Parkinson's Academy

Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians

Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians unpicks ‘truth’, what is accepted ‘dogma’ and what is done because it has always been done. Speakers untangle their expert area so even where there is little evidence, clinicians return to their patients with knowledge, understanding in context, and application in practice taking patient care to a new level.

Meeting 2024

From the future direction of diagnosis to the importance of patient-centred end-of-life care, the seventh annual Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians conference covered the full gamut of managing this challenging health condition.

Held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 19th March, the BIAL-sponsored event showcased some of the latest research and best practice to more than 150 doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals from across the UK.

Meeting 2023

On Wednesday 21st June, the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre was abuzz once again as Parkinson's experts from across the UK gathered to learn the latest in clinically applicable research, connect with peers and share their own experiences over the past year.

105 delegates, nine speakers and several representatives from sponsor Bial arrived bright and early to attend the sixth Parkinson's Cutting Edge Science conference. This year, for the first time, over half of the audience was made up of senior and specialist nursing staff, with most other attendees either doctors, consultants or senior registrars from across neurology or medicine for the elderly.

Meeting 2022

This years conference, the fifth of its kind, was once again sponsored by BIAL who have consistently enabled the Cutting Edge conferences since their inception through their financial support, whilst having no involvement in the organisation or educational content of the meetings.

Our largest ever Neurology Academy event to date, and saw 170 Parkinson's specialists gather together to do just this. The majority of attendees chose to do so in person with over 100 delegates joining our speakers and in-house team at the venue, but the option remained for virtual attendance as well, and more than 50 people chose to join the live-streamed event from elsewhere.

Meeting 2021

On 5th October, Parkinson's Academy held their fourth Cutting Edge Science conference for clinicians involved in Parkinson's care, services and support.

With an incredible range of speakers from different backgrounds, experiences and specialisms, Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s clinicians is dedicated to unpicking 'accepted truths' and challenging expectations to develop a heightened level of expertise framed by novel research, evidence in experience, and practical application.

Meeting 2020

Parkinson’s Academy in partnership with BIAL hosted the 3rd annual scientific meeting designed to advance scientific insights for specialists working within Parkinson’s disease on 20th October virtually.

Meeting 2019

The 2nd annual scientific meeting designed to advance scientific insights for PD specialists took place on 25 & 26 June 2019 in Birmingham.

Now in its second year the meeting was at full capacity again and expectations were high. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the meeting was designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of its varied audience of neurologists, care of the elderly physicians, psychiatrists and Parkinson’s nurses.

The 2019 meeting’s theme was to ‘Question everything’, to review what we already know, and to think about how clinical observations and cross-team collaborations can drive us forward.

Meeting 2018

The first Annual Scientific Meeting designed to advance scientific insights for PD specialists took place on 4 July 2018 in Birmingham.

This one-day meeting was chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher and attended by a diverse audience of neurologists, care of the elderly physicians, psychiatrists and Parkinson’s nurses. The meeting was a chance to review advances in the clinical understanding of Parkinson’s and discuss how to build on these insights in routine clinical practice.

These meetings are designed and delivered by the Parkinson’s Academy and sponsored by BIAL Pharma. The sponsor has had no input into the educational content of these meetings.