2019 Hope Conference


This year's conference will bring you face-to-face with leading experts, connect you to peers, and leave you excited for the POSSIBLE!  Details, including itinerary, breakout session descriptions...

Gala for World Parkinson Program

Friday, May 3, 2019

There are millions of Parkinson’s Patients suffering from poverty around the world. WPP’s mission is to improve the quality of lives of people with Parkinson's and their caregivers by providing...

Living Well with Parkinson’s Symposium – Evansville

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Join us for a day featuring presentations by notable medical experts and presenters on a wide range of topics pertinent to “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease.” WHEN: Wednesday, April 3,...

Ohio Valley CCMA

Monday, October 22

Day and Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 Event Name: Ohio Valley CCMA Session Title: Comprehensive Top-to-bottom Sexual Harassment Proactive Prevention Culture Sessions Description: It is...

SHRM Missouri State Conference

Friday, August 10, 2018

Event Name: SHRM Missouri State Conference Day and Date: Friday, August 10, 2018 Sesssion Title: Comprehensive Top-to-bottom Sexual Harassment Proactive Prevention Culture Sessions...

Wellness Symposium 2018

February 24, 2018

The Friends of Parkinson's Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST) Rosemon University 11 Sunset Way  Henderson, NV 89014...

Annual Symposium Agenda

Friday February 16

Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907 8:30-9:30 am - Pre-Event Session (optional) Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Ramone Rodriguez and a PD patient using Duodopa...


April 06, 2018

WORLD PARKINSON’S PROGRAM GALA DINNER APRIL 6, 2018, Spend an inspirational evening with Rasheeda Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, boxing legend & John Baumann, a motivational speaker Mr....

2018 Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

Friday, February 16, 2018 9:00 am

Topic:‘The Mind, Mood and Memory in Parkinson’s Disease.’ Keynote Speaker:Dr. Chauncey Spears, MD is a neurologist and senior movement disorders fellow at the University of Florida Center...

Living Well Annual Conference 2017

From 11/04/17 8:30 am until 11/04/17 3:30 pm

The fourth annual Living Well With Parkinson’s Disease Conference will occur on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Greentree. Over 270 participants...

Regional Parkinson’s Conference

November 11, 2017

The conference is designed to provide information and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with...


We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.