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Navigating the Challenges of Clinical Diagnosis and Management of a Movement Disorder

neuroscienceCME Medical Simulation

Premiere Date: Monday, July 21, 2014

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Nurses (CNE)
  3. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Cynthia L. Comella, MD, FAANCynthia L. Comella, MD, FAAN 
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Statement of Need

How will you evaluate and treat a 50-year-old woman with non-specific complaints of depression, shoulder pain, slight tremor, and stiffness?

The neuroscienceCME clinical simulation platform offers a challenging learning environment where your choices determine your path and the patient’s outcomes, and you can track your progress through the differential diagnosis, guideline-based assessment, and measurement-based treatment in a patient with a movement disorder. An expert faculty mentor provides content-specific commentary on your choices and helps guide you to the correct diagnosis and optimal treatment plan. Learning objectives and content on evidence-based, best practices for the correct diagnosis and treatment will be shared throughout the clinical simulation.

Activity Goal

To implement evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for patients with the diagnosed clinical condition in this medical simulation that align with current evidence and expert specialty society guideline recommendations for managing core and other symptoms of the condition.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct a focused history, physical exam, and work-up to evaluate a 50-year-old woman with non-specific complaints of depression, shoulder pain, slight tremor, and stiffness.
  • Develop a treatment plan that is based on the working diagnosis and the patient's comorbid conditions found during assessment and evaluation.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from UCB, Inc.

Target Audience

Neurologists, psychiatrists, internists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals, including pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, who have an interest in movement disorders.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.0 contact hours

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-14-006-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity Type: application-based

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Comella has disclosed that she has received research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She serves as a consultant for Medtronic, Inc and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has nothing to disclose.

Ruth Cody, BSN, RN-BC (peer reviewer) has nothing to disclose.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: Nothing to disclose.

Joy Bartnett Leffler, MLA, NASW, CSE (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Catherine F. Murray (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Robert Kennedy (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

CME Outfitters, LLC, the faculty, and UCB, Inc. do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).


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