CME Outfitters to Deliver Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Symposium: "New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations"

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CME Outfitters announces an upcoming live and interactive symposium titled "New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations." Offered as a simultaneous symposium and webcast premiering Sunday, March 30, 2008, from 5:30-7:00 a.m. CT, the activity will provide an overview of current and emerging treatment strategies for patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, announces an upcoming live and interactive symposium titled "New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations." Offered as a live presentation with subsequent online archive (in conjunction with http://www.cardiosource.com) and 3 live Q&A opportunities, this activity takes place on March 30, 2008, from 5:30-7:00 a.m., at the Hilton Chicago.

This live symposium is certified for CME credit and the archive will offer physician (CME), nursing (CNE), and pharmacy (CPE) credit. This symposium will provide an overview of current and emerging treatment strategies for patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

There is no fee to participate or receive credit for this activity, however, advance registration is requested. You may register online at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/symposia, or call 877.CME.PROS for more information.

This event is not part of the official ACC Annual Scientific Session and/or the SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions in Partnership with ACC i2 Summit as planned by their Program Committees.

Statement of Need:
The 2007 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) "Focused Update"
to the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) practice guidelines was recently published to keep interventionalists up to date on the stream of new data available. New studies have been incorporated to guide the indications for an invasive strategy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including those with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and unstable angina/non-STEMI. In addition, many studies have shown that improving inhibition of platelet aggregation is key to improving outcomes in these patients. Controversy remains, however, as to the precise dosing, combination and timing of antiplatelet therapies in ACS patients being managed with PCI. Adherence to the ACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines is not universal, and hospitals and practitioners vary in how the guidelines are implemented. Newer therapies and improved understanding of how to use existing therapies are important for improving patient outcomes.

This interactive symposium and live webcast will include patient case vignettes and audience response keypads, and will encourage participants to debate with each other and with the faculty panel. The faculty panel will review and discuss the "focused update" for the management of ACS in PCI-treated patients, and will report on recent findings related to emerging agents and dosing regimens.

Moderator:
Christopher Cannon, MD
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Profess of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Faculty:
David R. Holmes, Jr., MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Eric R. Bates, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Detroit, MI

5:30-5:40 am - Breakfast
5:40-6:00 am - New PCI Guidelines: Indications for Invasive Strategy in ACS, David R. Holmes, Jr., MD, FACC, Mayo Clinic
6:00-6:15 am - Case Study: Implementing the Guidelines, Interactive Debate with Audience and Faculty Panel, Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
6:15-6:35 am - PCI Guidelines: New Recommendations for Antiplatelet Therapy, Eric R. Bates, MD, University of Michigan
6:35-6:50 am - Case Study: Implementing the Guidelines, Interactive Debate with Audience and Faculty Panel, Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
6:50-7:00 am - Q&A Session

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of incorporating practice guidelines in ACS patients undergoing PCI treatment
  • Identify important evidence-based findings regarding the timing of PCI treatment in ACS patients
  • Evaluate emerging research related to new therapies for the management of ACS patients undergoing PCI

Target Audience:
LIVE: Interventional cardiologists and other clinicians who treat patients with acute coronary syndrome.
ARCHIVE: Interventional cardiologists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians who treat patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Commercial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an independent educational grant from Schering-Plough Corporation in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
CME Credit (Physicians; live and archive):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this educational 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.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category I CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

CNE Credit (Nurses; archive):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned code 6WASUP-PRV-0631. 1.5 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: The content of this CNE activity pertains to Pharmacology.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists; archive):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Universal Program Number: 376-000-08-007-H01-P

CME certificates will be distributed to participants at the conclusion of the live symposium. Participants in the archive and Q&A sessions held after the live symposium may receive credit and print a certificate online at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/test.

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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For current information about this complimentary 1.5 hour CME activity, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/symposia.

Contact: Christopher Perez
CME Outfitters, LLC
240.243.1303 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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