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How Patients Can Partner to Speed Cures

April 19, 2018

No amount of money replaces research volunteers in speeding a cure for Parkinson's disease. Learn more about how people with PD and their loved ones can participate -- in-person or online -- in studies toward treatment breakthroughs.

Webinar Details


Thursday, April 19, 2018


1 hr


12:00 pm ET

  • 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: April 19, 2018
    Date Credit Expires: April 19, 2020

    Learning Objectives
    • Explain why study volunteers and diverse study populations are critical in advancing research. 
    • List different ways to participate in research. 
    • Describe how technology is allowing new research avenues. 
    • Summarize the importance of genetic research in Parkinson’s disease.
    • Discuss potential benefits and risks of research participation. 
    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 live 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.


    Karen Jaffe, MD
    MJFF Patient Council
    Nothing to disclose

    Glenn Leppo
    Person with Parkinson's
    Nothing to disclose

    Marissa Dean, MD
    Instructor-Fellow, Division of Movement Disorders
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Nothing to disclose

    Catherine Kopil, PhD
    Director, Research Partnerships
    The Michael J. Fox Foundation
    Nothing to disclose

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