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PDS attends global research conference

PDS attends global research conference
18th June 2009

The Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) recently attended the Movement Disorder Society's 13th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders to highlight the importance of addressing the condition.

Among the main attractions at the conference was a keynote speech from leading neuroscientist Professor Ray Chaudhuri, who discussed the need for doctors and nurses to be better equipped to diagnose, understand and treat people who are affected by Parkinson's disease.

Dr Kieran Breen, the director of research and development at the PDS, said the congress brought researchers and medical professionals together in order to share ideas and discuss challenges which Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders may

"This type of event provides the international research community with a forum to develop new ideas and collaborations. It's fantastic to see so many UK researchers involved."

The PDS continues to invest millions of pounds into research projects each year, with the organisation putting £4.2 million towards Parkinson's disease in 2008.

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