Genetic Mitochondrial Disease: Live and On-demand CME Programs Close Learning Gaps

Primary mitochondrial disease (PMD) is often missed by clinicians due to the broad range of clinical presentations and genetic etiologies. Our recent program “Progressive Myopathy: Could it be a Genetic Mitochondrial Disease?” focused on diagnosing this condition in infants, children, and adults who present with progressive muscle weakness; understanding the diagnostic workup; and manifestations of thymidine kinase 2 (TK2) deficiency.  […]

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The Value of Authentic Patient Voice in Digital Education

Enhancing CME programs with patient voice is an effective strategy for helping providers retain what they’ve learned. National Organization of Rare Disorders Chief Medical and Science Officer Edward Neilan, MD, PhD noted, “when it comes to educational materials, hearing from the patient makes it much more memorable, much more engaging, and a longer lasting educational contribution.”  […]

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2022 ASCO Annual Meeting Supplemental Digital Oncology Resources

The 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting is a place where cutting-edge research spanning all major disease sites comes together so leaders in the field can stay up-to-date on clinical trials, the latest findings, and global perspectives on oncology innovations. We are especially excited to have two accepted e-abstracts at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting that demonstrate the […]

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Presenting Education Outcomes at ASPHO 2022

We’re pleased to share that the conference has accepted our poster abstract “Impact of Patient-Provider Initiative on Treatment of Pediatric Neuroblastoma” at the 2022 American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Conference brings together hematology/oncology professionals for premier education and networking. […]

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2022 Alliance Industry Summit Supplemental Digital Resources

Poster Presentation The Power of Education to Debunk Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trial Participation Among People with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds The 2022 Alliance Industry Summit (ASI) will feature our poster about the power of education to debunk myths and misconceptions about clinical trial participation among people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. […]

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CME Palooza Spotlight: Equity in Clinical Trials Is Within Reach: Patient Voices in Medical Education Matter

In our latest collaboration with CME Palooza, we hosted a webinar featuring Jeanne Regnante, Chief Health Equity and Diversity Officer of the lung cancer advocacy organization, LUNGevity, Shawn Feliciano, a patient with MS who has participated in clinical trial research and Sapana Panday, Senior Director of Digital Education at PlatformQ Health. During this conversation the […]

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Go-to Market Strategies for a Successful Drug Launch: Best Practices for Engaging Providers and Patients

A strong pharma product launch can help bolster a drug’s performance over its lifecycle. Most new drugs continue with the revenue trajectory achieved at launch. An analysis by the Deloitte Center for Health Solution found roughly 80 percent of products that met or exceeded initial expectations continued their success rate in subsequent years. That’s why educating physicians quickly in the early months of a product launch delivers a notable advantage. […]

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#ASH21 Day 3 Recap: Ensuring health equity & research findings

Day 3 of the ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition kicked off with a continuation of the Diversity, Health, and Equity track, focusing on changing the tide from paternalistic patterns and exclusion of marginalized populations to inclusion of clinical trial design and a “deliberateness” of engaging minority communities from the very start. This important effort to reevaluate the status quo is part of the hematology community’s commitment to ensuring equity and addressing disparities. […]

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#ASH21 Day 1 Recap: Tackling Health Equity and Highlighting New Research Findings

The first day of the highly anticipated 63rd ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition kicked off with a new track focused on diversity, health, and equity. As the world’s largest professional society committed to conquering blood diseases, ASH is building and nurturing a global hematology community and workforce inclusive of diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences.  […]

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End of Year Infographic: A digital peer-to-peer education model designed to drive provider awareness, engagement and adoption

Early education of the marketplace is crucial for a successful pharmaceutical product launch. We’re pleased to share how our peer-to-peer education model drives more efficient provider education as well as alignment with the field force.     Download the PDF Version: 2021-Infographic-DS Be sure to check out our other End of Year Infographics: Continuing Medical […]

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End of Year Infographic: Empowering patients on their journey to improved confidence and communication

As patients take an increasingly active role in their own care, education plays a central role. Knowledge fosters shared decision making among providers, patients, and their families. We’re pleased to share outcomes from our digital patient education model.   Download the PDF version: 2021-Infographic-Patient.pdf Be sure to check out our other End of Year Infographics: […]

