Activity Chair

Mark F. Lew, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Movement Disorders
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology
VanDerMeulen Chair in PD Research
Keck/USC School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Adamas, AbbVie, Acadia, Cynapsus, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Prexton, Revance, Teva, UCB, US WorldMeds
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Adamas, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Teva, UCB
Contracted Research: Acorda, Biotie, Enterin, Michael J. Fox Foundation,NeuroDerm, Parkinson's Study Group, Pharm2B


Rajesh Pahwa, MD
Laverne & Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology
Chief, Parkinson & Movement Disorders Division
Director, Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Abbott Medical Optics, AbbVie, Acorda, Adamas, Sunovion, US WorldMeds
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Acorda, Sunovion
Contracted Research: Abbott Medical Optics, AbbVie, Acorda, Adamas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Cala Health, Cavion, Cynapsus, Intec, Jazz, Kyowa, Lilly, Pfizer, Prexton, Roche, Sunovion, US WorldMeds


Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 30, 2018
Expires: August 30, 2019
0.5 hour to complete

Activity Description

Parkinson's disease is a progressive, chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It is canonically regarded as a hypokinetic motor condition, with bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity as its classic features. However, neuropsychiatric and other nonmotor symptoms can have a greater impact on patients’ quality of life. In early disease, the motor symptoms of many patients can be controlled with the use of levodopa. However, many patients gradually experience “off episodes” in which symptoms re-emerge, often in a severe and long-lasting form. This wearing-off effect of treatment can further reduce quality of life, but treatment options are limited. This CME activity will feature a panel discussion with 2 expert clinicians, who will assess recent therapeutic updates in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and the latest strategies to manage these off episodes.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the prevalence and burden of off episodes associated with Parkinson's disease
  • Identify patients with Parkinson's disease who are experiencing off episodes and adjust the care plan accordingly
  • Assess the latest clinical advances regarding available and emerging options for the management of off episodes in patients with Parkinson's disease

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is neurologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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