What's Going on in Washington?

There's been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. about legislation that could impact access to care and research funding. In this webinar, we discuss these issues and what they mean for the Parkinson's community. We also share resources you can use to help advocate.

This is an archived file of an event that took place on August 17, 2017.

Title: What's Going on in Washington?

Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursday Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

Date of Original Release: August 17, 2017
Date CME Credit No Longer Available: August 17, 2019

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe how public policy impacts patients with Parkinson's disease. 
  2. Discuss how current health care reform debate affects Parkinson's disease patients.
  3. Summarize why federal research investments are critical to gaining better understandings and developing new therapies in Parkinson's disease. 
  4.  Recognize how advocacy can advance patients' needs and priorities in public policy.

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Dave Iverson
Nothing to disclose

Joe Narciso
Person with Parkinson's
Nothing to disclose

Tiffany Kaszuba
Vice President, CRD Associates
Nothing to disclose

Ted Thompson, JD
Senior Vice President, Public Policy
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Nothing to disclose


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