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Professional Education Newsletter

April 2012

Starting a Successful Support Group

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Register for the April 25 live webinar from 1-2 p.m. Eastern. Led by Mary Pinzon, RN, CPE, MEd, and Alexandra Graves, RN, the webinar presents the whos, whats, wheres, whens, whys and hows of starting a successful support group. 

This is the first in a series of three webinars on How to Build a Stroke Support Group, designed to assist you in developing and sustaining an effective stroke support group. Register today.

The webinar series is supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC


2012 Virtual Health Fair

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The Second Annual Virtual Health Fair is May 16. The event features webcasts with live Q&A for healthcare professionals and consumers and booths staffed by reps ready to discuss new treatments, tools and more to educate you and your patients.

New this year! We are offering a webcast certificate of attendance to support continuing education requirements. Download a flyer and let everyone in your hospital or facility know about this unique way to learn about stroke.

Learn more and register today.


On-Demand Accredited Webinars

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Missed the opportunity to participate in a live program? Here’s your chance to learn and earn CME and CE credits.

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

Practical Guidance for Building and Sustaining a Telestroke Network (3 webinars)


Coming This Spring

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Managing Atrial Fibrillation Virtual Grand Rounds

Join Dr. Philip Gorelick and Dr. Jonathan Halperin for an accredited, 60-minute virtual grand rounds–May 24, June 5 or June 11, 2012. Register today.

A joint-sponsored activity sponsored by Heart Rhythm Society and National Stroke Association through an independent educational grant from Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc.

Controversies in Stroke Care: tPA Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Join us June 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time as Dr. Mark Alberts moderates a discussion between Dr. Art Pancioli and Dr. James Grotta. Register today.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc. and supported by Penumbra, Inc.

Upcoming
Grand Rounds Opportunities:

  • Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pseudobulbar Affect in Stroke
  • Acute Stroke Treatment: Addressing Missed Opportunities
  • Post-Stroke Spasticity Diagnosis and Management–A Case-based Initiative

Email Valerie Siebert-Thomas for more information.



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