Grand Challenges in Parkinson's Disease

The Role of Energy Metabolism

WHEN Sept. 27-28, 2017
WHERE Grand Rapids, Mich. Van Andel Research Institute

Grand Challenges in Parkinson's Disease

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease brings together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. The theme for 2017 is The Role of Energy Metabolism, which will focus on cellular metabolism, specifically mitochondrial function and the regulation of autophagy, glucose metabolism, calcium homeostasis and oxidative stress. The 2017 symposium also will highlight clinical observations, as well as clinical trials involving repurposed drugs.

For the fourth year, VARI and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust will host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting for people with Parkinson’s, advocates and caregivers that explores how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at


Registration is open through September 11, 2017. Registration costs $50 for people with Parkinson's, care partners and students, and $100 for non-students. Please register here or by clicking the button above.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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