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Professional Education Newsletter

February 2012

On-Demand Programs

Post-Stroke Spasticity: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Research

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This accredited webinar is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources and National Stroke Association.

This program aims to educate the professional spasticity management team on the latest evidence relating to accurate assessment of spasticity with appropriate treatment. Highlights include the promising improvements in functional capabilities, discomfort and pain associated with treatment of upper limb spasticity.

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Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network Webinar Series

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This program is supported by an independent education grant from Genentech, Inc.

These non-accredited webinars will help you identify obstacles in building a telestroke network, provide tools for maintaining and sustaining a telestroke network and discuss engaging champions and stakeholders.

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Improve Your Stroke Prevention Efforts

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This webinar is supported by an independent education grant from Medtronic.

Originally presented as a satellite event at ISC 2012, this webinar reports on atrial fibrillation (AF) being a possible cause for some cryptogenic strokes. The presentation highlights new ways to detect AF using case studies and discussions of the Crystal AF study with Reveal®XT. This webinar is not accredited.

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Coming this Summer

Managing Atrial Fibrillation Virtual Grand Rounds

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These programs are jointly sponsored by Heart Rhythm Society and National Stroke Association.

The Managing Atrial Fibrillation (AF) to Prevent Stroke virtual grand rounds will address AF diagnosis and treatment, stroke assessment tools, discuss current treatment guidelines and evaluate the emerging agents for stroke prevention. Live Q&A is included, too.

Watch for registration information in the next newsletter.

Visit the Managing Atrial Fibrillation to Prevent Stroke Resource Center for clinical studies, practice guidelines and more.

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Careliving Community:
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stroke caregivers!

Don’t let your patients’ caregivers miss out on National Stroke Association’s newest online resource, Careliving Community! This online social network allows caregivers and family members of stroke survivors to connect, share and support one another. Refer caregivers so they can join today!

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