In Sync™ Support Group Leaders Workshop Arizona


August 21st 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

August 22nd 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

1205 S Price Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286

Support Group Leaders, Co-Leaders,

Prospective Leaders

In Sync™ Support Group Leaders Workshop

PMD Alliance recognizes the time, effort, and energy Support Group Leaders put into leading their groups. That’s why we developed the In Sync!™ Workshops to give leaders a time and place to talk candidly with physicians, other professionals, and fellow group leaders. Together we explore the issues and situations that leaders encounter, learn from each other, and go home with new insight into group leadership and management skills.


Padma Mahant, MD, is a neurologist and movement disorder specialist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ who focuses on movement disorders, including PD, essential tremor, dystonia, and ataxia. She completed her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, performed residency in neurology at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and her fellowship at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Dr. Mahant’s research includes risk factors for blepharospasm, posture and gait in Parkinson’s patients, and several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals.

Indu Subramanian, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and was a resident at the UCLA Neurology Residency Program. Following her residency program, she received her fellowship training at UCLA in Movement Disorders. Currently she is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA, along with Director of the South West PADRECC (Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Care Center of Excellence) at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration. She has an interest in integrative medicine and is specifically interested in yoga and mindfulness in the PD population.

Maria Cristina Ospina, MD, is a movement disorder neurologist in private practice as well as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ospina has been active in medical research, participating in several NIH and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials. She has served as an investigator in the Parkinson Study Group as well as an invited speaker on a variety of topics related to movement disorders. She is trained in both the administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia, and the use of Deep Brain Stimulation at Banner Center Tucson Campus and Banner Phoenix Campus. She believes in utilizing complementary modalities in Parkinson’s care and is an advocate for exercise to improve gait, flexibility and mood.

All New! Just For You!

Take a peek at what we have in store for this year!  You will not want to miss out!

Agenda Highlights:

  • Bringing the Whole You To Your Groups
  • emPowered! Communication Tool (you will be certified to use the tool and provided booklets for your group)
  • Shared Leadership
  • Online Resource Library (for Support Group Leaders)- training to access and use this library and access codes will be provided
  • Inspiration from Within – Leveraging Your Group Strength
  • Helping Your Group Navigate Medication Access
  • Succession Planning – Part 2

As always, we strongly encourage you to have 2-3 members of your group attend!  This will enable you to integrate the learning!

Travel grants available for individuals traveling to attend.  Please contact us at 800-256-0966 if you would like assistance.

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