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PlatformQ Health is the leading provider of interactive digital medical education for healthcare providers, patients and caregivers. The company works with many of the world’s leading academic institutions, societies, associations, payors, employers, patient advocacy organizations, as well as leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies to deliver on its mission of improving health outcomes. Through its proprietary […]

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American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Neurological Rare Diseases Front & Center in PlatformQ Health Poster Sessions at AAN 2019

PlatformQ Health is pleased to announce our education team will present three poster sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), which will share insights from recent educational series in neurological diseases, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). […]

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Ovarian Cancer CME

Overview of Ovarian Cancer: New CME

According to the CDC, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer, comprising 3% of all cancers in women. Approximately 11 out of every 100,000 women are diagnosed with new cases annually (over 20,000), and 7 out of every 100,000 (over 14,000) will die of the disease in the same time period. […]

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PlatformQ Health Helps DBSA Bring Patient Voice to Researchers and Regulators Supporting Major Depressive Disorders

PlatformQ Health is pleased to support the “Well Beyond Blue” initiative, championed by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), which aims to connect people who live with depression with researchers, regulators, and life science companies better understand what it’s like to live with depression and what is most important in terms of better treatment options. […]

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Follicular Lymphoma CME Patient Education

Overview of Follicular Lymphoma: New CME

A new follicular lymphoma CME program worth 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, is now available on demand. Find it here.  In the Western hemisphere, follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In the US in 2018, it is expected that approximately 74,680 new cases of NHL will be diagnosed and 20% […]

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Follicular Lymphoma Patient Education

Managing Your Cancer as a Chronic Disease

Current statistics estimate that this year, of the 1,735,350 new cases of cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States, over 1.1 million people will face the challenges of continuing to live a meaningful life with cancer. While everyone has heard about the rigors of and side effects than can accompany cancer treatments such […]

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) CME Patient Education

Exploring Our Current Knowledge of the Pathophysiology of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: New CME

  Find new Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis CME on ResInsightsLive, and a program designed for patients and their families on RareDiseaseLive. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare pulmonary disease caused by the formation of scar tissue in the lungs without any known triggering factor. Across the globe, five million people are affected with a prevalence […]

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Chronic Care Tips

Tips to Manage Your Chronic Disease

You’ve just seen your doctor and they told you that you have a chronic disease, or you’ve been struggling with one (or more) for years now. You may be overwhelmed with the amount of information your doctor gave you about your new disease, or maybe you weren’t given any at all.  The doctor may have […]

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Joslin Diabetes CME

New Diabetes CME & Education for Patients

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET, a diabetes CME program about new long acting insulins for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes will air live on DiabetesSeriesLive. New Long-acting Insulins for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Data, Guidelines, and Perspectives on Patient and Provider Barriers will cover: • […]

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) CME

Recent advances in the knowledge of brain pathology in Multiple Sclerosis patients

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complicated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, where patients experience a great range of symptoms due to demyelination of nerve fibers. It is characterized by plaques in the brain and spinal fluid. Symptoms that have been observed include numbness, diplopia, cognitive impairment, paralysis, blindness, fatigue, and bladder dystonia. [1] […]

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PlatformQ Health presents at American Academy of Neurology

Rare Disease, Migraine and MS Front and Center at AAN

PlatformQ Health was proud to present two posters – a traditional poster and an e-poster – at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Alongside VP of Education Jayne Chaplick, Senior Medical Director Anne Roc attended to present the posters, which focus on insights from previous PQH educational initiatives. […]

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CMEpalooza 2018: PlatformQ Health Presents on Partnering with Patient Advocacy Groups

The Spring session of CMEpalooza featured two full days of live programming designed for the continuing medical education community. This year, PlatformQ Health (PQH) sent two delegates to the session titled Including Patients and Patient Advocacy Groups in Educational Planning & Delivery: How to Make It a “Win-Win”. Senior VP of Education, Kathryn Pucci, acted […]

