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Credits: 0.25 CME / CE
HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 3
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
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HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 3

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
20 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Butler, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Chow, 10:03 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Co-Director of the Heart Institute
Chief of Division of Cardiology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY


Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS AQ-Cardiology
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC – Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Boelinger, Bristol Meyer Squib, Merck, Novartis: Consultant/Advisory board
Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS AQ-Cardiology – Novartis: Consultant

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

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1.00 CME / CE
American Heart Association
AHA Enduring Webinar: Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care - Webinar I

AHA Enduring Webinar: Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care - Webinar I

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: April 18, 2017
Expires: April 18, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and Nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.
  • Integrate patient-centered communication into their interactions with all patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).
  • Evaluate new guidelines and data on therapies for HFrEF including their implications for patient selection and clinical practice.
  • Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and ongoing research of HFrEF.
  • Identify current best practices regarding diagnosis and treatment of HFrEF.
  • Summarize recent studies and latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in HF.
  • Describe the components of patient-centered communication.

Activity Description

This webinar focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. While addressing the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and ongoing research of HF with reduced ejection fraction, this webinar provides healthcare teams with learning and education to impact patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This multifaceted education initiative is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

10 minutes – Introduction
20 minutes – Implementing Recent Evidence-based Guidelines for the Pharmacological Management of Heart Failure
20 minutes – Strategies to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions in HF
5 minutes – Closing remarks
5 minutes – Q & A

Presenters: Mark Drazner, MD, & Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA

Planning Committee

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern


Deborah Crabbe, MD – Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University


Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA – Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine


Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure


Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No Disclosures
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No Disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 04/18/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 04/18/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: April 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 04/18/2017 - 04/18/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hour. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  • Register and view the course online.
  • View the content in its entirety.
  • Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  • Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  • Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis.

Disclaimer Statement

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Fred Porta
Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

1.00 CME / CE
American Heart Association
AHA Enduring Webinar: Heart Failure Guidelines and Evidence-Based Practice Part II: Challenges and Opportunities

AHA Enduring Webinar: Heart Failure Guidelines and Evidence-Based Practice Part II: Challenges and Opportunities

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: May 2, 2017
Expires: May 2, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and Nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List different approaches to treatment of heart failure with reduced fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).
  • Describe the different approaches to diagnosis and classification of heart failure.
  • List effective ways to ensure appropriate transition of care from the inpatient to outpatient setting.
  • Identify different diagnostic techniques and the various diagnosis options for heart failure patients and the importance of the correct diagnosis for follow-up treatment.
  • Apply strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based heart failure guidelines and improved coordination of care amongst patient teams.
  • Discuss the updated guidelines surrounding newly FDA approved device options and their implications for the heart failure patient.

Activity Description

As an extension of the content covered in the first webinar, the second will address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the first webinar and to reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This multifaceted education initiative is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

5 minutes – Introduction
10 minutes – Medication categories and Rationale for use
10 minutes – Transition care
10 minutes – Challenges in Self-Management of Heart Failure
10 minutes – Human connection
10 minutes – Case Studies
5 minutes – Q & A
5 minutes – Closing remarks

Presenters: Mark Drazner, MD, Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA, & Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA

Planning Committee

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern


Deborah Crabbe, MD – Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University


Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA – Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine


Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure


Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No Disclosures
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No Disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN, FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 05/05/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 05/02/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: April 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 05/02/2017 - 05/02/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hour. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  • Register and view the course online.
  • View the content in its entirety.
  • Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  • Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  • Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis.

Disclaimer Statement

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Fred Porta
Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.25 CME / CE
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HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 3

HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 3

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
20 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Butler, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Chow, 10:03 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Co-Director of the Heart Institute
Chief of Division of Cardiology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY


Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS AQ-Cardiology
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC – Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Boelinger, Bristol Meyer Squib, Merck, Novartis: Consultant/Advisory board
Sheryl Chow, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS AQ-Cardiology – Novartis: Consultant

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.25 CME / CE
American Heart Association
HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 1

HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 1

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
19 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Migliore, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Martínez, 9:31 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD
Head of Diagnosis & Treatment, Cardiology Services
Hospital Interzonal de Agudos “Eva Perón”
San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS
Professor of Medicine
Cordoba National University
Director of Rusculleda Foundation
Cordoba, Argentina

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD – No disclosures
Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.25 CME / CE
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 2

HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 2

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
16 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Fonarow, 13:23 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Ventura, 2:50 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Co-Chief of Cardiology
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Preventative Cardiomyopathy Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Hector Ventura, MD
Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Greg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA – Novartis, Medtronic, Janssen, Bayer, ST. Jude, Amgen: Consultant/Advisory Board
Hector Ventura, MD – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

1.25 CME
Vindico
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Crohn’s Disease: Personalized Approaches for Treatment Optimization

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Crohn’s Disease: Personalized Approaches for Treatment Optimization

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 31, 2018
Expires: August 31, 2019
1.25 hours to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate the mechanisms behind primary and secondary non-response to biologic agents in the treatment of Crohn’s disease.
  • Utilize strategies that mitigate the loss of response to a biologic agent in Crohn’s disease.
  • Incorporate new guidelines and best practices regarding the use of therapeutic drug monitoring in the management of Crohn’s disease.
  • Apply new evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of biologic agents used in the long-term management of Crohn’s disease.

Activity Description

Despite the proven therapeutic efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents, treatment failures due to primary nonresponse or secondary loss of response (LOR) can occur in patients with Crohn’s disease. Approximately 10% to 20% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease have been reported to be unresponsive to induction treatment with anti-TNF agents. A significant portion of those patients who initially respond to anti-TNF treatment lose response over time, with an annual increased risk of 13% to 24%. Several distinct mechanisms for secondary LOR have been suggested, including the formation of antidrug antibodies. In clinical practice, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) has been shown to be clinically useful, cost-effective, and associated with improved clinical and endoscopic outcomes. The use of TDM in patients with Crohn’s disease provides a personalized approach to optimize treatment, with new guidelines for its use now available. In addition, the measurement of drug concentrations and antidrug antibodies can be used to improve treatment outcomes. This case-based activity is intended to help clinicians integrate scientific advances into real-world practice settings, assess the causes of LOR, incorporate new guidelines into practice, and effectively utilize TDM for patients receiving biologic agents.

Agenda

  • Decisions, Decisions…Primary and Secondary Loss of Response to Biologics in Crohn’s Disease
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in the Management of Crohn’s Disease
  • Case Presentation – Loss of Response, TDM, and Dose Optimization

Faculty

Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS (Activity Chair)
Chief, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology 
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System 
New York, NY

Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Capella Bioscience, Celgene, EnGene, Ferring, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Lyndra, MedImmune, Oppilan, Otsuka, Palatin Technologies, Pfizer, Rheos Medicines, Seres Therapeutics, Takeda, Target PharmaSolutions, Theravance, TiGenix, Vivelix
Contracted Research: Celgene, Takeda


Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine 
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Chair, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interest Group 
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, MN

Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Celgene, Celltrion Healthcare, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Napo Pharma, Pfizer, Takeda, UCB
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Pfizer, MedImmune, Receptos, Robarts Clinical Trials, Seres Therapeutics, Takeda, UCB


Marla Dubinsky, MD
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Co-Director, the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Janssen, Pfizer, Prometheus, Salix, Shire, Takeda, UCB


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.  Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, read the articles, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from UCB, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the FDA. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.75 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Clinical Convergence®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patients

Clinical Convergence®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: August 30, 2018
Expires: August 29, 2019
45 minutes to complete

Target Audience

US-based dermatology and allergy/immunology clinicians who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop treatment plans for patients with AD that reflect evidence-based guidelines, use of new and emerging therapeutic options, and strategies to optimize short-term control and long-term management of the disease
  2. Assess for and manage quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in patients with AD

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Faculty

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH (Chair)
Associate Professor, Dermatology, Preventive Medicine, and Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center
Director, Patch Testing Clinic
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, has affiliations with AbbVie, Anaptysbio, Asana, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Glenmark, Kiniksa, LEO Pharma Inc., Menlo Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer, Realm, Regeneron-Sanofi, and Roivant (Consulting Fees); Regeneron-Sanofi (Speakers’ Bureau); and Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, and Regeneron-Sanofi (Contracted Research).


Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Eric L. Simpson, MC, MCR, has affiliations with AbbVie, Eli Lilly, LEO Pharma Inc., Menlo Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer, Regeneron, and Sanofi Genzyme (Consulting Fees); Eli Lilly, Glaxo Smith Kline, LEO Pharma Inc., Novartis, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Roivant (Contracted Research).

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The 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. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The 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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.
Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you would like to contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, please email information@pimed.com.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT!
Complete the Evaluation form for this activity and be entered into a drawing for a $100* Amazon Gift card.

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC. No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your email address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card. If you would like to contact RMEI, please email contact@RMEI.com.

Commercial Support

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

0.50 CME
Vindico
Managing Off Episodes in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease: Unmet Needs and Emerging Options

Managing Off Episodes in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease: Unmet Needs and Emerging Options

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Activity Chair

Mark F. Lew, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Movement Disorders
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology
VanDerMeulen Chair in PD Research
Keck/USC School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Adamas, AbbVie, Acadia, Cynapsus, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Prexton, Revance, Teva, UCB, US WorldMeds
Speakers Bureau: Acadia, Adamas, Lundbeck, Neurocrine, Teva, UCB
Contracted Research: Acorda, Biotie, Enterin, Michael J. Fox Foundation,NeuroDerm, Parkinson's Study Group, Pharm2B

Faculty

Rajesh Pahwa, MD
Laverne & Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology
Chief, Parkinson & Movement Disorders Division
Director, Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Abbott Medical Optics, AbbVie, Acorda, Adamas, Sunovion, US WorldMeds
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Acorda, Sunovion
Contracted Research: Abbott Medical Optics, AbbVie, Acorda, Adamas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boston Scientific, Cala Health, Cavion, Cynapsus, Intec, Jazz, Kyowa, Lilly, Pfizer, Prexton, Roche, Sunovion, US WorldMeds

Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 30, 2018
Expires: August 30, 2019
0.5 hour to complete

Activity Description

Parkinson's disease is a progressive, chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It is canonically regarded as a hypokinetic motor condition, with bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity as its classic features. However, neuropsychiatric and other nonmotor symptoms can have a greater impact on patients’ quality of life. In early disease, the motor symptoms of many patients can be controlled with the use of levodopa. However, many patients gradually experience “off episodes” in which symptoms re-emerge, often in a severe and long-lasting form. This wearing-off effect of treatment can further reduce quality of life, but treatment options are limited. This CME activity will feature a panel discussion with 2 expert clinicians, who will assess recent therapeutic updates in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and the latest strategies to manage these off episodes.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the prevalence and burden of off episodes associated with Parkinson's disease
  • Identify patients with Parkinson's disease who are experiencing off episodes and adjust the care plan accordingly
  • Assess the latest clinical advances regarding available and emerging options for the management of off episodes in patients with Parkinson's disease

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is neurologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.75 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Global Perspectives in RA: The Role of New Biologics for Optimal Management

Global Perspectives in RA: The Role of New Biologics for Optimal Management

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 30, 2018
Expires: August 29, 2019
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Media

Internet

Target Audience

Clinicians involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe involvement of the IL-6 signaling pathway in the pathophysiology, extra-articular symptomology, and associated comorbidities of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the role of cytokine-targeted therapy in the treatment of RA
  • Incorporate validated and guideline-recommended RA disease activity monitoring to guide appropriate management of patients
  • Use a treat-to-target approach for managing RA that personalizes therapy by cycling or switching treatment options in nonresponsive patients, and takes into account data for new and emerging biologic and targeted synthetic DMARDs
  • Develop individualized RA treatment strategies that incorporate patient preferences, shared decision making, and patient education

 

Faculty

Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci (Chair)
Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds
Director, Leeds Biomedical Research Centre
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, England (UK)


Jonathan Kay, MD
Professor of Medicine
Timothy S. and Elaine L. Peterson Chair in Rheumatology
Director of Clinical Research, Division of Rheumatology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)


