Thank you Dr Lees for that kind introduction.
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am truly honoured to have been given the opportunity to address this the Second World Parkinson Congress.
As you know the patient address at the First Congress was delivered by Michael J Fox.
I have been a fan of Michael’s since I was a teenager.
One of my first trips to the cinema was with my sister Christine to see “Back to the Future” . I thought it was a fantastic film.
As we left the cinema I said two things to Christine. The first I have no problem with.
I said: “Michael J Fox is so cool.”
The second statement I am now not so sure about. I said: “I wish I was just like him”.
Four years on from the first Congress I am delighted to welcome you to Scotland. Many of you are new to Glasgow and I am sure you will enjoy your stay in this wonderful city.
Glasgow is known throughout the world as a city of culture, as a city of invention and industry, and as you will discover, a city inhabited by colourful, humorous and optimistic characters.
For me Glasgow is a great place to have Parkinson’s.
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