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End of Year Infographic: Fostering a powerful, patient-centric, continuing medical education model

Tracking outcomes is essential to PlatformQ Health education, both as a means to continually enhance engagement and to assess knowledge gaps that support the development of future programming. We’re pleased to share the most significant outcomes across our CME programs and their impact on clinical practice and patient outcomes.   Download the PDF version now: […]

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Addressing the gulf between patient and provider perspectives

Tethered education: Aligning patients and providers  What spurs patients to choose one treatment option over another? What are the hurdles patients face when presented with a newly FDA approved drug? What barriers to change keep physicians from prescribing new treatments?  The practice of shared decision making can help answer these crucial questions. This approach can […]

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NORD Rare Summit 2021: Demonstrating the Need for Education in Rare Conditions Among Providers and Patients

For many people suffering from rare diseases, the diagnostic odyssey is far too long. Nearly 1 in 13 people are living with an undiagnosed condition, and it typically takes five years or longer to receive the correct diagnosis. Consistent clinician and patient education about rare diseases is crucial for helping to reduce time to diagnosis […]

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Alliance Industry Summit Best in Class 2021 – Awarded for a unique outcomes approach that combined quantitative and qualitative methods to incite real change in healthcare

PlatformQ Health received the Best in Class award at the Alliance For Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2021 Virtual Alliance Industry Summit for the outcomes poster, “Unearthing the impact of Urology education through in-depth, qualitative interviews.” […]

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A Changing World: A Look Back on 2020

In 2020, PlatformQ Health’s mission to improve health outcomes through trusted digital education did not waver. We are grateful to be a steady hand for our partners, HCP and patient learners, and supporters, providing continuity through seamless shifts into the digital world. Digital education is at the heart of our past and current success, and our ability to adapt and innovate is a critical component of our future-focused orientation. […]

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NORD, FDA, and CDC Leaders Provide Rare Disease Community COVID-19 Vaccine Education Leveraging PlatformQ Health’s CONDUIT Solution  

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been socially and economically devastating for us all, the rare-disease community faces a unique set of challenges. Seeking to address these challenges, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) leveraged Conduit – PlatformQ Health’s proprietary engagement platform – to host the webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines Update: FDA and CDC Leaders Address the Rare Disease Community.  […]

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PlatformQ Health, the American Migraine Foundation and the National Headache Foundation collaborate on a new tethered digital educational program

PlatformQ Health is launching, “Aligned Health Care Provider and Patient Education on Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide-Targeted Treatment of Migraine,” a new digital tethered education program, produced in collaboration with the American Migraine Foundation and the National Headache Foundation on January 22, 2021. […]

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AAAAI & AAD 2020 Annual Meetings: Education on Atopic Dermatitis Activates Knowledge and Behavioral Shifts among Caregivers, Patients and HCPs

PlatformQ Health is excited to share results from an HCP and patient education initiative that were to be presented as two uniquely focused poster presentations at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s Annual Meeting and the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2020 Annual Meeting, respectively. […]

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Growth in 2020 and New Hire Opportunities

2019 was a big year for PlatformQ Health.  Our team is leaning in to deliver on our mission to improve health outcomes through trusted digital education, and last year it paid off, as 2019 saw: Over 100 live and on-demand educational programs More than 9 million patients impacted by our education New collaborations with best-in-class […]

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Year-Long HCP and Patient Education Digital Initiative on Pediatric Epilepsies Launches, with Special Focus on Dravet Syndrome from PlatformQ Health

February marks the beginning of a year-long, digital education initiative for HCPs and caregivers with children with pediatric epilepsy, presented in partnership with leading aligned advocacy organizations like the National Organization for Rare Disease (NORD) and Dravet Syndrome Foundation, and more. […]

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Selects PlatformQ Health to Lead New Digital Educational Initiative to Address the Mental Health Crisis

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the leading peer-directed national organization for people living with mood disorders, and PlatformQ Health, a premier provider of digital education for clinicians and patients across the therapeutic spectrum, are pleased to announce a new initiative to elevate the way clinicians diagnose and treat mental illness, and empower the millions of Americans who personally face conditions like depression and bipolar to make the best choices for their lives. […]

