2nd annual Dutch Parkinson Scientists Congress

November 4, 2022 – Groningen

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Dutch Parkinson Scientists association, we are pleased to welcome you to Groningen for the 2nd Annual Congress on the 4th of November.

We are excited to invite you participate in this momentous meeting, in which we come together and network with basic scientists, clinical researchers, early career investigators, clinicians and patients active in research. Along with networking with colleagues and friends, we hope that you are able to take advantage of the key note lecture, scientific sessions and presentations by junior and senior members and share your theories and breakthroughs. Please register before the 16th of October and submit your abstract before the 9th of October.

Would you like to give an oral presentation of your abstract? Please tell us as soon as possible!

We look forward to meeting you in the beautiful city of Groningen and thank you for taking the opportunity to be part of this important event.


Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza

Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300
9728 JT Groningen

Preliminary program 2nd Annual Dutch Parkinson Scientists Congress

Groningen, November 4, 2022                                                                               

Registration starts at 9.00 am

9.30 -9.45 am Welcome Ceremony host (Teus van Laar & Wilma van de Berg)
9.45 – 10.45 am Keynote lecture by Per Borghammer
10.45 – 12.00 am Advances in PET and MRI imaging in Parkinson’s

 A. Spela Korat et al. Alpha-synuclein small molecular PET tracer design and development (10’)

PI: Danielle Vught, Amsterdam UMC(5’)

B. Sygrid van der Zee et al. Regional cholinergic denervation over time related to cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease (10’)

PI: Teus van Laar, UMCG (5’)

C. Chen-Pei Lin et al. Nigral pathology underlies the microstructural alterations of striatal and frontal tracts in Parkinson’s disease (10’)

PI: Laura Jonkman, Amsterdam UMC (5’)

Panel discussion with PIs (15’)
12.00 – 13.30 pm Lunch and poster session.
13.30 – 14.45 pm Cellular disease mechanisms in Parkinson’s: target discovery

D. Laurens M. Grossouw et al. Development of dopaminergic axon arbors

PI: Jeroen Pasterkamp, Utrecht University (5’)

E. Ece Naz Bilgic et al. Unraveling the function of LRP10 in astrocyte-neuron interactions using human midbrain-like organoids.

PI: Wim Mandemakers, ErasmusMC (5’)

F. Morella et al. Impaired TFEB subcellular localization in nigral dopaminergic neurons of patients with prodromal, sporadic and GBA-related Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies.

PI: Wilma van de Berg, Amsterdam UMC (5’)

Panel discussion with PIs (15’)
14.45 – 15.00 pm Refreshment break
15.00- 16.15 pm Therapeutic strategies in Parkinson’s

G. J. Elford et al. Gut-brain axis mediated neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease: TLR4 as a therapeutic target

PI: P. Perez Pardo, Utrecht University (5)

H. Clementine Stuijt et al. Medication safety in Parkinson’s disease patients: evaluation of recommendations for decision support in the national drug-disease interaction database.

PI: UMCG (5’)

I. Jules Janssen Daalen et al. Hypoxia as potential Parkinson’s disease treatment: exercise without the exercise?

PI: Bas Bloem, Radboud UMC (5’)

 Panel discussion with PIs (15’)
16.15-16.30 pm Closing remarks Teus van Laar – Meet & Greet DPS members.