Contemporary Emergency Medicine Perspectives on Venous Thromboembolic Disease
A CME-certified Program





Program Schedule


Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians  
Meeting Information: Faculty:
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Address: The Sunriver Hotel
17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707
Room Name: Great Hall
Adam J. Singer, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
   
Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians  
Meeting Information: Faculty:
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: TBD
Address: Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Room: Legislative Room
Adam J. Singer, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
   
Texas Chapter of Emergency Physicians  
Meeting Information: Faculty:
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Address: Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
Room: TBD
David E. Slattery, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Professor
Director of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
   
Florida Chapter of Emergency Physicians  
Meeting Information: Faculty:
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Address: Naples Grande Beach Hotel
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103
Room: Mangrove I & II
Adam J. Singer, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Presentation Slides

Download (PDF) Click here to view the presentation slides from this CME-certified series held at select American College of Emergency Physician state chapter meetings.

Program Description

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can lead to development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE). In the US, nearly 900,000 cases of VTE occur each year, with up to 300,000 fatalities. VTE prophylaxis is underused, as only slightly more than half of surgical patients receive preventive treatment, and those who do receive VTE prophylaxis frequently do not receive it long enough.

VTE also poses important challenges for emergency department (ED) personnel. Patients admitted through the ED are at high risk of VTE, which remains a significant threat to public health despite the availability of effective and safe prophylactic measures and treatments. Clinicians must also be brought up to date on the clinical properties of new oral anticoagulant agents and the appropriateness of traditional vs newer antithrombotic strategies for VTE prophylaxis and its treatment.

Contemporary Emergency Medicine Perspectives on Venous Thromboembolic Disease aims to update ED personnel on these important areas, as these clinicians play a critical role in the continuum of care of VTE patients.


Agenda:
  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. VTE Pathogenesis, Etiology, and Risk Factors
  3. Investigation of Suspected DVT and PE
  4. VTE Prophylaxis in Medical Patients
  5. Diagnosis of Existing DVT in Medical Patients
  6. VTE Treatment
  7. Role of NOACs in Management of VTE
  8. Anticoagulation and Bleeding
  9. More Aggressive Treatments for VTE
  10. Q&A Session and Concluding Remarks

Target Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes emergency medicine physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, as well as others who care for patients at-risk of developing VTE or patients with active symptomatic VTE who are in need of anticoagulant therapy.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
  • Examine treatment options for VTE in the new era of anticoagulant drugs
  • Manage bleeding issues of patients on anticoagulants
  • Individualize treatments based on risk factors and consideration of outpatient management
  • Analyze current drug treatment options for high-risk medically ill patients admitted into the emergency department

Steering Committee



Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FCPP
Associate Provost for Innovation in Education, Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Associate Dean for CME and Strategic Partner Alliances
Thomas Jefferson University
Professor and Senior Advisor for Interdisciplinary Research and Clinical Trials
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

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Adam J. Singer, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

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Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Rockpointe Corporation. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 1 hour of ACEP Category I credit.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@rockpointe-pcme.com.

Disclosure Information

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 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 provided by ACEP are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to ACEP as well as to learners. All conflicts of interest are identified and resolved by ACEP 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 reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

FDA Disclosure

The contents of some CME activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Method of Participation

To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must attend the program and complete the evaluation form. A CME certificate will be emailed 2 weeks after submission of a completed evaluation form.

There is no fee associated with this program.

SPECIAL SERVICES

 Event staff will be glad to assist you with any specials needs.  Please email specialservices@rockpointe-pcme.com at least 5 days prior to the program.


Jointly provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians and Rockpointe

     
     


     

Supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC.