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PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION – GENERAL SYMPOSIUM

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 CMEsolutions and Gaffney Events. The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION – NURSE / TECHNOLOGIST SYMPOSIUM

This activity has been submitted to the Western Multi-State Division for approval to award contact hours. The Western Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the appropriate clinical indications for catheter based therapies (versus surgical based revascularization) in complex and multi-vessel coronary artery disease.
  • Understand the role of hemodynamic support modalities in Complex Higher-Risk (and indicated) Patients
  • To understand the emerging role of percutaneous coronary intervention in unprotected left main disease and the relative outcomes compared to surgical therapy.

  • To gain a practical appreciation of new and novel step platforms and their application in informed interventional practice.

  • To discuss and apply indications for high resolution invasive coronary imaging in the catheter-based therapy of coronary artery disease.

  • To be able to interpret and apply the results of invasive functional testing  (and its relative merits) in the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease.

  • To apply the fundamentals of a radial based approach to coronary intervention.

  • Understand and differentiate the specific clinical features of appropriate use criteria and the evidence-based summaries on which PCI guidelines are developed.

  • To be able to define the role of transcatheter and surgical therapies for patients with complex aortic valvular disease.

  • Understand the role of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in intermediate risk patient subsets.

  • Differentiate between degenerative and functional mitral valvular disease; and, to be able to discuss the relative indications for catheter based treatments (versus surgical therapy) in each of these disease states.

  • To understand the emerging role of catheter based left atrial appendage therapies, as opposed to traditional pharmacotherapy, in the thromboembolic prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The 2018 Scottsdale Interventional Forum has been designed to meet the educational needs of Interventional and General Cardiologists, Cardiology Fellows, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Cath Lab Nurses and Technicians and other medical professionals who have an interest in heart and vascular medicine.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS (ASRT) – NURSE / TECHNOLOGIST SYMPOSIUM

Category A/A+ CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT

INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT

To receive credit, participants must attend credit designated sessions, and must submit a completed evaluation and application for credit at the conclusion of the Scottsdale Interventional Forum.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

CMEsolutions requires everyone in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by CMEsolutions for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.