• DDSSCC2019 Attendees
    PPI,  Research

    Decoding Our Biological Stew

    A patients perspective Following our involvement hosting the panel session at the 10th Gretchen Amphlett lecture in April 2019, the East of England Research Interest Group  were privileged to be asked to represent patients with Parkinson’s at the CamBioScience research conference on ‘Development of the Dopaminergic System: From Stem Cells to Circuits‘ otherwise known as DDSSCC2019.  This post represents my personal views as the lucky member of the RIGeast steering board available to attend, 13-15 May 2019 at the Fodele Beach Hotel, Crete. Much gratitude is owed to CamBioScience and Parkinson’s UK Research Support Network for enabling our participation in this conference. Further details are available online in the conference abstract booklet …

  • How we learn, the child brain
    Event

    Headway Suffolk Neuro Conference 2018

    From the child brain to brainy dogs, dementia and headaches Another packed hall for the fourth annual near conference at the Kesgrave Conference Centre on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Presentations were given by six distinguished speakers across a range of subjects related to brain injury and neurology, alongside related stalls offering further information. Dr Jane Hawking, Patron of Headway Suffolk, returned for her second conference and spoke about changing attitudes to disability based on the time she cared for her first husband, famed scientist Professor Stephen Hawking. Lord Winston, an internationally-renowned professor gave a captivating  talk about the child’s brain and how the human mind works. When asked about Parkinsons Disease…