Rallying

This year’s Rallying to the Challenge will be held virtually. The program was developed in collaboration with Team Spark. Please note, all times are in the Eastern time zone.


PRELIMINARY VIRTUAL PROGRAM
The following program is being finalized and is subject to change. Times will be added in the coming weeks.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2020

9:00 a.m. EST
Welcome and opening comments
Shaun Hindley and Team Spark

9:05 a.m. EST
When and how does Parkinson’s start? — The lived experience
Survey findings presented by Team Spark

9:27 a.m. EST
When and how does Parkinson’s start? — An overview

Simon Stott, Ph.D. 

9:47 a.m. EST
Stretch and move
With thanks to the Davis Phinney Foundation
Zumba with Dominique Thomas

9:53 a.m. EST
What are the genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s?
Ben Stecher and Ziv Gan-Or, M.D., Ph.D.

10:38 a.m. EST
Stretch and move
With thanks to the Davis Phinney Foundation
Zumba with Dominique Thomas

10:53 a.m. EST
Environmental factors and Parkinson’s

Alison Bernstein, Ph.D.

11:20 a.m. EST
Viruses and Parkinson’s

David Beckham, M.D., and Chris Maycock, Ph.D.

11:45 a.m. EST
Q&A: Please submit questions throughout the session using the Q&A function
Panelists: Gary Rafaloff, Soania Mathur, M.D., Cornelis Blauwendraat, Ph.D., Camille Carol, M.D., Ph.D., and Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D.

12:15 p.m. EST
iLCT Studies – the journey toward personalized Parkinson’s therapeutics
Richard Wyse, M.D.

12:40 p.m. EST
Closing remarks
Shaun Hindley and Team Spark

12:45 p.m. EST
Zoom hangouts

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. EST
Welcome and opening comments
Shaun Hindley and Team Spark

9:05 a.m. EST
Memorial to Dr. Viviane Labrie

What role might the gut play in Parkinson’s?

Viviane Labrie, Ph.D., Per Borghammer, M.D., Ph.D., D.MSc., and Richelle Flanaghan
*In memory of Dr. Viviane Labrie.

10:10 a.m. EST
Does insulin resistance/diabetes make a difference?
Dilan Athauda, MBBS, MRCP, B.Sc.; Tom Foltynie, Ph.D., M.D., MRCP; Rachel Gibson, Ph.D.

10:35 a.m. EST
Q&A: Please submit questions throughout the session using the Q&A function
Panelists: Kevin McFarthing, Ph.D., Richelle Flanaghan, Wouter Peelaerts, Ph.D., Per Borghammer, M.D., Ph.D., DMsc.

11:00 a.m. EST
Stretch and move
With thanks to the Davis Phinney Foundation
Dance for PD with Susan Perlis

11:08 a.m. EST
From anecdotes to answers: How to turn the patient experience into useful data

Laurie Mischley, N.D., MPH, Ph.D.(c)

11:28 a.m. EST
PD Avengers introduce the PACT – what does it mean? 
Larry Gifford, Tim Hague, Soania Mathur, M.D., Omotola Thomas, MPM

12:30 p.m. EST
Q&A: Please submit questions throughout the session using the Q&A function
Panelists: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D., Soania Mathur, M.D.

12:40 p.m. EST
Concluding comments and presentation of the Tom Isaacs Award
Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., and Lyndsey Isaacs