My name is Alastair Noyce.
I'm a clinician and researcher
with a particular interest
in Parkinson's disease and related
Moreover, I'm interested in the
risk factors and earliest features
of disease and how these can be
used to find groups of people
in the earliest stages so
they might be recruited
to clinical trials of
I lead a project called PREDICT-PD
which aims to find people at risk
of Parkinson's disease or in
the earliest stages of disease,
and I'll speak more
about this in due course.
These are my declarations and where
I receive research funding from.
Topics for discussion.
This lecture will concentrate
on the early clinical features
of Parkinson's disease primarily
and finish with discussion
about the early features of
Parkinson's plus conditions
including multiple system atrophy
and progressive supranuclear palsy.
The talk will follow
the slides on screen.
The slides will referr to
past and current research,
providing references for
the studies discussed.
At the outset I should say this
is a very large field of research,
and this talk aims to
provide an overview
rather than be all-encompassing.
In addition, this is
an area of research
where many questions
still remain, and so I've
tried to focus on those aspects
for which the best evidence exists.