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Prostate Cancer CME

Ground-Breaking PRECISION Study Results: MRI Superior for Prostate Cancer

Currently, the guidelines around prostate cancer for physicians like me follow are murky, and best practices are subject to debate by different medical organizations. A widely-known recommendation called a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screening, for example, has been fraught with failings and blamed for causing an unacceptable number of unnecessary prostate biopsies. On March 19, […]

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Happy National Physicians Week

PlatformQ Celebrates National Physicians’ Week

March 25 through March 31 marks National Physicians’ Week, a time dedicated to recognizing and thanking doctors for the sacrifices they make to take care of all of us. Doctors work tirelessly to help people when they are most in need, and in spite of the important role they play in our lives, they often […]

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Long Acting Insulin Patient Education

Tips to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes

While much research is being conducted into rising rates of diabetes mellitus around the globe, in the US an approximate 85 million people have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar is elevated outside the normal range but do not meet the criteria for diabetes. It is very important to identify these […]

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Abuse Deterrent Pain Management CME

Upcoming Clinician Education on New Abuse-Deterrent Formulations in Pain Management

Log into PainCareLive on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET for a live online CME Certified activity discussing the safety, efficacy, and tolerability profiles of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations and their potential to reduce opioid misuse/abuse in treating patients with acute or chronic pain.  This accredited program, Targeting Opioid Misuse: Abuse-Deterrent Formulations in the Management […]

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The Struggles of Being Diabetic

Please join DiabetesCoachLive for a special program designed for diabetic people and their loved ones. Patients and experts from Joslin Diabetes Center will be walking through insulin options, debunking myths about side effects, and answering questions from the audience. Watch on demand now >>   When people think of diabetes, their mind immediately jumps to […]

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Women who Have Changed the Course of Medicine

Today, medical school enrollment is nearly equivalent between men and women across the country – but most women physicians still believe that disparities exist between male and female doctors due to personal experience and staggering gender differences in medical leadership. While 73 percent of health service and medical manager jobs are held by women, only […]

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Jayne Chaplick

VP of Digital Education, Jayne Chaplick, On the Meaningful Inclusion of Patients at Alliance 2018

The biggest yearly gathering in CME, the Alliance Annual Conference, just wrapped up in Orlando, Florida, after several engaging days of programming around the theme Destination: Patient Outcomes. Our Journey to Improving Patient Care. Several members of the PlatformQ Health Education (PQH Education) leadership team were in attendance, and we were happy to be able […]

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Heart Failure CME

Expert-led Roundtable on Heart Failure: Part 2 Airs Live on February 9

On February 9, 2018 at 10:00 am EST, join CardioCareLive for a roundtable discussion on the new guidelines for the treatment of heart failure. In this second part of our series on Implementing Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy for Patients with Heart Failure, the panelists will discuss multidisciplinary approaches to implementing the guidelines – specifically, the challenges […]

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Exploring the Increased Mortality Rate in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that is chronic and disabling and affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Typically, symptoms start between the ages of 16 and 30; rarely it is observed in children as well.  Symptoms of this disease are categorized into 3 types – positive, negative, and cognitive: Positive symptoms: These […]

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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) CME

PlatformQ Health Education and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to Host Live Online Education on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

PlatformQ Health Education, in joint providership with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), announces the first of two online educational programs on shared decision making in major depressive disorder (MDD) treatment. Major depressive disorder (MDD) has substantial negative effects on patients’ functional abilities and quality of life. This tethered, or mutual, education will focus […]

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NHL Patient Educational Outcomes

Online Patient Education Drives Meaningful Outcomes

The inaugural program for CancerCoachLive, PlatformQ Health’s educational channel for online patient education about different forms of cancer, was launched in 2016 through a partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) focusing on educating patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL).  Building on LLS’s goal to empower patients through education, this program aimed to improve knowledge […]

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ASCO Annual Meeting 2017

Going to 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting? Come see us!

