Day 1 – Wednesday 1st April

Welcome
9.00am – 9.05amWelcome address – Melissa McConaghy
9.05am – 9.35amKeynote – Prof. Bastiaan Bloem
Exercise matters for people with Parkinson’s
9.35am – 10.05amKeynote – Prof. Randy Schekman
A basic science approach to understanding Parkinson’s Disease
10.05am – 10.35amKeynote – Dr. Ray Dorsey
Ending Parkinson’s disease

10.35am - Morning tea

Future Frontiers
11.00am – 11.30amKeynote – Dr. David Perlmutter
Leveraging Lifestyle Choices for Brain Health
11.30am – 12.00pmKeynote – Dr. Jianying Hu
Computational Methods for Disease Modeling
12.00pm – 12.30pmSession 3 – Prof. Matt Cooper
Blocking harmful neuroinflammation to arrest neurodegeneration

12.30pm - Lunch

Plenary 1 - Future Frontiers 2
1.30pm – 2.00pmSession 1 – Marilyn Pattison
Occupational Therapy – High touch in a high tech world
2.00pm – 2.30pmSession 2 – Jodette Kotz
Translation of research into Advocacy
2.30pm – 3.00pmSession 3 – Annie Amjad
People Powered Research

3.00pm - Afternoon Tea

Plenary 2 - Exercise
3.30pm – 4.00pmKeynote – Prof. Meg Morris
Exercise to promote neural plasticity in Parkinson’s disease
4.00pm – 4.30pmSession 2 – Prof. Margaret Schenkman
Why, when, and how to exercise at high intensity
4.30pm – 5.00pmSession 3 – Dr. Matthew Sacheli
Why Exercise is beneficial?

5.00pm - Close

Day 2 – AUDITORIUM

Plenary 3 - Inspired Communities
9.00am – 9.30amSession 1 – Matt Eagles
ParkyLife – The Brighter Side of Parkinson’s
9.30am – 10.00amSession 2 – Tammy Ramsey-Evans
Collaboration- Our strength is not as individuals but as a collective
10.00am – 10.30amSession 3 – Louise Ebenezer
The Evolution of Nurse Education for Parkinson’s in Sub Saharan Africa

Day 2 - ANNEX

10.30am - Morning tea

Plenary 4 - Nutrition and Gut
11.00am – 11.30amKeynote – Dr. Laurie Mischley
Patients as Teachers: Nutritional Habits Associated with the Slowest Rate of PD Progression
11.30am – 12.00pmSession 2 – Dr. Matthew Phillips
Parkinson’s, Fasting, and Ketogenic Diets
12.00pm – 12.30pmSession 3 – Dr. Ann Liebert
Emerging research reveals a novel application of physiotherapy to influence microbiome and restore function of patients living with Parkinson’s Disease
LIVE - the essentials of a PD-specific exercise prescription

12.30pm - Lunch

Plenary 5 - Non-motor presentations
1.30pm – 2.00pmSession 1 – Dr. Luke Smith
Neuropsychological Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
2.00pm – 2.30pmSession 2 – Dr. Rebecca Gilbert
Tired of trouble sleeping….How to get a good night’s rest with Parkinson’s disease
2.30pm – 3.00pmSession 3 – Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb
Non-Motor Symptoms of PD: Seeing, Thinking, Feeling, Sleeping
Plenary 5 - Role of the Carer
Session 1 – Lianna Marie
Caregiving for Parkinson’s
Session 2 – Dr. Maria Barretto
The Role of the Carer in India
Session 3 – Francesco de Renzi
Shining a spotlight on the challenges facing Parkinson’s carers

3.00pm - Afternoon Tea

Plenary 6 - Balance, Motor control and FOG
3.30pm – 4.00pmKeynote – Dr. Laurie King
Balance control in Parkinson disease
4.00pm – 4.30pmSession 2 – Tara Martin
Cuing for Parkinson’s – What, Why and How? A guide for therapists and their clients.
4.30pm – 5.00pmSession 3 – Dr. Aasef Shaikh
Freezing of gait – why and how
Demonstration: Voice and Sound
Samantha Elandary
Improving Your Communication Skills By Speaking With Intent
Dr. Jeanette Tamplin
Therapeutic effects of music and singing in Parkinson’s
Janni Goss
Social Prescribing : Laugh for PD!

5.00pm - Close

Day 3 – AUDITORIUM

Plenary 7 - Lived Experience
9.00am – 9.30amKeynote – Dr. Maria De Leon
Maximizing medication efficacy
9.30am – 10.00amSession 2 – Janet Mcleod
Why Do You Need A Parkinson’s Nurse On Your Team?
10.00am – 10.30amSession 3 – Victor McConvey
All things between the Sheets, Sleep, sex and Parkinson’s

10.30am - Morning tea

Plenary 8 - Brain and Mind
11.00am – 11.30amKeynote – Damien Finiss
The Placebo effect in Parkinson’s.
11.30am – 12.00pmSession 2 – Melissa McConaghy
Why a BRAVE mindset matters.
12.00pm – 12.30pmSession 3 – Elisabeth Idal
Goodbye Parkinson’s – Hello Life / Goodbye Corona -Hello Wellbeing
Live Panel - Future Frontiers
John Dean
Kevin Krejci
Dr. Ray Dorsey
Ending Parkinson’s disease
Chair: Emma Collin

12.30pm - Lunch

Plenary 9 - Advanced PD
1.30pm – 2.00pmSession 1 – Dr. Paul Silberstein
What’s new in DBS for Parkinson’s disease
2.00pm – 2.30pmSession 2 – A.Prof Christina Vaughan
Living Well with Parkinson Disease through Palliative Care
2.30pm – 3.00pmSession 3 – Erica De March
Generations Balancing Together
Demonstration: Movement and flow
Session 1 – Melissa McConaghy
PD Warrior
Session 2 – Dance for PD/Mark Morris Dance Group
Dance for PD
Session 3 – Mandy Shintani
Nordic walking for improved balance, posture and walking tolerance

3.00pm - Afternoon Tea

Plenary 10 - Living Positively with Parkinson's
3.30pm – 4.30pmSession 1 – Allison Toepperwein
4.00pm – 4.30pmSession 2 – Christine Jeyachandran
How I got back what I lost and so much more!
4.30pm – 5.00pmSession 3 – Charlie Appleyard
The Power of Sport and Exercise in PD- mental & physical health and symptoms improvement

5.00pm - Close