Podcast CME Course Information

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Exam: Exam 300

Issue: January 19, 2016

Learning Objectives

Predictors for atrial fibrillation detection after cryptogenic stroke: Results from CRYSTAL AF

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be better able to discuss predictors for detection of atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Thijs serves as an Associate Editor for Acta Neurologica Belgica; serves as an editorial board member of Stroke and European Journal of Emergency Medicine; serves on the scientific advisory board for Sygnis Ax200 steering committee, Boehringer Ingelheim Belgium advisory board, Boehringer Ingelheim international advisory board, Medtronic steering committee of the REACT-AF trial; is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Inc, Bayer Schering Pharma, AstraZeneca. Medtronic, Inc.; serves on the speakers bureau of Pfizer Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic, Inc.; received funding for travel or speaker honoraria from Medtronic, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer Inc, and Bayer Schering Pharma; receives research support from SYGNIS AG, Medtronic, Inc., Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim and VIB Flanders Research Fund (FWO). Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Schwamm serves on the scientific advisory board for CoAxia, Lundbeck Inc. DIAS 4 steering Committee, LifeImage and Medtronic, Inc.; serves as an editorial board member for Neurocritical Care, Stroke and Frontiers in TeleNeurology; receives royalties from the publication of the book Acute Ischemic Stroke: Imaging and Intervention, 2nd Edition; is a consultant for Lundbeck Inc. DIAS 4 steering Committee, LifeImage, Medtronic, Inc., and Massachusetts Department of Public Health; has a patent for Imaging system for obtaining quantitative perfusion indices. US Patent 6,542,769. 2003 Apr 1, The General Hospital Corporation assignee, Inventors: Schwamm LH and Sorensen AG; is the principal investigator of an investigator-initiated study of extended-window intravenous thrombolysis funded by the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01282242) for which Genentech provides alteplase free of charge to Massachusetts General Hospital as well as supplemental per-patient payments to participating sites; is the chair of the AHA/ASA GWTG stroke clinical work group.

The other participants report no disclosures.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


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AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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