CME Outfitters Presents Webcast on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: 'New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations'

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CME Outfitters announces a continuing medical education webcast titled "New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations." Offered as an archived webcast with two dates for live Q&A, 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 ongoing, interactive webcast titled "New PCI Guidelines: An Interactive Debate with Experts on Indications and Implementations." Based on the live presentation that took place on March 30, 2008, at the Hilton Chicago, this webcast is available as an on-demand online archive and two live scheduled Q&A opportunities.

This activity will offer physician (CME), nursing (CNE), and pharmacy (CPE) credit, and 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/PR295, 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.

Scheduled Dates for Live Q&A:
Friday, June 13, 2008, 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Friday, June 20, 2008, 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM ET

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 activity will include patient case vignettes and will encourage participants to interact 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 P. Cannon, MD
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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

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

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:
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):
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):
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):
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-L01-P (live presentation)
376-000-08-007-H01-P (recorded programs)

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).

To view all recent CME Outfitters press releases, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com and click on "News" or visit http://www.prweb.com and search for "CME Outfitters."

For current information about this complimentary 1.5 hour CME activity, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/PR295.

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

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