On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the NCER-PD Clinical team went to Saarlouis Fraulautern in Germany for the third Jung und Parkinson (JuP) conference, for which Prof. Rudi Balling was a patron.

 The third edition of the Parkinson Symposium organized by the German patient association Jung und Parkinson will take place in Saarlouis (Germany) on September 24.

Frank Michler, vice-chairman of the German patient organisation Jung und Parkinson, has interviewed the director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) as part of the JUP Talk series, video Q&A sessions addressing different aspects of Parkinson’s disease with professionals from various fields and patients.

On 1 September 2016, the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM) has started its new initiative to support the Parkinson’s research of the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD).

200 years ago, a British surgeon named James Parkinson described for the first time the symptoms of a disease that was later named after him. Since then treatment and understanding of this disorder have improved thanks to the doctors and researchers’ work. But the diagnosis is still a complex process and always requires the opinion of an experienced neurologist. Why is it so difficult to pinpoint the disease?