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Course Director

Nick H. Kim, MD
Nick H. Kim, MD

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California

Faculty

Richard N. Channick
Richard N. Channick, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Vallerie V. McLaughlin
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.5 Credits
Release Date:2018-Jul-31
Expiration Date:2019-Jul-30
Estimated Time for Completion:1.5 hour
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

Familiarity with key diagnostic criteria, the ability to differentiate between various types of pulmonary hypertension, and an understanding of how recent clinical trial data impact the application of treatment options are vital components to the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). In this activity, a panel of experts discusses the diagnosis, differentiation, and treatment of these pulmonary diseases.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify key criteria to distinguish between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Evaluate PAH and CTEPH treatment options according to the latest clinical data, post-approval analyses, and patient registry findings
  • Apply new evidence to individualize therapy for PAH and CTEPH, including patients who fail to reach treatment goals with PDE5 inhibitors and those with inoperable CTEPH

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists and other clinicians involved in the management of pulmonary hypertension.

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 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: July 31, 2018 - July 30, 2019
Time to Complete: 90 minutes

Faculty and Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME activity during the past 12 months.

Course Director and Moderator

Nick H. Kim, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California

Nick H. Kim, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bayer Corporation; and Merck & Co., Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Bellerophon Therapeutics; Eiger BioPharmaceuticals; and Sonovie.
Speakers Bureau participant with Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Bayer Corporation.
Nick H. Kim, MD, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

Faculty

Richard N. Channick, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Thromboendarterectomy Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Richard N. Channick, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Advisory Board for Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Richard N. Channick, MD, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Kim A. Eagle, M.D. Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Director, Disease Management ACU
Director, Heart Vessel Blood CTSU
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Medtronic; Merck & Co., Inc.; and United Therapeutics.
Grant/Research Support from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; Eiger BioPharmaceuticals; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and Sonovie.
Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

CME Reviewer

Howard J. Lee, MD

Howard J. Lee, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Directors

Mary Mihalovic
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Mary Mihalovic has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Chris Washburn, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME 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

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 Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Providership



This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported through an educational grant from Bayer US.

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.

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