Personalizing Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: What Can You Do to Manage Off Episodes in Your Patients?
Stuart Isaacson, MD
Florida Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton
Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Center of South Florida
Associate Professor of Neurology
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Boca Raton, FL
This program will explore the management of “off” episodes in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Interactive case studies presented by expert faculty will evaluate pharmacologic approaches to reduce daily off time, including the efficacy and safety of on-demand therapies. Engaging whiteboard animation will review the pathophysiology of off episodes and the mechanism of action of treatment options.
This educational activity is intended for U.S.-based neurologists and movement disorder specialists involved in the management of patients with PD.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Discriminate between the various motor and non-motor “off” phenomena and their underlying developmental mechanisms
- Contrast the distinct mechanisms of action and clinical profiles of therapeutic strategies for treating “off” states
- Develop communication skills that can reveal the presence of “off” episodes
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of patients with PD.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Stuart Isaacson, MD reports that he has received grant/research support from AbbVie, Acadia, Acorda, Adamas, Addex,
Allergan, Amarantus, Amneal, Aptinyx, Axial, Axovant, Benevolent, Biogen, Biohaven, Britannia, Cala, Cerecor, Centogene,
Cerevance, Cerevel, Chase Therapeutic, Eli Lilly, Enterin, GE Healthcare, Global Kinetics, Ipsen, Jazz, Kyowa Kirin, Lundbeck, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Neurocrine, Neuroderm, Parkinson Study Group, Pharma2B, Revance, Roche, Sanofi, Sun Pharma, Sunovion, Supernus, Teva, Theravance, and UCB, received honoraria or consultation fees from AbbVie, Acadia, Acorda, Adamas, Addex,
Allergan, Amneal, Britannia, Centogene, Cerecor, GE Healthcare, Global Kinetics, Kyowa, Kirin, Lundbeck, Merz, Keifrx, Neurocrine,
Neuroderm, Pharma2B, Revance, Sunovion, Supernus, Teva, and UCB, and has participated in speakers bureaus for AbbVie, Acadia, Acorda, Adamas, Allergan, Amneal, GE Healthcare, Kyowa Kirin, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Sunovion, Supernus, and Teva.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose
Staff Planners and Managers
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Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
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- Participate in the activity.
- Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
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