CME Information

Activity Purpose

To allow participants to review the results from important clinical trials and evidence-based medicine and to translate that information as they globally manage patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, especially as they face complex coronary, carotid, and peripheral arterial cases.
 

Intended Audience

C3 has been specifically designed for physicians who specialize in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, as well as fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
 
• Use cardiovascular risk reduction measures and anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
• Apply knowledge about the safety and efficacy of both coronary and peripheral stents to clinical practice.
• Discuss the natural history, pathophysiology, and treatment options for patients with valvular and structural heart defects.
• Summarize the role of thrombus management in treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial interventional treatment.
• Differentiate various imaging techniques and how they may be utilized to examine the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and guide treatment decisions.
• Apply current therapeutic options for the treatment of femoropopliteal disease and critical limb ischemia to improve quality of life and limb salvage.
• Discuss financial considerations of cardiovascular medicine in various settings
 

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Accreditation is provided by The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning.
 
Physicians
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Maintenance of Certification for Physicians
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 31.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification 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 points.
 
Please note: ACHL will submit MOC points starting August 1.
 
Radiologic Technologists and Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists
This activity will provide Category A+ CE credit through ASRT. 
 
Nurses
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14803 for 31.50 contact hours.
 

Disclosure Information

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. ACHL ensures that all faculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of ACHL 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.