Comprehensive Educational Consortium for Parkinson's Disease

Mark your calendar to attend a comprehensive 2 day course presented by the University of Toledo and University at Buffalo.

Our knowledge of the pathophysiology of PD continues to expand at a rapid rate – research is underway to help clinicians recognize patterns of early, non-motor symptoms as a possible prodrome that might give way to future neuroprotective therapies which, in turn, may decrease disease morbidity and reduce health care costs. Movement Disorder specialists recognize that PD is a heterogeneous disease, differing in presentation, progression, and response to treatment. This creates challenges for the health care provider trying to optimize management of the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD.

Treatment options include pharmacological, surgical, and non-pharmacological approaches. The involvement of an interdisciplinary team in the assessment and management of people with PD is vital as the problems people with PD face become more diverse and challenging. In addition, the identification and successful management of cognitive changes in PD may determine whether or not the person with PD can remain at home or will require nursing home placement.

This conference addresses all these challenges and provides a comprehensive review of PD, from issues of early diagnosis to end-of-life care. The target audience includes advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, as well as interested physicians and other health care professionals. The faculty includes leaders in Parkinson’s care from around the nation. We invite all health care providers involved in the care of people with PD to join us for this seminal educational event.

Following completion of this conference, learners will identify issues associated with early PD diagnosis and management through to end-of-life care. They will be able to describe and clinically determine the stages of PD progression, identifying pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and surgical treatment options for both motor and non-motor complications.

The learners will also be able to list and implement interdisciplinary strategies in the care of PD patients and their caregivers. Finally, the learners will distinguish and recognize issues related to common complications in PD, especially those involving disease progression and complications of PD therapy, and identify and treat medically related challenges to maximize quality of life in PD.

The University of Toledo is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Toledo designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

This activity has been submitted to the New York State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Care of Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders program will provide up to 16.25 contact hours (1.625 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from the University of Toledo approved programming. To receive a statement of credit, participants must verify their attendance at the program and complete evaluations and post-test questions. ACPE statements of credit will be mailed to participants approximately 4 weeks following the program.

This activity has been submitted to the New York Physical Therapy Association for approval of 16.75 continuing education credits. The New York Physical Therapy Association is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions.

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants can receive credit for contact hours for this course. Documentation indicating attendance to this course may need to be submitted when applying for re-licensing.

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Posted: 4/21/2011 5:11:27 AM by Cathy Whitlock

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