FROM HOSPITAL TO HOME: Continuation of Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome after Discharge
A CME-certified Lunch Symposium



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View Agenda  San Diego Marriott Marquis & MarinaSan Diego,CA Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013 11:30 AM


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This event is not a part of the official AAFP Scientific Assembly.


Program Description


Primary care providers (PCPs) are often the gatekeepers for identifying and then quickly diagnosing and referring patients with ACS, which accounts for more than 700,000 hospital discharges annually in the US. More than one-quarter of these patients were hospitalized due to a recurrent myocardial infarct. PCPs provide a crucial role in managing patients and their post-procedure therapies after discharge from the hospital. Concise and clearly communicated discharge plans are essential for ongoing management to reduce hospital readmissions.

Challenged with keeping abreast of new findings regarding antiplatelet therapy and ensuring that therapies are maintained as indicated, PCPs must be knowledgeable of current clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based data on which their management decisions are based.


FACULTY


Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD - Chair
Director of Preventative Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Sterling, IL
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, IL
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI

Michael Cobble, M.D., AAFP, FNLA
Chief Medical Officer
Atherotech Diagnostics Lab
Birmingham, Alabama
VAP Density Gradient Direct Lipid Test Diplomate
American Board Clinical Lipidology
Certified Hypertension Specialist Private Practice
Canyons Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Scott Hall, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical Director, Specialty Health
Reno, NV


Target Audience


The target audience for this initiative is primary care physicians (PCPs), who contribute to the quality of health care delivery to ACS patients in numerous ways, including long-term management in post-discharge care.


Educational Objectives


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Self-identify as a key member of the interdisciplinary heart team, responsible for including patients in treatment decisions and ensuring seamless transitions of care in hospital and at discharge
  • Take a leading role in post-discharge care to ensure that patients continue to have access to proper medications to minimize risk of thrombosis and ischemic complications
  • Communicate to patients the critical importance of continued adherence to prescribed medications and rehabilitation therapy, and the adverse consequences of premature discontinuation

AGENDA


 
Registration & Lunch:   11:30am – 12:00pm
CME Program:   12:00pm – 1:30pm

Accreditation


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement


The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 1.5 prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physician.

For questions regarding CME credit, the post-test, or evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.


Disclosure Information


Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Commercial Support, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of a continuing medical education program sponsored by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to PCME as well as to learners. All conflicts are identified and resolved by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support in advance of delivery of the activity to learners.

The content of this activity was vetted by an external medical reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.


Method of Participation


To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program and complete the evaluation form. Certificate of Credit will be distributed following the activity.

There are no fees associated with this program.


SPECIAL SERVICES


Event staff will be glad to assist you with any specials needs (e.g. physical, dietary, etc.). Please email specialservices@potomacme.org at least 5 days prior to the program.


Jointly Sponsored By


Jointly sponsored by Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe
      

Supported By


Supported by an independent medical educational grant from:



Registration Statement


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Registration is for planning purposes only. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.



Registration

  VenueCityStateDate
View Agenda  San Diego Marriott Marquis & MarinaSan Diego,CA Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013 11:30 AM