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Post-stroke Spasticity Case StudyStroke Clinical Updates

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

The Program

Stroke is the leading cause of long term adult disability.  Each year in the United States about 610,000 people experience their first stroke and 185,000 people have a recurrent stroke1 affecting approximately 795,000 people each year in the United States.  Two-thirds of stroke survivors struggle with moderate to severe disability.

Goals and Learning Objectives

The goal of the Post-Stroke Spasticity: A Case-Based Series Stroke Clinical Updates activity is to increase clinician knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment of post-stroke spasticity.
As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the functional impact of post-stroke spasticity on recovery and rehabilitation
  • Apply evidence-based knowledge to diagnose and assess post-stroke spasticity
  • Identify evidence-based management strategies for post-stroke spasticity
  • Describe how to incorporate new knowledge and expertise around diagnosis and management of post-stroke spasticity into their respective clinical practice

Target Audience

The target audience for this series is designed for rehabilitation physicians and nurses, rehabilitation therapists including occupational and physical therapists, hospitalists, stroke coordinators, residents and medical students. It may also include other stroke team members such as neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and National Stroke Association. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit 

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.5 contact hour.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Medical Education Resources at info@cmepartner.org or National Stroke Association at professionaled@stroke.org.

Faculty

Richard Zorowitz, MD
Chairman and Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Disclosure of Conflict 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

Richard Zorowitz, MD

Reported Financial Relationship

Consultant Allergan, Inc.; Avanir Pharmaceuticals; Medergy HealthGroup

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

Michelle Murdock, Consultant, No financial relationship to disclose.
The planners/managers from MER have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association, and/or Allergan, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, National Stroke Association, and/or Allergan, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

All webinars are prerecorded except where noted.

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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Part 1: Upper Limb Post-stroke Spasticity: Evidence and Opportunities

Begin activity
Part 2: Post-stroke Lower Extremity Spasticity: Evidence and Opportunities Begin activity
Part 3: Post-stroke Diffuse Spasticity: Evidence and Opportunities Begin activity

The activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc.

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