Josef S. Smolen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Division of Medicine and Department of Medicine 3
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria (Europe)


Disclosure of Conflicts 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. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Paul Emery, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, has affiliations with AbbVie, BMS, MSD, Pfizer, and Roche (Contracted Research/Grants); AbbVie, BMS, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and UCB (Consulting Fees); and AbbVie, BMS, MSD, Novartis, Roche, and UCB (Speakers' Bureau).
  • Jonathan Kay, MD, has affiliations with Eli Lilly and Company, Gilead, Pfizer, and UCB (Contracted Research/Grants); and Amgen, Boehringer Ingelhelm GmbH, Celgene, Celltrion Healthcare, Janssen, Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Myriad Genetics, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung Bioepis, and Sandoz (Consulting Fees). 
  • Josef S. Smolen, MD, has affiliations with AbbVie, Astra-Zeneca, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, MSD, Pfizer, and Roche (Contracted Research/Grants); and AbbVie, Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Astro, BMS, Celgene, Celltrion, Chugai, Gilead, Glaxo, Eli Lilly and Company, ILTOO, Janssen, Medimmune, MSD, Novartis-Sandoz, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung, Sanofi, and UCB (Consulting Fees).

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. 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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs are entitled to receive up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you would like to contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, please email information@pimed.com.

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Statement of Commercial Support

The activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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1.00 CME / CNE
AcademicCME
Advancements in the Prevention and Management of Stroke

Advancements in the Prevention and Management of Stroke

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: July 2, 2018
Expires: September 13, 2019
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Emergency department physicians, neurologists, cardiologists, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in patient care for prevention and treatment of stroke

Learning Objectives

  • Identify timely assessment strategies to provide the most effective care for patients with stroke
  • Incorporate risk stratification tools into routine clinical practice
  • Explain the latest developments in clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of stroke, including ischemic large hemispheric infarction and stroke-related degeneration
  • Utilize the health care team and shared decision making to achieve improved patient outcomes

Activity Description

This CME/CNE webcast will highlight recent advancements in the prevention and management of stoke. The expert faculty will discuss best practices for assessing risk as well as the modifiable risk factors of stroke. Recent clinical trial data, including that of combination therapy, will be analyzed, as well as strategies for managing the comorbidities that commonly accompany stoke.  Best practices for creating an optimal stroke care team, as outlined by the National Stroke Association, will be reviewed along with models for treatment decision making and implementation. At the conclusion of this discussion-based activity, learners will gain better insight into techniques for optimally treating and managing patients with stroke utilizing a comprehensive, interprofessional approach to care.

Statement of Educational Need

Health care team members need to understand the most recent clinical trial data regarding the treatment of management of patients with ischemic stroke.

Agenda

  1. Risk Stratification, Prevention and Early Intervention for Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
  2. Clinical Trial Update: Data Analysis of Therapeutics for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke
  3. The Importance of Utilizing the Health Care Team and Shared Decision Making to Achieve Improved Patient Outcomes

Faculty

Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD (Course Chair)
Associate Provost for Innovation in Education
Associate Dean for CME and Strategic Partner Alliances
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Director, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp
Professor and Senior Advisor for Interdisciplinary Research and Clinical Trials
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Rodney D. Bell, MD
Lynne and Harold Honickman Professor of Neurology
Sidney Kimmel Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology for Hospital Affairs
President of the Medical Staff
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Executive Director
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Clinical Professor
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Boston, Massachusetts


Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD
Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Boehringer Ingelheim; CSL Behring; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Pfizer Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rodney D. Bell, MD
Nothing to disclose.

John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Consultant/Advisor: Boehringer Ingelheim; Genentech, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Planners, Managers, Reviewers
Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski and Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

AcademicCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AcademicCME is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation of Credit

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 CNE contact hour.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  • Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  • Read or Review the activity content.
  • Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  • Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
  • All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity has been supported by independent educational grants from Biogen and the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME, Biogen and the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For all CME/CNE inquiries or special needs, please contact admin@academiccme.com.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

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