CME-CPD Accreditation

CME-CPD Accreditation

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  • The Heart and Brain Symposium 2018
  • June 28-30, 2018, Chicago, USA
  • Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Kenes Education
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Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers involved with the fields of Cardiology and Neurology. 

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Describe advances in the detection of atrial fibrillation.
  • Debate stroke risks, prevention and treatment in atrial fibrillation patients.
  • Discuss oral anticoagulation, vascular disease and stroke.
  • Review Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Stroke.
  • Discuss cardioembolic strokes from the primary to the secondary prevention.
  • Address the relationship of embolic stroke of undetermined source with atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss clinical trials and treatment options for embolic stroke of undetermined source.
  • Debate the association between cognition and the heart.
  • Review clinical cases lacking clear guidelines for cardiologists and neurologists.
  • Apply the most current scientific, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the management of atrial fibrillation.


Please view complete faculty here.

Program agenda

Please view the agenda with registration and break times here.

Joint Accreditation Statement

​In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Kenes Education.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

 The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown 

​Maximum Credits
​​Thursday, June 28, 2018
Friday, ​June 29, 2018
Saturday, ​June 30, 2018
​​Total Credits: 

Continuing Nursing Education

​The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 19.2 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.  


Credit Breakdown 

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

​Maximum Credits
​​Thursday, June 28, 2018
Friday, ​June 29, 2018
Saturday, ​June 30, 2018
​Total Credits: 

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Method of participation and request for credit 

We support Green CME by offering your Request for Credit and CME Certificate online. To do so, please follow the steps below no later than July 28, 2018:
1.Go to CME University at: and register or login
2.Once logged in, click on "Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course" at the top of the page
3.Type in "13335" in the box, and hit enter
4.Click on the activity title
5.Complete the online evaluation and obtain your CME certificate to download and/or print for your files

Upon completion of the online Evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a CME certificate to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the "Save" option on the print screen. If you have any questions regarding the CME certification for this activity, please contact the CME provider Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) at:

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA.JPGEvent staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Milena Filipova prior to the live event here