This meeting is being held to celebrate 200 years of progress in understanding the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the cause of the illness, and its treatment and progress toward a cure.
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The ' International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society' (or) ' James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817.
A celebration of 200 years of progress' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.
The contemporary reception of by clinicians at the height of their careers, including John Elliotson in 1830 and Marshall Hall in 1838.
Later in the century it proved influential on international clinical authorities developing the field of clinical neurology, including Moritz Romberg, Armand Trousseau, Jean-Martin Charcot, Edmé Vulpian and William Gowers.Parkinson’s biographer wrote of this London physician: "English born, English bred, forgotten by the English and the world at large, such was the fate of James Parkinson." This meeting is being held to correct that fate by the English – organizing a meeting in London to celebrate the contribution Parkinson made to the global illness that now carries his name.This course is directed toward neurologists, geriatricians, neurology fellows and students, and to specialist nurses.The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).The ' James Parkinson – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy 1817.Parkinson incorporated medical observation with a clear focus on patient experience and subjectivity in a deeply affecting narrative, fusing clinical and urban case-descriptions within the genre of a sentimental natural history.His detailed, diagnostic portrayal of the malady recast earlier descriptions of trembling, posture and gait disorder within a new narrative order, simultaneously recruiting reader involvement to the plight of sufferers.It looks afresh at the work’s structure and content, locating the writing in the context of the culture of the day and in its affinities with eighteenth-century urban observation and the sentimental literature of Parkinson’s time.’s clinical phenomenology goes beyond the language of the ocular to include subjective perspectives on the effects of the condition, and on the way Parkinson characterized the natural history of the malady. Leonard’s Church Shoreditch, Parkinson’s place of retirement in 1817, and St Luke’s Mental Asylum. Chapter 3, “SHAKING PALSY DISTINGUISHED FROM OTHER DISEASES FROM WHICH IT MAY BE CONFOUNDED,” sought to differentiate the malady from similar conditions and to establish the Shaking Palsy as a “species of disease.” In the fourth chapter, “PROXIMATE CAUSE—REMOTE CAUSES—ILLUSTRATIVE CASES,” he outlined possible causes of the condition, referring to a number of cases including several from his own practice.The historian Roy Porter considered Parkinson a man “with impeccably enlightened credentials,” a doctor with a highly developed empiricist bent, committed to observation and recording of the human and natural worlds, and faithful to social and political ideals including widening of the franchise and improvements in the material conditions of the majority of people. Finally, in chapter 5, “CONSIDERATIONS RESPECTING THE MEANS OF CURE,” Parkinson outlined two stages of the affliction and suggested that in the earlier stage the condition might be curable with local treatments.A celebration of 200 years of progress' is designated for a maximum of 11 hours of European external CME credits.Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.