Parkinson's Pain and Fatigue

This is an archived file of a live webcast that took place on July 21, 2016.

In this webinar, we discuss pain and fatigue that are often part of life with Parkinson's disease. Our panelists discuss what we know about why these symptoms arise, how we manage them today and research toward new treatments.

This event is part of the MJFF Third Thursdays Webinar series. Visit for more information and to view past webinars.

Title: Parkinson's Pain and Fatigue

Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

Continuing Medical Education Information
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: July 21, 2016
Date CME Credit No Longer Available: July 21, 2018

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

  1. List the possible etiologies of pain in Parkinson's disease.
  2. Discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for the management of both pain and fatigue accompanying Parkinson's disease.
  3. Describe the symptoms of fatigue in Parkinson's disease, as well as exacerbating and alleviating factors.
  4. Recognize ongoing research efforts into understanding and managing pain and fatigue in Parkinson's disease.

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 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 thiis 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.

Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
Professor of Neurosurgery
Albany Medical Center
Research Grants: Medtronic, NIH, St. Jude, Boston Scientific
Advisory Role: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Jazz
Board Membership and Ownership Interest: Centauri

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD
Philly Dake Chair in Movement Disorders
Associate Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical Center
Advisory Role: Teva, Medtronic

Dave Iverson
No disclosures


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