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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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The 19th International Congress Continuing Medical Education

June 14-18, 2015
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA, USA

Continuing Medical Education Information


Purpose

The purpose of the MDS International Congress is to share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of Movement Disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline.

Learning Objectives

Through state-of-the-art lectures, hot topic reviews, controversy debates, Teaching Courses, Skills Workshops and Video Sessions, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and neurobiology of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
  2. Discuss the diagnostic approaches and tools available for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
  3. Discuss the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Accreditation Statements

ACCME

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EACCME

Mutual recognition agreement with the American Medical Association (AMA)

The UEMS-EACCME® and the AMA recognize each other’s CME credits since 2000.

In 2002 the UEMS-EACCME® and the AMA signed an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credits between Europe and the USA whereby European physicians attending an event in the USA have their credits recognised in Europe and American physicians attending an event in Europe have their credits recognised in the USA.

E-learning activities need to be certified for credit by the process in place where the CME provider is based, i.e. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for U.S. ACCME providers and ECMEC credit for organizations in countries that are represented by the UEMS.

The issue of territoriality is very important; both organizations are fully responsible for the activities taking place or organized in their remit. The UEMS-EACCME® is the central body for accrediting events in Europe and the AMA is the central body for accrediting events in the USA.

Following the agreement on the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-EACCME®:

European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events:

  • worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME® procedure.
  • worldwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

And completing e-learning programs:

  • from providers from all over the world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME® procedure.
  • from accredited providers from the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Target Audience

The target audience of the 19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders includes clinicians, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical students and other healthcare professionals with an interest in the current research and approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.

Faculty Financial Disclosure Information

It is the policy of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in any MDS sponsored activities are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. 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 openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's outside interest may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Faculty financial disclosure information will be provided to participants onsite in San Diego, CA.

Claiming CME Credit

To claim your CME Credits or Certificates of Attendance, please follow the link below to fill out the Online Self-Report Form and print your CME Certificate or Certificate of Attendance from your computer.  If you want EACCME credit, you will need your ACCME certificate.You will need to contact the EACCME website to determine next steps for conversion to EACCME credits.  (www.uems.eu)


If you have any questions or need help claiming credit, please contact the MDS International Secretariat at education@movementdisorders.org.