that occur in Parkinson’s including both the motor and non-motor symptoms, and will present her research on sleep dysfunction in Parkinson’s.

Prof. Richard Walsh – Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Professor Richard Walsh is a consultant neurologist at Tallaght University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. He serves as the Clinical Lead for the National Deep Brain Stimulaiton Service and will be discussing DBS in Ireland at the conference.

Dr. Adam Roche – Clinical Trials Dr. Adam Roche is a Lecturer-Registrar in Global Brain Health in Trinity College Dublin. His work focuses on supporting the clinical, educational and research activities in St. James’ Hospital. Adam will be discussing the principles of clinical trials in science and give an overview of certain clinical trials taking place in Ireland.   Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 7th,   Please let me know if anyone has any questions about the event (PARKIE@tcd.ie)   Best, Fiachra

Registration can be found in the link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parkinsons-community-awareness-of-research-tickets-672315833757?aff=oddtdtcreator

In order to accomodate an increased number of confirmed attendees, we are going to be moving the event to a larger room on Trinity College Campus.

The PARKIE Conference will now be taking place in the Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre. 

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