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Feb. 04, 2020

Victoria’s premier research presentation series designed especially for people living with Parkinson’s will be held in March, with lectures in Echuca, Melbourne and Horsham.

This year’s line-up of leading researchers and clinicians will provide valuable insights into current studies and the latest findings from groundbreaking Parkinson's research, including causation, emerging technologies and preliminary results from the Treat to Target research using the PKG watch.

InSearch provides a unique opportunity for Victorians to learn more about research being carried out with the potential to greatly enhance the lives of people with Parkinson’s.

Anyone interested in learning more about some of the science behind Parkinson’s, presented in a factual and easy-to-understand format, should attend one of these informative lectures.


Prof. Malcolm Horne, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Prof. Horne is the lead researcher on the national Treat to Target study into managing Parkinson’s using a wrist worn device (the Parkinson's KinetiGraph or PKG) that records symptoms and movements and provides patients with medication reminders. 

He will share preliminary results from the research, which involved a number of Victorian participants, and was jointly funded by Parkinson's Victoria.

Prof. Horne will present in Melbourne.



Dr Scott Ayton, The Florey Institute

Dr Scott Ayton is the head of the Translational Neurodegeneration Laboratory, and Deputy Director of the Melbourne Dementia Research Centre, at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

He will discuss current international research looking at prevalence and causes of Parkinson’s, as well as insights into new and emerging treatments.

Dr Ayton will present in Melbourne, Echuca and Horsham.



Dr San San Xu, Austin Hospital, Melbourne

Dr Xu is a movement disorder neurologist at Austin Health. She was part of a team of researchers working on developing the next generation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) with highly regarded neurologists and neurosurgeons.

She will talk about emerging technologies in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s, including recent advances in DBS and focused ultrasound.

Dr Xu will present in Echuca and Horsham.



Free for Parkinson’s Victoria members and one guest, or $20 per person for non-members 

Click on the highlighted links below to register for individual lectures below or call Parkinson’s Victoria on (03) 8809 0400 for further information.

Echuca Research Lecture

with Dr Scott Ayton & Dr San San Xu

Friday 20 March 2020

Mercure Port of Echuca

Registration from 2pm


Melbourne Research Lectures

with Prof. Malcolm Horne & Dr Scott Ayton

Thursday 26 March 2020

The Florey Institute – The Kenneth Myer Building

Session 1

Registration from 2pm


Session 2

Registration from 6pm


Horsham Research Lecture

with Dr Scott Ayton & Dr San San Xu

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Glen Logan

Registration from 2pm


Finger food and refreshments served at all events.

Anyone not able to attend InSearch - or looking for more of the latest information on Parkinson's - can register for the INSIGHT into Parkinson's online conference, sponsored by Parkinson's Victoria.


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