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Parkinson's Today: Research, Treatment and Therapies

Join the Parkinson's UK Canterbury & District Branch at this free research conference in the University of Kent.

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Hear about and discuss research, treatments and therapies for Parkinson's with top researchers and practitioners.

The event will start with refreshments in the foyer, followed by 2 speaking sessions with refreshments inbetween.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and the speakers will join us in the foyer for refreshments and further discussion.

Session 1 (6pm)

  • Prof Peter Jenner (Kings College London), 'New ideas about Parkinson's and its treatment'.

  • Claire Bale (Parkinson’s UK), 'Research supported by Parkinson's UK'.
  • Dr Neil Munro (East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust), 'Sleep difficulties in patients with Parkinson's'.
  • Refreshments in the foyer (approx. 7.10pm to 7.50pm).

Session 2 (7.50pm)

  • Prof David Wilkinson (University of Kent), 'Stimulation of the inner ear to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's'.
  • Trish Vella-Burrows (Christ Church University), 'Sing to Beat Parkinson's: a pleasant recreation or scientific treatment?'.
  • Helen Madzokere and Michal Widyma (physiotherapists working with Parkinson’s patients in Canterbury), 'Exercise and Parkinson’s: how much and how strenuous should it be?'.

How do I attend?

This event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance. 

Book your place here

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Get in touch

For more information on the event or venue please contact Beatrice Shire, Chair of Parkinson's UK Canterbury & District Branch:


Sibson Building, Park Wood Road University of Kent Canterbury CT2 7FS