Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities:
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. The Program Director and Participating Faculty reported the following:
Roger S. Blumenthal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of MedicineÐCardiovascular
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
• Dr Blumenthal reports receiving grants/research support and occasional honoraria from AstraZeneca, KOS Pharmaceuticals Inc, Merck and Company, Pfizer Inc, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals over the past 3 years.
Joseph L. Izzo, Jr, MD
Professor of Medicine
Buffalo, New York
• Dr Izzo reports receiving grants/research support from Alteon, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Omron, Pfizer Inc, and Sankyo Pharma; serving as a consultant for Alteon, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Intercure, Merck and Company, Novartis, Omron, and Sankyo Pharma; and serving on the speakerÕs bureau for AstraZeneca, Biovail, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Merck and Company, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, and Sankyo Pharma.
C. Venkata S. Ram, MD, FACC, MACP
Director, Texas Blood Pressure Institute
Dallas Nephrology Associates
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
• Dr Ram reports serving as a consultant or on the speakerÕs bureau for Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Elan Corporation, Eon Labs Inc, Forest Laboratories Inc, King Pharmaceuticals Inc, KOS Pharmaceuticals Inc, Knoll Inc, Merck and Company, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacia Corporation, Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Roche, Sankyo Pharma, Sanofi-Synthelabo US, Searle/Monsanto Company, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc, Unimed Pharmaceuticals Inc, Wellspring Pharmaceuticals, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Notice: The authors have indicated that this CE activity contains no mention of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices.
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