The University of Dundee is the second site in the UK to host a Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system. This is sometimes more simply called a magnetically guided ultrasound scanner. This scanner will be at the heart of the proposed new Experimental Therapy Centre, for Parkinson’s and Related Disorders based within NHS Tayside. This technology will be at the forefront of clinical trials aimed at accurately treating individuals with disabling tremor and may also benefit people with Parkinson’s in the future.
The Edinburgh Parkinson’s Research Group (ERIG) has invited all the Scottish RIGs to an online talk by Prof. Miratul Muqit from the University of Dundee. The event will start at 10:30 on Saturday 22nd January 2022.
Prof. Muqit will be introduced by Brendan Hawdon from DRIG.
Dear DRIG Members,
I invite you to watch this year’s Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lecture live and online. Inaugurated by the Edinburgh Branch of Parkinson’s UK, the annual Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lecture attracts internationally renowned experts to inform and educate a large annual audience and to review progress in the fight against Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) manifests itself in many different forms. In fact, there appears to be an unlimited amount of new ’variants’ as the predicted Parkinson’s pandemic takes grip. Despite our individual experiences and effects of Parkinson’s on our lives, we still, more than ever, need to remain in constant dialogue with each other. By thinking globally and acting locally, sharing successes and setbacks, we strengthen our collective bond, to raise our voices and build an unstoppable momentum towards defeating Parkinson’s.
The Road towards Optimal Treatment
The two previous events have focused mainly on ways to give the patient more control and influence over symptoms and their effects. In both cases, continuous and objective measurement is the basis for action.