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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019

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Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

With the expected increase in PD as the population ages, knowledge of PD management will allow pharmacists to better optimize care. In recent years, advances in the basic and clinical sciences has yielded substantive new information which are relevant for the management of Parkinson disease. Management of Parkinson’s disease is becoming more complex. New information is available on biomarkers, motor and nonmotor symptoms, medications, management guidelines, and results of long-term studies for disease modification. Additionally, there is a need for continuing education on clinical aspects of PD that utilizes video aids to enhance learning.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Jack Chen, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP, FCCP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the current hypotheses on the pathology and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
  2. Describe the role and use of biomarkers in the screening and diagnosis of PD.
  3. Explain the efficacy and safety of new symptomatic drug therapies for the treatment of PD.
  4. Describe the results of recently completed trials for disease modification in PD.
  5. Discuss new developments in the management of non-motor symptoms of PD.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-021-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-021-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).