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Comparison of Risk Profiles of Women with INOCA Diagnosed by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography vs Invasive Coronary Angiography: A Substudy of the Women’s  Ischemia Trial to Reduce Events In Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (WARRIOR)

Abstract and Poster

Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Coronary Plaque Characteristics and Progression by Serial Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)

Abstract and Poster

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Abstracts and articles contained in this course guide have been reprinted with permission.

This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a clinician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) does not warrant the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided through this activity. In no event will ACCF be liable for any decision made, or action taken, in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

ACCF reserves the right to modify faculty and program without notice.

Joint Accreditation Statement:


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology Foundation 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.

Physicians

The ACCF designates this internet live educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.5 Medical Knowledge 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.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.

Statement of need

The percentage of female cardiologists is under 13%. This conference will be used to provide topics that directly apply to females in cardiology, as other conferences do not.

Target Audience - Cardiovascular Physicians - Adult, Pediatrics, and Surgeons, Cardiovascular Sub-Specialists - Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, and Interventional, Cardiovascular Physician Trainees (FITs).

Overall GoalThe goal of this symposium is to provide education directly to females in cardiology that will help them better practice, transition to higher positions, and manage work life balance while hearing from other females in cardiology. 

Learning Objectives

1. I will determine my career goals and seek opportunities for career advancement and potential mentors to guide me.

2. I am able to implement strategies for academic and clinical advancement in my Cardiology workplace.

3. Increase awareness of the benefits of the focus clinics and understand workflows in setting up those clinics.

4. Clinicians are able to effectively workup and manage certain less frequently encountered medical conditions

Learner Bill of Rights

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge or skill; and to attain or enhance a desired competency. As part of ACCF’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with ACCF includes the following.

Content that:

  • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare
  • Is current, valid, reliable, accurate and evidence-based
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose
  • Is driven and based on independent survey and analysis of learner needs, not commercial interests
  • Has been reviewed for bias and scientific rigor
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interest of planners and faculty
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need

A learning environment that:

  • Is based on adult learning principles that support the use of various modalities
  • Supports learners’ abilities to meet their individual needs
  • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners
  • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities

Disclosure of:

  • Relevant financial relationships that planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of this activity

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement

DISCLOSURE POLICY

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational. ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.

ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME/CNE activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.

Credit and Course Evaluation

Your feedback from this American College of Cardiology (ACC) educational course will help us to better target ACC educational initiatives and efforts to support you and your future learning needs. In order to receive your (CME and/or MOC) certificate or certificate of attendance, (and to claim your MOC points) you must complete a brief evaluation survey online. This survey will be sent via email and will include a direct link to the survey. We strongly recommend that evaluations and credit claims be submitted within one MONTH of the course, but you must complete them within three months of the course.





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