Speaker Sessions

Dr Rowan Wathes is an experienced clinician-turned-manager, with a keen interest in healthcare strategy and transformation. She is an Associate Director at Parkinson's UK. She leads the Parkinson’s Excellence Network. Prior to this she was a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology in North-West London.

Rowan Wathes

3 October 2022

17:30

Why is the Parkinson's Excellence Network important to people affected by Parkinson's?

The Parkinson’s Excellence Network is working to transform health and care services for people with Parkinson's across the UK. We bring together and support health and social care professionals to better care for people with Parkinson's. We share best practice, resources, education and support improvements to services for people with Parkinson’s and their families.

Dr Rowan Wathes is an experienced clinician-turned-manager, with a keen interest in healthcare strategy and transformation. She is an Associate Director at Parkinson's UK. She leads the Parkinson’s Excellence Network. Prior to this she was a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Oncology in North-West London.

Jonny Acheson

Jonny Acheson

In 2019 Rory was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Rory Cellan-Jones

24 October 2022

17:30

An hour with Rory Cellan-Jones

For many years Rory was the BBC Technology Correspondent. Since leaving the BBC in October 2021 he has combined his personal experience of two serious long-term health conditions with his passion for technology. His newsletter ‘Always On’ highlights the issues, the people affected and their stories. He will talk about the digital transformation of healthcare and the dramatic impact of hyper connectivity, the smartphone and social media on our lives.

In 2019 Rory was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.