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 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.).