Improving Long-Term Outcome in Chronic Heart Failure CME Program

December 1, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm ET
12/1/15 6:00 PM 12/1/15 8:30 PM Improving Long-Term Outcome in Chronic Heart Failure CME Program Connolly's Pub & Restaurant Improving Long-Term Outcome in Chronic Heart Failure CME Program
Connolly's Pub & Restaurant
14 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

CME and Dinner at no charge, but pre-registration required.

Faculty Presenter
Lee Goldberg, MD, MPH, Medical Director, University of Pennsylvania, Heart Failure and Transplantation Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program Overview
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome that is associated with increased morbidity, poor health-related quality of life, and mortality. The goals of HF treatment are to improve symptoms, slow disease progression, and prolong survival. Since the diagnosis of HF relies heavily on clinical judgment, the diagnosis of chronic HF is often missed and delayed. Additionally, despite the availability of guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with chronic HF, adherence to these guidelines remains poor. Given the various comorbidities and contraindications in patients with chronic HF, treatment and management continues to challenge physicians. This is reflected in the fact that HF is currently the leading cause of morbidity, hospitalization, and death worldwide. This educational program will provide a case- and clinical guideline-based review of best practices for the management of patients with HF. The faculty presenter will utilize problem-based case studies to illustrate clinically relevant examples of HF and opportunities to improve the management of the disease.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and classify HF in patients according to disease stage and class
  • Review current guidelines for the pharmacologic treatment and management of patients with chronic HF
  • Assess clinical evidence on existing and emerging treatments in chronic HF to provide personalized therapy toward decreasing hospitalizations and mortality
  • Identify non-physiologic considerations in HF management and outcomes

Target Audience
This educational initiative has been designed for internal medicine and family physicians involvedin the management of patients with chronic HF.

Integrity Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Integrity Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Information
For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (888) 255-1009.

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 physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

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