EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015
EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015 focuses on emerging mobile technologies for data collection and treatment that are expected to reveal new, more efficient strategies for conducting cardiovascular research and providing patient-centric care.
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EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions

 

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 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

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

410-385-3000

 

Cost to Attend

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

 

Target Audience

Physicians                              

Nurses  

 

Description

Each year, the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI) and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health plan Scientific Sessions with the overarching goal of promoting development and application of translational and population science to prevent heart disease and stroke and foster cardiovascular health. The Sessions serve as a principal venue for presenting patient- and population-based research in CVD prevention.

Results from observational studies and trials presented at this meeting influence national and international policies and affect billions of researchers, clinicians, and patients worldwide. 

This year, the Sessions include an emphasis on emerging mobile technologies for data collection and treatment that are expected to reveal new, more efficient strategies for conducting cardiovascular research and providing patient-centric care.

 

Learning Objectives 

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

  1. Identify current trends and associated opportunities to address modifiable risk factors for CVD to meet the components of “ideal cardiovascular health.”
  1. Describe changing trends in cardiovascular morbidity, contributing factors, and the associated economic burden with implications for preventing CVD, improving patient outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs.
  1. Explain the causes and cardiovascular health consequences of continuing disparities in risk factors among certain racial/ethnic, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups.
  1. Identify mobile tools and technologies that may facilitate patient engagement and behavioral change and provide patient-centric interventions, toward reducing cardiovascular risk and improving cardiovascular care.
  1. Explain new and emerging electronic data resources and tools useful for cardiovascular research.
  1. Describe these tools’ potential for conducting cardiovascular research and developing models that can predict CVD or slow its progression.
  1. Describe potential career pathways in clinical research and strategies for navigating the current funding environment.

 

Course Agenda

The agenda can be viewed separately in the activity.

 

Faculty

Elliott Antman, MD, FAHA

Brigham and Womens Hospital

Boston, MA

 

Lesley Curtis

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Durham, NC

 

Michael Lauer, MD, FAHA

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH

Bethesda, MD

 

Kevin Volpp

Philadelphia VAMC and University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

 

Norrina Allen, PhD

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

 

Bonita Falkner, MD, PhD

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

 

Claude Bouchard

Human Genomics Laboratory

Baton Rouge, LA

 

Kay-Tee Khaw

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, UK

 

Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Deborah Tate, PhD

Gillings School of Global Public Health

Chapel Hill, NC

 

Daniel Levy, MD

Population Sciences Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health     

Framingham, MA

 

Simon Capewell

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, UK

 

Danish Saleheen, MBBS, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

 

Suzanne Oparil, MD, FAHA

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

 

Jackson Wright, MD, PhD, FAHA

University Hospital Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

 

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 27.00 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 27.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

 

Continuing Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the 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 27.00 contact hours.

**ANCC and ACCME credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after September 6, 2015.

 

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

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
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Type:  Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
85 Registered Users
Live Meeting Information
Start: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 6:00 AM
End:
Friday, March 06, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Location: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
US

Credits
27 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

27 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

27 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit