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Delegates at the 4th World Parkinson Congress who requested CME, and paid the $30 fee during the registration process, will receive their CME certificate on November 9. It will be emailed directly from the OHSU office of Continuing Education. 

If you missed the chance to pay for the CME certificate, and you would still like to earn credits, you may still do so by emailing to pay the $30 processing fee. After payment is made, OHSU will be notified and they will process your certificate. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and World Parkinson Coalition Inc.  OHSU is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CPD, designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OHSU also recognizes 30.25 hours of accredited training for the program of the 4th World Parkinson Congress. For all other participating professionals (PTs, OTs, SLPs etc.) this program provides a certificate of participation of 30.25 hours for the 4th World Parkinson Congress. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OHSU CME is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

MDs & DOs:  In Oregon physicians must earn 60 hours of CME over the course of two years (OAR 847-008-0070) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or equivalent.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education).  For the purposes of relicensure the Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations (in this case: OHSU, Division of CME) accredited by the ACCME. (OAR 851-050-0142).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

Certified Nurse Midwife: The American College of Nurse Midwives has granted reciprocity status for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by providers accredited by the ACCME and relevant to midwifery. 

Licensed Social Workers:  The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers accepts  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for continuing education requirements.

Many other disciplines such as researchers, PharmD’s, occupational therapists, physical therapists and anes-techs request credit memos for re-licensure or recertification if applicable.  Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.

At this time, the WPC is unable to offer CME credit for clinical psychologists or psychologists.

Target Audience 
The target audience of the 4th World Parkinson Congress included medical doctors, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, students, care partners and people with Parkinson's. Delegates should have an interest in current research on Parkinson's, new care models and treatments for Parkinson's and want to understand best care practices of Parkinson's disease.

Overall Learning Objectives 
The overall Congress objective is to provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease (PD). By bringing physicians, neuroscientists, broad range of other health professionals, care partners, and people with Parkinson’s (PwPs) together, we hope to expedite the discovery of a cure, cultivate better treatment practices for those living with PD, and to show the health professionals in attendance that they can learn more about Parkinson's disease by cross-pollinating with experts outside of their daily world. 


Specific Learning Objectives 
As a result of participating in this Congress, the attendee should be better able to: 

1. provide a forum for the presentation of high quality, original basic and clinical scientific research as well as research into better care models, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

    a.    Brain circuits in Parkinson’s disease and DBS

    b.    development of new treatments founded on the basic science of Parkinson’s

    c.     living well with PD

    d.    cognition and PD

    e.    new diagnostic therapeutic technologies

    f.      impulse control disorders

    g.     research advocacy

    h.    non-motor manifestations of Parkinson’s

    i.      dopaminergic systems in PD

    j.      nutrition & PD

    k.     freezing and falls in Parkinson’s

    l.      sex and PD

    m.   the forgotten non-motor symptoms of PD

    n.    cell and gene based strategies for Parkinson’s disease

    o.    drug delivery methods

    p.    antibodies and therapies

    q.    Biomarkers and Parkinson’s

    r.      Iron in PD

2. To stimulate collaborations and foster close interactions between junior and senior investigators, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows interested in Parkinson’s disease and to allow them a forum to highlight their discoveries.

3. To allow for interaction between basic scientists and people with Parkinson’s (PwPs), putting a face on the disease for researchers and allowing PwPs to see the progress being made on their behalf.

4. To provide an educational program appropriate for all those interested in Parkinson’s disease.

5. To better understand the impact of PD on disability and quality of life.

6. To share care delivery models around the world to better understand what works and what direction the health community should be heading in order to deliver better care

7. To increase understanding of multidisciplinary care and the direction this type of care is taking during the next ten to twenty years.

8. For the WPC legacy to impact Portland and Oregon with a renewed sense of urgency to better understand Parkinson’s disease, decrease the stigma associated with it and generate dialogue about a disease that is escalating with the expanding senior populations around the world.

9. To create a better networked and more energized global Parkinson’s community



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