Addressing the Gathering Storm of Cardiovascular Disease: Focused Update on Heart Failure Therapy

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FACULTY

Program Chair
Kirkwood F. Adams, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This enduring activity is focused on the treatment and management of chronic heart failure.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, internists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners who care for patients with chronic heart failure.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Review the hemodynamic dysregulation and neurohormonal disarray that characterize heart failure
  • Describe the comorbid states that are both risk factors for heart failure and drivers of heart failure progression
  • Discuss current clinical trial data demonstrating the appropriate use of pharmacologic interventions in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction
  • Review health care team communication tools and approaches to advance shared decision- making in managing HF

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with chronic heart failure.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hours
CNE Accreditation Statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Dr. Kirkwood Adams reports that he has served as a consultant for Novartis and Roche Diagnostic. In addition, he has received research funding from Novartis, Roche Diagnostic, Merck, Amgen, and Otsuka.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
Nurse Reviewer: Anne Knieriem, RN, MSN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The staff, 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/CE activity:
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Sharine Griggs, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Cathy Herbert, Medical and Scientific Services, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE credit for this activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate via email within 30 days.

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This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

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RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: March 23, 2019

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Participation Statement
This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields. This subsidy is reflected in the registration fees for this activity.

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