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Parkinson's Disease 200: Back to the Future Conference (Scotland)
Date: 
21-22 September 2017
Venue: 
Queen Mother Conf. Centre, RCPE, Queen St., Edinburgh
Organised by: 
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)

Information: 

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.

Dates: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2017

Time: 9 am – 5 pm each day

Place: Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ, Scotland UK

Title: Parkinson’s Disease 200: Back to the Future

Link: http://bit.ly/PD200

Contact: Anne Fairbairn, Education Coordinator a.fairbairn@rcpe.ac.uk

Telephone: 0131 247 3649