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NORD Launches Digital Education Initiative with PlatformQ Health

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)Ⓡ, the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 25 to 30 million Americans living with rare diseases, is proud to announce it has joined forces with PlatformQ Health, a leading provider of digital education for clinicians and patients, to create accredited online education about rare diseases. Recognizing the need for accessible, engaging and effective digital education on rare diseases, NORD seeks to equip healthcare […]

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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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Learning from Patients Yields Better Education on Depression

PlatformQ Health is proud to announce a new video education program for patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which will premiere live online on March 13, 2019 at 1pm ET on This latest collaboration with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) follows a successful program last year that featured real patient testimonials, and an expert panel including clinicians and advocacy representatives. […]

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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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Rare Disease Day 2018

World Rare Disease Day is celebrated on the last day of February each year (often February 28, “rarely” on leap day). Since 2008, this day has grown into a global initiative involving more than 90 countries and hundreds of cities to raise awareness of rare diseases and encourage researchers and leaders to address the needs […]

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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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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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Alliance Annual Conference 2018

PlatformQ Health at the Alliance Annual Conference

  PlatformQ Health Education (PQH Education) is pleased to announce we will be presenting two sessions at the upcoming 2018 Alliance Annual Conference January 21 and 22 in Orlando, Florida. The Alliance Annual Conference is the largest gathering in CME, bringing together professionals in continuing healthcare education from across the spectrum of organization settings.  These […]

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Patient Education

A Review of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Acute myelogenous/myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the malignant diseases of the bone marrow. In this disease, hematopoietic precursor cells become arrested in early stages of development. Typically, AML is distinguished from other blood disorders by the presence of greater than 20% blasts seen in the bone marrow.  AML has many names including acute myelocytic […]

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Congestive Heart Failure 2016

Our understanding of congestive heart failure has been rapidly evolving over the past decade.  Heart failure is a leading cause of mortality globally and in the US. It is the final end-point of various cardiac diseases.  When the cardiac muscles fail, hypertrophy of the cardiac muscle cells is commonly observed. This hypertrophy of cardiomyoctes is […]

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Seasonal Allergies: Focus on Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the major symptoms of seasonal allergies. When the nose is exposed to an allergen, an Ig-E mediated response ensues. Characteristic symptoms include watery rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction, nasal itching, and sneezing. In the US, approximately 60 million people suffer from AR or 10-30% of the adult population and 40% of […]

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Infectious Disease

Tick-Borne Diseases: Tick Paralysis

Across the globe, there are more than 40 species that cause tick paralysis. While only five of those species live in North America, the common deer tick is one of them and is found in any area where there are ticks. In the US, thousands of livestock and domestic animals have been killed by tick […]

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Eight Myths About Vaccines that Still Worry Parents

From government conspiracies to autism, vaccine outreach programs have been repeatedly called into suspicion. The long-circulating myth that vaccines cause autism, for example, resulted from research published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals, and while the author of that research was later found to have fabricated his […]

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The Battle Is On: Humanity vs. Pathogens in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

In the twentieth century, one of the greatest weapons in the war against infectious diseases was created: antibiotics. With this powerful scythe of medicine, bacteria were decimated and humanity slowly gained control over the battlefield. Bacteria lost its killing power and humans lived to older ages. In fact, bacteria’s virulent characteristics were suppressed and they […]

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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA): Diagnosis in the Midst of Depression

Pseudobulbaa affect (PBA) typically presents as episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying that is out of context to the current social situation. The patient’s emotional expression is incongruent to their emotional state. Usually, PBA is seen in the setting of other neurologic diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzeihmer’s dementia, stroke, progressive MS, brain tumors, […]

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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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PCSK9 Inhibitors and Their Role in Lipid Management

The discovery of the relationship between lipids and cardiovascular disease was first made in the 1960s. Following this, an urgent need was filled by the founding of lipid lowering medications, with statins being the gold standard of therapy. However, the consequences of lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease remain prevalent despite this knowledge. Patients with familial […]

