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Parkinson’s disease – Prevention from prodromal to palliative

On Friday November 3rd, the annual Dutch Parkinson Scientists congress shall be held at the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen. The congress is specifically intended for researchers in the field of Parkinson’s disease and shall focus on current and recent research of various research labs in the Netherlands.

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About the event

The theme for this year’s annual congress, prevention from prodromal to palliative, follows the public discourse on eliminating Parkinson’s disease’s inherent adversity from the general population. To optimize inclusion, prevention has a broad scope, ranging from the earliest prodromal stages until palliative care.

The programme includes a keynote by Thomas Foltynie (UCL), presentations of promising research by various Dutch research labs, discussions with patient researchers and researchers, as well as poster presentations for researchers to display their works.


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Junior DPS pre-conference How to communicate your Parkinson(ism) research to people with Parkinson(ism) and their caregivers in written text

On Thursday November 2nd, all junior DPS members are welcome in Nijmegen for a workshop on how to communicate your science to people with Parkinson(ism) and their spouses.

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Junior DPS pre-conference How to communicate your Parkinson(ism) research to people with Parkinson(ism) and their caregivers in written text

The ParkinsonVereniging will share how they communicate to their members, experience experts will provide practical tips and tricks on how to communicate your research, and you will work together on your own text. All written texts can be published on the website of the ParkinsonVereniging afterwards. 

Moreover, the best summary will be published in the magazine of the ParkinsonVereniging! We start at 13.00h and we will close the pre-conference with drinks at 17.00h. This will be a great opportunity to disseminate your work and to connect to other junior researchers in the field. 

The junior DPS pre-conference is free for junior DPS members. After the pre-conference, we will have a dinner where all senior members are also welcome to join. The dinner and stay for the night are at your own costs. 

We hope to see you in Nijmegen on the 2nd of November!


09.00 – 09.15: Opening: Bas Bloem

09.15 – 09.30: Chairman of the day in conversation with experience experts

09.30 – 10.20: Keynote speaker: Tom Foltynie

10.20 – 11.00: Presentation selected researchers of national labs

11.00 – 11.20: Coffee break

11.20 – 12.00: Presentation selected researchers of national labs

12.00 – 12.30: Presentation selected abstracts

12.30 – 13.15: Lunch break

13.15 – 14.15: Poster session

14.15 – 15.15: Presentation selected researchers of national labs

15.15 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00: Presentation selected abstracts

16.00 – 16.30: Awards ceremony

16.30 – 17.30: Closing & drinks

Abstract submission

We invite all members to submit an abstract of their work. Abstracts will be reviewed by a separate committee consisting of patient researchers as well as junior and senior researchers. This committee decides whether the abstract is accepted for a poster presentation or oral presentation.

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Abstract submission

If your research can be linked to primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention of PD or parkinsonism, please make sure to emphasize this in your abstract. Note that a link to prevention is not a requirement to submit an abstract and does not influence the likelihood of acceptance.

Abstracts should be structured (Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion), contain no more than 250 words, and be submitted as pdf. You can mail your abstract to: The deadline for submission is September 15st.

You can download the abstract format here.

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Radboudumc university medical center - Experience center
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