This event is brought to you by Spotlight YOPD, who work to spread awareness about Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. All proceeds will be kindly donated to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

On Friday 19th of August, we are inviting people with Parkinson’s, and those who are important in their lives, to attend an evening of talks from people within the Parkinson’s community. This event will kick start the 'Paddle for Parkinson's' fundraising challenge. 

Topics being discussed

6:25-6:45 Steve Ford, C.E.O. of Parkinson’s UK

“The ways that Parkinson's UK is working to help those with PD, and how people can access the services that we provide”

6:50-7:10 Helen Matthews, C.O.O of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

“Moving towards a cure for Parkinson’s”

7:15-7:35 Eros Bresolin, PWYOPD, and Emma Lawton, Author of “Dropping the P bomb”

“My personal experiences with YOPD”

7:40-8:00 Anne Martin, Parkinson’s Nurse, King’s College Hospital

“Young Onset. Compliance or regulation?”

8:05-8:25 Ed Shaw and Alex Dogget, Coordinated Therapies

“Continuous Active Lifestyle Management”

8:30-8:50 Michele Hu, Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist,  Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

“Research taking place at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre”

8:55-9:15 Dr Tom Barber, John Radcliffe Hospital

“Rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson’s, and what you can do to minimise the effects”

9:20-9:40 Ciara Clancy, C.E.O. Beats Medical

“The use of modern technology and apps in improving the day to day life of PWP”

9:45-10:05 David Spry, diagnosed with YOPD

“My personal insights into the effects of Diet and Nutrition on PD”


Doors will open for the evening at 5:45 and refreshments will be avaliable

The evening is aimed at providing helpful information about ways in which people with Parkinson’s can help manage their symptoms, the services that are available to help them to do this, and some of the research that is taking place in the search for a cure.

We would like to encourage those who are important in the lives of PWP to also attend. There is a free public car park a 5 minute walk from the venue

The number of spaces available is limited to 80. To book your free place(s) for the evening, please email Billy

(Map and directions for parking will be provided upon booking)

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Booking for this event has now closed.