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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Journal CME

Journal CME 38.05: Brain and Systemic Inflammation in De Novo Parkinson’s Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:May 22, 2023

Experienced / IntermediateJournal CME

Program Description

The Journal CME 38.05 article provided an investigation to assess the presence of brain and systemic inflammation in subjects newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.


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


Talene A. Yacoubian, 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. Evaluate the presence of brain and systemic inflammation in subjects newly diagnosed with PD.
  2. Understand the characteristics that excluded patients from this study.
  3. Assess the role of inflammation in PD and the gaps associated.

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 Schaefer: Course Director

Nothing to Disclose

Veronica Santini: Reviewer

Grant: Insightec, Biogen, Roche / Genentech

Talene A. Yacoubian: Author

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Yu-Hua Dean Fang: Author

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Adam Gerstenecker: Author

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Amy Amara: Author

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Natividad Stover: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Lauren Ruffrage: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Christopher Collette: Author

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Richard Kennedy: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Yue Zhang: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Huixian Hong: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Hongwei Qin: Author

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Jonathan McConathy: Author

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Etty N. Benveniste: Author

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David G. Standaert: 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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