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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Burst CME™ – Optimizing Care of Parkinson's Disease: Part 2

Release Date: November 25, 2020
Expiration Date: November 25, 2021

Activity Overview

This online activity is designed to provide a concise and focused overview of the diagnosis and management of Parkinson disease (PD). The activity covers strategies for distinguishing PD from other parkinsonian syndromes, reviews recently approved medications for PD, and provides highlights of potential PD therapies currently under investigation. The engaging, multimedia format of this program integrates audio commentary from an expert thought leader with text-based elements.

This activity is part 2 of a 2-part Burst CME™ series. Click here to visit the companion Burst CME™ activity.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neurologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of PD, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

Review existing, new, and emerging pharmacologic agents to optimize individualized treatment strategies for patients with PD

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Ray Dorsey, MD
Ray Dorsey, MD
Director, Center for Health + Technology
David M. Levy Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York

Disclosures: Research Support: AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, AMC Health, BioSensics, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Davis Phinney Foundation, Duke University, US Food and Drug Administration, GlaxoSmithKline, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Huntington Study Group, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Science Foundation, Nuredis, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Pfizer, Prana Biotechnology, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Roche, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Teva Pharmaceuticals, University of California Irvine; Consultant: 23andMe, Abbott, AbbVie, American Well, Biogen, Brain Neurotherapy Bio, Clintrex, CuraSen Therapeutics, DeciBio, Denali Therapeutics, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Grand Rounds, Karger Publishers, Lundbeck, MC10, MedAvante-ProPhase, Mednick Associates, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Olson Research Group, Optio Biopharma, Origent Data Sciences, Otsuka, Praxis, Prilenia Therapeutics, Putnam Associates, Roche, Sanofi, Shire, Spark Therapeutics, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Theravance Biopharma, UCB, Voyager Therapeutics; Speaker’s Bureau: American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, University of Michigan; Other: Karger Publishers, Grand Rounds.

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.

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