Junior DPS Newsletter 2

August 2023

In the middle of the summer, we would like to inform you about our recent activities and some exciting events coming up! Enjoy reading and enjoy your summer!

Looking back at the Fantastic Brain Event in Amsterdam

On May 12th many juniors joined us for the Fantastic Brain Event at the VUmc in Amsterdam. We were inspired by talks from the Netherlands Brain Bank and got to work hands-on with human post-mortem brains. We finished with a game (ouch, that was confronting!) and drinks. We look back at a very informative and inspiring day, which hopefully also fueled the collaboration between the juniors of the different centers.

Sign up for one of the Talentprizes by ParkinsonNL

ParkinsonNL just announced the prize for ‘Best Publication’ and ‘Best Dissertation’ in the field of Parkinson(ism). You should be a junior researcher who defended his/her thesis maximum 3 years ago and/or be first author of a paper that was accepted between Sept ’21 and August ’23. See the requirements on their website: ParkinsonNL lanceert ‘Parkinson Talentprijzen’ParkinsonNL lanceert ‘Parkinson Talentprijzen’

The deadline is September 15th and winners will be announced at the DPS congress.

Stay tuned for these upcoming events:

  • November 2nd (Nijmegen): Junior pre-conference. Communicating your research in written text to a lay audience. Will you join us for dinner afterwards? Check the flyer attached and register via the QR or DPS Annual Congress 2023 – Radboudumc
  • November 3rd (Nijmegen): Annual DPS congress. Theme: prevention. Keynote speaker: Thomas Foltynie. Deadline submission abstracts: September 1st. Register now! DPS Annual Congress 2023 – Radboudumc
  • TBD (likely early 2024): Insights into Parkinson’s disease in daily life. Visit to outpatient clinic. More info will follow.

Published a paper? 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 junior@dutchparkinsoncientists.nl!

Enjoy your summer, we look forward to see you!

Tino, Sabine, Sygrid and Oxana