200 Year Celebration of James Parkinson

James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817: A Celebration of 200 Years of Progress
March 10-11, 2017 – London, United Kingdom
 

James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817: A Celebration of 200 Years of Progress, takes place March 10-11, 2017, in London.
Course Description

This meeting is being held to celebrate 200 years of progress in understanding the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the cause of the illness, and its treatment and progress toward a cure. In this respect, the organization of the meeting will track the chapters of "The Shaking Palsy" as written by James Parkinson and give the state-of-the-art view of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s biographer wrote of this London physician: "English born, English bred, forgotten by the English and the world at large, such was the fate of James Parkinson." This meeting is being held to correct that fate by the English – organizing a meeting in London to celebrate the contribution Parkinson made to the global illness that now carries his name.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the complexity of the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Recognize the importance of non-motor symptoms in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe different views on the treatment of early and late stages of Parkinson’s disease
  • Explain the approaches being considered to stop or slow disease progression in Parkinson’s disease and why this has not worked in spite of major investment
  • Describe the advances (genetic, motor, non-motor and quality of life) in Parkinson’s disease made over a 200-year period
     
Recommended Audience

This course is directed toward neurologists, geriatricians, neurology fellows and students, and to specialist nurses.

EACCME Accreditation

The 'International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society' (or) 'James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817. A celebration of 200 years of progress' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The 'James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817. A celebration of 200 years of progress' is designated for a maximum of 11 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert

EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Course Directors

K. Ray Chaudhuri, DSc, FRCP, MD
Peter Jenner, BPharm, PhD, DSc

Venue

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

Italian Pharmaceutical Companies

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society has appointed Aria di Viaggi Srl to collect, on our behalf, all applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and to file them with the appropriate Italian Health Ministry officials.

For Italian Pharmaceutical Companies who need to obtain AIFA approval, please contact:

Aria di Viaggi Srl
Via Matteo Bandello, 1
20123 MilanoTel.
Tel: + 39 02 4818691
E-mail: barbara.mantegazza@ariadiviaggi.it
Website: www.ariadiviaggi.it


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