As part of our mandate at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre, we are actively involved in many areas of research, such as neuroimaging and genetic testing. Each study has a protocol, which specifically outlines which subjects may, or may not, be appropriate.
We are always looking for study participants and happy to receive requests to participate in research studies. If you are interested in participating in and contributing to research, please tell any member of the Clinic staff and we will make note of this in your chart for the Research Coordinators. You may also directly contact one of our Research Coordinators.
Another area is Clinical Trials: studies that involve investigational medicines. These medicines have not been approved for use by Health Canada, but are being studied to assess effectiveness and safety. Most of these studies are placebo-controlled, which means that there is the active medicine versus a “dummy pill”.