The Victory Summit® New Orleans

  • When

    Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Where

    The Pontchartrain Center 4545 Williams Blvd Kenner, LA 70065

The Victory Summit® New Orleans

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our regional partner, Ochsner Health System, for The Victory Summit® Parkinson’s symposium. This national educational event is a moving day of information and inspiration, featuring dynamic presentations from leading movement disorder neurologists and therapists from across the country. It’s an upbeat, fast-paced event of community and connection, filled with laughter and conversation. You will leave feeling motivated and armed with tools to help you be more involved in your own treatment and to improve your quality of life. As one attendee said, “I left this event with the knowledge and hope of how to live well with my Parkinson’s.”


This event is free and includes a complimentary boxed lunch. Seating at The Victory Summit is limited so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please click the Register Now button in sidebar or call 1-888-364-6168.


8:30am - 9:30amParkinson's 101 (optional)
8:45am - 9:50amCheck-In & Exhibitor Hall - featuring local and national resources
10:00am - 2:00pmGeneral Session
  • Exercise – Matt Ford, PT, PhD, Samford University
  • Cognitive Changes – Mark Mapstone, PhD, University of CA – Irvine
  • Non-motor Symptoms – Benzi Kluger, MD, University of CO
  • Social Capital – Al Condeluci, PhD, CLASS
  • Keynote presentations by Davis Phinney
2:20pm - 3:45pmBreakout Sessions
  • Being Heard: Speech and PD
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Maximizing Your Mobility: Fall Prevention
  • Strategies for the Care Partner
  • Navigating Depression and Anxiety
  • Medication Management and Strategies
  • Panel Discussions: DBS and Surgical Options

Parkinson’s 101 Pre-Event Session

A Parkinson’s diagnosis can feel overwhelming and confusing. If you’re recently diagnosed, please join us for this Victory Summit pre-event session, Parkinson’s 101. Optional registration for this session is available through general registration. In this 1-hour special session, you’ll learn about:

  • Symptoms and causes of Parkinson’s
  • Smart, daily modifications that can improve quality of life
  • Motivation, inspiration and preparation for the day
  • Helpful resources in your area

Event Location

The Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065

Parking: Parking is located next to the Pontchartrain Center and is free of charge. 


The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport is located next door to The Pontchartrain Center. To contact the Hilton Garden Inn, please call (504) 712-0504. The city of Kenner also has several other nearby hotels.

Thank you to our regional event partner:

Ochsner Neurological Institute

Thank you to our Victory Summit sponsors:

AbbvieAbbvie Duopa
LSVT GlobalLundbeck
MedtronicUS WorldMeds

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