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Mar. 01, 2019

Book your place at a 2019 InSearch research lecture

A new clinical trial aimed at building further evidence around the ‘dosage’ of exercise required for optimal benefit from physical exercise and dance will officially launch at Parkinson’s Victoria’s InSearch research lecture in Geelong on World Parkinson’s Day, Thursday 11 April.

Information about the clinical trial will form part of the presentation by renowned physiotherapist and movement disorders expert, Professor Meg Morris, one of two researchers speaking at the InSearch research series lectures in Geelong, Wangaratta and Melbourne.

Also speaking at all three locations is acclaimed physiologist and neurobiologist, Associate Professor David Finkelstein.

Insearch provides a unique opportunity for Victorians to hear first-hand about research being carried out with the potential to greatly enhance the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

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

Guest presenters

Assoc. Prof. Finkelstein, Head of the Parkinson’s Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Parkinson’s Victoria Chair, will share his research into new compounds and treatments for Parkinson’s that are improving quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.

His presentation will focus on the science and potential around:

  • Two compounds currently in early stage clinical trials
  • New approaches to stem cells
  • Gut and eye problems in Parkinson’s.




Prof. Morris, Professor of Healthscope and La Trobe University’s Clinical & Rehabilitation Practice, will focus on the importance of exercise, physical activity and dance to the health and wellbeing in people living with Parkinson's.

She will also share her research into the benefits of dance as a Parkinson’s therapy and will provide information on her new clinical trial focusing on the types and amount of dance exercise needed for beneficial impact.



Attendance is free to Parkinson’s Victoria members (plus 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.

Geelong Lecture

Thursday 11 April 2019

Doors open: 1.00pm

Lecture time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Rydges Geelong

Myers and Gheringhap Street, Geelong


Wangaratta Lecture

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Doors open: 6.00pm

Lecture time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

Ryley St, Wangaratta 


Melbourne Lectures

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Lecture 1:

Doors open: 2.15pm

Lecture time: 2.45pm to 4.15pm


Lecture 2:

Doors open: 5.30pm

Lecture time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm


The Florey Institute 

30 Royal Parade



Finger food and refreshments served at all events


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