Building Teams, Coordinating Care, Empowering Patients: Keys to Heart Failure Care
Monday, September 23, 2019
8:00 PM EDT | 5:00 PM PDT

Your Questions Answered on Shared Accountability

Shared accountability in the care of patients with chronic heart failure acknowledges that effective care depends on the collective efforts of an array of stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, case managers, social workers, and of course the patients themselves. Collaboration and communication among these stakeholders can be essential tools in navigating transitions of care, tackling readmission rates, and generally optimizing patient engagement, quality of life, and outcomes. In this myCME™ Town Wall, a multifaceted faculty panel addresses the whys and hows of shared accountability that engages patients as well as healthcare professionals.

Earn up to 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM   or 1.25 Contact Hours.

Duration of Event: 1 hour 15 minutes

Free of charge.

Intended Audience:

This activity is intended for cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other clinicians who manage patients with chronic heart failure

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Identify the components of shared accountability in heart failure care
  • Define the characteristics of a high-functioning care coordination team in navigating care transitions and reducing readmission rates
  • Reframe treatment-plan conversations to include shared decision-making and to promote greater patient engagement in care

Obtaining CME/CE Credit:

  • After participating in the live myCME Town Wall, please stay logged in to be automatically directed to the activity post-test and evaluation form.
  • You will receive your CME/CE certificate via email within 48 hours of completion.
  • This activity is offered at no cost to participants.

On-Wall Participant Internet Requirements/Supported Browers:

  • Desktops or laptops using Google Chrome 65+
  • iPads with iOS 11 or iOS 12 using Safari

Off-Wall Participant Internet Requirements/Supported Browers:

  • Google Chrome 50+
  • Opera 53+
  • Internet Explorer 11+
  • Firefox 45+ (mobile not supported)
  • Safari 8+
  • Edge Browser

Two Ways to Participate

Be an On-Screen Participant

The Wall’s ability to feature multiple remote on-camera participants means you can be part of the action too, appearing as a WALL Participant with the ability to ask questions live.

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Be an Off-Screen Observer

Camera shy? As an Observer, you’ll also experience the webcast in real time and have opportunities to ask questions and submit comments using the myCME TOWN WALLTM interactive interface.

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A Revolution in CME Learning: TOWN WALL™

Participating in virtual CME from your home or office computer has never been quite so interactive. You’ll be greeted by the in-studio moderator, who will introduce our faculty panel of Heart Failure experts—all of whom will appear on an expansive, vast, live digital video “Wall” from their remote locations. Not only can the experts see and interact with each other throughout the webcast... but so can you!


Paul Doghramji, MD
Senior Family Physician,
  Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director, Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA


Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA –

Professor and Chair, Department
  of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical
Jackson, MS

Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA – Co-Chair
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
University of North Carolina at
  Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Shashank Desai, MD, MBA
Director, Ambulatory Services
Medical Director, Heart
  Failure/Transplant Program
Inova Heart & Vascular Institute
Falls Church, VA

Mark E. Dunlap, MD
Director, Heart Failure Program
MetroHealth System
Professor of Medicine, Physiology
  and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Kimberly McCourt, APN-C, CHFN
Nurse Practitioner and
  Accreditation Coordinator
Heart Failure Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey
  Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ

Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP Assistant Professor of Medicine;
  Division of Cardiology
Lead Nurse Practitioner, Section
  of Advanced Heart Failure
  and Transplantation
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FCCP, FHFSA
Professor of Pharmacy and Interim
Division of Pharmacotherapy and
  Experimental Therapeutics
Research Professor Of Medicine
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC

Jointly provided by

In collaboration with

Supported by an educational grant from

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live meeting for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing nursing education contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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