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Parkinson's disease: current treatment, future hope

What happens to the body when Parkinson's develops and how can science help to develop current and future treatments?

Parkinson’s disease affects 120,000 people in the UK alone. The disease attacks the individual’s nervous system and develops slowly over time to cause a range of symptoms including tremors, muscular rigidity, slowness of movement and dementia. Although there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, drugs can be prescribed which can help relieve most symptoms, and other treatments can also play a major role in managing symptoms. Recently new experimental treatments, such as deep brain stimulation, have been carried out with promising results. And the promise of stem cell research could change the way Parkinson’s disease is tackled altogether. But what happens to the body when Parkinson’s develops and how will science help to develop current and future treatments to bring hope to patients?
This event will see opening talks given by Dr Jane Byrne (Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester) and Prof Tipu Aziz (Consultant Neurosurgeon, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford). The discussion will be chaired by Linda Kelly (Chief Executive, Parkinson’s Disease Society).


Prof Tipu Aziz | talks | www
Dr Jane Byrne | talks


Date and Time:

16 June 2004 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 20 74 09 29 92

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£8 standard, £5 concs

Available from:

020 7409 2992

Additional Information:

The event is supported by Novartis, the Daily Telegraph and the Royal College of Physicians.

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