OMedLive, an online oncology learning channel of PlatformQ Health Education, will be in Chicago for the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting next week. Our commitment to oncology practice and cancer care makes this one of the most exciting events for our team, as four of our fifteen therapeutically-aligned learning channels are closely tied to the core […]

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PlatformQ Health CME

Cases, Challenges, and Controversies on High-Risk Pediatric Neuroblastoma

This OMEDLIVE presentation is Part Two of a two-part series surrounding Pediatric Neuroblastoma. During the conversation, Dr. Jason Shohet and Jennifer Saggio, MSN, CRNP, CPON focus on the following areas: Overview of pathology and standard therapy for high-risk NB Required imaging and evaluations for the revised INRGSS system Overall treatment scheme, including recent proposed changes […]

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Diabetes Injectable Medications

Diabetes Injectables Reference Chart for Clinicians

Our medical directors compiled this clinical reference chart for injectables used to treat diabetes. It is current as of September 2016, and lists the class, onset, dose and peak for each medication. Physicians, nurses and other health care providers can refer to the digital chart or print the two-page pdf for wall posting. To find […]

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Zika: CDC updates clinicians on Zika Virus

Zika, already a problem in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, should reach the mainland U.S. as seasonal temperatures climb and the mosquito responsible for transmission becomes active. To date, there have been 273 travel-associated cases of Zika in U.S. States, 19 are in pregnant women and six were sexually transmitted. In […]

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Clinical Spotlight on Novel Treatments for Heart Failure

Editor’s note: This article on new treatment options for heart failure also applies to HCPs caring for patients living with diabetes. Our sister site,, hosted this online CME session.  In the United States there are about 5.7 million people diagnosed with heart failure (HF), most of them female. With 870,000 new HF patients diagnosed annually, the 2012 […]

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Pediatric Epilepsy: From early childhood through adolescence

In this CME offering from NeuroSeriesLive, Dr. Dennis Dlugos takes viewers through the current best practices for pediatric epilepsy. Using two case studies, Dr. Dlugos discusses diagnosis challenges and considerations, goals and concerns of medication treatments, and offers several non-medical treatment options. Dr. Dlugos, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine […]

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CVD residual risk

Tackling CVD Residual Risk with Novel Therapies

Editor’s note: This article on CVD Residual Risk addresses the HCP treatment and management of patients living with diabetes who have an increased risk for heart disease.  If you are interested in more information, check out our CME programs.  An expert cardiologist, takes an in-depth look at CVD residual risk. Topics covered include reasons for […]

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migraine treatment CME

Acute Migraine Treatment Choices

Migraine headaches are a debilitating collection of neurological symptoms often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch, and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. A common disorder, about 30 million people in America suffer from this condition to varying […]

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MRSA: Antimicrobial Advances of Gram-Positive Skin Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium which causes infections in different parts of the body. In the United States, MRSA accounts for an average of 59 percent of all emergency room admissions for patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). Although this percentage varies across the country, clearly attention must be given to […]

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World Cancer Day 2016

Our First CME World Cancer Day Challenge

  When did learning give back so much? From today through February 10th, join our World Cancer Day Challenge to earn CME and help us donate to cancer research at the same time! For every OMedLive session you attend, we’ll donate $10 to the American Cancer Society. For every CME credit hour claimed, we’ll boost […]

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Gram-Negative Infections in the Hospital Setting

In this CME offering, Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld uses clinical trial results, his personal knowledge, and his passion for Antimicrobial Stewardship as he explains how we can better treat in-hospital gram-negative infections. Dr. Schooneveld, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease as well as the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the University of Nebraska […]

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Biosimilars: The coming impact on American medicine

In March of 2015, the FDA approved the first biosimilar for use with American patients. In the next five years, the biosimilars market is expected to expand to $60 billion in sales in the U.S. and $127 billion worldwide. On February 1st, from 10 am – noon, EST, OMedLive in partnership with ClinicalSeriesLive, will be […]

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Nursing Perspectives for Optimizing Hemophilia Treatment

In this OMedLive video, nurses Brenda Riske and Regina B. Butler discuss “optimizing outcomes in hemophilia treatment” from a nurse’s perspective. Hemophilia, a genetic bleeding disease, affects about 20,000 Americans and over 400,000 people worldwide. A rare and serious condition, it requires a vigilant medical team for optimal patient care. Brenda Riske, RN, MSN, MBA, […]

