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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Interactive Module: Clinical Case Presentations: Tremor

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:Feb 01, 2020

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The interactive module presents information on tremor, the most common involuntary movement disorder in adults and requires the correct diagnosis to determine the appropriate treatment. Taking this course provides the clinician with the tools needed to distinguish between the three most common types of tremor: essential, parkinsonian, and dystonia. These tools include: a step-by-step guide to the diagnosis exam, examination tips, what to look for in the patient history, which medications may cause tremor, and key symptoms (non-tremor) for determining the correct diagnosis. Further, patient videos, corresponding diagnoses with reasoning, and treatments are included for clinicians to practice their diagnostic skills.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders


Steven Frucht, MD; Christine Stahl, MD

Course Purpose

This MDS Interactive Module provides learners with an overview of tremor from diagnosis, examination and evaluation of patients.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify key features from the history that assist in the differential diagnosis of tremor
2. Utilize different examination techniques to characterize tremor
3. Recognize common pitfalls in the evaluation of patients with tremor

Intended Audience

This course is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry with limited experience in the field of movement disorders.

Method of Participation

This activity will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. CME is not available for this course. To receive a certificate of participation, participants are required to view the video, complete the knowledge check questions contained within the module and complete the evaluation. A certificate of participation will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate of participation.

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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 Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.
6. Allow ActiveX controls to run on your computer: If the yellow strip appears on the top of your web browser while running the Webcast, right click on it and select Allow blocked contents to run.
7. Turn the Pop-up blocker off: On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker

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