A Step Forward


This meeting took place on Thursday 9th - Friday 10th February at the Midland, Manchester and registration is now closed.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at future meetings.

When 09 Feb 2017 19:00 - 22:00
10 Feb 2017 09:00 - 15:00
Where The Midland, Manchester
Contact Info admin@astepforward.co.uk
01932 254432
Target audience This meeting is open to healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of Parkinson’s only.

Highlighting the latest advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s.

Joined by some of the top national and international experts, this meeting will look at how current treatment strategies are fulfilling the needs of our patients and how we can do more in the future with new drugs and new ways of managing Parkinson's. 
This meeting is free to attend. Places at this meeting are limited so please register soon to avoid disappointment.

This is a promotional meeting sponsored by Bial Pharma UK Ltd.


Chaired by Dr John Hindle Bangor University and Llandudno Hospital

Dr John Hindle is a Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly based at Llandudno Hospital in North Wales, UK, where he has run a Movement Disorder clinic for the last 24 years. He is Clinical Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, NISCHR Research Fellow and Associate Clinical Director of the clinical trials unit NWORTH at the University of Bangor, Wales, UK. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Psychiatrists.

He has research interests in neuropsychiatry and cognition in Parkinson’s, living well with dementia, non-pharmacological interventions for cognition and cognitive reserve. He has many publications and book chapters on the neuropsychiatry of PD and is Co-Editor of two editions of a textbook, Parkinson’s Disease in the Older Patient. He has lectured widely on PD at national and international meetings, the UK Parkinson’s Disease Academy and the Birmingham Movement Disorder Course.

Dr Hindle is a member of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Studies Group for the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN), the steering group of Neurodem Cymru and the Research Advisory Panel of Parkinson’s UK, reviewer for European JPND, Chair of the National Specialist Advisory Group for Older People in Wales and recently a Trustee of the British Geriatrics Society. He has worked on the UK NICE guidelines for Parkinson’s, Acutely-ill Adults in Hospital, Depression in Adults with Chronic Physical Health Problems, Quality Standards for Depression and is a member of the NICE Multimorbidity Project Reference Group. He is the Clinical Lead for Neurosciences for the Neurosciences Network in North Wales.

Further details

Thursday 9 February 2017
19:00-19:30 Registration
19:30-19:45 Welcome and introductions

Dr John Hindle, Bangor University and Llandudno Hospital North Wales

19:45-20:15 Parkinson's is a syndrome and not a disease

Professor Peter Jenner, King’s College London and Professor Ray Chaudhuri, King’s College London

20:15-21:15 Dinner
21:15-21:35 Conclusion and discussions

Professor Peter Jenner, King’s College London and Professor Ray Chaudhuri, King’s College London

21:35-21:45 Chairman's close

Dr John Hindle, Bangor University and Llandudno Hospital North Wales

Friday 10 February 2017
09:00-09:15 Chairman's opening

Dr John Hindle, Bangor University and Llandudno Hospital North Wales

09:15-10:15 Systematic review of Parkinson's disease adjuvant therapy placebo controlled trial data

Professor Carl Clarke, City Hospital, Birmingham

10:15-10:45 The future of COMT inhibitors and what this means for the treatment of your patients

Dr Anna Sauerbier, King’s College London

10:45-11:15 Tea and coffee
11:15-11:45 Current issues facing care of the elderly specialists in clinic

Professor Richard Walker, North Tyneside General Hospital

11:45-12:15 The practicalities of ensuring your patients receive an optimal treatment regime

Ms Patsy Cotton, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-13:45 A neurologist's approach to personal care

Dr Monty Silverdale, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

13:45-14:45 Opicapone▼: Latest clinical trial data and applications

Professor Joaquim Ferreira, University of Lisbon

Prescribing information can be found by clicking here.

14:45-15:00 Chairman’s summary and close

Dr John Hindle, Bangor University and Llandudno Hospital, North Wales

The Midland, Manchester is easily accessible by train, metrolink, bus and car.

Nearest rail stations:
Manchester Oxford Road station (7 minutes' walk)
Manchester Piccadilly station (16 minutes' walk or short ride on Metrolink)

Nearest Metrolink station:
Deansgate-Castlefield station (directly behind the hotel) serves Manchester Piccadilly station and Manchester Victoria station.

Nearest bus stop: 
Free Trade Hall (4 minutes' walk)

By car:
When using a satellite navigation system, please use postcode M2 3NQ to reach the hotel.
The Midland does not have its own car park; however parking is available at:
NCP Manchester Central (0.1 miles). SatNav: M2 3GX
Q Park First Street (0.4 miles) SatNav: M15 4FN

Accommodation will only be provided for sole occupancy.