Parkinson Canada is a founding partner, investing and collaborating with leading researchers from across Canada to create the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN).

This is a large-scale, national research network that will dramatically enhance our capacity to uncover the answers and with the goal to deliver personalized treatments and services that improve lives. Ten of Canada’s top universities and movement disorders research centres from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have committed to building the Canadian Open Parkinson Network. The Network collects de-identified clinical data with comprehensive information about each participant’s family history, lifestyle, and environment, along with details of their Parkinson’s symptoms and medications; test results, including cognitive and motor information; and a biobank with biomaterials extracted from blood samples, including DNA. Read the full news release here.
  • promote and facilitate multi-centric and multidisciplinary research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
  • pool datasets to better understand pathophysiology
  • increase opportunity and participation in clinical trials
  • contribute to the development of new treatments
  • optimize translational research to clinicians and caregivers more rapidly
  • improve prevention and treatment strategies and accelerate discoveries
  • improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders

C-OPN Sites (Phase 2):
Executive Committee:
Dr. Oury Monchi Director Dr. Edward Fon Co-Director Dr. Jon Stoessl Dr. Antonio Strafella
University of Calgary, Calgary
Dr. Davide Martino Principal Investigator, Director Dr. David Park Co-Principal Investigator
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Dr. Richard Camicioli Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Janis Miyasaki Co-Principal Investigator
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Dr. Jon Stoessl Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Martin McKeown Co-Principal Investigator
McGill University, Montreal
Dr. Edward Fon Co-Director C-OPN Director, Quebec Parkinson Network Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine Co-Principal Investigator
Laval University, Québec
Dr. Nicolas Dupré Co-Principal Investigator
Clinique Neuro-Lévis, Lévis
Dr. Nicolas Dupré Principal Investigator
University of Montreal, Montreal
Dr. Michel Panniset Principal Investigator
University of Toronto (UHN), Toronto
Dr. Lorraine Kalia Principal Investigator
University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Dr. David Grimes Co-Principal Investigator
Western University, London
Dr. Penny MacDonald Principal Investigator
Parkinson Canada
Angelica Asis Vice President, Research angelica.asis@parkinson.ca Ko Currie, PhD Manager, Research Funding and Partnerships research@parkinson.ca
Canadian Open Parkinson Network
National Manager