More Symptom Control: Treating Parkinson's 'Off' Episodes

This is an archived file that took place on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

In this webinar, our expert panelists discuss what causes "off" episodes (when symptoms aren't well controlled), how to manage and treat these fluctuations, and the therapies in development to smooth out these cycles.

Title: More Symptom Control:  Treating Parkinson's "Off" Episodes

Duration: 1 hour

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Date of Original Release: October 18, 2018
Date Credit Expires: October 18, 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what "off" times in Parkinson’s disease are.
  • Explain why "off" times occur.
  • Discuss how patients and doctors manage "off" times.  
  • Summarize what new therapies are in development for treating "off" times.  

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 Credits™. 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.


Bryan Roberts (Moderator)
Member, MJFF Patient Council
Associate Dean of Communications, Ithaca College
Nothing to disclose

Barbara Howard
Retired Associate Dean of Business, Ithaca College
Nothing to disclose

Sarah Horn, MD
Board-certified Neurologist, University of Pennsylvania
Edmond J. Safra Fellow in Movement Disorders
Nothing to disclose

Glenn Batchelder
Biotechnology Entrepreneur
Member, MJFF Board of Directors
Advisory Role: Synedgen consultant
Board Membership: Biotech: XyloCor, Kantum, RESET, Synspira; Non-profit: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Possible Project
Ownership Interests: XyloCor, Kantum, RESET, Synspira


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