As Pingopenguin says, Parkinson's UK hosts a conference for international researchers every two years. This year we're considering holding a one-day conference at the start for research supporters. We emailed the Research Support Network to ask if there would be interest in the idea, and are gathering feedback at the moment. So far, it looks like there's a lot of enthusiasm.
If you're interested in getting more involved in research and receiving emails about opportunities like the proposed conference, please email rsn @parkinsons.org.uk or look at our page on the Parkinson's UK website for details and how you can get in touch:http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/get_involved_in_our_research.aspx