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Event Details

Join our interactive forum to hear how exciting research in Parkinson’s disease (PD) can have an impact now, understand the importance of training the next generation of scientists and learn from the perspective of those living with PD.

This jointly hosted event also welcomed Parkinson’s disease experts Dr. Lorraine Kalia from the University of Toronto and Dr. Ronald Postuma from McGill University.  They shared their insights on when Parkinson’s disease starts and how to find future treatments. 

We hosted this free event in person at uOttawa Roger Guindon Hall , 451 Smyth Road. 

Headshot of Dr. Lorraine Kalia

Dr. Lorraine Kalia

How to Find Future Treatments for Parkinson's Disease: From Old Drugs to New Technologies

Dr. Kalia is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Clinician-Scientist at Krembil Research Institute. 

Headshot of Dr. Ronald Postuma

Dr. Ronald Postuma

When does Parkinson's Disease Start?

Dr. Postuma is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at McGill University. 

Registration will open on April 5th, 2023. 

If you require accommodation, please contact [email protected]
Date and time
May 26, 2023
All day
Format and location
Roger Guindon Hall (RGN)
Room 2005
Organized by
Brain and Mind Research Institute

We would like to thank and acknowledge the Tallman family for their very generous gift of $655,000 that will fund a novel project called “Tallman Family Energizes Research to Help Alleviate Neuroinflammation in PD," nicknamed “TALLER THAN PD.”  Learn more here.

Join us on May 26th, 2023 to meet the Tallman family in person and hear about their impact!


12:30-12:50  Registration and Poster Session (join us for light refreshments)

12:50 - 1:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. David Grimes, Parkinson Research Consortium Co-Director
  • Dr. Karen Lee, President & CEO, Parkinson Canada

1:00 - 1:45  Keynote I | Introduction by Dr. David Grimes

  • Dr. Lorraine Kalia,  Staff Neurologist, Movement Disorders Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital, Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute,  Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

    • "How to Find Future Treatments for Parkinson's Disease: From Old Drugs to New Technologies"

1:45 - 2:45  Session I | Introduction by David Cork

  • 1:45-2:15  Angelica Asis, VP, Research, Parkinson Canada and Dr. Maxime Rousseaux, Assistant Professor, uOttawa and Co-Director, Genome Editing and Molecular Biology Core (GEM) Facility of Medicine and Haley Geertsma, PhD Candidate
    • "Funding Research & Training the Next Generation of Scientists"
  • 2:15-2:45  Dr. Tiago Mestre, Associate Professor, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic, The Ottawa Hospital, Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, uOBMRI
    • "How Can Parkinson’s Research Have an Impact NOW: the Story of iCARE-PD"

2:45 - 3:00  Break and Poster Session

3:00 - 3:45  Keynote II | Introduction by Dr. Michael Schlossmacher

  • Dr. Ronald Postuma, Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Researcher, Department of Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurology, MUHC
    • "When Does Parkinson’s Disease start?"

3:45 - 4:15  Session II | Engagement Forum | Moderated by Dr. Karen Lee

  • Perspective of people living with Parkinson's

4:15 - 4:30  Closing Remarks | Dr. Michael Schlossmacher and Dr. Karen Lee

4:30  Social Event and Poster Session (join us for light refreshments)


Paid parking is available in Lot H: follow The Ottawa Hospital Ring Road to the Health Sciences Building and enter at the main entrance (451 Smyth Rd.).