NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardioCareLive, the website for live interactive video cardiology conferences, today announced that more than 1,000 clinicians attended the Johns Hopkins virtual conference, "Recent Game Changers in Cardiovascular Medicine: From Crisis Management to New Opportunities in Cardiovascular Care." The education sessions, presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and are now available on demand at no cost to learners through educational grant support from Abbott Vascular, Amarin Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly USA, and St. Jude Medical. CardioCareLive offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) through Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, led by respected cardiologists from leading teaching hospitals.
"This is our fourth annual congress at CardioCareLive," said Roger Blumenthal, MD, Activity Co-Chair for CardioCareLive and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "It is rewarding to know that more than 17,500 physicians and cardiovascular health care professionals have visited CardioCareLive for their educational needs since its inception." Virtual interactive conferences produced by PlatformQ Health such as CardioCareLive are popular because they provide discussion of the latest treatment strategies as well as access to medical leaders in an interactive video format. In fact, in a February 2012 survey, 86% of attendees stated that educational programming at CardioCareLive had a positive impact on their practice.
Dr. Blumenthal was joined by Chris Cannon, MD, of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Clyde Yancy, MD of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as activity co-chairs. Faculty hailed from Brigham & Women's Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Topics presented and now available on an enduring basis include:
- "Dyslipidemias & Residual Cardiovascular Risk: Biomarkers, Guidelines, and Treatment Approaches," Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, CardioCareLive Activity Director; Michael Miller, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Roger Blumenthal, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, CardioCareLive Activity Director.
- "Key Trends to Watch for in Metabolic Diseases," Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS, Director Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Peter Libby, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School.
- "Understanding and Controlling Obesity Epidemics," Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, CardioCareLive Activity Director; Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Director, Weight Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
- "ACS and PCI: A Focus on the Platelet," Sunil V. Rao, MD, Duke University School of Medicine.
- "Making Progress in the Management of AF and Stroke Prevention," Richard Becker, MD, Med, Duke University School of Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Thrombosis Center.
- "Overcoming Disparities in the Management of Chronic Stable Angina," JoAnne Foody, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Director of Cardiovascular Wellness Program; Roger Blumenthal, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CardioCareLive Activity Director.
- "Hypertension Management in Challenging Patient Populations: Are We Improving Our Clinical Practice?," Lawrence Appel, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
With the addition of these sessions, more than twenty hours of continuing medical education video presentations offering AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsäare now available at CardioCareLive through Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
There is no cost to register and view any video session at CardioCareLive. Programming is conveniently available on demand, anytime. To learn more about supporting these and other programs at CardioCareLive, please contact info(at)CardioCareLive(dot)com.
CardioCareLive is the leading provider of live online medical education conferences in cardiovascular care. The revolutionary interactive education platform enables cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, family care physicians and other healthcare practitioners interested in understanding and managing patients with cardiovascular disease to learn, connect and interact in real-time.
CardioCareLive offers online Continuing Medical Education, presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, at no cost to participants and delivers all the benefits of a physical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures and an exhibit floor, from the convenience of any computer.
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