Innovations in Hypertension Management: Renal Denervation (RDN)

online, 9 April

Presented by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

TUITION
Complimentary

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION
Live sessions will be available: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM CET

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE
Each activity will take one hour to complete, for a total of 3.0 hours.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center and PlatformQ LLC. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live and on-line enduring activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OTHER CREDITS
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.0 hours credit for completing this program.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for European internists, primary care physicians, hypertension specialists, cardiologists and health care professionals involved with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with resistant hypertension.

PREREQUISITES 
There are no prerequisites.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Define the epidemiology and pathophysiology of resistant hypertension
  • Identify causes of “pseudo-resistance,” and outline strategies for achieving timely and appropriate diagnosis of resistant hypertension
  • Differentiate between secondary hypertension and resistant hypertension
  • Discuss the role of ambulatory or home blood pressure monitoring in the work-up of patients being evaluated for resistant hypertension
  • Identify the mechanisms by which renal nerves affect central sympathetic drive and blood pressure control
  • Differentiate between afferent and efferent renal nerves and discuss their role in modulating central sympathetic drive
  • Review current and investigational interventions that target renal nerves in order to modulate blood pressure
  • Outline the scientific evidence for renal nerve ablation as a management strategy for resistant hypertension
  • Describe the procedure for percutaneous renal artery sympathetic denervation
  • Provide an overview of the safety, efficacy and risk-benefit profile of renal denervation as a treatment for resistant hypertension

COURSE FORMAT
Live sessions are approximately one hour and will be delivered in the form of video webcasts with real-time Q&A from faculty at www.CardioCareLive.com

PRE AND POST TEST AND EVALUATION
Prior to and immediately after each presentation, participants will be presented with a series of multiple choice test questions. After each presentation participants will also be presented with an online activity evaluation. A CME certificate of credit will be issued upon successful completion, which includes a passing grade of 70% or more. Participants must document the amount of time they spent in the activity.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees to participate in this activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. It is estimate that each module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media. 

FACULTY DISCLOSURE 
The "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy" of Albert Einstein College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity and anyone in a position to influence content disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.

Disclosures will be posted prior to the live event date.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send all inquiries to: Montefiore Medical Center, CCME, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467, or via phone at (718) 920-6674(718) 920-6674, or via fax to (718) 798-2336, or via email tocme@montefiore.org.