What Do a Dog and Keyboard Have in Common? Screening for Parkinson's

This is an archived file of an event that took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Our expert panelists discuss studies using dog sniffing, keyboard strokes and other tactics to screen for Parkinson's risk. We also talk about what early signs of disease to look for if you feel you're at risk for Parkinson's.

Title: What Do a Dog and Keyboard Have in Common? Screening for Parkinson's

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: October 19, 2017
Date CME Credit No Longer Available: October 19, 2019

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

  1. Describe potential risk factors and early signs of Parkinson's disease. 
  2. Recognize the motor symptoms of Parkinson's that often are present at diagnosis. 
  3. Discuss how biomarkers (objective measures) could aid Parkinson's research and care. 
  4. Identify non-invasive technologies that could serve as potential methods to diagnose and monitor PD.

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

Joel Grace
Person with Parkinson's
Nothing to Disclose

Mark Baron, MD
Director, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Nothing to Disclose

Samantha Hutten, PhD
Senior Associate Director, Research Programs
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Nothing to Disclose


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