The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) is delighted that Parkinson's Movement (PM) has secured a Wellcome Public Engagement Fund grant from The Wellcome Trust which will support the development of audio/visual content on the PM website over the next two years.

Audio/visual content will be created in two key ways. Firstly in a series of webinars in conjunction with the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and CPT around breaking research news. The quarterly webinar series kicked off with the first event on 19th June discussing whether exenatide reduces the impact of non-motor symptoms. The second webinar will air on Wednesday 19th September.

The second key area that the grant will support is the research summaries where articles in the media about Parkinson’s research are appraised by a science writer, evaluated by researchers and patients and an ‘impact score’ given to rate how close the research is to reaching patients in the clinic. These assessments will be available as downloadable podcasts. 

As Parkinson’s Movement is created and delivered by people living with Parkinson’s we are seeking people to help record the existing research summaries. If you would like to help, please email Julia at [email protected]