Applying Recent Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials to Clinical Practice: Insights and Innovations

0.75 CME
0.75 ABIM MOC
45 MINS
$0 FEE
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Applying Recent Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials to Clinical Practice: Insights and Innovations

Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.


Activity Description

Given the complex interplay between insulin resistance and cardiometabolic risk, patients with diabetes are up to 4 times more likely to die from cardiovascular (CV) disease. In this CME activity, Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, will provide education on how to apply the latest clinical evidence regarding available and emerging agents to reduce the risk of major CV events in patients with diabetes.


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activities is cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, family medicine physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or those at risk for adverse cardiovascular events.


Learning Objective(s)

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the complex pathophysiological relationship between type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and renal disease.
  • Compare the mechanisms of action of therapies used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and how they have been shown to affect cardiovascular outcomes in these patients.
  • Interpret the results of major cardiovascular outcomes trials and their potential impact for patients with diabetes.
  • Incorporate the results of major cardiovascular outcomes trials into clinical practice to improve outcomes in patients with diabetes.

Activity Chair

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FAAFP, FICA, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC, FCCP, FACC
Director, Preventative Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Sterling, IL
Professor, Clinical Family & Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, IL
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Reviewers

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD


Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in 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 points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 31, 2020, to January 30, 2021.


How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

Activity Chair reports the following relationship(s)

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FAAFP, FICA, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC, FCCP, FACC
Consulting Fee: Amarin, Amgen, Kowa, Resverlogix, Theravance
Speakers Bureau: Amarin, Amgen, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Sanofi

Reviewers report the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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