CME Information

Parkinson's Disease: Treatment Guideline Update, 2010-2011

Earn 6 Hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Time to Complete Activity:

1.0 hour per segment

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neurologists and other medical professionals with a specific interest in the management of Parkinson's Disease.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

Treatment Update for Early Parkinson's Disease: Part 1

  • Define the clinical features of early Parkinson's Disease
  • Understand the role of imaging in the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
  • Discuss potentially neuroprotective therapies
  • Discuss when to use these disease-modifying therapies

Treatment Update for Early Parkinson's Disease: Part 2

  • Discuss the various symptomatic therapies
  • Provide a rationale for when to use and what to initiate
  • Explain the various ways of managing side effects
  • Discuss the place of supplemental therapies and the role of diet, exercise, and support groups in the management of early Parkinson's Disease

Medical Management of Advanced PD

  • Identify the motor complications associated with Parkinson's Disease and their causes
  • Explain the pharmacologic treatment options available for managing motor complications
  • Discuss the implications of recent studies evaluating dosing manipulations of Levodopa

Surgical Management of Advanced Parkinson's Disease

  • Identify the surgical options for treating motor complications associated
    with Parkinson's Disease
  • Explain the differences between lesioning and deep brain stimulation and when each may be used
  • Describe the Parkinson's Disease patients who are most appropriat candidates for surgical interventions

Treatment Update for Advanced Parkinson's Disease: Part 1

  • Identify dopaminergic-related complications of advanced Parkinson's Disease
  • Provide a rationale for how to approach dyskinesias
  • Discuss the pharmacologic and surgical options for patients who are experiencing “wearing off”
  • Identify treatment options for autonomic dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease, cognitive dysfunction, and other non-motor features.

Treatment Update for Advanced Parkinson's Disease: Part 2

  • Identify the non-motor, non-dopamine features associated with disability in Parkinson's Disease
  • Discuss the different treatment options for depression
  • Discuss the different options for treating depression
  • Describe the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for autonomic dysfunction

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / IOM competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Designation Statement

Ciné-Med, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to get CME credit

To receive credit, participants must view the webcast or DVD, register on this site, and successfully complete the post-test and evaluation (successful passing grade > 70%). Certificates can be printed on line.


This educational activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Ciné-Med, Inc. and Peer Health Communications. Ciné-Med, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure statement

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