At our meeting of October 2016, Claire Bale from National Office spoke about developments in research and closed with this request
If you have the chance to take part in research trials, please take it. These are typically low risk and some can be done from home. There are also volunteering opportunities which can help to shape research. Occasionally you may be able to attend a research meeting. She described it as “phenomenally inspiring for young researchers to meet people with Parkinson’s”.