2014 CME Symposia - Lunch Symposium B

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CME Lunch Symposium B

Thursday · 12:45 - 2:15pm

Closing the Gaps in the Continuum of Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes:
Implications for Optimal Antiplatelet Use

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca

Symposium Overview

The manifestations of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) are associated with high morbidity and mortality. This symposium will provide an update on major U.S. guideline recommendations concerning the use of P2Y12 inhibitors in patients with ACS. Our faculty of internationally recognized experts will present and analyze clinical trial data on the available P2Y12 inhibitors, with an emphasis on clinical data in high-risk patients such as the elderly, those with diabetes, and those with a prior history of stroke. Attendees will leave this activity better able to individualize antiplatelet therapy, improve outcomes and minimize hospital readmission rates.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ACS patients with high-risk comorbidities who would benefit from more intensive platelet inhibition therapy, and adjust treatment strategies accordingly.
  • Select an appropriate antiplatelet treatment regimen based upon clinical trial data and an understanding of the different clinical attributes and risk of adverse events of existing agents.
  • Implement strategies to incorporate clinical practice guidelines, protocols, and quality improvement measures to refine discharge planning and follow-through to ensure continuance of quality health care delivery to patients after hospital discharge.

Preliminary Agenda & Faculty

12:45 - 1:05pm Treatment Strategies for ACS patients: P2Y12 Antiplatelet Agent Across the ACS Spectrum Chairperson: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
1:05 - 1:20pm Upstream Therapy: Does Timing of Antiplatelet Therapy Matter? Presenter: P. Gabriel Steg, MD
1:20 - 1:35pm High Risk Patients with ACS: What Are the Concerns Presenter: Robert A. Harrington, MD
1:35 - 1:50pm Minimizing Readmission Rates Post-ACS: Why Should Clinicians Care? Presenter: Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD
1:50 - 2:15pm Panel Discussion Moderator: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
Discussants: Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD; Robert A. Harrington, MD; P. Gabriel Steg, MD

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Executive Director
  • Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
  • Boston, MA

Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Associate Chief of Cardiology
  • Director, Cardiovascular Research
  • Intermountain Heart Institute
  • Intermountain Medical Center

Robert A. Harrington, MD

  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
  • Chairman of the Department of Medicine
    Stanford University
  • Stanford, CA

P. Gabriel Steg, MD

  • Professor, Cardiology Department
  • Paris Diderot University
  • Director, Coronary Care Unit
  • Hospital Bichat-Claude Bernard
  • Paris, France

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