Sunshine Coast Parkinson’s Conference 2024

Unlock the latest insights into Parkinson’s disease at the Sunshine Coast Parkinson’s Conference 2024. This one-day event aims to empower individuals living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals by providing valuable information and fostering connections within the local community.

  • Gain insights into the latest Parkinson’s research and best practices for managing symptoms.
  • A panel of experts, in the Allied Health and related fields will be available to answer your questions directly
  • Learn strategies to navigate the healthcare system effectively.
  • Connect with others on a similar journey through interactive panel discussions.
  • Explore services and resources available for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2024

Venue: Maroochydore RSL

Ticket Cost: $25 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)

Maximum Capacity: 200 seats

  • Individuals living with Parkinson’s disease
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Healthcare professionals (up to 2 representatives per company)

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed, inspired, and connected within the Sunshine Coast Parkinson’s community.

This Years Keynote Speakers

Vicki Miller

CEO Shake It Up Australia

Vicki Miller joined Shake It Up in 2017 as Executive General Manager and assumed the role of CEO in 2022. Throughout her tenure, Vicki has significantly elevated the foundation’s profile and secured substantial funding to support Australian Parkinson’s research. As a founding member of the National Parkinson’s Alliance Taskforce, she is a prominent advocate for increased research funding.

Vicki will be presenting on the transformative discovery of a reliable biomarker for Parkinson’s in 2023, which promises improved care and treatments for those living with the disease. This breakthrough offers hope that newly diagnosed individuals may never advance to full-blown symptoms. Research is accelerating at a faster pace than ever and Shake It Up is proud to be part of both national and global efforts to put Parkinson’s in the spotlight and fast-track efforts to slow, stop and cure the disease. Learn more about therapeutic targets and why clinical trials are so important.

Join us at the Parkinson’s Conference, Sunshine Coast 2024, to gain insights from Vicki Miller’s extensive experience and dedication to advancing Parkinson’s research.

Barbara Cullinan

BSc.Physiotherapy Hon, BA. Human Movement Studies Hon

Barbara Cullinan has for over 25 years, been a distinguished physiotherapist and expert in human movement studies. She is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. With a deep commitment to comprehensive care, Barbara integrates the latest therapeutic techniques to enhance mobility and quality of life for her clients. As a co-founder of The Parkinson’s Centre, she brings extensive experience and passion to her role, making her a highly respected figure in the Parkinson’s community.

Join us at the Parkinson’s Conference, Sunshine Coast 2024, to hear Barbara’s invaluable insights and expertise.

Dr. Quentes de Vries


Dr. Quentes de Vries is a highly regarded geriatrician with a strong background in neurology, focusing on Parkinson’s disease. He completed his medical training at the University of Queensland and has dedicated his career to advancing the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. de Vries has contributed significantly to research and clinical trials aimed at improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients. His approach combines the latest medical advancements with compassionate patient care, utilizing innovative treatments to manage symptoms and enhance outcomes.

Join us at the Parkinson’s Conference, Sunshine Coast 2024, to gain insights from Dr. de Vries’ extensive experience and expertise.

Ryan Gee

RN, BN, MNurs (Sunshine Coast) Nurse Navigator (Neurology)

Dedicated Nurse Navigator with the  Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Movement Disorders Clinic specialising in coordinating care for patients with complex health conditions. Ryan plays a crucial role in improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s Disease patients by tailoring individualised care plans.

Ryan’s expertise in navigating the healthcare system ensures that patients receive timely and appropriate care, reducing service fragmentation and mitigating barriers. His commitment to patient education and advocacy helps empower individuals to better manage their conditions. With a background in managing complex movement disorders, Ryan’s work at the Maleny Movement Disorder Clinic is highly regarded for its impact on both patients and their families.

Join us at The Parkinson’s Conference, Sunshine Coast 2024, to hear Ryan Gee share his insights and experiences in delivering exceptional care to those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Register your interest now!

Conference Date: Thursday, October 3, 2024
Venue: Maroochydore RSL, Memorial Drive, Maroochydore