109398 - Inaugural David Marsden Memorial Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Symposium

  • : Online

This activity features presentations of an annual event in honor of esteemed neurologist David Marsden, aimed at enhancing education in the movement disorders sphere. This year we are celebrating the 200 year anniversary of Parkinson Disease’s with a comprehensive set of lectures from leading movement disorders experts from Australia and overseas covering the evolution of and modern day understanding, diagnosis and management of the disease.

Relevance to General Practice

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can be hard to diagnose. In an Australian general practice of 1700 patients it is estimated that on average practices will have four patients with PD and a new case of PD every four years (Rodrigues, 2017). This combined with vague, slow progressive signs and symptoms ‘make it one of the masquerades of general practice’ (Rodrigues, 2017). Early diagnosis of PD is essential because if left untreated it can produce severe disability in ten to fifteen years (Rodrigues, 2017). This is supported by Australian Parkinson’s Disease GP Guidelines that state that GPs are ideally placed to coordinate lifetime holistic care in those diagnosed with PD (Rodrigues, 2017). 

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the clinical evolution of Parkinson’s disease
  • Explain how to recognise atypical parkinsonism
  • Summarise early and advanced treatment options
  • Identify non-clinical disease measurement tools
  • Articulate the role of allied health in the management of Parkinson’s Disease and be able to refer appropriately
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    Online Learning
    109398 - Inaugural David Marsden Memorial Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Symposium
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    3 hours
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    3 hours
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