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Invitation to Attend

We extend a very warm Adelaide welcome and look forward to seeing you at the Parkinson’s Australia National Conference. Our aim is to provide you with an exciting, contemporary program that informs, challenges and stimulates whilst providing opportunities to network and be part of the Australian Parkinson’s community.  We are delighted to have international keynote speakers, Roger Barker and Caroline Tanner to head up an excellent and exciting program of overseas and local experts in the field of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

The Conference theme reflects the new positioning line of Parkinson’s Australia, In This Together. Researchers, specialists, medical practitioners, health professionals, policy makers and those who are affected by Parkinson’s – we are all in this together. The Conference brings together this exciting mix of people and highlights our connections with each other. With shared information, creativity and commitment, together we will make a difference.

The conference has been designed to provide the latest information and research into Parkinson’s and its management:
 
1. Stem Cell research and the potential benefits for those living with Parkinson’s
2. How environmental and genetic predisposition are involved in the development of Parkinson’s.
3. In conjunction with the Dystonia Support Group, a stream on Day 2 of the conference will feature the latest information on Dystonia. 

As well as lectures, presentations and posters, there will be workshops that offer the latest activities and strategies for those living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, to promote innovative and enjoyable ways of achieving the best quality of life possible.

We are pleased to be partnering with members of the Dystonia community and our program provides lots of crossover of expertise and information on Day 2 of the program.

The Call for Papers will open in September 2014, giving you the opportunity to submit an abstract proposal for review, and potential presentation at the conference.

However you are affected by Parkinson’s or other movement disorders, we welcome you and urge you to come and be in this together in Adelaide in May 2015.

Associate Professor John Power                                                                          
President                                                                                                             
Parkinson’s SA                                                                                                 

Christine Belford 
Chief Exective Officer
Parkinson's SA

About Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s Australia is the peak not-for-profit organisation that advocates, supports and represents anyone affected by Parkinson’s in Australia. As a group, it is made up of state-based associations, and through its shared objectives, maintains strong links with sister organisations across the globe.

Conference Organising Committee

The Organising Committee for Parkinson's Australia is:
Associate Professor John Power  
Christine Belford
Alison Ballantyne
Miriam Whitford

The Organising Committee for the Dystonia content on Day 2 is:
Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam
Margot Chiverton
Erin Shaddick