Subject: New Pediatric Movement Disorders CME Activity from WE MOVE
WE MOVE is pleased to announce the launch of a new continuing medical education activity:
Pediatric Movement Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and Management. A Focus on Cerebral Palsy
This educational activity features up-to-date, practical information and video footage about movement disorders including ataxia, bradykinesia, chorea and choreoathetosis, clonus, dystonia, myoclonus, restless legs syndrome, rigidity, spasticity, tics and tremor.
Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD, a medical reviewer of this CME activity and pediatric physiatrist states, “Babies and children depend on movement to learn, develop and grow. Therefore, early identification of movement disorders or suspected delays is critical. Interventions should be appropriately selected to maximize the child’s potential in all areas of development and function.”
Specific learning objectives for this self-directed educational activity include:
• Describe and differentiate among the various types of abnormal movements in childhood movement disorders
• Discuss aspects of evaluation that increase the chances of revealing and identifying a movement disorder
• Explain how child development may be affected by the presence of movement disorders
• Discuss treatment options for cerebral palsy in terms of risks and benefits
Credit Designation: WE MOVE designates this online educational activity (enduring material) for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
To access this or any other online WE MOVE CME activity, visit the Movement Disorder Virtual University at www.mdvu.org
Medical reviewers for this CME activity include these key opinion leaders from pediatric physiatry and child neurology:
• Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD: Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, Illinois.
• Alexander H Hoon, MD, MPH: Director, Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, Maryland.
• Barry Russman, MD: Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University; Portland, Oregon.
• Ann Tilton, MD: Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since 1991, WE MOVE, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing high quality educational materials and resources to the movement disorder community of health care professionals, patients and their families, and the public.
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), WE MOVE provides activities free-of-charge to physicians, including residents. WE MOVE’s CME Program is designed to assist clinicians in self-assessment of knowledge, skills and performance and ultimately to improve patient health outcomes.
Now, pediatricians and other clinicians who diagnose and manage children and young adults with movement disorders can access this new online CME activity, “Pediatric Movement Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and Management,” in WE MOVE’s Movement Disorder Virtual University at www.mdvu.org/classrooms/cme/
Clinicians are encouraged to take advantage of other resources in the Movement Disorder University including rating scales and data forms; teaching slide sets; research news reports; fact sheets for patients and families; and community news and resources.
Accreditation Statement and CME Information: WE MOVE is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians. This continuing medical education (CME) activity was planned and produced in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
ACGME Outcomes: This online CME activity also addresses these ACGME Outcomes: medical knowledge and patient care.
Funding Statement: WE MOVE gratefully acknowledges an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan, Inc., through which we are able to produce this activity and provide CME credit to physicians.
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