ENDURING SYMPOSIUM - New Anticoagulants and Antithrombotic Controversies in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism
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Scientific Sessions 2012 Evening Symposium: Translating Research into Practice - New Anticoagulants and Antithrombotic Controversies in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and view the course online. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.  There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.  The link to the CME/CE “Professional Education Center” website can also be found on www.my.americanheart.org.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Internet Explorer 7 or greater
Firefox (Latest Version)
Google Chrome
Windows 7 or above
Safari (Latest Version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.
Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience

Physicians -

Cardiovascular - all specialties, primary care, neurologists, internists,electrophysiologists

Nurses -

Cardiovascular-all specialities 

Pharmacists - 

Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism 

Description

The American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiovascular Evening Symposium: Translating Research into Practice (Evening Symposium) is a part of the official Scientific Sessions programming. Presented science and clinical information is developed by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Programming (CSSP) and vetted through the AHA’s rigorous content development and accreditation process. Thus, ensuring its fair-balanced and unbiased content as well as cohesion with the information presented in the daytime activities of Sessions. 

For AHA Scientific Sessions 2012, the members of CSSP developed a series of three Evening Symposia, which will create compelling education for the practitioner that can be applied to their patients. 

In addition to the live event, the Evening Symposium will be captured and made available as an enduring webinar course on the AHA’s continuing education platform called the Professional Education Center at learn.heart.org. Thus, all potential professionals interested in the content but unable to attend the live event will be provided with an opportunity to participate and claim CME credits. 

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to: 

     1. Discuss issues related to the appropriate selection of patients for warfarin or the novel anticoagulants, their potential adverse
         effects, and opportunities to minimize the risk of those effects in individual patients.

     2. Identify the potential risk of nonadherence with novel anticoagulants, barriers to adherence, and evidence-based interventions
         that may improve adherence.

     3. Individually assess patients with VTE to determine the most appropriate duration of anticoagulation and the role of novel
        anticoagulants in that decision.

     4. Describe studies related to options for monitoring the efficacy of novel anticoagulants and for reversing their effects.

Course Agenda

Moderator: James Froehlich, MD, MPH, FACC

 

Time

Presentation

24 minutes

Should New Anticoagulants Be the First Choice for Atrial Fibrillation?

Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, New York, NY

24 minutes

Anticoagulant Choices for Venous Thromboembolic Disease in the 21st Century  - Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, FACC

Boston, MA

24 minutes

Lifelong Anticoagulation for DVT? Duration of Therapy for Idiopathic VTE - Geno Merli, MD, Philadelphia, PA

24 minutes

Monitoring and Reversal Issues for New Anticoagulants: Should We Be Worried?

Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FACP , Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

24 minutes

Renal Failure, Obesity and Drug Interactions: Clinical Pharmacology Issues Regarding New Anticoagulants We All Need to Know - Toby Trujillo, Pharm.D

Aurora, CO

Faculty

James Froehlich, MD, MPH, FACC      

Ann Arbor, MI 

Jonathan L. Halperin, MD 

New York, NY

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, FACC   

Boston, MA 

Geno Merli, MD

Philadelphia, PA 

Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FACP

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

Toby Trujillo, PharmD

Aurora, CO 

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  November 15, 2012 

TERMINATION DATE: November 14, 2015 

LAST REVIEW DATE: November 2012 

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  1. ACCME/AMA (Physicians) – November 15, 2012 – November 14, 2015
  2. ANCC (Nurses) – November 15, 2012 – November 14, 2015
  3. ACPE (Pharmacists) - November 15, 2012 – November 14, 2015

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS: 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this program. 

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 2.00 contact hours. 

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE Credit: 2.00 Contact Hours or 0.200 CEUs.  Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-12-668-H01-P.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity

120 minutes

Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

James Froehlich, MD, MPH, FACC

None

None

None

None

None

None

Jonathan L. Halperin, MD

None

None

None

None

None

None

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, FACC

None

None

None

None

None

None

Geno Merli, MD

None

None

None

None

None

None

Jeffrey Weitz, MD, FACP

None

None

None

None

None

None

Toby Trujillo, PharmD

None

None

None

None

None

None

 

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses of Drugs or Devices

Off label discussions will most likely occur in the late breaking clinical trial session. 

Medium

This activity is an internet webcast/webinar

Contact Information

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

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center

Copyright Information

Please see the link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center

Commercial Support

This activity is supported through an educational grant. 

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
268 Registered Users
Credits
2 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

2 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEU> Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education> ACPE

2 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC