December 2018


Author: Roisin McCormackPublished: 28 November 2018

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Caregiver Summit, US

The 2018 Parkinson’s Foundation Caregiver Summit is a free event specifically for caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s. Sessions will cover intimacy and Parkinson’s, communication and coping strategies, and collaborative caregiving in action.

The summit is available to view online, or you can join one of the viewing parties occurring across the US.


Research Involvement and Engagement Meeting, Sheffield, UK

This free event, hosted by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, offers guests an insight on how to get involved with Parkinson’s clinical research. The day will cover a range of topics – from how to develop a research idea, to successfully closing a study – and provide attendees with a bank of resources they can take away.


NECTAR 2018, Paris, France

The Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR) is holding its 28th annual event – bringing together scientists, clinicians and patient advocates from across Europe to discuss degenerative diseases and the central nervous system.

Late registration is still open, costing EUR €175. Travel bursaries are also available.


Cause 4 Fashion – Toasting to 10, Florida, US

Sign yourself up for an afternoon of fashion, fun and food organised by the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. All clothes on show will be modelled by people living with the condition and their carers. Tickets cost US $95.


Film screening, Buddy Joe, Oxford, UK

As part of this year’s Public Health Film Festival in Oxford, UK, there will be a free public screening of ‘Buddy Joe’ – a short animated film that takes an unusual look at Parkinson’s. Guests can also talk with the director, Julien David, after the film.


Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, Tanzania

Push yourself to the limit this winter, by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest freestanding mountain in the world – with The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Participants will spend six days exploring forests and glaciers, all the while raising vital funds for the condition.

UK £449 to register with a £4750 fundraising target.

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