Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture 2018

A vision of tomorrow: How can technology improve diagnosis and treatment for people with Parkinson’s?

King’s is a leading university in the fields of neuroscience and mental health. This year’s Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture, chaired by Professor Sir Robert Lechler FKC, showcased how frontline advances in technology are improving diagnosis and treatment for people with Parkinson’s. The lecture was recorded and is now available to listen to as a podcast.

In the podcast, a panel of experts – Professor Marios Politis, Dr Gennaro Pagano and Ms Heather Wilson – provide a unique perspective on this complex and progressive neurological condition that affects an estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide.

The panel reflect on the latest technologies that allow researchers to look at the brain in exceptionally fine detail. From this, they are discovering more about Parkinson’s, such as how exercise impacts on daily life.

The critical mass of knowledge and focused international collaboration means that hopes are high for more effective treatment in the near future, with the help of technology.

We would like to thank Mrs Safra FKC and the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation for their ongoing and generous support of King’s College London which allows this important work to take place.

At King’s, our researchers are very interested in the brain’s response to conventional, novel and restorative treatments. This will help to achieve our ultimate ambition – to get closer to a cure, and improve life for everyone affected by neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s.

If you would like to listen to the podcast of the 2018 lecture, please follow the link here.