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Utilizing Advanced Science to Improve the Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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Course Information

Therapautic Area: Neurology
Format(s): Webcast
Credit(s): 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 1.0 CNE contact hour
Activity Dates: November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019

 

Program Overview

This CME/CNE activity will review advances in the utilization of innovative sciences in the improvement of the quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as presented at the Florida State Neurology (FSN) 2018 meeting in Orlando, Florida. The expert faculty will analyze evidence-based data on the current science and emerging therapeutics for the improvement in lifestyle for patients with PD. The faculty will also discuss the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, as well as emerging therapeutic options for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Upon completion of this activity, learners will gain knowledge on how to implement emerging therapeutics of Parkinson’s disease to treat patients and ultimately improve patient lifestyle and outcomes.

Target Audience

Neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand, the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease including the motor and non-motor symptoms to more effectively manage patients.
2. Analyze clinical trial data of emerging therapeutic options for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and its associated symptoms

Faculty

 

Dr. Okun headshotMichael Okun, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor
Co-Director Movement Disorders Center
Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and History
National Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation
Gainesville, FL

 

 

Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
 Michael Okun, MD Consultant/Advisor: Parkinson’s FoundationGrant/Research Support: NIH, Michael J Fox, Parkinson’s Foundation, Tourette Association of AmericaAssociate Editor: NEJM Journal Watch and JAMA Neurology

Planners, Managers, Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Nicole Brestowski; Chelsey Benedek and Devon Dietzel hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statements

AcademicCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AcademicCME is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1.0 CNE contact hours. Physicians and nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
3. Read or Review the activity content.
4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
5. Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
7. Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8. 60 minutes of participation = 1 CNE contact hour

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