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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Medication Adherence in Parkinson's Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:May 01, 2023

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

This module will deliver information on medication adherence in Parkinson's disease, aiming towards higher awareness, faster recognition and better management of suboptimal medication adherence. Using the evidence-based approach, we will examine direct and indirect methods commonly used in clinical and research practices to measure medication adherence in Parkinson's disease. Patient centered interventions currently available to promote medication adherence in Parkinson's disease will be discussed.


  • Care Models
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological


Oscar Gershanik, MD, Cecilia Peralta, MD

Course Purpose

This MDS Interactive module provides learners with an overview of medication adherence in Parkinson's disease including how to recognize and manage suboptimal medication adherence, methods to measure medication adherence, and patient centered interventions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Define the multidimensional aspects related to medication adherence behaviors in Parkinson's disase.
2. Recognize the prevalence, risk factors, screening strategies and reasons for medication adherence failure.
3. Discuss the available therapies in Parkinson's disease and the best approach/practical tips to implement tailored interventions to improve adherence in Parkinson's disease.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry who have limited to no movement disorder experience.

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.

Oscar Gershanik
: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Cecilia Peralta: Author

Consultant: Europharma

Speaker: Biopas

Rafael Zuzuarregui: Reviewer

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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