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On Demand Series

Remote Management of Device Aided Medical Therapies in Patients with Movement Disorders

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:May 22, 2020

Experienced / IntermediateExpert / AdvancedOn Demand Series

Program Description

The Remote Management of Device Aided Therapies in Patients with Movement Disorders webinar will address how to program remote management of DBS device, using the patient’s remote control, assess and manage patients with Infusion Therapies using a telemedicine platform, and deal with DBS and infusion therapies troubleshooting remotely.

Device aided therapies (Deep Brain Stimulation and infusion therapies) are extensively used worldwide to treat patients with severe symptoms due to Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and Epilepsy. Development of Telemedicine platforms and possibility of delivering remote programming make these treatments suitable for remote management of clinical effects and troubleshooting. A recent study published in Movement Disorders Journal by Dr. Fasano’s group (Jitkritsadakul et al, Tele-health for patients with deep brain stimulation: The experience of the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Mov Disord, 2018) addresses this topic related to Deep Brain Stimulation. The recent COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to deliver structured Telemedicine Programs which could be carried on after the end of the pandemic to assist patients: 1) who needs to travel for long distances to reach the hospital; 2) who are unable to come to the hospital due to disease progression; 3) who experience sudden lack of benefit of those therapies and need to have immediate assistance.


Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD ; Maurizio Zibetti, MD, PhD ; Regina Katzenschlager, MD ; Francesca Morgante, MD, PhD

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the remote management of device aided therapies in patients with movement disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Assess remotely a patient with Tremor, Dystonia, Parkinson’s disease who carries a DBS device
2. Assess remotely an advanced Parkinson’s disease patient who carries an infusion therapy
3. Demonstrate programing remotely a DBS device
4. Demonstrate managing remotely an infusion therapy system
5. Explain remote DBS and infusion therapy troubleshooting

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for movement disorders neurologists, specialist nurses, and young movement disorders members.

Accreditation Credit

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

The course must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit 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.

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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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