Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation


Webcast CME Disclosure

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Program Medium:

Internet-based program

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process:

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period June 17, 2011 through June 17, 2013 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 5 segments totaling 2 hours and 51 minutes to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity:

3.0 hours

Course Overview:

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in the stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.

Release Date:

June 17, 2011

Expiration Date:

June 17, 2013

Intended Audience:

  • Cardiovascular specialists
  • Prevention-focused cardiologists
  • Thrombosis specialists
  • Anticoagulation specialists
  • Internal medicine specialists
  • Electrophysiology/Heart Rhythm specialists
  • Anticoagulation-focused clinical pharmacists
  • Cardiovascular nursing specialists
  • Neurologists


Enrollment for this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to participate in this CME-certified WebCAST and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support:

Supported by Independent Educational Grants from the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Cardiovascular Partnership, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Ortho-McNeil, Inc., Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure:

It is the policy of University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosures:

(Program Chairperson)
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Consultant: sanofi-aventis, BMS, B-I, EKOS, Merck, Medscape, Eisai, Portola
Grant/Research Support: sanofi-aventis, BMS, B-I, Eisai, J&J, EKOS

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Medicine Director, Anticoagulation Clinics
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Consultant: BMS, Pfizer, J & J, Ortho-McNeil
Speaker's Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Bayer,
National Institute of Health, Canadian
Institute of Health Research

Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory
Stanford Hospital
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Nothing to disclose

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure:

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this CME activity, the participants will be able to:

  • Better understand the evidence basis and clinical implications of the evolving, multidimensional landscape for anticoagulation-based management in chronic AF
  • Better understand and be able to deploy evidence-based, risk-specific interventions across the comprehensive (low, moderate, and high risk) spectrum of patient subgroups with AF
  • Learn how to risk stratify patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in order to determine guideline-consistent and risk-specific treatment based on age, comorbid features, risks and benefits or anticoagulation therapy
  • Learn how to optimize residual stroke risk reduction in AF in low-, moderate- and high risk patient populations, and how to employ the CHADS2, CHADS-VASC, and HAS-BLED risk stratification tools to assist selection of therapies for AF
  • Learn how to systematically analyze late-breaking landmark clinical trials focusing on thromboembolic risk prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, including those that are intolerant or unable to take warfarin

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to printout the CME certificate.

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