Atrial Fibrillation Management: Current Challenges Evening Symposium
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Atrial Fibrillation Management: Current Challenges - Evening Symposium

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 is www.learn.heart.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

Workshop Location

Omni Dallas Hotel

Dallas Ballroom BC
555 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Cost to Attend

There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity. 

Target Audience

Physicians -

Cardiologists, Internists,  and Electrophysiologists.                             

Nurses -

Cardiovascular Nurses

Pharmacists - 

Description

This educational session will use case-based presentations to highlight the challenges in managing the AF patient whose disease falls between mild and severe. Through panelist debate and audience participation, these cases will help participants understand how current evidence supports patient selection for specific treatments.

Learning Objectives 

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

  1. Describe the appropriate workup for patients with suspected AF, and additional tests that may be useful in specific situations.
  1. Describe the use of risk stratification tools such as CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED to determine which patients should receive anticoagulation.
  1. Identify the most appropriate oral anticoagulant based on individual patient characteristics.
  1. Identify the most appropriate patients for rate or rhythm control. 
  1. Describe current evidence regarding post-ablation anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy, and the implications for individual patients.

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Atrial Fibrillation Management: Current Challenges

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, Peter Kowey, MD, Johnathan Kalman, MD, Prashanthan Sanders, MD

1,2,3,4,5

Faculty

Eric N. Prystowsky, MD

Indianapolis, IN

 

Peter Kowey, MD

Wynnewood, PA

 

Johnathan Kalman, MD

Melbourne, Australia

 

Prashanthan Sanders, MD

Adelaide, Australia

 

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.

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: 0256-0000-13-687-L01-P.

 

Steps for Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed. 

Medium

This activity is a live or a virtual link activity depending on the location.

Contact Information

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Copyright Information
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Type:  Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
1 Registered User
Live Meeting Information
Start: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 7:00 PM
End:
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Location: Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75020
US

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