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Chapter 1 – Parkinson's Disease: Early Diagnosis

Robert A. Hauser Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA
Professor of Neurology,
  Molecular Pharmacology
  and Physiology
Department of Neurology
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Contributing Editor
Mark F. Lew Mark F. Lew, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Movement Disorders
Keck/University of Southern California
  School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Activity Goal
The goal of this CME/CE activity is to examine preclinical nonmotor features, disease modification trials, clinical disease progression, MAO-B inhibitors, and current strategies for treating and managing patients with Parkinson's disease.

Target Audience
This CME/CE activity is designed for Parkinson’s disease physician specialists, community neurologists, Parkinson’s disease nurse specialists, and pharmacists.

Learning Objective
Diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD) as early as possible by recognizing motor and premotor symptoms that have been correlated with PD diagnosis and pathogenesis in the current medical literature.


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Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA, has received honoraria from Allergan Neuroscience, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim, Embryon, GE Healthcare, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Impax, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Kyowa Pharmaceutical, Merck Serono international, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Quintiles, Santhera, Schering Plough, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Synosia Therapeutics, Teva Neurosciences, UCB, and Xenoport.

Mark F. Lew, MD, FAAN, has disclosed no significant relationships.

Lauren A. Cerruto (medical writer), has disclosed no significant relationships.

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Release Date: July 8, 2011.

Termination Date: July 7, 2012.

Estimated time for completion of this activity:
CME: 2.00 hours
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