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New Developments in PAH: Practice Strategies with Competing Novel PAH Guidelines

New Developments in PAH: Practice Strategies with Competing Novel PAH Guidelines

Format

Interactive Monograph

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

October 4, 2019

Expires

October 4, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Provider

Sponsored by Purdue University College of Pharmacy and the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Program Description

This interactive infographic format provides up-to-date information on disease classification, risk stratification, and diagnostic and treatment algorithms for PAH. Using a highly visual self-directed platform, Dan Schuller, MD, creates a practical framework to translate CHEST guideline updates for PAH diagnosis and treatment into clinical practice. Learners navigate at their own pace through animated content, faculty commentary videos, and supplemental resources. The activity additionally touches on the importance of shared decision making between a patient and their multidisciplinary team during diagnostic and management of this complex disease.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for PCPs, cardiologists, cardiopulmonologists, and other allied healthcare professionals interested in PAH.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate recent changes to PAH clinical practice guidelines and their impact on PAH clinical practice.
  • Evaluate recent changes and updates to the disease classifications/risk stratifications of PAH and related therapeutics.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Guidelines require that participants in CME/CE activities be made aware of all financial relationships that may be perceived as affecting the presentation of the faculty member. Purdue University College of Pharmacy and The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) ensure that all faculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of activities disclose relevant financial relationships and that conflicts of interest are resolved before the CME/CE activity occurs. Complete information will be provided to participants prior to the start of the educational activity.

Faculty

Dan Schuller, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - The Hospitals of Providence - Transmountain
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
El Paso, Texas

Dr. Schuller discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Gilead

Accredited Provider Disclosures

All additional planning committee members, ACHL, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. Purdue University College of Pharmacy and ACHL require the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion

Disclaimer

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. Purdue University College of Pharmacy and ACHL require the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Instructions

This activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 75% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For questions, contact Laurie Novoryta at Lnovoryta@achlcme.org.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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