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National Stroke Association presents
an archived audio webcast for Stroke Professionals

Acute Stroke Treatment: New Evidence and Opportunities

Original Event Date: September 10, 2009 -- 12 PM Eastern

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Accreditation for this program has expired. 

Information included in the program may become dated as new research and guidelines become available. It is the responsibility of the viewer to determine current evidence-based methods and procedures in treating patients.

Presented by
Steven Levine, MD - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Philip Meyers, MD, FAHA - Columbia University
Ed Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP - Medical University of South Carolina

Program Overview
The faculty provide an update on new key evidence and provide resources to help participants implement changes to acute stroke care practice and processes. Case-based studies are presented by faculty.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the incidence of ischemic stroke and the opportunity to maximize patient outcomes. 
  • Describe guidelines-based acute ischemic stroke treatment strategies. 
  • Identify clinically important recent advances in stroke management and apply the latest guidelines into clinical practice. 
  • Access enduring resources to assist clinicians to educate themselves and make modifications to current practice and/or process.

Recommended Audience
This program is designed for target neurologists, emergency room physicians and nurses, hospitalists, neuroscience nurses, and neuro-interventionalists.

Medical Education Resources

Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Medical Education Resources is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 1.5 contact hours. Provider approval expires July 31, 2010.

Medical Education Resources designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MER contact information: (303) 798-9682 or info@mer.org.

Program Materials

 This program is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Penumbra, Inc.


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