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Title: Animated Stroke Patient: An Animated Patient’s Guide to Stroke
Release date: July 30, 2015
Expiration date: July 30, 2016

Jointly provided by Prime Medic Inc., Horizon CME, and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Technical Requirements
Animated Stroke Patient is an internet-based educational program available on Mac and PC. Click here to view Technical Requirements

This activity is supported by an educational grants from:
Boehringer Ingelheim
Daiichi Sankyo

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of patients and caregivers affected by stroke.

Learning Objectives

  1. To enhance communications between stroke patients and their caregivers by increasing understanding of the complexities of their disease, its risk, its symptoms, therapeutic options, management strategies, and health outcomes.
  2. To explain and contrast the complex evidence-based clinical data, scientific concepts of stroke, and provide greater understanding on the role of different therapeutic agents – including treatment risks and benefits in disease management, as well as issues about safety, side-effects, and utility in the spectrum of management options related to stroke.
  3. To empower patients through effective education on stroke to be better partners with their health care providers thereby promoting better dialogue between patients and physicians leading to improved health outcomes.

Faculty

Anne B. Curtis, MD, FACC, FHRS, FACP, FAHA
Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair
UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Medicine
University at Buffalo

Hiroko Beck, MD, FHRS
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
UBMD Internal Medicine
University at Buffalo

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is committed to providing its learners with high quality educational activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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 activity:

Anne B. Curtis, MD, FACC, FHRS, FACP, FAHA
Consulting Agreements/Advisory Boards: St. Jude Medical; Daiichi Sankyo; Medtronic, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi Aventis.

Hiroko Beck, MD, FHRS
Dr Beck has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The planners and managers 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 patient education activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP; and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.


Additional content planners: The following Prime Medic, Inc. planner and manager, Stephanie Searle, hereby states that they do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.


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.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance their own personal 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 be discussed with your physician.

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