The fourth Rallying to the Challenge meeting will be held in parallel with Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease on Sept. 27-28, 2017 at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.


WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017

10:20 a.m.
Tom Isaacs—Co-founder, Parkinson’s Movement

10:30 a.m.
The challenges of repurposing old drugsadapting regulation to realize disease modifying treatments in Parkinson’s: A clinician’s view

11:10 a.m.
Patient access to novel treatments

11:40 a.m.
Patient access to novel treatments: A clinician’s perspective

12:15 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Your questions answered
Over lunch question-and-answer session with Dr. Patrik Brundin and colleagues

1:30 p.m.
Is there a new way to run trials? If so, how can we run them effectively?
Peter Schmidt

2:00 p.m.
2017 survey findings presented
How to evaluate risk vs. benefit comparing findings from healthcare professionals to people with Parkinson’s

3:00 p.m.

3:20 p.m.
Focus groups

4:20 p.m.
Feedback from focus groups

5:00 p.m.
Day closes

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017

10:00 a.m.
The cost of bringing a drug to market
Metabolic Solutions Development Company

10:30 a.m.
What disease modifying trials are in the PD pipeline? What is preventing them from getting underway? Funding, staffing, recruitment?
Sue Buff

11:00 a.m.
Parkinson’s World: Research demystified
Tom Isaacs and Leah Murasleen

12:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m.
Panel discussion: All your questions answered (during lunch)
Dr. Patrik Brundin and colleagues

1:00 p.m.
Concluding comments

1:45 p.m.
Feedback presentation to Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease
NOTE: This session will take place in Tomatis Auditorium during the Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease symposium