Accreditation Information – CMHC Live Webinar Series

Title:

Key Topics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of HF - A Webinar Series
Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis of Patients at Risk for HF

Date

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 – 6:30pm EST

Credit Type

AMA, ANCC

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of US-based healthcare professionals, including: physicians (MDs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Program Overview

Over a course of 4 live, 30-minute webinars, experts will address knowledge and competency gaps regarding heart failure (HF) management and treatment with a short, didactic presentation followed by patient case examples. Part I of this series will cover the Assessment and Diagnosis of Patients at Risk for HF.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • IDENTIFY patients who would benefit from hypertensive treatment based on risk profile, underlying comorbidities, and recommended guidelines and evidence-based clinical trials

Faculty

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
New Orleans, LA

Program Agenda

  • Cardiometabolic risk factors
  • Differentiation between HFrEF and HFpEF
  • Increased severity of HF in patients with cardiometabolic risk factors
  • Patient case discussion and Q&A

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and CMHC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the live activity. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to all attendees within 1-2 business days. Online evaluations must be completed within 2 weeks of the meeting. CME/CE Certificates will be emailed within 7 business days to attendees upon completion of the online evaluation form.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is a no registration fee for this educational activity, registration information can be found here.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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:

Name of Faculty or Presenter

Reported Financial Relationship

Keith C. Ferdinand

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Quantum Genomics, Novartis, Amgen, Sanofi, Eli Lilly
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim


The planners and managers 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:

Name of Planner or Manager

Reported Financial Relationship

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN

Nothing to disclose

Karen Kaufman

Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk

Nothing to disclose

Laura Gilsdorf

Nothing to disclose

Liddy Knight

Nothing to disclose

Jamie Patrick

Nothing to disclose

Jeanelle Spencer, PhD

Nothing to disclose

Amanda Jamrogiewicz

Nothing to disclose

Karin McAdams

Nothing to disclose


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. Global Education Group (Global) and CMHC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Educational Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Joint Providership Statement

UMA Global

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress.

CMHC