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Advancements in the Prevention and Management of Stroke

Course Information

Therapautic Area: Cardiology, Neurology
Format(s): Webcast
Credit(s): 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 1.0 CNE contact hour
Activity Dates: July 2nd, 2018 - September 14th, 2019


Program Overview

This CME/CNE webcast will highlight recent advancements in the prevention and management of stroke. The expert faculty will discuss best practices for assessing risk as well as the modifiable risk factors of stroke. Recent clinical trial data, including that of combination therapy, will be analyzed, as well as strategies for managing the comorbidities that commonly accompany stroke. Best practices for creating an optimal stroke care team, as outlined by the National Stroke Association, will be reviewed along with models for treatment decision making and implementation. At the conclusion of this discussion-based activity, learners will gain better insight into techniques for optimally treating and managing patients with stroke utilizing a comprehensive, interprofessional approach to care.

Target Audience

Emergency department physicians, neurologists, cardiologists, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in patient care for prevention and treatment of stroke

Learning Objectives

1. Identify timely assessment strategies to provide the most effective care for patients with stroke
2. Incorporate risk stratification tools into routine clinical practice
3. Explain the latest developments in clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of stroke, including ischemic large hemispheric infarction and stroke-related degeneration
4. Utilize the health care team and shared decision making to achieve improved patient outcomes


Pollack Head ShotCharles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD (Course Chair)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Bell Head ShotRodney D. Bell, MD
Lynne and Harold Honickman Professor of Neurology
Sidney Kimmel Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology for Hospital Affairs
President of the Medical Staff
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Fanikos Head ShotJohn Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Executive Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Clinical Professor
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Boston, Massachusetts




Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Boehringer Ingelheim; CSL Behring; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Pfizer Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rodney D. Bell, MD Nothing to disclose.
John Fanikos, RPh, MBA  Consultant/Advisor: Boehringer Ingelheim; Genentech, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Planners, Managers, Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statements

AcademicCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AcademicCME is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 CNE contact hour.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by independent educational grants from Biogen and the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

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. AcademicCME, Biogen and the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
3. Read or Review the activity content.
4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
5. Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
7. Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8. 60 minutes of participation = 1 CNE contact hour

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