A Closer Look at Hereditary Angioedema: Expert Perspectives on Optimal Management

Complimentary Continuing Medical Education Virtual Lecture or Podcast for Physicians

Jan 06, 2010, 10:11 ET from Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC

VOORHEES, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a disease affecting between 4,000 and 10,000 people in the United States each year, causing recurrent attacks of intense localized edema. HAE can be both difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. Symptoms of HAE can resemble other more common conditions, such as allergic reactions. In addition, the available treatments for long-term prophylaxis are associated with significant side effects. To overcome some of the obstacles in diagnosis and treatment, physicians need to be aware of the most up-to-date clinical data regarding HAE.

To address the need for current education on HAE management, Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC (RMEI) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) are jointly sponsoring a complimentary continuing medical education virtual lecture/podcast for physicians titled A Closer Look at Hereditary Angioedema: Expert Perspectives on Optimal Management. This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViroPharma Incorporated.

Faculty for this activity include the following experts in allergy and immunology: Bryan L. Martin, DO, from The Ohio State University Medical Center; Bruce L. Zuraw, MD, from the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego; Michael M. Frank, MD from Duke University School of Medicine; and Allen P. Kaplan, MD, from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Physicians can log on to www.RMEI.com/HAE109VL to access this free continuing education activity.

RMEI is a medical education company that specializes in independent, certified and non-certified education. The goal of all certified RMEI educational offerings is to promote a spirit of lifelong learning and continuous professional development. RMEI works closely with medical experts to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment leading to better outcomes for patients. These activities include national and international symposia, teleconferences, live meetings, enduring print materials, and interactive Internet programs.

For other educational opportunities, please visit www.RMEI.com.

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