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Infectious Disease

Tick-Borne Disease: Update in Lyme Disease

Sitting around the table with my medical students discussing our recently diagnosed child with Lyme disease, our discussion focused on the need for early diagnosis.  While this particular patient was caught fairly early in her disease based on symptoms, the diagnosis remains elusive for many. Blood tests do not detect early stages of the disease […]

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Rare Diseases: Why We All Need to be Aware

While rare diseases are uncommon, there are a multitude of them. In the US, there are approximately 7,000 diseases that are considered to be rare. It is approximated that there are nearly 300,000,000 patients around the world who are diagnosed with a rare disease. In the US, a rare disease is defined as any disease […]

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Colorectal Cancer Around the Globe

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, as well as around the world. Additionally, it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths as well. Our knowledge of this deadly disease increased exponentially in recent years and we now have screening tests and a plethora of treatment modalities. Yet, […]

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Diabetes Mellitus and motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a form of counseling developed by William R. Miller, PhD and Professor Steven Rollinick in 1983. First devised to help in the treatment of alcoholics, motivational interviewing can serve as a framework for evoking any motivation to change and has been used for many conditions including substance abuse, smoking, obesity and diabetes. […]

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Medical Highlights of 2016: The Good and the Bad

2016 saw many changes happening in the medical arena; some good, some bad, and some just interesting.  Many familiar characters played a role on the medical stage, more observed quietly, and some new voices rang out expressing what needs to be fixed and where medicine should journey. A look back at medical highlights of 2016 […]

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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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Crohn’s Disease: It is not Just Another GI Disorder

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that was first described by Dr. Burrill B. Crohn in 1932. Ulcerative colitis is another inflammatory and while the symptoms between the two are similar, it is important to make a distinction between the two.  Crohn’s Disease most commonly affects the ileum and proximal colon but can affect […]

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The Evolving Genesis of Obesity

Over the past many years or decades, people believed that obesity was caused by a misbalance of calories: obese patients consume more calories that they expend. While this is true in many cases, it is not the complete picture. Recent research is discovering a whole host of causes that contribute to obesity and it is […]

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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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Concussion in Children: Returning to Play

In my practice, I see it frequently that a coach allowed a patient to return to play after suffering a concussion and still symptomatic. The popular movie, “Concussion” starring Will Smith, brought to light the grave damage recurrent concussions can cause on the brain to the general American population. Yet, for some, the future neurological […]

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The Genetics of Lung Cancer

Everyone is aware of the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. However, recent research is showing strong genetic contributors to the development of these cancers. Even among smokers, genetics appear to play some role. Not every smoker develops lung cancer and not everyone who develops lung cancer smokes. Here, we’ll review the genetics of […]

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Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, remains an aggressive cancer around the globe. Over the past several decades, there has been a slight decrease in incidence, yet it remains the fourth most common cancer and the second deadliest across the world.  Some factors that are thought to be responsible for the declining incidence include […]

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Breast Cancer in Men: Where we are in 2016

While everyone is aware that breast cancer in woman exists, many do not know men can be similarly afflicted. Breast cancer in women has its own awareness month (October) and its own symbol of awareness, the pink ribbon. Breast cancer in men, on the other hand, do not even have treatments tailored to them but […]

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CDC Zika Update: Joanne Cono, MD ScM Clinical Session

Zika Virus is in the news, people are concerned about this epidemic expanding through the U.S. protectorates and threatening the continental U.S. and Hawaii. We’re at the early stages of understanding this virus and there is much misinformation and uncertainty surrounding this new global pathogenic threat. While the anxiety is wide-spread, the Center for Disease […]

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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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The Advancement of Biosimilars: A New Frontier in Medicine

In this recent CME offering from ClinicalSeriesLive, “The Advancement of Biosimilars: A New Frontier in Medicine, Clinical Applications and Concerns Regarding Biosimilar Products,” viewers gain valuable insight into the testing, approval, and use of biosimilars or treatment of various diseases. As of the production of the video, the only biosimilar approved by the FDA is […]

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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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Diabetes Injectable Medications

2016 Screening Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes

The ADA and AACE just jointly released 2016 screening guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes; they cast a significantly wider net. They now recommend screening everyone over the age of 45.  In addition, they are eliminating the term “diabetic” to describe a person living with diabetes.  Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, family practitioner, talks about the impact the new guidelines will […]

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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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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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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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