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Our Location

Health Sciences Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Telephone Number

(403) 210-7570

Email Address

national.manager@copn-rpco.ca

Partners

Why Support The Canadian Open Parkinson Network?

Our goal is to leverage data, scale and collaboration to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease. A national, shared database for Parkinson’s disease will foster more collaborations and information-sharing between scientists, clinicians, and the Parkinson’s community. We will increase efficiencies, and set the stage for more large-scale research breakthroughs, while increasing access to clinical trials. C-OPN will also help identify and address gaps in care and services.

 

Collecting and analyzing data at scale is the key to unlocking the mysteries of Parkinson’s. For example, Parkinson’s is increasingly being viewed as a disease with many different sub-types or strata. By collecting data on people with different genetic makeups, we can start to understand why some people present different symptoms or respond to treatments differently. As we begin to learn more about the different causes of Parkinson’s and potentially different types of the disease, researchers will be better prepared to develop personalized treatments for people with Parkinson’s. More than that, these distinctions can also be used to develop better trials for medications.

 

A major challenge for being able to do studies on a subtype of Parkinson’s however, is the need for very large numbers of study participants to identify those subtypes in the first place. The dedicated team of researchers with C-OPN need your help today to collect and analyze data and to develop more meaningful treatments for Canadians with Parkinson’s.

 

Join us as part of a team of partners committed to transforming the Canadian Parkinson’s research landscape. Make a one-time donation today by clicking the “Donate” button below:

Or contact Jon Collins, Vice President Marketing and Fundraising with Parkinson Canada (jon.collins@parkinson.ca) to discuss your transformational gift.

Participant Testimonials

Learn from our participants about why C-OPN matters to them:

Founding Partners

Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada is a proud founding partner, investing and collaborating with leading researchers from across Canada to create the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN). Parkinson Canada provides services and education to people living with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and the healthcare professionals who treat them. Operating since 1965, the organization advocates with governments on issues that concern the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research for better treatments and a cure.

To learn more about Parkinson Canada, visit their website:

Brain Canada Foundation

The Brain Canada Foundation is a founding partner of the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) through the Canada Brain Research Fund, a partnership with Health Canada. Brain Canada is a national registered charity that enables and supports excellent, innovative, paradigm-changing brain research in Canada. Brain Canada’s vision is to understand the brain, in health and illness, to improve lives and achieve societal impact. For two decades, Brain Canada has made the case for the brain as a single, complex system with commonalities across the range of neurological disorders, illnesses and injuries. Brain Canada raises and leverages funds from a range of donors and partners, including individuals, corporations, foundations, research institutes, health charities, and provincial agencies. To date, Brain Canada and its supporters have invested $250 million in 300 research projects across the country.

To learn more about the Brain Canada Foundation, visit their website:

Funding Partners

Current Funders

We would like to thank our community and industry supporters for partnering with us to help researchers conduct better quality studies to improve treatments and quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Research Partners

All the Universities and Movement Disorders programs involved

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Collaborators

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