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.

"A truly multi-professional meeting, which translates the very latest research into practice, enabling us to support and develop clinical practice for the benefit of people with Parkinson’s and their families."

Prof Annette Hand

Prof Annette Hand

Professor of Nursing (clinical), Northumbria University

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.