Musings on Disease Modification for Parkinson's Disease

Anthony Lang, OC, MD, FRCPC
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Webinar Topic: Musings on Disease Modification for Parkinson's Disease
Webinar Description: This lecture will summarize the reasons for believing that "one drug will not fit all" for disease modification in Parkinson's disease and will highlight the related hypothesis that initial involvement of the substantia nigra (e.g., Braak Stage 3) may trigger an accelerated process driven by factors unique to dopaminergic neurons independent of the status of alpha synuclein aggregation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the various types of heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease
  2. Recognize the need to consider combinations of disease modifying therapies (i.e. cocktails)
  3. Consider the possibility that the initial involvement of dopaminergic neurons in PD may trigger an accelerated process that may proceed independent of ongoing spread and toxicity of alpha synuclein

Target Audience: Clinical and basic neuroscientists interested in disease modification in Parkinson’s disease.

This lecture will be made available for on-demand viewing starting on December 2, 2020.

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 activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attend to receive continuing medical education credit. Your chosen session(s) must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available.

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Disclosure of Financial Relationships:
All individuals in control of content for this webinar are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME. Disclosure information is available here.

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