CardioCareLive, the Largest Online Cardiology Conference, Attracts 2,300 Attendees and Enjoys 92% Recommendation Rate

Continuing Medical Education Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Still Available On-Demand Four out of Five Attendees Plan to Return for Next Edition of http://www.CardioCareLive.com December 7-8

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Translating Science into Practice: Recent Advances Across the Spectrum of Cardiology Care

Boston, MA (Vocus) June 4, 2010

CardioCareLive, the live virtual congress presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and produced by PlatformQ, today announced that its May 11 to 13 live meeting, “Translating Science into Practice: Recent Advances Across the Spectrum of Cardiology Care,” enjoyed more than 2,300 attendees over three days—79% from the U.S. and 21% from outside of the United States. The virtual congress, chaired by Roger Blumenthal, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, featuring Peter Libby, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Gregg Stone, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at Columbia University Medical Center, and more than twenty other leaders in the field has been archived and is available on-demand through May 14, 2011. Healthcare professionals can earn up to 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. In fact, 92% of attendees surveyed plan to return to CardioCareLive and earn additional CME credits, and 83% plan to return for the next edition of the live cardiology congress December 7-8.

CardioCareLive meets live twice a year, and is one of several online medical conferences offered via collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and PlatformQ. Other disease areas where continuing medical education is offered include infectious disease and oncology. These live virtual congresses enable physicians, specialists, nurses, and pharmacists to stay current with the latest findings in patient care from the convenience of any computer. In fact, 90% of attendees surveyed cited the ability to attend a conference without travel time or cost as a feature that they found beneficial.

The May virtual congress of CardioCareLive included presentations on such topics as hypertension management, assessing risk in cardiac patients, and treatment options for atrial fibrillation. Live online congresses such as the May 11-13 meeting offer physicians an opportunity to garner answers to questions in real-time from the leaders in a given field of medicine. 79% of attendees surveyed found the ability to view presentations from renowned experts to be beneficial and 74% found it valuable to be able to ask questions live to presenters during an online conference. 70% of attendees surveyed confirmed that the May 2010 CardioCareLive congress had a positive impact on their practice.

“For all participants, including faculty and speakers, this is one of the most efficient ways to connect and share new scientific research and clinical updates with colleagues and medical professionals working with patients with cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Physician and Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a speaker at CardioCareLive. “Meaningful transfer of knowledge took place during this live event and will continue during the on-demand period with a goal of substantively improving patient outcomes.”

The May 2010 edition of CardioCareLive was supported by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC, Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi-Aventis, St. Jude Medical, and Thoratec Corporation.

Sponsors of industry symposia sessions include AccessMedicine, CardioDx , GE Healthcare , InfraReDx and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. To learn more about PlatformQ events for healthcare professionals, contact info@platformq.com. To register to attend visit CardioCareLive.

ABOUT CARDIOCARELIVE
CardioCareLive is a virtual medical congress produced by PlatformQ and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine which takes place entirely online. CardioCareLive enables healthcare practitioners and others interested in understanding and managing patients with cardiovascular disease to learn, connect and interact in real time. CardioCareLive offers Continuing Medical Education at no cost and delivers all the benefits of a physical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures, peer networking and an exhibit floor, from the convenience of a computer.

CardioCareLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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 Statements
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of the four sessions designated for CEU credit, as highlighted on the agenda, will provide up to four home study (H) CE credit (4.0 CEU), and will be available upon successful completion of the program. Please note that each knowledge-based session will provide a statement for one (1.0) home study (H) CE credit. Successful completion includes participating in the program, completing a program evaluation form and a post-test with a score of at least 70%. If your score is less than 70% on the post-test, you will be allowed to complete the post-test one additional time. ACPE Program Numbers: 064-999-10-225-H01-P,064-999-10-226-H01-P, 064-999-10-227-H01-P, 064-999-10-228-H01-P.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.5 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Release Date: May 14, 2010
Expiration Date May 14, 2011

Grievance Policy: A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level review.

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