We have held ten symposia around the world with researchers and clinicians attending, speaking and forming alliances. Symposia have been held in Barcelona, Dresden, Ann Arbor, Stresa, Ede, Bethesda, London/Oxford, Kyoto, Montreal and Seeon and have formed the foundation of ongoing projects as well as opened doors to other work in the study of diseases of the basal ganglia.

Since 2016, our symposia have included a programme for patients, family members and carers.

You can read a summary of our most recent symposium, held online, here.

Our next symposium will take place in Homburg, Germany on 15th – 17th September 2023.

The Advocacy supports not only the running of the symposia but also the publication of scholarly articles and textbooks arising from the meetings.

Sponsors of these symposia have been Carl H. and Elizabeth S. Pforzheimer III, Fritz Thyssen, Stiftung, High Q Foundation, Margaret Kinross Foundation, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Movement Disorder Society, Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Novartis AG, Sanofi-Synthlabo GmbH, Pfizer AG, Imperial College Genetics Therapies Centre, agencies of the US National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Neurocrine Biosciences and The Allergan Foundation.

The symposia have all been endorsed by the Movement Disorder Society.