Parkinson's disease
Prevention from prodromal to palliative

Junior DPS Newsletter 3

April 2024

Looking back at the “Meet your subject” event in Groningen

Friday 8th of March we gathered in Groningen for our visit to a Punt voor Parkinson! We gained insight into how a Punt for Parkinson works, learnt how to assess motor and cognitive symptoms, and had several lectures. We look back at a very interactive, informative, and inspiring day!

Opportunities for prizes

  • Parki stimuleringsprijs 2024: Stichting Parki announced their ‘Parki Stimuleringsprijs’ (€2500) for young Parkinson scientists. Apply before April 30th via this link.
  • Talentprizes 2024 by ParkinsonNL: will you receive the prize for ‘Best Publication’ or ‘Best Dissertation’ in the field of Parkinson(ism)? Stay tuned for the details via Informatie voor onderzoekers | ParkinsonNL Registration is not open yet. Winners will be announced at the DPS congress 2024.

Present your research at the ParkinsonNet congress on Wednesday June 5th

On Wednesday June 5th, 1700 ParkinsonNet healthcare professionals (e.g., physiotherapists, speech therapists, nurses, neurologists) gather at the ParkinsonNet congress in Nieuwegein.
You have the opportunity to present a poster of your research to them! For more information on the congress, visit their website. Register your poster here. You don’t need to pay any registration fees and you can present your poster in English.

Stay tuned for our upcoming events:

  • June 28th 18.30h, (Utrecht, Louis Hartlooper complex): Discussion & drinks. Bob van Hilten will give a lecture on the lessons he learnt from the past decades of PD research and will look ahead to into what we can expect from research in the future. There will be plenty of room for discussion. We will start and finish with drinks in a café. More info will follow in May.
  • October 31st(Utrecht): Junior pre-conference. Theme: What to do after your PhD?
  • November 1st(Utrecht): Annual DPS congress. Theme: Translational Neuroscience.

Goodbye friends

Sygrid and Tino signed off for the junior committee. We are sad that they leave us, but are grateful for their contribution to DPS. Thanks both! Olav will take over for Groningen. We are still looking for a junior member from Amsterdam to join us.

Published a paper? PhD defense upcoming? Share it!

Did you recently publish a paper? Or do you have your defense coming up? Share it by sending an e-mail with a short summary to!

We look forward to see you in June!

Anouk, Olav, Sabine and Oxana

Latest news

Save the date!

3rd Annual Dutch Parkinson Scientists Congress

Talent awards Parkinson NL

Upcoming events

Discussion & drinks, Utrecht – Louis Hartlooper complex

June 28 | 18:30 - 20:30

Parkinson’s Disease Gordon Research Conference

August 4 | 08:00 - August 9 | 17:00

Junior pre-conference, Utrecht

October 31

To donate

If you would like to support the work of 'Dutch Parkinson Scientists' financially, we would like to refer you to ParkinsonNL, the independent fundraiser. You can donate directly into the ParkinsonNL bank account: Iban: NL03ABNA0501566651

Interesting links

Parkinsonnext logo

ParkinsonNEXT is an online platform where people with Parkinson's, their relatives and care providers can easily participate in research. We help researchers find participants for their studies, which range from questionnaire research to clinical trials. Our database now covers more than 3800 participants. Through ParkinsonNEXT, researchers and companies can therefore do better research and achieve a breakthrough in the treatment of people with Parkinson's. ParkinsonNEXT is the part of ParkinsonNet that is responsible for research and innovation. Curious about what we can do for you? Read more here: