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Current & emerging treatments for Parkinson's disease: from bedside to benc...

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Pde

Parkville, VICTORIA 3052

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In 2014, conservative estimates indicated there were just under 70,000 people living with Parkinson’s in Australia making it the most common major movement disorder and second highest prevalence neurodegenerative condition with only dementia exceeding it in the number of deaths.

Associate Professor David Finkelstein will be joined by a guest neurologist to explore the current and emerging treatments for Parkinson's disease.

Professor David Finkelstein

Since graduating with a PhD in Physiology, David has worked to translate knowledge from fundamental science projects to provide clinical applications. Initially his research interests were centered on the physiology of control of movement, age related neurodegeneration and regeneration. He subsequently used this basic science knowledge and applied it into developing novel therapeutic avenues for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism.

David is a current board member (2014-) of Parkinson’s Victoria, an organization that raises awareness and funds for services and research that improves the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s in Australia.


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax café sign and you’ll know you’re there.

Reasonably priced parking (including many disabled spaces) is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium.

Important note: Grattan Street will be closing down to traffic from Feb 19 so if you are attending by car please allow an extra 15 minutes to travel.

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Tel: 1800 063 693

Email: info@florey.edu.au

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Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building

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Australia

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