Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions (AMA Credit)
This conference focuses on recent advances in basic and clinical hypertension research with experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics. This conference also includes several interactive sessions specifically designed to benefit trainees and early career investigators, including a trainee poster session to highlight innovative research and how-to sessions that provide in-depth information about a range of topics related to the study of hypertension.
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Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions

 

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and attend. (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

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20008

 

Cost to Attend

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

 

Target Audience

Physicians -
Research scientists and other healthcare professionals in the fields of hypertension research, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology and related disciplines.                           

Pharmacists -
Research scientists and other healthcare professionals in the fields of hypertension research, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology and related disciplines.

 

Description

This conference focuses on recent advances in basic and clinical hypertension research with experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics.

This conference also includes several interactive sessions specifically designed to benefit trainees and early career investigators, including a trainee poster session to highlight innovative research and how-to sessions that provide in-depth information about a range of topics related to the study of hypertension.

 

Learning Objectives 

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

  1. Discuss recent studies linking air pollution and other novel risk factors with hypertension and identify unmet needs for future research.
  1. Identify immune and inflammatory mechanisms that contribute to the development of hypertension and hypertension-related end-organ damage and opportunities for additional research.
  1. Summarize current knowledge, and knowledge gaps, regarding the relationship between obesity and hypertension.
  1. Describe recent research exploring the role of gut dysbiosis in hypertension as well as possible pathogenic mechanisms and clinical implications.
  1. Describe new and emerging strategies for treating resistant hypertension and opportunities for further research and development.
  1. Explain short- and long-term consequences of pre-eclampsia for both mother and child and the need for research to develop methods to assess maternal risk and provide early diagnosis.
  1. Describe current research findings and identify opportunities to better understand genetic influences on hypertension risk and hypertension-associated comorbidities and disease processes.
  1. Describe novel methods to measure hypertension that can be used in research and clinical practice.

 

Course Agenda and Faculty

The Program document can be viewed in the Activity Material tab of the course.

 

Accreditation Statements:

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – 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 26.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after March 19, 2016.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
NOTE: Pharmacists will need to register and claim credit for each day they attend. 

ACPE Credit:10.00 Contact Hours -Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-762-L01-P

ACPE Credit: 7.50 Contact Hours - Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-763-L01-P

ACPE Credit: 6.00 Contact Hours - Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-764-L01-P

ACPE Credit: 3.00 Contact Hours - Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-765-L01-P

**ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after December 19, 2015. 

 

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided 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/CE-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.

 

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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Commerical Support

No commerical support was obtained. 
Type:  Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
50 Registered Users
Live Meeting Information
Start: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00 AM
End:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
US

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

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

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