The Parkinson's Pandemic - Are We Ready?

Original Live Presentation: April 7, 2022

Webcast Release: xx/xx/xxxx Expiration: xx/xx/xxxx

Activity Purpose/Professional Practice Gap:

According to "Global, regional, and national burden of Parkinson's disease, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016" (Dorsey ER et al., 2018; The Lancet Neurology), Parkinson's disease is currently the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world and is the only neurological condition accelerating above the aging effect. Worldwide, from 1990 to 2016, the number of people with Parkinson’s Disease has doubled, and is expected to continue doubling over the next 20 years to nearly 13 million, creating a global health challenge. Community physicians, advanced practice providers and other health care professionals need to be prepared for an influx of patients with Parkinson’s Disease.


Melani Lomaglio, PT, DPT, MSC, NCS; Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist


This CME activity is for the education of physicians, advanced practice providers and healthcare professionals.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to :

1. Discuss the risk and protective factors that influence the incidence and progression of Parkinson’s disease.

2. Review solutions to the Parkinson’s health challenge including disease prevention strategies and ways to improve the lives of those currently living with Parkinson’s disease.

3. Identify the early signs of Parkinson’s disease and explain why early detection and multi-disciplinary intervention is important for maximizing patient quality of life.


* No Commercial Interest

* Faculty financial interest: Co-owner of STARS Rehabilitation

*CME Committee of Flagler Hospital: No relevant financial disclosures

* No investigational products/products not labeled for use is mentioned within the enduring CME activity.


This information in this educational activity is provided for general education purposes only. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by Flagler Hospital, Inc. and in no event will Flagler Hospital, Inc. be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Directions and How To Obtain Credit:

Technical Requirements: appropriate software to view MP4 video; Adobe reader to access handout. An internet browser (i.e. Microsoft Edge, Chrome, etc.) to complete the post-test and evaluation and various references for additional study.

1. Watch "The Parkinson's Pandemic - Are We Ready?" MP4 video. Reference presentation handout here.

2. Pass the CME activity post-test with 80% or higher and complete CME evaluation.

3. Credit earned will be reported to CE Broker. CME e-certificate available upon request.


Flagler Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Flagler Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.