Welcome to Coffee Break CME

No time for CME?  No problem!  Coffee Break CME is the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's first online CME program specially designed for the busy clinician. 

For physicians who care for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and movement disorders patients, continuing education is critical to providing the best care possible. This program is designed to provide this information in a modular format where each module is focused on a single topic that can be completed in a short period of time and provide the clinician with updated information that is relevant to their practice. Both standard approaches and new advances are highlighted.

Each module is broken into sub-topics that are discussed in a short article and demonstrated in 1-5 case study videos.  The scope of this project includes modules on: parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, chorea, restless legs syndrome, and other topics as identified. 

After you have registered for a module, you may log in to the site as many times as needed to view all the material.  At the beginning and completion of each module, you will be asked content-related questions to gauge your learning. Click Here for System Requirements

Program Directors

Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, Canada

Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research (FLENI)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Disclosures of Program Directors

Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC
Consultant:  Biovail, Merz, Novartis (DMC), Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Grants/Research Support:  Teva, Solvay Phramaceuticals, National Institutes of Health, Impax, Neurogen, Medivation
Honoraria:  Teva, Prestwick
Other: Editorial Board member, Movement Disorders Journal

Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Chair: 19th International Congress Blue Ribbon Highlights (2015)
Consultant: Medtronic US
Grant/Research Support: GSK, Allergan
Honoraria: Ache Brazil, Lundbeck, Boeheringer
Intellectual Property Rights: Nothing to disclose
Ownership: Nothing to disclose
Royalty: Springer Verlag, Random House, Cambridge University Press, Demos
Other: Nothing to disclose

Recommended Audience

This program is recommended for neurologists, primary care physicians with an interest in movement disorders, neurology residents and movement disorder fellows.

Registration Rates

MDS Members: Free
Non-Members: $50 USD per module

Provider Contact Information
A passing score (75% or higher) must be obtained on the Coffee Break CME quiz in order to get 2.0 CME credits. If you have any questions about Coffee Break CME or how to acquire CME credit, please e-mail education@movementdisorders.org or phone +1 (414) 276-2145.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience and an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.


Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) will collect and store information you provide in this Internet educational activity for the purposes of enabling us to register your participation in the activity, to assist with administrative and planning purposes, for future planning and development of educational offerings and to allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to MDS.

The information that you provide in this Internet educational activity including without limitation any feedback obtained during the activity, will be used by MDS to offer, provide and continue to improve MDS educational offerings and other services.

MDS will not otherwise, without your consent, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose unless it would reasonably be expected that such a purpose is related to the offer, provision and improvement of MDS or where such purpose is permitted or required by law.

MDS will document that it owns the copyright for, or has received permissions for use of, or is otherwise permitted to use copyrighted materials within a CME activity on the Internet.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physiciansThe International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates each module in this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Relationship Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all MDS-sponsored educational activities. All planning committee and faculty members participating in any MDS-sponsored activity are required to disclose to MDS and the activity audience all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This disclosure will be provided to all participants prior to the beginning of the Continuing Medical Activity (CME) activity. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified and resolved prior to the activity, so that there is no commercial bias present in the presentation.

Learning Objectives   

1. List common movement disorders categories
2. List differential diagnoses for each movement disorders category (tremor, parkinsonism, etc)
3. Describe and/or be able to demonstrate physical examination maneuvers to establish the diagnosis
4. List established and emerging treatments for common movement disorders
5. List side effects of treatments and be able to fully inform your patients regarding expected benefits and possible complications of therapy