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

The Growing Importance of Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Stroke Rehabilitation

Original Date: April 16, 2014
Webinar Time: 1 hour


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The Program

The faculty will discuss how literature indicates that organized acute stroke care and early access to intense rehabilitation improves patient outcomes.  It appears that the future of stroke care will be the refinement and improvement of rehabilitation therapies.

Learning Goal/Purpose

The goal of Growing Importance of Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Stroke Rehabilitation is to understand the benefits of collaboration among the rehabilitation team when providing care for stroke survivors.

As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of team collaboration in the management of care for stroke survivors
  • Generate methods to address the challenges to team collaboration

Target Audience

The target audience includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitative specialists and assistants, stroke center coordinators, nurses, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.

Content Developed and Presented By

Iona Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University
Baltimore, MD

Amanda Krywonis, PT, DScPT, NCS
Senior Physical Therapist, University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, Towson University
Baltimore, MD

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, Medical Education Resources identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Medical Education Resources resolves conflicts to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Medical Education Resources is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Faculty

Iona Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Amanda Krywonis, PT, DScPT, NCS   
Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L     

Reported Financial Relationship

No financial relationship to disclose
No financial relationship to disclose
No financial relationship to disclose

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Denise Taylor Henasey, Consultant, no financial relationship to disclose
The planners from MER, no financial relationships to disclose

System Requirements

PC-based attendees—Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer. Macintosh®-based attendees—Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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For questions regarding this activity, please contact Linda Kuhrt at lkuhrt@stroke.org or Medical Education Resources at info@cmepartner.org.

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