Family Conferences

Among its various educational activities, CurePSP sponsors and organizes family conferences across the country, providing people with the opportunity to learn more about PSP, CBD and MSA and to develop a sense of community. We recognize that these diseases present daily challenges for patients and families.

The conferences include various speakers with in-the-field expertise - neurologists and movement disorder specialists who work directly with patients and their families. These experts address issues related to day-to-day life including the best ways to manage symptoms, the impact of the diseases on the family, and how to cultivate perspective of meaning and joy despite the struggles of the disease.

In addition to the educational facts learned during the session, patients, caregivers, and families learn that they are not alone. Attendees leave the meeting having forged new friendships in the PSP, CBD and MSA communities.

CurePSP strives to meet the needs of those who attend our conferences and actively seeks feedback to improve future programs. We place great value in identifying the topics or speakers that are of the greatest interest to attendees.

Save The Date! 2017 Phoenix Family Conference


March 17-18th, 2017 at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel

435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Reserve your discounted room here.

Speakers Include;

Shyamal Mehta M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology.

Mayo Clinic, 

Phoenix, Arizona


Holly Shill M.D.

Director fo the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute

Phoenix, Arizona


Lori Nisson, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Family & Community Services

Banner Sun Health Research Institute


David Shprecher, DO Msci

Movement Disorders Director

Banner Sun Health Research Institute,

Phoenix, Arizona.


Lauren A. Smith

Brain disease awareness advocate and care partner of her father, Daryl

Past Event - 2016 Canadian Family Conference

Friday, May 13, 2016 - Saturday, May 14, 2016

Courtyard Hamilton - Marriott Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Past Event - 2016 East Coast Family Conference

Friday, March 11, 2016 - Saturday, March 12, 2016
Sheraton LaGuardia East
Flushing, New York

Past Event - 2016 West Coast Family Conference

Friday, February 19, 2016 - Saturday, February 20, 2016
San Mateo Marriott
San Mateo, California

Check out these photos from the 2016 West Coast Family Conference. Please note that these photos are for personal use ONLY. Photos©Doug Menuez/Stockland Martel

Past Event - 2015 Canadian Family Conference

Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Southway Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Watch the 2015 Canadian Family Conference

Past Event - 2015 Southeastern Family Conference

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Gateway Grand
Gainesville, Florida

Watch the 2015 Southeastern Family Conference