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Migraine CME

Migraine Symposium: Migraine Treatment Options

NeuroSeriesLive and Jefferson Headache Center announce their upcoming event about migraine treatments, which is entitled “Treatment Choices in Acute Migraine Management: Selecting Appropriate Use for Individual Patients.” The interactive online CME session includes Stephen D. Silberstein, MD and Michael J. Marmura, MD from the Center. Dr. Silberstein, the Director of the Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas […]

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) CME

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment Options

As a result of ongoing research, more treatment choices in MS care are available than ever before. In this video, “Treatment Choices in MS Care: Which is the Correct Disease-Modifying Therapy?,” Drs. Lisak and Cohen discuss the benefits and risks of several DMTs. Using results from clinical trials, MRI data, and discussion around case studies, […]

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Updates on Bariatric Surgery

Drs. Caroline M. Apovian and Louis J. Aronne examine the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, paying special attention to the recommendation to advise obese adults who meet criteria that surgery may be an option in “Updates in Bariatric Surgery: Guidelines, Patient Selection,” presented by DiabetesSeriesLive. Dr. Caroline M. Apovian, […]

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Using Case Studies to Personalize Insulin Treatment Initiation and Therapies

Incorporating more insulin into a patient’s treatment plan can be difficult. In “Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Intensification: Case Discussions – Part 1,” diabetes experts address issues surrounding initial insulin treatment by examining case studies with the goal of helping clinicians learn how to approach common clinical scenarios. Presenters for this program include Richard Beaser, MD, […]

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Updates in Multiple Sclerosis Management: ECTRIMS 2015

The 31st Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) conference, held October 7 through October 10, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain, featured presentations on personalized therapies, updated clinical trials, risk management, and therapeutic strategies for multiple sclerosis treatments. The treatments are likely to be ones doctors will explore for changing […]

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diabetic retinopathy

An Ophthalmologist’s Role in Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy treatment requires a team approach. A care team comprises primary care physicians, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists and other specialists. To gain insights into the emerging approaches from the ophthalmologist’s perspective, DiabetesSeries Live created “Achieving Better Outcomes for Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: The Expanding Role of the Ophthalmologist.” This interactive presentation features speakers Andrew A. Moshfeghi, […]

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Epilepsy Quality Measures

The 2014 update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Epilepsy Quality Measures focuses on seven guidelines that have a greater emphasis on recording and intervention than the previous 2009 measures, according to medical experts in “Adhering to the Epilepsy Quality Measurement Set Update,” a CME video presentation for the virtual education summit […]

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Identifying and Treating Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is a form of childhood epilepsy that requires careful diagnosis, treatment and transitional management into adulthood. In “Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Across the Lifespan: Improving Diagnosis and Management,” a presentation from NeuroSeriesLive, experts Gregory L. Krauss, MD, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and John M. Pellock, MD, at Virginia Commonwealth University discuss the condition […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Management

After more than three decades of using the same diagnostic criteria, recent research yielded a new set of standards for Alzheimer’s diagnosis. This new criteria impacts treatment strategies and offers hope for improving patient outcomes, according to medical experts in “Alzheimer’s Disease in 2015: Diagnosis and Management Across the Disease Spectrum,” a CME video presentation […]

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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Across the Lifespan

Lennox-GastautSyndrome (LGS) Virtual CME Symposium Live, Complimentary Online Medical Education Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon ET Featured Speakers Gregory L. Krauss, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine John M. Lellock, MD Virginia Commonwealth University   Topics include Disease characteristics that may suggest a patient has LGS Differences associated with LGS […]

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Dementia CME

Understanding Dementia: A Physician Q&A

Our recent event, “New Direction in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease” was a success with several hundred doctors attending the interactive online broadcast. We compiled a Q&A section of questions from clinicians about the latest treatments, diagnostic options, and other related questions about dementia and Alzheimer’s. Dementia Treatment and Diagnostic Options […]

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