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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Journal CME

Journal CME 37.06: The Movement Disorder Society Criteria for the Diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Jun 17, 2022

Experienced / IntermediateJournal CME

Program Description

The Journal CME 37.06 article provided an investigation of the novel Movement Disorder Society (MDS) criteria for MSA diagnosis using an evidence based and consensus-based methodology.


  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders


Gregor K. Wenning, 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. Understand the need to update the consensus criteria for the diagnosis of diseases such as multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  2. Assess the different levels of diagnostic certainty for the diagnosis of multiple system atrophy (MSA) according to these new criteria
  3. Identify why an early and reliable diagnosis of MSA remains an unmet need

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.

Vikas Kotagal: Course Director

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Veronica Santini: Reviewer

Consultant: Lunbeck, Northera

Grant: Biogen, Insightec, Inc., Genetech, Inc.

Gregor K. Wenning: Author

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Iva Stankovic: Author

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Luca Vignatelli: Author

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Alessandra Fanciulli: Author

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Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura: Author

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Klaus Seppi: Author

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Jose-Alberto Palma: Author

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Wassilios G. Meissner: Author

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Florian Krismer: Author

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Daniela Berg: Author

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Pietro Cortelli: Author

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Roy Freeman: Author

Consulting Fees and Stock Options: CND Life Sciences and Inhibikase Therapeutics

Glenda Halliday: Author

Support: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Leadership Fellowship

Günter Höglinger: Author

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Anthony Lang: Author

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Helen Ling: Author

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Irene Litvan: Author

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Phillip Lowe: Author

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Yasuo Miki: Author

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Jalesh Panicker: Author

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Maria Teresa Pellecchia: Author

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Niall Quinn: Author

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Ryuji Sakakibara: Author

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Maria Stamelou: Author

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Eduardo Tolosa: Author

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Shoji Tsuji: Author

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Tom Warner: Author

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Werner Poewe: Author

Consulting Fees: Alterity, Affiris, Biogen, Lundbeck, and Takeda

Horacio Kaufmann: Author

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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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