Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 365: National randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson disease

Issue: September 12, 2017

Learning Objectives

National randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson disease

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will better understand the results of a randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for patients with Parkinson disease.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Systems-Based Practice


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Andrew Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; and serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Ratliff has received a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. Dr. Dorsey has served on the scientific advisory boards of Shire Pharmaceuticals and Huntington's Disease Society of America; has received travel funding and/or honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association; has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Huntington's Disease, HD Insights, and Digital Biomarkers; has been a consultant for 23andMe, Abbott Nutrition, Abbvie, Amgen, Biogen, Clintrex, GlaxoSmithKline, Grand Rounds, Lundbeck MC10, MedAvante, Medico Legal services, NIH/NINDS Optio, Shire, Sunovion Pharma, Teva, UCB, Voyager Therapeutics, State of Georgia, Mednick Associates, and Putnam Associates; has performed clinical practice, including telemedicine, as a movement disorder neurologist; has received research support from Abbvie, AMC Health, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, BioMarin, GlaxoSmithKline, Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Lundbeck, Medtronic, Prana Biotechnology, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Roche, Teva Pharmaceuticals, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, University of California Irvine, Duke University, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Davis Phinney Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Safra Foundation, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Huntington Study Group, and National Science Foundation; holds Grand Rounds and BlackFlynn stock options; and has received compensation for expert testimony. Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; receives research support from the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Health Resources Services Administration and the NIH; has a provisional patent application titled: “Method, system and computer readable medium for improving treatment times for rapid evaluation of acute stroke via mobile telemedicine;” and gave legal expert review. Dr. Safdieh has served on the scientific advisory board for Upsher Smith; is the Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Today, has received publishing royalties from Elsevier, and has performed consultant work regarding legal proceedings.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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