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 will be 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.  These modules will be rolled out over several months, beginning with three modules covering tremors.   After users have registered for a module, they are able to log in to the site as many times as needed to view all the material.  At the beginning and completion of each module, participants are asked content-related questions to gauge their learning. MDS is accredited by the ACCME to certify 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each module.

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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

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

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
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.

Title Sponsor
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience

Gold Sponsor
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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.

The 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.