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Join the American Heart Association reach our goal to enhance HIV patient care and treatment by lowering cardiovascular disease risk and improving links between multiple providers!

 

Register for the complimentary online CME activity, Initiative to Decrease Cardiovascular Risk and Increase Quality of Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS, to learn more about the association between cardiovascular disease and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

 

 

 

 

 

Online Activity for Professionals:


Target Audiences
Course Topics
Overall Learning Objectives
Course Agenda
Accreditation and Disclosure Policy
Faculty
About the Initiative
Registration
Questions
Discuss this course with colleagues
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For your Patients:


HIV and Your Heart


 

 

Target Audiences:


Cardiologists, endocrinologists, infectious disease practitioners, HIV treaters, internal medicine practitioners, family practitioners, other primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurses.


 

Course Topics:


This online course is the video capture of a CME conference given on the association between cardiovascular disease and HIV where three topics were presented:

 

1) Overview of CVD and HIV Infection

2) CVD Risk Assessment and Diagnosis in HIV Infection

3) CVD Risk Management in HIV Infection



Overall Learning Objectives:


At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, learners should be able to:


Course Agenda:

 

Welcome and Introduction – Overview of CVD/HIV Initiative


Topic 1 - Overview of CVD and HIV Infection

 


Topic 2 – CVD Risk Assessment and Diagnosis in HIV Infection

 


Topic 3 – CVD Risk Management in HIV Infection

 


Course Evaluation



Accreditation and Disclosure Policy:


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
This 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 sponsorship of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Heart Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All faculty participating in CME/CE activities sponsored by The American Heart Association will disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in their presentation, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.  No unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices were discussed in these presentations.

 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Family Physicians
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins December 14, 2009. Term of approval is for two year(s) from this date, with option for yearly renewal.


Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

 

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.50 contact hours.



Faculty:


Donald P. Kotler, MD

 

Michael S. Lloyd, MD

 

William J. Robbins, MD, FACP, AAHIVS




About the Initiative:


The Initiative to Decrease Cardiovascular Risk and Increase Quality of Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS supports the dialog between HIV specialists, infectious disease physicians, internists, family physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists and other clinicians who treat HIV-infected patients. The goal is to establish a solid foundation for all physicians who manage HIV patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Scientists and healthcare providers convened in June 2007 for the State of the Science Conference: Initiative to Decrease Cardiovascular Risk and Increase Quality of Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS, where they assessed the association among HIV, antiretroviral therapy and cardiovascular disease. According to the group, antiretroviral medications have dramatically reduced the overall death rate among patients with HIV, but emerging data suggests an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

 

The conference proceedings titled Initiative to Decrease Cardiovascular Risk and Increase Quality of Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS were published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association and in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in June of 2008. View publication.

 

Also, the proceedings were presented at the CVD/HIV Community Roundtable in August 2008 in Washington, D.C. to healthcare providers and HIV organizations.  Click here to view the video capture of the CVD/HIV Community Roundtable.

 

In late 2009, American Heart Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine held complimentary half-day CME conferences in Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York with presentations provided by local cardiovascular and HIV experts. This online course is the video capture of one of the CME conferences. Discuss this course with your colleagues!

 

FALL 2010 - We have launched our new patient initiative HIV and Your Heart, with the mission to help people living with HIV understand their risks for cardiovascular disease and make positive changes in life for better heart health and overall wellness.


Learn more about HIV and Your Heart



Registration:


Registration is free and available now on the Professional Education Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions:


 To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.



 

 

HIV and Your Heart - a new patient initiative:


Our HIV population is living longer and cardiovascular wellness is now a chief concern for those living with HIV. HIV and Your Heart is a patient website that promotes the awareness of cardiovascular risks for HIV individuals. The site provides information from content experts, videos, tools and resources for patients to utilize to understand their risks and manage their health. Watch the personal story of Mychael Patterson, an HIV patient and behavioral change coach, as he encourages people to reach wellness goals, take personal responsibility and live a smoke-free life.

 

Encourage your HIV patients to visit HIV and Your Heart to learn tips and strategies for living the healthiest life!

 

 

http://HIVandyourheart.org

 

 

 

 

HIV and Your Heart has gone SOCIAL! Connect with us!

 

 

 

 

 

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