Seminar: More about Parkinson’s
Aug. 03, 2015
Essendon Parkinson's Peer Support Group are hosting 'More about Parkinson's' a seminar offering participants further insight into Parkinson's and role of research.
New questions are being asked about Parkinson's and the role that research plays in wellbeing. Come along to this seminar on 12 August to gain further insight and to help improve your quality of life. This seminar is open to all who have an interest in Parkinson’s
Topics will include:
- Parkinson’s: Can we slow, stop or reverse the disease - presented by Dr Andrew Evans, a Director of the Movement Disorder Service, Department of Neurology, at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr Evans is involved in a number of clinical studies that lean towards improving quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s, and he is a Parkinson’s movement disorder specialist.
- Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease - presented by Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne, neurologist and Director of the Stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit and Movement Disorders Program at Western Hospital, Melbourne. Tissa is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Western Health Clinical School, University of Melbourne.
- Parkinson’s Victoria's Commitment to Research - presented by Associate Professor David Finkelstein, a full-time research scientist (PhD) who has worked on understanding the functions of the brain. Assoc. Prof Finkelstein is head of the Parkinson’s Laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, within the University of Melbourne. As an educator and researcher David has spoken to many different groups to explain the mysteries of the brain and to advocate for more research to be performed in Australia to tackle the problem of increasing numbers of people with Parkinson’s.
Location: Aberfeldie Baptist Church, 3 Price Street, Essendon (parking available)
When: Wednesday 12 August 1pm (sharp) to 4pm
Cost: Gold coin donation (includes afternoon tea)
RSVP: It is essential you register your intention to attend for catering and seating accommodation.