SysMedPD partner hosts the 4th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

On the 11 and 12 October 2018, the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg hosted its 4th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium. Around 170 participants from diverse backgrounds, i.e. researchers, doctors, nurses as well as patients and their relatives gathered to discuss and exchange on the latest research and take a step forward in bridging the gap between fundamental and clinical research towards integrated care and precision medicine.

While the first day focused on genetics in Parkinson’s disease, new strategies to prevent neurodegeneration as well as new technologies in healthcare, the second day concentrated on precision medicine, patient cohorts as test beds and multidisciplinary approaches to Parkinson’s disease care. The session “Is Parkinson’s disease ready for precision medicine?” included two presentations by SysMedPD members, namely Ronan T. Fleming talking about “Mechanistic computational modelling of the aetiopathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease” and Javier Jarazo with his talk “Modulation of autophagy in Parkinson’s disease?”.

More information on the programme can be found on the conference website.