16th International Congress
16th international congress

The Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course

June 16, 2012
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Continuing Medical Education Information

Purpose

The purpose of the Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course is to offer a forum for clinical and basic discussion on a variety of movement disorder topics, including presentations of current research and available treatments.

Learning Objectives

Through state-of-the-art lectures, hot topic reviews, controversy debates, Teaching Courses, Skills Workshops and Video Sessions, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and neurobiology of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders;
  2. Discuss the diagnostic approaches and tools available for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders;
  3. Discuss the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Continuing Medical Education

The Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Statements:

ACCME
The Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Movement Disorder Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland will award up to 6 CPD credits for the Congress.

The Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
The 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders has been approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

EACCME
The Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course 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), www.uems.net.

The Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course is designated for a maximum of 6 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. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.

Claiming CME Credits or Certificates of Attendance
To claim your CME Credits or Certificates of Attendance, please follow the link below to fill out the Online Self-Report Form and print your Certificate or Certificate of Attendance from your computer.

Target Audience
The target audience of the Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course includes clinicians, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical students and other healthcare professionals with an interest in the current research and approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.

Faculty Financial Disclosure Information
It is the policy of The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in any MDS sponsored activities are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's outside interest may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Faculty financial disclosure information will be provided to participants onsite in Dublin.