Last Friday Shake It Up Australia Foundation hosted our Annual Parkinson’s Research Forum during which some of the best and brightest minds in Parkinson’s research met to share their latest research, exchange ideas and explore opportunities to collaborate. Such opportunities can be difficult to come by and everyone involved agreed that the forum played an important role in advancing Parkinson’s research.
The day commenced with a video link from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) CEO, Todd Sherer. Mr Sherer gave the forum an overview of some of the exciting research occurring around the globe. He also shared the key areas of research that MJFF believes have the most promise for better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Providing Australian researchers with direct access to the CEO of MJFF is just one of the many things Shake It Up does to assist the Parkinson’s research community in Australia.
Our goal is to progress Parkinson’s research in any way we can.
The presentations and discussions that followed were inspiring. There is no doubt that Australia is internationally competitive when it comes to Parkinson’s research and that the research presented at last week’s forum is critical in the quest for a cure.
All research funded by Shake It Up is first assessed and approved by MJFF. This approach ensures the research being funded is internationally relevant and non-redundant. Australian researchers seeking funding for Parkinson’s research can apply through the MJFF website here: https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html
For further information about the Australian research Shake It Up has funded click here.