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Reflections on 2021: The Year In Research

Tue 7th Dec 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (1 hour)

Our Ask The Expert: Research Series is designed to showcase some of the interesting and promising research into Parkinson's being carried out right here in Victoria.

Join Professor David Finkelstein from The Florey Institute and Professor Meg Morris from La Trobe University as we take a look at the achievements and advances in Parkinson’s research this year.

Anyone with Parkinson’s, or caring for a person with Parkinson’s, is welcome to join this free online seminar.

Professor David Finkelstein

David is trained as a neurophysiologist, giving him a broad systems wide approach to health and disease. David has embraced this systems physiology approach with the aim of translating work from the laboratory of bringing new compounds to the clinic. To this end, David has a holistic approach; recognising that teaming up with people living with Parkinson's, clinicians and the biotechnology industry is needed to bring drugs to the clinic and improve the quality of life of people living with Parkinson's.

Currently on the Board of Fight Parkinson’s and chair of the Fight Parkinson’s research committee. David is on editorial boards for scientific journals and has published over 200 articles on the biology of Parkinson's Disease.

Professor Meg Morris

Meg is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and an expert in exercises, physical activities, falls prevention and dance for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other chronic neurological conditions.

Co-partnering with Fight Parkinson’s, she is leading the pivot to online dance and exercise for PD. Her research partnerships extend to the USA, UK, Ireland, Italy and Singapore.

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