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Brooklyn Center, MN
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr.
Brooklyn Center, MN
Tack Room A

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:20 AM – 12:20 PM: Interactive CPE Activity

Affecting over 1 million people in the United States, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is usually diagnosed in patients over 50 years of age and renders the majority of patients disabled 10 to 15 years after disease onset. The cardinal manifestations resulting from disease progression ultimately leave patients entombed within their own bodies, often necessitating complex treatment regimens, frequent hospitalization, and oftentimes institutionalization. Because substantial neuronal damage has already occurred by the time patients are accurately diagnosed, timely recognition of symptoms and referral to a neurologist are critical. Early diagnosis is particularly important since disease-modifying therapies provide greater benefit to patients with early versus advanced-stage PD. Managed care and community pharmacists play an integral role in managing patients with PD by simplifying complex drug regimens, providing valuable information for both clinicians and patients throughout therapy, managing adverse events and drug interactions, and recognizing therapy-related problems early on in treatment. This live activity is designed to provide community and managed care pharmacists with the most up-to-date information on identification and management strategies for patients with PD to enhance patient care.

8:00 – 8:20 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:20 – 8:35 AM Activity Overview and Goals
8:35 – 9:40 AM Parkinson’s: The Disease
9:40 – 9:55 AM Question & Answer Session
9:55 – 10:10 AM Break
10:10 – 11:20 AM Evidence, Cases, and Debate:
Breakout Sessions and Guided Discussions
11:20 – 11:35 AM Break
11:35 – 12:20 PM Concluding Remarks/Question & Answer Session

This educational activity will provide community and managed care pharmacists education about the evolving strategies in treating and managing patients with PD, as well as the management of complex dosing regimens and associated adverse events and drug interactions.

This activity is designed for community and managed care pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CPE activity. Upon the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • RECOGNIZE signs and/or symptoms of early-stage PD.
  • COMPARE strategies used for the management of early-stage PD.
  • DISCUSS dose titration strategies used to maximize efficacy and tolerability in early-stage PD and throughout the continuum of the disease.
  • EMPLOY approaches to improve medication adherence in the PD patient.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to provide continuing education for pharmacists.


acpe logoThe University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of this knowledge-based program will provide a statement for 3.5 live contact hours credit (.35 CEUs). Successful completion includes attending the session, signing the attendance sheet, and completion of the educational activity evaluation form. A statement of CE credit will be mailed within 4 weeks following successful completion of the educational activity. ACPE Program Number: 0064-0000-13-209-L01-P.

Your CE credits will also be submitted electronically to the NABP. Pharmacists or pharmacy technicians with questions regarding their NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor should refer to the FAQ section on the NABP website ( or contact NABP Customer Service: or telephone 847-391-4406.

NABP e-PROFILE ID NUMBER: To receive credit for your participation in this course, all pharmacists must include their NABP e-Profile ID number, along with their date and month of birth on the last page of the evaluation form.

Steering Committee
Glen Farr, PharmD (Course Director)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean
University of Tennessee
College of Pharmacy
Knoxville, TN

Michele A. Faulkner, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Practice and Neurology
Creighton University Schools of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Medicine
Omaha, NE

Michael W. Jann, PharmD, FCP, FCCP, BCPP
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacotherapy
University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, TX

Sheldon J. Rich, RPh, PhD
President, SJR Associates, LLC
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Local Facilitator
Thomas E. Lackner, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Director of Pharmacy Services
Univita Health
Eden Prairie, MN

It is the policy of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the course materials.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of an activity sponsored or cosponsored by The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing at The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level review.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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