Innovations in Hypertension Management: Renal Denervation (RDN)


Presented by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

TUITION
Complimentary

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center and PlatformQ LLC. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
Live Internet Activity
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Enduring Material
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EBAC LogoInnovations in Hypertension Management: Renal Denervation (RDN) is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for up to 3 hours of External CME credits.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity.

EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

OTHER CREDITS
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing these programs.

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION
Live Activity
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 11:00 PM CET - 2:00 PM CET
Enduring Material
The enduring material will be available from April 9, 2014 to October 9, 2014

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

Define the epidemiology and pathophysiology of resistant hypertension
Identify causes of "pseudo-resistance," and outline strategies for achieving timely and appropriate diagnosis of resistant hypertension
Differentiate between secondary hypertension and resistant hypertension
Discuss the role of ambulatory or home blood pressure monitoring in the work-up of patients being evaluated for resistant hypertension
Identify the mechanisms by which renal nerves affect central sympathetic drive and blood pressure control
Differentiate between afferent and efferent renal nerves and discuss their role in modulating central sympathetic drive
Review current and investigational interventions that target renal nerves in order to modulate blood pressure
Outline the scientific evidence for renal nerve ablation as a management strategy for resistant hypertension
Describe the procedure for percutaneous renal artery sympathetic denervation
Provide an overview of the safety, efficacy and risk-benefit profile of renal denervation as a treatment for resistant hypertension

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for European internists, primary care physicians, hypertension specialists, cardiologists and health care professionals involved with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with resistant hypertension.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE
This activity consists of three sessions, which should each take approximately 1 hour to complete, for a total of 3 hours.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees to participate in this activity. 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. It is estimated that each module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 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.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE
The "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy" of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires 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 also requires 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.

In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the programme are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities.

Presenters: Disclosures:
Professor Markus Schlaich Grants/Research: Medtronic
Consultant: Medtronic, Abbott:
Other: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, MSD (Merck Worldwide)
Professor Luis Ruilope Consultant: Medtronic, St. Jude
Professor Deepak Bhatt Grants/Research: Amarin, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Ethicon, Medtronic, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, The Medicines Company
Jessica Zwerling, MD Grants/Research: Medtronic Institutional (to Columbia University), Boston Scientific Institutional (to Columbia University), Vascular Dynamics Institutional (to Columbia University), St. Jude Medical Institutional (to Columbia University), Abiomed Institutional (to Columbia University), Abbott Vascular Institutional (to Columbia University)
Einstein-Montefiore Center for Continuing Medical Education The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) staff at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have no disclosures to report.
Mark Menegus, MD Has nothing to disclose.
PlatformQ Health, Inc  
Randi O'Hara, Senior Program Manager Has nothing to disclose.
Alyce Kuklinski, NP, RN, Senior Medical Director Has nothing to disclose.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send all inquiries to: Montefiore Medical Center, CCME, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467, or via phone at (718) 920-6674(718) 920-6674, or via fax to (718) 798-2336, or via email to cme@montefiore.org.

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