Parkinson’s Disease: Optimizing Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies

Cost: Free

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This free online CME activity provides insights into Parkinson’s disease (PD) and will help improve treatment amongst patients suffering from the disease.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • PD Epidemiology
  • PD Clinical features, presentation (motor symptoms), pathophysiology, risk factors (e.g., Gaucher’s disease, differential diagnosis and disease progression
  • PD Patient Cases
  • Treatment of PD


After completing this course, you will better be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of PD and outline current and evolving diagnostic criteria
  • Describe the challenges associated with the diagnosis of PD
  • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of PD and its complications and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
  • List emerging pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of PD
  • Describe the impact of medication adherence on patient outcomes and formulate strategies to improve adherence in patients with PD


Target Audience: Neurologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in neurology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with PD.

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