2015 ACC Medical Meeting Reporter Best Practices in ACS: Improving Patient Outcomes and Overall Quality of Life

This Medical Meeting Reporter will focus on pivotal sessions and key clinical data related to new treatment and standards of care of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) presented at the 64th Annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions & Expo.
This activity will aim to educate healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with ACS with the goal of presenting the most comprehensive analysis for clinical decision-making, including the role of the comprehensive healthcare team in the initiation of therapy, as well as effectively communicating therapeutic decisions to the patient. .

TARGET AUDIENCE

Cardiologists, internists, and other healthcare professionals responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or management of patients with acute coronary syndrome

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss AHA/ACC treatment guidelines and recommendations regarding patient screening, and treatment selection.
  2. Analyze the therapeutic landscape of antiplatelet agents, including dual and triple antiplatelet therapy.
  3. Develop personalized treatment plans to effectively address risk-benefit considerations to improve overall quality of life in patients with ACS.

FACULTY

Christopher P. Cannon, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Robert P. Giugliano, MD
Senior Investigator
TIMI Study Group
Senior Physician
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

 
 


Deepak L. Bhatt, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director
Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Heart and Vascular Center
Boston, MA

 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Faculty                                  

Relationship Identified With:

Christopher P. Cannon, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; CSL Behring; Essentialis; GlaxoSmithKline plc.; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; LipoMedix; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Grant/Research Support: Accumetrics; Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited 

Robert P. Giugliano, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Amgen Inc.; Beckman-Coulter, Inc.; Daiichi-Sankyo Company, Limited; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance

Grant/Research Support: Amgen Inc.; Daiichi-Sankyo Company, Limited; Merck & Co., Inc.

Speakers' Bureau: Amgen Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Daiichi-Sankyo Company, Limited; Merck & Co., Inc.; Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD

Grant/Research Support: Amarin Corp.; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eisai Inc.; Ethicon US, LLC.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Forest Laboratories, Inc.; Ischemix; Medtronic plc.; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; The Medicines Company

Planners, Managers, ReviewersSandy Breslow; Brynne Hunter; Jacquelyn Valerio; Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kristen Scollon; Emma Gilmartin; Jaimie Kelly; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months. 

Accreditation Statement 

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Co-provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and AcademicCME

Course Open Date: June 15, 2015 | Course Expiration Date: June 14, 2016

Credit Designation Statement

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, AcademicCME and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
06/15/2015
Course expires: 
06/14/2016
Rating: 
4

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/15/2015
Course expires: 
06/14/2016
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