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WPC Scientific Update: Parkinson Pipeline Umbrella
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Continuing Education

The Deanery of Education and Continuing Professional Development of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal is fully accredited by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and from Quebec College of Physicians.

For general practitioner/family medicine physicians, the Deanery of Education and Continuing Professional Development recognizes a maximum of 6 credit hours for the entire program of the “WPC Scientific Update 2014” when viewed LIVE (Category 1 or Section 1) and 6 accredited hours when the full program is viewed via the TAPED version (self-learning program, or Mainpro-M2). 


For specialists, the Deanery recognizes 1 credit per hour of participation for the LIVE talks for a maximum of 6 credit hours, and 0.5 credit hour for participation in the TAPED talks for a maximum of 3 credit hours for the entire program of the “WPC Scientific Update 2014” as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (maximum of 1 credit per live module and 0.5 credit for each taped module). 


For all other participating professionals including Nursing, PTs, OTs, SLPs etc. this program provides a certificate of participation of 6 hours for the “WPC Scientific Update 2014” (maximum of 1 hour per LIVE module and per TAPED module). Participants must claim the number of hours according to their participation.




To claim credit for each of the six modules, participants must view and complete a survey for each module for which they wish to collect credit. Links to each survey will be posted on the webcast viewing page.


All duly registered participants who viewed one to six of the modules will receive an email from the University of Montreal with instructions for confirming their hours and receiving a certificate.

CME will not be offered past October 31, 2014.

NOTE: There IS a difference between LIVE talks (September 30 - October 2, 2014) and TAPED talks (October 3 - 31, 2014). Please note above that the number of credits to collected MAY vary depending on the professional category of the viewer and whether or not the LIVE talk is viewed versus the TAPED talk.

Clearly stated objectives allow prospective participants to select activities that meet their perceived needs. Each session of the program is crafted based on the learning objectives outlined by the Program Committee. These objectives provide the prospective participant with a realistic understanding of the nature/purpose of the activity, as well as, help the program faculty to focus on the content and methodology of their presentation.

At the conclusion of the WPC Scientific Update, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the notion of protein folding and its role in pathological situations;
2. Explain mitochondrial biology and questions surrounding possible mitochondrial defect in PD;
3. Understand and explain recent developments in the field of oral and non-oral drug delivery;
4. Be able to identify three challenges to the treatment pipeline for new Parkinson's medications;
5. Identify and explain two non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's that dopamine treatments have limited ability to alter;
6. Discuss and explain the role of personalized medicine in Parkinson's disease and identify how researchers feel personalized medicine will change the lives of people living with PD.

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