The Synuclein Meeting 2019, which had the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor Tiago Outeiro at the organization, gathered over 300 researchers from around the world in Portugal, to discuss the latest developments in the Parkinson area.
From 1 to 4 September, the Synuclein Meeting 2019 was held in Ofir, gathereing over 300 researchers from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of “alpha-synuclein”, a key protein in Parkinson’s disease.
This year, the meeting has as part of the local organizing committee, the Portuguese Diaspora Counselor, Tiago Fleming Outeiro, director of the Department of Experimental Neurodegeneration at the Medical Center of the University of Goettingen, Germany. The Portuguese Diaspora Council as a partner for the 2019 edition.
Parkinson’s disease affects about 18,000 people in Portugal, and several million worldwide, creating serious socio-economic problems that must be addressed. The congress was attended by the biggest names in the area, and took place in an informal environment, with great interaction and sharing between participants.
By Portuguese Diaspora Council, September 2019