SPARK: A CME Course on Lewy Body Dementia 2021 - LIVESTREAM

January 30, 2021

January 30, 2021 - LIVESTREAM - 9:30 am CST

Course Directors: Bradley F. Boeve, M.D.,  Angela M. Lunde, M.A.

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain disease involving two related clinical disorders: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD). DLB is the second most common form of degenerative dementia in the elderly next to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

This half day virtual CME course is intended to educate health care providers on detection, diagnosis, treatment and care management of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and to educate healthcare providers on best practices around diagnosis disclosure and become familiar with important referrals that help patients and families address the daily difficulties associated with LBD.

Course highlights include:

  • A combination of interactive and immersive learning through lectures, film experience, and panel discussions
  • Comments from Susan Schneider Williams
  • Presentations and panel discussions featuring Mayo geriatrics experts
  • An overview of resources from the Lewy Body Dementia Association
Registration Fee
M.D., D.O., Ph.D.$100
Allied Health, NP, PA, RN, Retirees, Social Workers, Students$75


This course will be available as an online course in February, 2021. If you wish to be notified when the ONLINE course is available, click here

Target Audience

This course is targeted to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and physical therapist. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in family medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine, lifestyle and mind-body medicine, medical genetics and genomics, palliative Medicine, physical medicine & rehab, preventative medicine, psychiatry and neurology, psychology and mental health.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the neuropathology underlying DLB and how the distribution of pathology correlates with symptom presentation
  • Define diagnostic criteria of LBD
  • Describe specific reasons why a timely diagnosis is valuable to person with LBD and their families
  • Outline the principles of LBD care and medical management
  • Become familiar with LBD resources to recommend and refer families to including local LBD programs and the LBDA
  • Outline ‘best practices’ when a disclosing a diagnosis

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Lewy Body Dementia Association
This activity is planned in association with
Lewy Body Dementia Association.    


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 ANCC
  • 3.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/30/2021 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
01/30/2021 - 1:30pm

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Internet Live Activity
Rochester, MN
United States

Course Directors
Bradley F. Boeve, M.D.
Ms. Angela M. Lunde, M.A.

Guest Faculty
Mr. Todd C. Graham, Lewy Body Dementia Association
Ms. Susan Schneider Williams

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D.
Mr. Joshua W. Ohde
Rodolfo Savica, M.D., Ph.D.
Ericka E. Tung, M.D., M.P.H.

Planning Committee Members
Leah K. Forsberg, Ph.D., M.S., Mayo Clinic
Ms. Miriam Giles, Lewy Body Dementia Association
Jodi L. Melius, R.N., Mayo Clinic
Ms. AngelaTaylor, Lewy Body Dementia Association

Accreditation Statement:

 In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 3.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

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Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 ANCC
  • 3.50 Attendance
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