The Swedish Parkinson Academy

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The Swedish Parkinson Academy (Swedish: Svenska Parkinsonakademien; SPA) was founded in 2007 and is based at Lund University in Sweden.

The main aim of the academy is to stimulate preclinical and clinical research related to Parkinson's disease, especially to support translational projects (projects bridging the border between preclinical and clinical research, bringing promising preclinical results to clinical studies).

Main research areas include:

The SPA employs (partly or fully) ten scientists and is led by a steering group consisting of representatives from preclinical and clinical neuroscience as well as patient organizations. SPA organizes education and meetings regarding Parkinson's disease, on Swedish and international level.

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