Spotlight on Novel Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This activity is supported by PlatformQ Health Education, LLC.

TUITION
Complimentary

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
Live Internet Activity
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring Material

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION
Live Activity
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM EST - 10:30 AM EST.

Enduring Material

The enduring material will be available from November 11, 2015 - May 11, 2016.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Evaluate the latest clinical trial results and expert commentary on new and emerging heart failure drug therapies, and their potential impact on reducing hospitalization rates and cardiovascular related deaths in patients with heart failure


TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for cardiologists, intensive care specialists, hospitalists, internists, primary care clinicians, and other health care providers caring for patients with heart failure.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE
This activity consists of one session, which should take approximately 0.5 hours to complete.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees to participate in this activity. To participate in the activity, go to http://www.CardioCareLive.com/. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.


HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP

Dr. Yancy has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

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 Reported Financial Relationship
Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD
Medical Director
PlatformQ Health Education, LLC

Stock Ownership: Merck


The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following PlatformQ Health Education, LLC planner, Karen Greb-Murphy, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

DISCLOSURE OF UNAPPROVED/OFF LABEL USE (if applicable):
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Accreditation Support:
Please contact the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine at www.pimed.com.

Technical Support:
For any technical issues or issues with your CME Certificate, contact IDCareLive at 877-394-1306 or at Support@CardioCareLive.com

 
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