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Program Detail

Release Date: August-01-11
Credit Expiration Date: August-01-12


Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Center
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Andrew Siderowf, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Neurology
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Credit Hours

Physicians: 1 Credit Hour
Nurses: 1 Contact Hour


Online Presentation

Program Description


An estimated 1 million U.S. adults have Parkinson’s disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects motor and cognitive function and significantly impairs quality of life. Neurologists, gerontologists, primary care physicians, and other clinicians comprise a multidisciplinary team collaborating to improve outcomes for patients with PD. Underlying competency and knowledge gaps in the management of PD continue to exist among clinicians who treat patients with PD. The root causes underlying knowledge and clinical practice gaps include clinician time constraints and the need for broader dissemination of emerging data on the management of PD.

With best practices in the management of PD continually evolving, clinical advances need to be more widely disseminated. To improve practice and patient outcomes, this continuing education program focuses on improving early diagnosis and initiation of therapy, including new imaging techniques to differentiate PD from disorders with similar symptoms; understanding treatment options both for motor and nonmotor features of PD; developing customized treatment plans; and increasing awareness of new approaches to improve the management of PD.

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

This program has been developed for general neurologists, gerontologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, neurological nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Differentiate Parkinson’s disease (PD) from other parkinsonian disorders to facilitate earlier diagnosis of PD.
  2. Develop individualized treatment plans to address common motor symptoms in patients with varying phases of PD.
  3. Implement treatment strategies to address common nonmotor symptoms in patients with PD.


It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Dorsey discloses that he has received research support from Lundbeck and Medtronic; is a consultant and on an advisory board for Lundbeck; and previously owned stock in Avid Radiopharma.

Dr. Siderowf discloses that he has received research support from Merck Serono and Avid Radiopharma; and is a consultant for Teva Neuroscience.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of pharmaceutical agents. Some uses of these agents may not have been approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Credit Statements

Physician Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc. and Medical Communications Media, Inc. AKH Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Continuing Education: AKH Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

AKH Inc. designates this educational activity for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU). Accreditation applies solely to educational activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product by the ANCC-COA.

Participants must view/listen to the activity in its entirety, successfully complete the post-test, and submit an evaluation to receive continuing education credit. Credit will be awarded for a score of 70% or better, and a statement may be printed immediately after passing the post-test online.

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Commercial Support Statements

Supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.


Minimum System Requirements: Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Or, Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers

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  3. The activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
  4. After the activity has finished, click on the "Post-test" button. Instructions for completing and submitting the post-test and evaluation are provided on the post-test screen.

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