Reducing the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation: A Whiteboard Animated Tour of Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Cardiologists

FACULTY

Program Chair
Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD
Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Associate Clinical Director, HVI
Heart and Vascular Institute
Penn State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity targets healthcare gaps related to the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), impacting outcomes through guidelines and best practices, appropriate antiarrhythmic use and shared decision-making.

  • By addressing these gaps, you can assess whether your approach to AF management through utilization of current treatment guidelines and strategies for shared decision making – could be modified to help close these gaps.
  • Expert discussion will guide you in analyzing and identifying appropriate candidates for antiarrhythmic intervention, utilizing clinical trial and real-world data on efficacy and safety to affect patient outcomes.
  • You will also be immersed in dynamic animations utilizing a whiteboard platform to memorably highlight key points related to antiarrhythmic mechanisms of action and consequences related to interactions with other cardiovascular agents.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs U.S-based cardiologists and other HCPs involved in the care of patients with AF.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss current guidelines and best practices to improve outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in clinical practice
  • Review clinical trial and real-world data on the efficacy and safety of antiarrhythmic drugs used for the management of AF
  • Adopt shared decision-making approaches aimed at improving patient outcomes in clinical practice

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 online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved and/or interested in the therapeutic management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour


CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour 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 an 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. Gerald Naccarelli reports that he is a consultant for Acesion Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Milestone Pharmaceuticals, Omeicos Therapeutics and Sanofi.

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

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners, and Managers
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.
Marissa Mays-Verman, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Medical Director 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 Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

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 credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
  2. Participate in the online activity; and
  3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. 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 skills before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com.

RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: January 4, 2022

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