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Program Description

The "modern clinician" is a practical and caring clinician who realizes that therapeutic advancement in Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders are occurring at an unprecedented pace. They seek to be constantly informed and updated so as to provide comprehensive care in the most efficient yet compassionate manner. This interactive symposium is developed with the busy clinician in mind. It focuses on the recognition of Parkinson's disease and its mimickers, its work-up and treatment. And it will be provided in the most interactive and practical yet authoritative and balanced manner, all in one weekend. It is intended for the busy clinician who has to "know it all" in the shortest amount of time!

Course Objectives

Upon completion of their symposium, the busy clinician will be able to:

  • Recognize Parkinson's disease, its look-a-likes, and other common movement disorders;
  • Describe the work-up for Parkinson's disease, its mimickers, and other movement disorders;
  • Review the current treatment options for the newly diagnosed Parkinson patient;
  • Recognize and treat the most common "non-motor" problems associated with Parkinson's disease;
  • Identify "the perfect" Deep Brain Stimulation candidate for Parkinson's disease and other indications;
  • Discuss why DBS failures occur and know how to manage them.

Target Audience

This educational symposium is intended for the busy clinician who treats patients with Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders including: neurologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals such as physical, occupational and speech therapists.