Research Conference 2018

The Parkinson's UK Research Conference is held every 2 years and brings Parkinson's researchers together to share ideas and develop collaborations.

This year's conference will be held at the Principal York Hotel on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 November, 2018.


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London who will speak on "Genomic analysis of Parkinson's risk". 

A full programme will be announced shortly but topics will include:

  • Allied health
  • Alpha-synuclein - from animal models to clinical translation
  • Clinical trials
  • Drug discovery in Parkinson's
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress - towards new agents of neuroprotection
  • Neuroimaging biomarkers for Parkinson's - where are we?
  • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Parkinson's research


Registration will open on Tuesday 17 April, 2018.

All tickets include:

  • entrance to the conference 
  • gala dinner and drinks reception
  • accommodation (including breakfast) on Monday 12 November
  • lunch and refreshments throughout 

Ticketing process

To purchase a ticket:

  1. Email with:
    1. Your name
    2. Number and type of tickets required (see below)
    3. Your institution/company
  2. You will then receive a link and access code to our ticketing website.

Ticket types

Early Bird registration (Tuesday 17 April - Monday 16 July)

  • PhD student - £95
  • Researcher/healthcare professional - £235
  • Commercial organisation - £335

Standard registration (Tuesday 17 July - Monday 5 November)

  • PhD student - £120
  • Researcher/healthcare professional - £305.50
  • Commercial organisation - £435


Abstract submissions are now open. Ticket holders can submit an abstract through our online submission system

  • Any abstracts submitted without a valid ticket for the presenting author will not be accepted.
  • The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 17 July, 2018. 
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in our programme booklet and given a poster presentation slot.

  • A small number of abstracts will also be selected for presentation during our main programme, or as part of a rapid-fire PhD student presentation session - consisting of a 5 minute, single slide "elevator pitch" about your PhD. If you would like to be considered for either of these please indicate this in the required field during submission. 

Abstract submission guidelines

Download our abstract submission guidelines.

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Abstract submission guidelines - Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2018

All announcements on the conference will be made via our e-newsletter Synapse.

For any questions please contact:

Audiences at the research conference