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Journal CME

Journal CME 37.03: Infectious Agents as Potential Drivers of a-Synucleinopathies

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Mar 18, 2022

Foundational / BeginnerJournal CME

Program Description

The Journal CME 37.03 article provided an investigation into the hypothesis that advocates for the involvement of infectious agents in the onset of α-synucleinopathies (Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and multiple system atrophy).

Topics

  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders

Faculty

Morgane Linard, MD, PhD

Course Purpose

Journal CME highlights various articles covering relevant issues, developments and research topics in the area of movement disorders. Articles are selected from Movement Disorders, the official Journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Assess the hypothesis that conventional infectious agents have long been suspected to have an implication in the onset of α-synucleinopathies
2. Evaluate the aims of the study in terms of the ongoing relevant factors favoring and opposing its hypothesis
3. Understand that certain susceptibility factors might be necessary for an infectious agent to trigger the onset of α-synucleinopathies

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for clinicians, other health professionals, researchers, policy makers from throughout the world, both MDS members and non-members, who interact with patients living with Movement Disorders.

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.

Sara SchaeferCourse Director
Nothing to Disclose

Veronica SantiniReviewer
Consultant: Lunbeck, Northera
Grant: Biogen, Insightec, Inc., Genetech, Inc.

Morgane Linard: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Alix Ravier: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Louisa Mougué: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Iris Grgurina: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Anne-Laurence Boutillier: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Alexandra Foubert-Samier: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Frédéric Blanc: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Catherine Helmer: Author
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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MDS Secretariat Liaison

Nick Bauman

Disclaimer

All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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