Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Instructor: Santiago D. Toledo, MD, Attending Physician, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

Description:  This webinar will engage the audience to review the current diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease. The most common medication therapy, new treatments, practice parameters and strategies in geriatric neurology management of PD will be presented and discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Review the syndrome of idiopathic PD, its epidemiology and etiology
  • Describe the physical symptoms and to list non-motor symptoms and cognitive changes in PD
  • Outline medical treatment with the most common medications and new treatments in advanced PD
  • Illustrate PD-specific non-motor issues and define management strategies 
  • Define concept of neuroprotective therapy in PD

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits


    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education including 0.17 pharmacology contact hours.

    In order to receive contact hours for the live event, nurses must attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation.  For the on-demand self-study they must also complete a post-test with a minimum passing score. Contact hours will be available until 6/30/2023.

    Speech-Language Pathology:


    This course is offered for  0.1 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, Professional area).

    Physical Therapy: 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.  AOTA CLASSIFICATION CODE: OT Process


    Financial – Receives a salary for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


    Online Learning Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists Nurses