Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, and Multiple Sclerosis

This course will provide a summary of the most common clinical presentations of Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Multiple Sclerosis. Strategies for efficient differential diagnosis of each disease will be reviewed. Existing or emerging biomarkers will be discussed. Finally, the talk will conclude with a brief outline of general treatment strategies and emerging trends and how to proceed if uncertainty remains in the differential diagnosis.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare providers who treat and manage neurologic conditions, including Internists, Neurologists, Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify the epidemiology and social & societal impact associated with PD
  • Summarize the pathophysiology of PD, including physical and psychological symptoms
  • Review the current and emerging pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for treatment of PD, including safety and efficacy.
  • Adequately select a treatment option for patients diagnosed with PD.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
Course opens: 
11/05/2021
Course expires: 
11/05/2022
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Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Physician Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the course and complete the online credit application, post test, and evaluation form. Participants must receive a passing score of at least 70% on the post test in order to receive credit. Statements of credit are available to print upon completion of the forms.

Fee & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Faculty or Presenter

Reported Financial Relationship

Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS

Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Planner or Manager

Reported Financial Relationship

Lindsay Borvansky

Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk

Nothing to disclose

Liddy Knight

Nothing to disclose

Ashley Cann

Nothing to disclose

Kimberly Rodriguez

Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
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Required Hardware/software

 

PC
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)