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Parkinsons Disease conference - 200 years following publication of James Parkinson's original description of PD



Dr. Conor Maguire will direct a two day conference on September 21 - 22nd 2017 at the Queen Mother Conference Centre, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. The conference will mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson's original book describing PD. The multidisciplinary programme will be of interest to health professional from all areas of care of people with Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Conor Maguire




A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s “Essay on the Shaking Palsy”

James Parkinson’s “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” was published in 1817 and described the condition that would eventually bear his name. Approximately 127,000 people in the UK are affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD).

This two-day symposium will cover the management of motor and non-motor complications of PD, updates on the latest scientific developments and the important role of multidisciplinary teams in caring for people with PD.

The care of people with Parkinson’s disease depends on close collaboration between doctors, specialist nurses, allied health professionals and scientists. There will be sections of the symposium dealing with clinical conundrums, how to manage common problems in Parkinson’s disease, a scientific showcase, a Parkinson’s Nurse & AHP masterclass and current and future therapies for Parkinson’s disease. We hope that this symposium will appeal to a wide range of health professionals.

Attendees will gain knowledge on how to manage the care of people with Parkinson’s disease throughout the illness and reflect how this might affect their own practice. The symposium will be informative and we have included time for debate and discussion.



To view the meeting programme please click the link to follow Parkinson's Disease 200


Early bird registration for this conference is open to August 22nd.

To register, and for further details of the conference please click on the link to follow to the Royal College of Physician's of Edinburgh website Registration


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