SOURCE: PlatformQ-CardioCareLive

July 08, 2008 11:34 ET

CardioCareLive, First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Healthcare Conference, to Debut September 16-17, 2008

Online-Only Event to Connect Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Health Experts With Each Other, and With Practitioners, Medical Device and Pharma Leaders Through the Latest Web 2.0 Technologies for Cyber Interaction

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - PlatformQ, in collaboration with its CME partner Johns Hopkins, is pleased to announce CardioCareLive, the first-of-its-kind, all-virtual event for healthcare professionals dedicated to the management of patients with multiple cardiometabolic risk factors. The two-day, online-only conference will be held LIVE over the Web: September 16-17, 2008.

CardioCareLive will feature a dedicated CME track "Improving Cardiometabolic Patient Outcomes" presented by a faculty of world-renowned cardiometabolic experts, produced in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.* This FREE event will also offer components found in conventional physical conferences (such as live keynote presentations, lectures, networking and an exhibit floor) except it all happens online -- over the Web, so that attendees can participate from the convenience of their own office, home or teaching institution.

Features of CardioCareLive

--  A 3D exhibit hall with virtual booths of sponsoring companies and
    organizations showcasing therapies, programs, products and services.
--  Live chat among attendees and exhibitors, with the opportunity
    to exchange contact information, initiate dialogue, and feature emerging
    solutions.
--  Free CME sessions presented by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with
    world-class healthcare thought leaders, followed by interactive question-
    and-answer sessions with attendees.*
--  Easy download of educational materials and resources, presentation
    files, and product/service literature.
--  The ability to receive a CME certificate on-line at no cost.
    

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 -- University of Colorado (former President, American Heart Association)

-- Gerald Fletcher, MD -- Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School

-- Lori Mosca, MD -- New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center

-- Clyde Yancy, MD -- Baylor Heart & Vascular Institute (incoming President, American Heart Association)

-- Peter Libby, MD -- Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

-- Barbara Fletcher, RN -- Board Member, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

-- Richard Nesto, MD -- Harvard Medical School, Lahey Clinic

-- Christie Ballantyne, MD -- Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center

-- Erika Froelicher, PhD -- University of California at San Francisco

-- Nancy Houston Miller, RN -- Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

-- Lou Aronne, MD -- Columbia University

-- Ben Blumel, Pharmacist -- American Pharmacist Association

The program will meet the needs of healthcare providers who want to keep up-to-date 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 and weight-control, depression, stroke, smoking, diet, nutrition, and exercise.

"I'm proud to be involved in CardioCareLive. An online forum on cardiometabolics of this size, scope, format has never before happened," said Roger Blumenthal, MD -- Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and speaker at the event. "As cardiometabolic risk is the biggest health problem facing the country today, it is essential to be able to connect and engage as many healthcare professionals as possible. By uniting thousands over the Web, CardioCareLive will give practitioners useful knowledge that will in turn lead directly to improved patient outcomes."

"Through CardioCareLive's innovative online format, we'll allow thousands of people to connect and learn in ways that are simply impossible in the real world (of physical conferences) which require thousands of participants to travel," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, LLC, producer of CardioCareLive. "CardioCareLive has been specifically designed to appeal to a very broad audience of participants involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of cardiometabolic risk factors leading to heart disease and type 2 diabetes."

Who Should Attend:

--  Cardiologists
--  Primary Care Physicians
--  Endocrinologists
--  Nurses
--  Diabetes Educators
--  Physicians' Assistants
--  Pharmacists
--  Other healthcare-related professionals
    

Through its wide audience and interactive sessions, CardioCareLive will foster a unique opportunity for constructive peer-to-peer dialogue on multi-disciplinary approaches for better patient outcomes.

Opportunities for partnering at CardioCareLive are still available. Contact Shannon Forrester, VP of Business Development, CardioCareLive sforrester@cardiocarelive.com, (617) 938-6005.

Join Us at CardioCareLive: September 16-17, 2008:

To register for this free event, to watch an informative video, or to learn more about CardioCareLive go to http://www.cardiocarelive.com.

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 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 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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