Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 339: Relationship between Risk Factor Control and Vascular Events in the SAMMPRIS Trial

Issue: January 24, 2017

Learning Objectives

Relationship between risk factor control and vascular events in the SAMMPRIS trial

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will become familiar with the important risk factors for stroke in patients with intracranial arterial stenosis who received aggressive medical management in the SAMMRPIS trial.

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

  • Patient Care
  • 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. Turan serves on a scientific advisory board for Boehringer Ingelheim; serves on blinded Neurological Events Adjudication Committees for Boehringer Ingelheim and W.L. Gore and Associates; is Review Editor for Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology and specialty editor of Frontiers in Neurology; serves on editorial boards for World Journal of Neurology, Brain and Behavior, and Annals of Translational Medicine; and received research support from NIH/NINDS K23 award for activities in the SAMMPRIS trial. Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Amato serves on medical advisory boards for MedImmune, Amgen, Novartis, DART, Biogen, Acceleron, and DSMB for NIH; is Associate Editor for Neurology and Muscle & Nerve; possesses publishing royalties for Neuromuscular Disease (McGraw-Hill 2016); serves as medical consultant for MedImmune, Amgen, Biogen, Novartis, Acceleron, Analgesic Solutions, Up-to-Date, and Best Doctors; and receives research support from Novartis, Alexion, and Amgen. Christy Phelps serves as Deputy Executive Director for the AAN.

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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