First virtual multidisciplinary meeting of ParkinsonNet Luxembourg

In October 2020, the members of ParkinsonNet Luxembourg met virtually to continue their collaboration despite the pandemic. After a series of digital meetings with a single discipline approach, 35 physio, occupational, speech and language therapists as well as neurologists, all involved in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, gathered for the first time for a multidisciplinary online meeting.

In a seven-year research effort, a team of scientists has clarified the cause for certain genetic forms of Parkinson’s disease, and has identified potential pharmacological treatments. Thanks to skin samples donated by patients and healthy volunteers, the research team led by Prof. Rejko Krüger, coordinator of NCER-PD, experimented on patient-based cell cultures in the laboratory.