Sing to Beat Parkinson’s® Symposium & Concert Program, Brisbane Australia 2-3 February 2018

Join leading arts and health researchers for a 2-day international symposium that explores the use of singing, and arts more broadly, with Parkinson’s patients and their carers.
Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, 140 Grey St, South Brisbane, Qld 4101
Dates: Friday 2 February, 8.30 am to 4.00pm Symposium Day 1
Saturday 3 February, 10.00 am to 3.00pm Symposium Day 2 + Concert
Registration: AUD $125 (for both days); Concession for Griffith University HDR candidates is $50 - register online
There are only a very limited number of places available, so early registration is advised.
For further information please email the Project Manager, Dr Yoon Irons - y.irons@griffith.edu.au

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FULL PROGRAM

DAY ONE - FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2018

Time

Event/Session

Venue

8:30-9:00

Arrival/ Registration (Juice/tea and coffee available)

Foyer Level 2

9:00-9:10

Welcome & Acknowledgement of Country

Prof Brydie-Leigh Bartleet,  Director, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

9:10-10:30

Panel 1 – Parkinson’s Disease, Neurosciences and the carer: Implications for singing programs  

  • Prof George Mellick;  Griffith Institute of Drug Discovery, Griffith University
  • Prof Peter Silburn; Foundation Chair in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Queensland
  • Dr Melissa Kendall; ‘Consumer’ and Psychologist, Rehabilitation Dept., PAH

Facilitator-led discussion chaired by Prof Don StewartSchool of Medicine, and Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (30 min); Q&A (15 min)

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

10:30-11:00

Morning Tea

Balcony

Level 3

11:00-11:30

Sing To Beat Parkinson’s Australia research: Latest project results 

Dr Yoon IronsProject Manager, StBP® Asia-Pacific Project

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

11.30-12.30

Keynote Address: Parkinson’s and the power of Singing

Prof Grenville Hancox “Sing to Beat Parkinson’s®” 

Chaired by  Dr Irene Bartlett Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (40 min); Q&A (20 min)

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

12:30-2:00

Lunch

Balcony

Level 3

2:00 – 2:30

The Brainwave Singers (‘Never say never again’): Parkinson’s disease and community based singing therapy in Tauranga, New Zealand

Mr Robin Matthews;  Speech and Language Therapist, Tauranga, NZ and Auckland University

Chaired by Dr Yoon Irons; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (20 min); Q&A (10 min)

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

2:30 – 3:30

PANEL – Allied Health approaches to the role of the arts in Parkinson’s care  

  • Dr Robyn Lamont; Physiotherapist & School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland
  • Mr Robin Matthews;  Speech and Language Therapist, Tauranga, NZ and Auckland University
  • Ms Erica JeffreyDance therapist – Dance for Parkinson’s Australia

Chaired by Dr Yoon Irons; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (45 min); Q&A (15 min)

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

3:30 – 4:00

Key issues in the field of arts and Parkinson’s research  – Round Table (all participants) 

Led discussion – Prof Don StewartDr Yoon Irons,Dr Irene Bartlett

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

4:00 – 5:00

Book feature: Music, Health and Wellbeing - Exploring music for health equity and social justice, Edited by Naomi Sunderland, Natalie Lewandowski, Dan Bendrups and Brydie-Leigh Bartleet 

Book feature with introduction by – Prof Don Stewart followed by drinks with the editorial team

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

DAY TWO - SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018

Time

Event/Session

Venue

10:00 – 12:00

Workshop - So You want to Start a STPB Choir? - Some hints, advice, and experiences

Prof Grenville Hancox and Dr Yoon Irons

Boardroom

Level 3 room 3.46

12:00 – 1:00

Break

 

1:00 – 1:30

Stories from Lived Experience & Concert: Presentations of people living with Parkinson’s

Prof Don Stewart Welcome and acknowledgements

Dr Yoon Irons Introductions and overview

Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Level 1

1:30 – 2:45

CONCERT: Australian Parkinson’s Choirs

1)     Warm-up (Prof Grenville Hancox)

2)     Group performance:

  • Park’n’Song 
  • ConQuest 
  • Red Hot Chilli Parkies

3)     Grand Finale

Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Level 1

2:45 – 3:00

Closing summary

Prof Don Stewart

Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Level 1

3:00 – 4:00

Afternoon tea  

TBC

Level 1

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