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Course Director

G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

Faculty

Scott David Solomon
Scott David Solomon, MD

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

Accredited by

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2016-Jun-30
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in cardiology discuss treatment strategies for chronic heart failure and related readmission rates.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with HFpEF and HFrEF, and approved therapeutic agents that interact with these pathways
  • Recognize approved and emerging treatment strategies for chronic heart failure based on their clinical efficacy and safety
  • Employ evidence-based approaches to reduce chronic heart failure–related readmission rates and mortality and improve patient quality of life

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists and other clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with chronic heart failure.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. 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: June 30, 2016 - June 29, 2017
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

All faculty AND staff involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity.

Course Director and Moderator
G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Heart Failure Section, Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

G. Michael Felker, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Cytokinetics, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; MyoKardia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Trevena, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Amgen Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; and Roche Diagnostics.

Faculty
Scott David Solomon, MD
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Director of Noninvasive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Scott David Solomon, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Amgen Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Grant/Research Support from Amgen Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

CME Reviewer
Bruce Carlstedt, PhD, FASHP, RPh
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
West Lafayette, IN

Bruce Carlstedt, PhD, FASHP, RPh, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director
Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

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

All additional planning committee members and reviewers, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, Inc. staff, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

Providership, Credit & 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 Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Providership
This CME activity is jointly provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

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 Press or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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