CME Webcast Teaches on Emerging Approaches in Parkinson’s Disease

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CME Webcast Teaches on Emerging Approaches in Parkinson’s Disease. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. Yet, there is reason for hope. In recent years, groundbreaking research has propelled us closer to understanding the underlying mechanisms of the condition and developing more effective treatments. From deep brain stimulation to innovative pharmacological interventions, the future of Parkinson’s care is brighter than ever before.

To discuss the new developments in Parkinson’s Disease care, we’ve have invited an expert from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease. We are pleased to introduce Assistant Professor of Neurology Dr. Zachary Jordan. Zach is fellowship trained in movement disorders and specializes in the care of Parkinson’s Disease.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic approach to medical management of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease
  • Recognize motor complications and the strategies that exist to address them

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Dosing
  • Adjuvant Therapies
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Treatment Side Effects
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual.  You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.