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The University of Illinois
at Chicago

in Joint Sponsorship with National Stroke Association presents:

Preventing Recurrent Stroke:
Targets for Managing Risk Stroke Clinical Updates

Release Date: April 2, 2010
Expiration date: April 2, 2011

This program is accredited for .5 CME.

Access the latest issue of National Stroke Association’s Stroke: Clinical Updates (SCU) series, Preventing Recurrent Stroke: Targets for Managing Risk by clicking here.

Completion of the Post-test and Program Evaluation are required to obtain continuing medical education credits. Click here to access the SCU. Return to this page to complete required documents to obtain CME.  A post-test score of greater than or equal to 70% is required to received credits.

Accreditation provided by University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Certificates will be issued quarterly. 

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.


Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACP
John S. Garvin Professor and Head
Director, Center for Stroke Research
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Fernando D. Testai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Section of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurologic Critical Care
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

The purpose of this activity is to discuss the challenges of recurrent stroke prevention. Authors provide information about gaps in recurrent stroke prevention practices, why physicians and health care professionals may under prescribe preventative therapies, why patients may not adhere to prevention recommendations, and means to bridge these gaps.

Recommended Audience
This SCU is designed for Neurologists, Emergency Department Physicians, Hospitalists, Primary Care Physicians and Internists.

Learning Objectives
After taking part in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify physician barriers to practicing evidence-based recurrent stroke prevention
  • Describe patient barriers to self-management for recurrent stroke prevention
  • Discuss strategies to bridge the gaps in knowledge, competence, and performance for recurrent stroke prevention

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 the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine and National Stroke Association. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Materials

The content and views presented in this educational program are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of UIC or National Stroke Association. All faculty members participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by UIC are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty disclosures are included in the program materials.

Faculty Disclosures
Dr. Gorelick has served as a consultant, steering committee member, and speaker’s bureau member for Boehringer Ingelheim, as a consultant to BMS-Sanofi and as an adjudication committee member for Pfizer.

Dr. Testai has nothing to disclose

Contact Info
Contact Valerie Siebert-Thomas at vsiebert-thomas@stroke.org or (303) 754-0926 if you have any questions regarding the Stroke Clinical Update educational activity.

Archived issues of Stroke: Clinical Updates are available at http://www.stroke.org/SCU.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers-Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership.


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