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Course Director

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Gregory Piazza, MD, MS

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

University of Florida College of Medicine / Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC / CNE / CPE
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2019-Feb-01
Expiration Date:2020-Jan-31
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in cardiovascular medicine discusses several best practices for reducing the disease burden of venous thromboembolism.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Implement evidence-based guidelines for initial and long-term anticoagulation in the treatment and secondary prevention of VTE
  • Select direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for initial and long-term VTE management based on patient preferences, appropriate dosing regimens, and specific factors such as bleeding risk and comorbidity
  • Outline best practices to improve VTE risk assessment and transitions of care for patients with VTE
  • Educate and counsel patients on the use of DOACs, including comparative safety and efficacy data and the importance of adhering to DOAC therapy for secondary prevention of VTE

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of vascular surgeons, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with venous thromboembolism.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 80% or higher is needed to obtain CME/MOC credit and 70% or higher to obtain CNE/CPE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/MOC/CNE/CPE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: February 01, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, the University of Florida College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Pfizer Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Bayer Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; BTG/EKOS; Daiichi-Sankyo Company; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

Content Reviewers

Eric I. Rosenberg, MD, MSPH, FACP
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida

Eric I. Rosenberg, MD, MSPH, FACP, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Lead Nurse Planner, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Janice Trainor-Tellier, MSN, RN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Teresa Haile, RPh, MBA, Lead Pharmacy Planner, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Patricia A. Ensor, RPh, MBA, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Directors

Carmine DeLuca
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Carmine DeLuca has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Angela McIntosh
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Angela McIntosh has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit, and Support

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Blinded individual or aggregated participant data may be shared with the funder of the activity.

Nurses

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity will be awarded 0.5 contact hour(s).

Pharmacists

ACPEThe Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0468-9999-18-019-H01-P.

Providership


This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity is jointly provided by University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education; this activity is also co-provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

Collaborative Partner

This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE activity has been developed in collaboration with the North American Thrombosis Forum.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

About This CME/MOC/CNE/CPE Activity

PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and Medical Learning Institute, Inc. are responsible for the selection of this activity’s topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of this activity. Our activities may contain references to unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions. The preparation of PeerView activities is supported by educational grants subject to written agreements that clearly stipulate and enforce the editorial independence of PVI, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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