CardioCareLive to Convene World's Leading Cardiometabolic Experts

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First-of-its-Kind Virtual Conference on March 3-4, 2009 To Offer Free Continuing Medical Education (CME) Through Partnership with Johns Hopkins.

CardioCareLive--Online Confernce on Cardiometabolics

This conference will appeal to those involved in cardiometabolic prevention, and diagnosis.

PlatformQ, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, its Continuing Medical Education (CME) partner, today announced CardioCareLive (http://www.cardiocarelive.com), the premier virtual event for healthcare professionals dedicated to the management of patients with cardiometabolic risk factors.

The two-day online conference is free for attendees and will be held live over the Internet on Tuesday March 3 and Wednesday March 4, 2009 between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. CardioCareLive brings together physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners, along with medical device and pharma leaders, in an innovative format that fosters interaction and sharing of the latest treatments for patients with cardiometabolic risk factors, including cardiovascular and kidney disease, diabetes and obesity.

CardioCareLive will feature a dedicated CME track titled, "Improving Cardiometabolic Patient Outcomes" presented by a world-renowned faculty including Dr. Roger Blumenthal, Professor, Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Clyde Yancy, Medical Director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, and Dr. Peter Libby, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School*. CardioCareLive brings all the benefits of a physical medical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures, peer networking and an exhibit floor, to the convenience of a computer. Because this conference occurs over the Web, attendees can participate from their office, home or teaching institution.

"I'm proud to be involved in CardioCareLive," said Roger Blumenthal, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and CardioCareLive Faculty Steering Committee Chairman. "Our ability to connect and interact as medical professionals, and share best practices, is what will enable us to conquer these healthcare challenges. By uniting thousands in an online forum, CardioCareLive provides a useful exchange of knowledge and fosters constructive peer dialogue that may lead to better patient outcomes."

The CME program within CardioCareLive fully meets the accreditation needs of healthcare providers who wish to keep current with the latest in clinical data, techniques, clinical care, and patient programming, including:

  •     Cardiometabolic best practices
  •     Guidelines & treatments
  •     Procedures
  •     Pharmacological interventions

The faculty will present their latest findings and share strategies for understanding and managing hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity, depression, and stroke and smoking cessation.
"CardioCareLive enables thousands of people to come together virtually and learn from presenters, and each other," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, LLC, producer of CardioCareLive. "This conference will appeal to those involved in cardiometabolic prevention, and diagnosis."

Time-constrained cardiologists, endocrinologists, physicians, diabetes educators and other medical professionals now have a way to meet, learn and interact that avoids unnecessary cost and carbon production. Platform Q, producer of CardioCareLive, is the leader in providing a greener way to gather. Sponsors of CardioCareLive include Roche, Noninvasive Medical Technologies (NMT) and OmegaBrite.

For more information and to register for CardioCareLive, visit http://www.CardioCareLive.com.
Scheduled Speakers include:

  •     Roger Blumenthal, MD, Program Chair - Professor, Department of Medicine,

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Director, The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

  •     Robert Eckel, MD - Chair in Atherosclerosis, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (former President, American Heart Association)
  •     Clyde Yancy, MD - Medical Director, Baylor Heart & Vascular Institute (incoming President, American Heart Association)
  •     Lou Aronne, MD - Clinical Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  •     Lori Mosca, MD - Professor of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center
  •     Christie Ballantyne, MD - Chief of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  •     Peter Libby, MD - Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  •     Ben Blumel, Vice President, Research - American Pharmacist Association
  •     Christopher DeFilippi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center
  •     Barbara Fletcher, RN- Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Florida
  •     Gerald Fletcher, MD -Cardiovascular Specialist, Mayo Clinic
  •     Erika Froelicher, PhD - Professor, University of California at San Francisco School of Nursing
  •     Nancy Houston Miller, RN - Associate Director, Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  •     Richard Nesto, MD - Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lahey Clinic

To view the latest agenda, go to http://cardiocarelive.com/en_CA/guest/app-agenda

About CardioCareLive
CardioCareLive is a unique virtual event designed to allow healthcare practitioners and others interested in understanding and managing cardiometabolic risk factors to connect and interact in ways that are impossible at physical events, through powerful Web-based software and services. The producer of CardioCareLive, PlatformQ, organizes online events to connect individuals and organizations with each other, and to virtually enable them to interact with leading experts, without incurring the travel, time, and dollar costs of physical events. http://www.cardiocarelive.com

CardioCareLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC.
All other trademarks or service marks used or mentioned in this release are property of their respective owners and are legally protected by law.

*ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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