Virtual conference – January 29 at 14h30 – Free

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Update – February 8th, 2021: Good news! Dre Janelle Drouin-Ouellet’s conference was recorded and is available on Youtube to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsldaLWAxT0&ab_channel=ParkinsonQu%C3%A9bec Unfortunately, the conference was not translated to English.

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To start this new year well, we invite you to join a virtual conference on therapeutic options related to stem cells. This conference is offered thanks to our partner Parkinson Québec. This conference is free and open to everyone, but will be hel in French. Questions in English are welcome.

It will be held online, Friday, January 29, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern time). To obtain the connection information, you must register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-cellules-souches-et-traitement-du-parkinson-133164942929?aff=RPQ

For this first 2021 conference, we will have the honor to receive live Dr. Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, neurobiologist and researcher in neuronal reprogramming in Montreal, who will explain in detail the different therapeutic options related to stem cells.

One of the many things we wish for is a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). As you know, in this disease, cells that make the chemical messenger dopamine degenerate and die. Introducing new dopamine cells into the brain, which can come from stem cells, may help replace what is lost in PD and reduce its symptoms. Such a treatment also could reduce medication side effects.

Dr Janelle Drouin-Ouellet obtained her doctorate in Neurobiology from Université Laval à Québec and subsequently completed her first postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge University, UK. She continued her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Prof. Malin Parmar, Lund University, Sweden, where she developed a simple and efficient approach for direct neuronal reprogramming of skin fibroblasts from patients with various neurodegenerative diseases. . She was recently appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal.

We look forward to seeing you!