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Posted on 27/02/2015

InSearch - unlocking the secrets of Parkinson's

To promote World Parkinson's Day in April 2015, Parkinson's Victoria in partnership with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health will launch InSearch, a series of research lectures and events across Victoria.

Melbourne lecture

InSearch is a unique opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s, families, carers and health professionals to learn about current international and national research from leading researchers and clinicians. The theme of this year’s InSearch series is “Unlocking the Secrets of Parkinson’s” and will include public lectures in Melbourne, Warrnambool and Bendigo.

The 2015 InSearch keynote lecture in Melbourne, will be delivered by international guest speaker Dr. Ted Dawson (MD, PhD), from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Dr. Dawson has been at the forefront of research into the biology of mutant proteins linked to Parkinson’s. These studies are providing novel opportunities for therapies aimed at preventing the degenerative process of Parkinson’s. In this lecture, Dr. Dawson will share his research insights relating to the biological nature of familial Parkinson's, mechanisms of cell death in Parkinson's, drug discovery programs, and the importance of biomarkers to the future of Parkinson's research.

When: Wednesday 15 April 2015

Time:Doors open at 5.30pm (finger food and refreshments). Lecture from 6.30 – 7.45pm.

Location: RACV Club, Level 17 Ballroom, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

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