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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Animal Models of Parkinson's Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Aug 12, 2022

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Animal Models of Parkinson's Disease course provides an introduction to animal models of Parkinson’s disease, including their respective strengths and limitations for translational research.


  • Basic/Translational Neuroscience
  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders


Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD

Course Purpose

This MDS interactive module provides learners with an introduction to animal models of Parkinson's disease. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe different animal models of PD and their underlying rationale
2. Discuss strengths and limitations of various animal models of PD and compare and contrast to human PD
3. Critically interpret results of studies using animal models of PD in a translational context

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, basic scientists, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry who have limited to no movement disorder experience.

Accreditation Credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in control of content for this activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME) over the last 24 months. Disclosure information is available below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated in advance of this program.

Marie-Francoise Chesselet: Author
Consultant: Accure Therapeutics

Stock: Axial Biotherapeutics

Rafael Zuzuarregui: Reviewer
Nothing to Disclose

Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.

2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)

3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher

4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).

5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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