The Biggest Risk to Cardiovascular Health: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in NVAF

Join us for an interactive session where a multidisciplinary expert faculty panel will discuss the importance of recognizing the impact of SDOH on patient outcomes in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and strategies to address them in cardiology practice.

Agenda

  • Welcome, Opening Remarks, Baseline Outcomes Polling
  • Recognition and Awareness of SDOH
  • The Impact of SDOH in Cardiovascular Care
  • Take Action
  • Question and Answer Session

Faculty

Program Director
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Faculty
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, MACP

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Nutley, NJ

Faculty
Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS

Physician Assistant
Clinical Lipid Specialist

Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center
Methodist Hospital
St Louis Park, Minnesota

Program Overview
A multidisciplinary expert faculty panel will discuss the importance of recognizing the impact of SDOH on patient outcomes and strategies to address them in cardiology practice.

Goal Statement
The goal of this initiative is to improve the knowledge and competence of learners in recognizing health disparities and social determinants of health (SDOH) in CV disease and managing patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) affected by health disparities.

Target Audience
This program is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine the effect of SDOH and disparities on anticoagulation prescribing and adherence in NVAF
  • Identify SDOH that affect outcomes in CV and NVAF management
  • Apply strategies to address SDOH in clinical practice to improve the management of NVAF

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare.

Nursing Continuing Education

Nursing contact hours: 1.0, which includes 1.0 hour of pharmacology credit

NP Course Advisor: Darcy H. Thiesen, CNP, MSN, Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center, St. Louis Park, MN

Physician Assistant Continuing Medical Education

Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

CCO Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

PCE Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.