Getting Real: Straight talk about difficult symptoms. Preparing for what's ahead.


Wednesday July 31, 2019
4:00 PM-7:00 PM


Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport

3333 E University Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85034


Care Partners, Adult Children, Family Members, Healthcare Professionals

About Getting Real®

While everyone experiences a different path for movement disorders like Parkinson’s and PSP, the reality is there are some aspects of the advancing disease that are generally experienced by most people. Information gives people power. Care partners and adult children often feel powerless and desperately need to and want to plan. They have different needs, questions and concerns. The disease is hard. To avoid hard conversations does not serve our community.

We have designed a workshop focused on activities of daily living and common symptoms that accompany disease progression. This workshop includes an intimate conversation with three movement disorder physicians, tools to aid in communication about the disease progression so that people are able to continue to live their very best life, in spite of a diagnosis.


Agenda Highlights:

  • In One End -Out the Other – Swallowing, Digestion, Medication Failure
  • When Sleep Becomes Madness – Sleep Disorders
  • Moving Less, Hurting More – Changes In Motor Function & Pain
  • Mind Matters –Cognitive Changes in Attention and Problem Solving

Reserve your seat!  Attendance is limited to 50 people.

Maria Cristina Ospina, MD.  Dr. Ospina is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist in Phoenix, AZ who received her medical degree from St. George’s University in 1998, where she graduated with honors. She completed her fellowship in movement disorders at Louisiana State University Medicine School in New Orleans, LA.  Dr. Ospina has been an investigator in several clinical research trials in Parkinson disease and other movement disorders.  Dr. Ospina affiliates with many hospitals, including Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus and Banner Phoenix Campus.