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Program Detail

Release Date: April-06-15
Credit Expiration Date: May-11-16

Faculty

Discussion Panel
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Associate Chief of Academic Affairs
Division of Cardiology
Staff Heart Failure/Transplant
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Alan B. Storrow, MD
Vice Chairman for Research and Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

John J. Russell, MD
Director of Family Medicine Residency
Abington Memorial Hospital
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

CCME Reviewer
Daniel B. Sims, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology
Director, Moses Cardiac Care Unit
Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Credit Hours

Physicians: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Medium

Video Roundtable

Program Description

AHF represents a distinct challenge to clinicians. Diagnosis of AHF is often delayed because of the complex characteristics of the condition. The heterogeneous nature of AHF patients and the presence of comorbid conditions can make it difficult for clinicians to recognize the signs of AHF and provide optimal treatment. A paucity of data on AHF and a lack of agreement as to the parameters of the disease state exacerbate this challenge. Mortality and readmission rates for patients with AHF remain high because hospital clinicians do not consistently adhere to guidelines for AHF management, discharge support, and education. This roundtable discussion will outline strategies for optimal diagnosis and management of this disease.

Program Developer/Facilitator

This activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, hospitalists, emergency medicine and primary care clinicians and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment and management of patients with acute heart failure (AHF).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the heterogeneous nature of AHF presentation and patient characteristics.
  2. Describe the various comorbid conditions that can be found in patients with AHF.
  3. Summarize the guideline recommendations for treatment of AHF.
  4. Discuss areas of AHF research in which additional trials and data are warranted.

Disclosures

The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policies” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein) also require that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content 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.

Contributors whose COIs are irresolvable are not permitted to participate in Einstein CME activities.

FACULTY DISCLOSURES
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, has no financial conflicts to disclose.
Alan B. Storrow, MD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for the following: Beckman Coulter, Novartis, Alere Diagnostics, Trevena.
John J. Russell, MD, discloses that he has served on the speakers bureau for SanofiPasteur and as a consultant for Takeda and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

The staff of CCME of Albert Einstein College of Medicine have no disclosures to report with any commercial interests relative to this CME activity.

Daniel B. Sims, MD, has no financial conflicts to disclose.

Lily McVey (MCM Education, medical writer) has no financial conflicts to disclose.
Kathleen Hines (MCM Education, editorial director) has no financial conflicts to disclose.

Credit Statements

ACCME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, and MCM Education. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this enduring material 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 activity.

Commercial Support Statements

Supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis.

Instructions

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Certificate Fee

$0.00

Disclaimer

Presented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education, and MCM Education.

The opinions expressed in these educational activities are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education, or Novartis. Any medications, diagnostic procedures, or treatments discussed by the program presenters should not be used by clinicians or other health care professionals without first evaluating their patients’ conditions, considering possible contraindications or risks, reviewing any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparing any therapeutic approach with the recommendations of other authorities.

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