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CME: Parkinson's disease: Highlights from the American Academy of Neurology 2017 Annual Meeting (AAN 2017)

Activity Description / Statement of Need:

In this online CME self-learning program:

Parkinson's, a central nervous system disease of the autonomic and basal ganglia, neocortex, and spinal cord, is thought to affect about one million people in the United States. Its etiology has yet to be fully elucidated, although they are thought to include a confluence of factors including age, genetic predisposition, comorbid disease states (e.g., Gaucher’s disease), and environmental factor dynamics. Present in 1% of people over age 65 and 2.5% of those older than 80, its symptoms are the direct result of dopaminergic neuronal degradation along the nigrostriatal tract and include bradykinesia, resting tremor, muscle rigidity, and gait disturbance.

Goals of the care are to restore lost motor and non-motor function and improve patient quality-of-life. Treatment section is contingent primarily upon to what degree the disease has already advanced and comorbidities and is characterized by frequent dose titrations and additions of therapies with different mechanisms of action.

Agenda

-Faculty member introduction, disclosures

 

-Major findings from AAN 2017, including clinical trial data  relevant to both community and health-system practice and recognized barriers to implementing those findings in practice (specific content contingent upon conference content)

 

-Concluding remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Audience:

Neurologists and any other healthcare professionals who otherwise come into regular clinical contact with and provide care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.


This program is supported by an educational grant from Valeant.


Release Date: June 16, 2017 -- Expiration Date: June 16, 2019

Faculty: Laxman Bahroo, MD

Agenda

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at AAN 2017 relating to Parkinson�s disease and its complications (inclusive of disease diagnosis, progression, prognosis), and apply them to patient cases.
  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at AAN 2017 relating to Parkinson�s disease and its complications (inclusive of evaluation of degree therapeutic success, quantifying benefit and risk of disease progression), and apply them to patient cases.
  • Summarize the most impactful findings presented at AAN 2017 relating to Parkinson�s disease and its complications (inclusive of therapeutic, and emerging therapies), and apply** them to patient cases.

Accreditation

ACCREDITATION FOR THIS COURSE HAS EXPIRED. YOU MAY VIEW THE PROGRAM, BUT CME / CE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND NO CERTIFICATE WILL BE ISSUED.


Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI

 As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.

 

Faculty Disclosure:  Laxman Bahroo, M.D. is a consultant and/or on the speaker's bureau for: Allergan, Teva, Ipsen, Merz, Xenoport, Impax, Abbvie, UCB, Lundbeck, Acadia, Neurocrine

 

Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Valeant.

Instructions

  • Read the learning objectives above
  • Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.
  • View the online activity. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.
  • Take the post-test
  • Complete the activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

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MAC
Mac OS 10.2.8
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Perform Pre-Test (optional)

Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.