About this Course

Provided by Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance

Release date: Monday, October 9th, 2023

Expiration date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2025

 Target Audience

This course is for movement disorder specialists, neurologists, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with a movement or related disorder.  

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Recognize the sexual health related issues PD patients may experience
  • Identify biases/beliefs regarding sexual functioning in PD patients
  • Employ routine sexual health and sexual dysfunction screening for PD patients
  • Analyze the pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction and how it is related to PD
  • Detect modifiable factors that maybe be affecting healthy sexual function in PD patients
  • Treat sexual dysfunction appropriately in patients with PD


Alexis Santangelo, AGNP-C
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Movement Disorders Center

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies.  PMD Alliance is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

Faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME activity:

  • Alexis Santangelo, AGNP-C 
    • Speakers’ bureau for: AbbVie
    • Consultant/advisory board member for: Kyowa Kirin

Planners reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME activity:

  • Clarisse Goas, NP
    • No disclosures to report
  • Jason Rivera, MPH
    • No disclosures to report

PMD Alliance has received non-CME educational funding and support from ineligible companies.  This support is not tied to continuing medical education.  These relationships have been mitigated and do not influence CME content.  

All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PMD Alliance CME Program standard operating procedures. 

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by PMD Alliance.  PMD Alliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

PMD Alliance designates this course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Computer System Requirements

A smartphone, tablet, or computer with access to the internet.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical education grants from Abbott, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, GE HealthCare, and Neurocrine Biosciences

Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CME certificate, please follow the directions provided at the conclusion of the course.  

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PMD Alliance at [email protected]


Alexis Santangelo, AGNP-C

Advanced Practice Provider in Movement Disorders

Alexis Santangelo, AGNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner who obtained her BSN and MSN from The University of Akron. She has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and neurology since 2017. She worked for 4 years at UT Health San Antonio seeing movement disorder patients in clinic and in a research setting. She is currently working at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Movement Disorders Center. She is skilled in procedures that include deep brain stimulation, baclofen pumps and injections.

Course curriculum

    1. Educational Objectives

    2. Credit Designation

    1. Pre-Test

    1. Sex & Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease

    1. Interview with Kimberly Fuller, Ph.D., LISW-S, CST at Cleveland Sex and Intimacy Counseling

    1. Post-Test

    1. Please complete the following evaluation questions to receive your certificate.

About this course

  • Free
  • 7 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content