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Coffee Break CME

MDS Coffee Break CME: Tremor Module 2: Cerebellar, Cortical, Dystonic, Holmes’, Orthostatic, and Primary Writing Tremor

Length:2 HoursCME Credits:2Release Date:Jan 20, 2012

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / IntermediateCoffee Break CME

Program Description

The MDS Coffee Break CME: Tremor Module 2: Cerebellar, Cortical, Dystonic, Holmes’, Orthostatic, and Primary Writing Tremor course will provide a comprehensive overview of cerebellar, cortical, dystonic, Holmes', orthostatic, and primary writing tremor.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders


Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC ; Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD ; David Burn, FMedSci, MD, FRCP ; Robert Chen, MBBChir, MSc, FRCPC ; Carlo Colosimo, MD, FEAN ; Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD ; Prashanth Kukkle, DM ; Binit Shah, MD

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide information on continuing education for physicians who care for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and movement disorders patients. Both standard approaches and new advances are highlighted.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1. List the characteristics of tremor
2. Identify the differential diagnoses for essential, kinetic postural, and rest tremor
3. Organize differentiating features for each diagnosis
4. List established treatments and emerging treatments for each diagnosis

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, fellows or other practitioners in the field of Movement Disorders with an emphasis on current practice trends within the field of Movement Disorders.

Accreditation Credit

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. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Contained within the module is a pre-test, an article with supplementary case videos, a post-test, and an evaluation. Once you have complete the module and completed the evaluation, you will receive your CME certificate.

Faculty Disclosure


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 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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MDS Education

MDS Secretariat Liaison

Ericka Blackford


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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