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CME : 14.5 | MOC : 14.5

Charleston HFpEF Conference: The Latest Knowledge on Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction

Aug 07 01:30 PM - Aug 09 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Charleston, South Carolina  United States of America
Organized by : Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Specialties : Cardiology
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This conference has been POSTPONED.
The revised dates will be updated soon after they are confirmed.

Charleston HFpEF Conference: The Latest Knowledge on Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction is organized by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and will be held from Apr 17 - 19, 2020 at Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America.

Target Audience:
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, heart failure specialists, practicing cardiologists, cardiovascular advanced practice providers (NP or PA), internists, family physicians and critical care nurses.

Physician Credit Statement
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Other Credit Statements
 Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PAs: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and Prescribed credit from AAFP from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. The MUSC Office of CME provides certificates to PAs with a statement, approved by AAPA, that PAs may receive a maximum of 14.5 AAPA Category 1 Credits for this conference.

CME MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Knowledge Gaps:
There are now more patients who have Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) than those with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF). Making the diagnosis of HFpEF is more challenging than HFrEF as many commonly used screening tools such as physical examination, echocardiography and measurement of natriuretic peptide levels are less sensitive and specific in this population. Most importantly, no therapies have yet been shown to improve major cardiovascular outcome (i.e. reductions in hospitalization rates or lower mortality). Several ongoing studies are evaluating novel treatments for this disorder.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
• Recognize patients with HFpEF and understand pitfalls of the diagnosis
• Describe the pathophysiology of HFpEF including characteristic hemodynamic alterations and the role of coexisting conditions (i.e., kidney, lung, metabolic, etc)
• Apply rational decisions for diagnostic testing in patients with suspected HFpEF
• Discuss currently available therapies for HFpEF
• Identify potential new therapies for HFpEF and know how to select patients
• Improve ability to practice “precision”, patient-centered medicine for patients with HFpEF
• Interact with experts in small group discussion

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Javed Butler
Javed Butler


Michael R. Gold
Michael R. Gold


Gregory D. Lewis
Gregory D. Lewis


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1(800) 828-2059


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Venue Address

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Official Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel,

387 King Street,

Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America 29403,


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