A Tour of the UHN PD Research Facilities

Update on UHN’s Parkinson’s research

On May 23 2019, Porridge for Parkinson’s guests enjoyed a reception and engaging tour of the Parkinson’s research facilities at the Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. Dr Anthony Lang, Dr Alphonso Fasano, and Dr Antonio Strafella provided fascinating talks and demonstrations of their current research projects.

In the video below, Alfonso explains how CRANIA’s new gait analysis lab at Toronto Western Hospital uses immersive lab technology to help patients with Parkinson’s disease. The project is a product of close collaboration between researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

We would like to thank the doctors and the University Health Network, UHN Foundation, for hosting this special event. Thanks also to Stircrazy Catering and Joanne Yolles for the delicious food.

Introducing M-GAIT, a new lab for Parkinson’s research

The UHN group at 2019 Porridge for Parkinson’s

The November 2019 event was attended by the researchers affiliated with the Parkinson’s Foundation Center​ of Excellence. Dr. Anthony Lang provided opening remarks.

Attending Porridge for Parkinson’s 2019: Dr. Paulina Latapi, Dr. Emily Swinkin, Dr. Blas Couto, Dr. Mario Sousa, Dr. Tony Lang (Director of the the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s Disease), Mrs. Judith Lang, Dr. Gerard Saranza, Dr. Daniel Mendez, Ms. Pamela Alam, and Ms. Cricia Rinchon, PhD student.

Dr. Anthony Lang’s opening remarks and introduction to guest speaker, Ben Stecher.

Dr. Sarah Lidstone and Dr. Alphonso Fasano.