Balancing the Management of Motor and Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease
A CME-certified Program

Registration Statement

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View Agenda  The Ballantyne HotelCharlotte,NC Saturday
Feb 21, 2015 6:00 PM

This program is part of a series of Topics in Neurology programs; Click Here for information.

Program Description

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a fairly common neurodegenerative disease, affecting 3% of older adults. The cardinal motor symptoms of PD, upon which the clinical diagnosis depends, include bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity, and postural instability. These symptoms are primarily the result of the degeneration of the dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra.

However, a wide range of both motor and non-motor symptoms, as well as extensive research, demonstrate the involvement of other neurotransmitters, including the glutamatergic, serotonergic, adenosine, adrenergic, and cholinergic pathways. This, in turn, has led to the research and use of a wide variety of medications to treat these symptoms, making the comprehensive management of PD increasingly complex.

With no known cure for PD, current therapy focuses on trying to improve both motor and non-motor symptoms and to prevent further neurological damage. This program will provide clinicians with a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to the development of PD, as well as an improved ability to manage both the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for community neurologists, PD specialists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with PD.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop individualized therapies that optimize motor function while minimizing the impact of dyskinesias
  • Formulate treatment plans to manage the adverse effects associated with PD therapy
  • Incorporate the management of non-motor symptoms into the individualized care of patients with PD

Speaking Faculty / Steering Committee

Cheryl Waters, MD, FRCP(C)
Albert B. and Judith L. Glickman
Professor of Neurology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

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Yvette Bordelon, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email

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The content of this activity was vetted by an external medical reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

FDA Disclosure:

The contents of some CME activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Method of Participation

To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program and complete the evaluation form. A CME certificate will be provided upon submission of a completed evaluation form.

There is no fee associated with this program.


Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please email at least 5 days prior to the program.


Jointly provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe

Supported By

This educational activity has been supported through an independent educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Registration Statement

By clicking the Registration Button below you are agreeing that you have read and understood the CME/CE Statements above.

Registration is for planning purposes only. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


View Agenda  The Ballantyne HotelCharlotte,NC Saturday
Feb 21, 2015 6:00 PM