Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects the control of body movements. Symptoms typically develop slowly over the years and although they differ from person to person, they may include symptoms such as tremor, slowing of movement and altered gait, and balance problems. The disease occurs when neurons (nerve cells) that normally produce dopamine in the brain gradually die.

Parkinson’s disease currently affects 40,000 Australians. Researchers and clinicians at QBI, in collaboration with the Asia–Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (APCN), are researching brain activity in patients undergoing neurosurgery for deep brain stimulation.

Hear about the latest insights into Parkinson’s disease research – the neuroscience behind Parkinson’s and how scientists and clinicians are collaborating to find answers.

This event is free, however, registration is essential. To register your interest, please email the QBI Events team at More information, including invitations, will be provided in March 2020.


Event Enquiries:

Jessica O'Brien
(07) 3346 6412

About Breakfast Series

QBI Breakfast Series provides a backdrop for exclusive engagement with a national and international community. Here, QBI scientists engage with key supporters, influencers, community groups, not for profits and corporations through a series of informative interactive research lectures.



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