Join us in Middlesbrough for this free screening of the annual Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture

Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture - screening and coffee evening

Join us in Middlesbrough for this free coffee evening and screening of the annual Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture on 'The Future of Parkinson's Diagnosis and Treatment'.

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Note that the actual lecture is in Cambridge.

This is a live-streamed video relay with tea, coffee, biscuits and a chance to meet other people interested in Parkinson's research.

Research and coffee evening

Join us in Middlesbrough for a live screening of the Gretschen Amphlet memorial lecture. 

We'll be joined in person by Sarah Morris of the North East Clinical Research Network who will give a short talk on local research projects and how you can get involved in the quest for better treatments and a cure. 



Imagine a future where a single breath is all it takes to diagnose Parkinson's. Where a sample of skin could determine what treatment would work best for you.

It may seem like that future is a long way off, but researchers today are making huge strides towards simple diagnostic tests, to help us provide tailored treatments for people with Parkinson's. Because everyone's Parkinson's is different.


Dr Simon Stott, Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, will discuss his collaborative research on breath analysis technology being used for Parkinson's.

We will hear about the chemicals in your breath providing far more than just a diagnostic aid, and how they could be the key to unlocking better, more personal treatments in the future.

Professor Oliver Bandmann will share world-leading research from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience where his team are using samples of skin cells to better understand Parkinson's.

He will explain how these cells are providing a window into the brain of individuals with Parkinson's so that his team can identify what is going wrong and develop tailored treatments.

This event brings together 2 areas of research that are key to a better future for all those with Parkinson's, and it all starts with a simple test.

Please note, places are free but must be booked in advance.

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Book your place

To book a place, please contact Kirsty McDowell on: 


South Tees Institute James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough TS4 3BW