Update on the Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Learn about modern treatments for Parkinson’s disease — from Levodopa, widely considered the gold standard of care, to more recent interventions — from Bruno V. Gallo, M.D.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Neuropsychologists, Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the recent achievements to further improve symptomatic therapy of motor Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
  • Examine advances in the development and clinical testing of compounds that promise to offer disease modification in already-manifested Parkinson’s disease.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Hauser, R. (2006). Long-term care of Parkinson's disease. Geriatrics, 61(9).
  • Schrag, A., Ben‐Shlomo, Y., Brown, R., David Marsden, C., & Quinn, N. (1998). Young‐onset Parkinson's disease revisited—clinical features, natural history, and mortality. Movement disorders: official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 13(6), 885-894.
  • Stocchi, F., Vacca, L., Ruggieri, S., & Olanow, C. W. (2005). Intermittent vs. continuous levodopa administration in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease: a clinical and pharmacokinetic study. Archives of neurology, 62(6), 905-910.
  • Olanow et al. Neurology. 2001;56(suppl 5):S1-S88.
  • Katzenschlager R, et al. Mov Disord. 2005;20:151-7.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
10/01/2020

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D.
Director of the Parkinson’s and Neuromodulation Center
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Neurologist, Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Miami Neuroscience Symposium Planning Committee

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and that he serves as a consultant to Cyberonics, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, St. Jude Medical, Surgimon LLC and ONS Inc. He has received fellowship and/or research grants from Medtronic International, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline and St. Jude Medical.

Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Sunovion and UCB Pharmaceuticals.

Kevin Abrams, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant and shareholder with Keystone Heart.

Guilherme Dabus, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic, Penumbra and Cerenovus, and on the speakers bureau for Microvention/Terumo, Medtronic and Penumbra. He is a proctor for Medtronic. Dr. Dabus is also a shareholder with Surpass Medical/Stryker, Medina/Medtronic, InNeuro Co and Three Rivers Medical.

Daniel D’Amour, M.D., Felipe De Los Rios, M.D., Karel Fuentes, M.D., Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., Ph.D., Kunal Patel, M.S., Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D., and Jayme Strauss, R.N., MSN, indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

Italo Linfante, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Medtronic, Stryker and Penumbra. He is a stockholder with InNeuro Co.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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