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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Urinary Dysfunction in Movement Disorders: A Practical Interdisciplinary Approach

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

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The first part of the Urinary Dysfunction in Movement Disorders: A Practical Interdisciplinary Approach module presents an overview of neural control of micturition, highlighting the structures involved in the storage and voiding phases of bladder. The second part highlights the different symptoms presented by patients with MD and NLUTD, classifying them according to the anatomy of the central nervous system dysfunction. The third part discusses practical principles of diagnosis and management of NLUTD in patients with MD.


  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Therapies-Other


Alessandra Fanciulli, MD, PhD

Course Purpose

This MDS Interactive module provides learners with an overview of urinary dysfuction in movement disorders including anatomical information, symptoms, diagnosis, and management.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Provide an overview of neural control of micturition.
2. Recognize the clinical features of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) in movement disorders (MD).
3. Discuss practical diagnostic approach and principles of management of NLUTD in patients with MD.

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


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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This module will take approximately one (1) hour to complete. Upon watching the lecture, participants are required to complete the module evaluation. 

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.


Participants of this educational program will have the opportunity to claim their CME credits upon completion of the evaluation at the conclusion of the module. Please take time to complete the online evaluations as your input and comments are essential in planning future educational programs. The CME certificate is available immediately following the completion of the module.

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.

Alessandra Fanciulli: Author

Speaker: AbbVie, Theravance

Amit Batla: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Petra Schwingenschuh: 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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