An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cardio-Renal-Metabolic Comorbidities: SGLT2 Inhibitors in the Management of Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease


Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Penn Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Mechanical Support
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH
Center for Cardiometabolic Implementation Science
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

This event is not part of the official Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 Education Program. CME credit is provided by organizations other than ACP.


This innovative enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and certified diabetes educators who care for patients with heart failure and/or chronic kidney disease.


This educational activity is intended for Primary Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Nephrologists, Endocrinologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Certified Diabetes Educators.


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Utilize relevant guidelines, clinical evidence, and FDA-approved indications to effectively incorporate SGLT2 inhibitors in the treatment of heart failure and/or chronic kidney disease.
  • Develop and implement timely diagnosis and treatment strategies for patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills when working with endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, and primary care physicians to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care for those with comorbidities affecting the cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic systems.


In support of improving patient care, Med Learning Group 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.


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


Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation

Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based CPE contact hour.

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 45 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor. Credits are generally reported during the first week of each month for those who claimed during the month prior.


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Faculty Member Disclosures
Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC, FHFSA Dr. Reza discloses that she has received consulting fees from Roche Diagnostics and American Regent. She has conducted contracted research for Bristol Myers Squibb, Inc. and has received speaker’s honorarium for Zoll Inc.
Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH Dr. Vaduganathan discloses that he has received consulting fees from American Regent, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer AV, Baxter Healthcare, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Cytokinetics, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and Merck. He has conducted contracted research for AstraZeneca, Galmed, Novartis, Bayer AG, Occlutech and Impulse Dynamics (all clinical trial committees).

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Content Review

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by a physician and nurse reviewer.

Individuals in Control of the Content of the Activity

The individuals in control of the content of this activity have reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this CE activity:

  • Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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  • Shannon Mutch MS, RN, OCN, has nothing to disclose.
  • Michael Milano, MD discloses that he has received royalties from Wolters Kluwer (UpToDate author royalties).
  • Debra Gordon, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Ana Maria Albino, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Jessica Feygin-Samuels, Associate Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


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RELEASED DATE: April 25, 2024
EXPIRATION DATE: April 25, 2025

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