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InSearch: Parkinson’s Research series

Join us for the 2017 InSearch: Parkinson's Research series in Melbourne, Albury and Ballarat.

InSearch is a three-year Parkinson's research series that provides a unique opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s, families, carers and health professionals to learn about current international and Australian research from leading researchers and clinicians.

Drawing on the success of our 2015 and 2016 series, Parkinson’s Victoria and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health are proud to announce the return of the InSearch: Parkinson’s Research series in 2017. Launching in Melbourne on 11th April - World Parkinson's Day - this year's series will also include public research lectures in Albury and Ballarat.

The 2017 InSearch series will provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain insights into current studies and the latest findings from ground-breaking Australian Parkinson's research. 

Guest speakers


Professor David Devos

Prof. David Devos obtained doctoral degrees in neurology and neuroscience from the University of Lille, France. His main research interest is in developing new symptomatic and disease-modifying strategies in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.


Professor Simon Lewis

Professor Simon Lewis works as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. 




Assoc. Prof Jenny McGinley

Associate Professor Jenny McGinley is a physiotherapist and Head of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University. Her research focus extends to how people with Parkinson's can stay active during daily life and the factors that influence regular physical activity.






Assoc. Prof David Finkelstein 

Head of the Parkinson’s Disease Laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and President of Parkinson's Victoria's Board, Assoc. Prof. David Finkelstein will speak about his research experience at our regional lectures in Albury and Ballarat.

Event details

MELBOURNE - 11th April

Location: Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville

Cost: Free for Parkinson’s Victoria members and one guest.
$30 for non-members

ALBURY - 27th April 

Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Location: Albury Entertainment Centre, 525 Swift Street, Albury

Cost: Free for Parkinson's Victoria members and one guest. $15 for non-members          


BALLARAT - 1st May 

Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Location: Ballarat Community Health, 11 Lilburne Street, Lucas 

Cost: Free for Parkinson's Victoria members and one guest. $15 for non-members


For more information about the InSearch series, contact Parkinson's Victoria on 1800 644 189

Become a Parkinson’s Victoria member

For just $30 – the cost of becoming a member – you will receive two complimentary tickets to this year's InSearch: Parkinson's Research series, as well as other great offers throughout the year. Call us on 1800 644 189 to become a Parkinson’s Victoria member today.

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