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Pulmonary Hypertension Summit Proceedings Monograph

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Release Date:   May 18, 2018
Expiration Date:   May 18, 2020

Estimated Time of Completion:  1 hour

Description

The activity addresses the evaluation, diagnosis, and therapy of pulmonary hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and acute pulmonary embolism. In addition, it reviews the most recent advances in the context of challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers caring for these patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the frequency, severity, and treatment of pulmonary hypertension as a complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease
  2. Describe the properties of novel anticoagulants to be able to prescribe them according to specific patient characteristics
  3. Detail the expected adverse events associated with pulmonary hypertension therapeutics and discuss their management
  4. Discuss the pharmacoeconomics of pulmonary hypertension therapeutics and review new findings exploring cost effectiveness of care
  5. Discuss the shift toward early and upfront combination therapy
  6. Explain the importance of the ventilation-perfusion lung scan in the screening for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
  7. Identify the role of multidisciplinary teams in the management of acute pulmonary embolism
  8. Recognize when to refer patients with suspected or known CTEPH to specialized centers for surgical evaluation
  9. Summarize the evidence base supporting recent clinical developments in the pathobiology epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic pulmonary embolism

Target Audience

This activity is directed to cardiologists, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, researchers and other health care professionals.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Co-Directors and Faculty

Activity Co-Directors

Raed A. Dweik, MD
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonary
Thromboendarterectomy Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and
Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Franck Rahaghi, MD
Chairman, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Respiratory Center Quality Officer
Cleveland Clinic Florida


Guest Faculty

William R. Auger, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, CTEPH Program
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Charles D. Burger, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular
Disease Center
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Harrison W. Farber, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Boston University/Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Wassim H. Fares, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Anna R. Hemnes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Director, Pulmonary Vascular Center
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Irene Marthe Lang, MD
Division of Cardiology
Medical University of Vienna/Allgemeines Krankenhaus
Vienna, Austria


Cleveland Clinic Faculty

John R. Bartholomew, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute
Jinesh P. Mehta, MD
Respiratory Center, Florida
Neal Chaisson, MD
Respiratory Institute
Joseph Parambil, MD
Respiratory Institute
Marcelo P. Gomes, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute
Rahul Renapurkar, MD
Imaging Institute
Ihab Haddadin, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Nicholas Smedira, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute
Kristin Highland, MD, MSCR
Respiratory Institute
Adriano Tonelli, MD
Respiratory Institute

How to Claim Credit

How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  1. Complete the activity, including any questions or post test.
  2. Proceed to complete the CME process and log into your myCME account.
  3. Complete the application for credit, including the evaluation.
  4. Save your personalized CME certificate.

Note: Credit can only be claimed once for each activity.

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship, which in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:


William R. Auger, MD
  Bayer Healthcare Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Advisor for CTEPH.com, and on CTEPH Imaging Expert Panel, both sponsored by Bayer
 
John R Bartholomew, MD
  Janssen Research & Development, LLC; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Consulting
 
Charles D. Burger, MD
  Actelion Consulting;
Membership on advisory committee or review panels
Research grant for multicenter drug study
  Gilead Sciences, Inc. Consulting;
Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Research grant for multicenter drug study
  United Therapeutics Corporation Research grant for multicenter drug study
 
Neal Chaisson, MD
  Bayer; Gilead Sciences, Inc. Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Teaching and Speaking
  Actelion Membership on advisory committee or review panels
 
Harrison Farber, MD
  Actelion; Gilead Sciences, Inc. Independent contractor (including contracted research);
Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Teaching and Speaking
  Bayer Healthcare Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Teaching and Speaking
  United Therapeutics Corporation Independent contractor (including contracted research);
Membership on advisory committee or review panels
  Arena Pharmaceuticals; Bellerophon Membership on advisory committee or review panels
 
Wassim H Fares, MD
  Actelion; United Therapeutics Corporation Consulting;
Independent contractor (including contracted research);
Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Teaching and Speaking
  Bayer Consulting Membership on advisory committee or review panels
  Gilead Sciences, Inc. Consulting;
Membership on advisory committee or review panels;
Teaching and Speaking
 
Anna R. Hemnes, MD
  Actelion; Bayer; Glaxo Smith Kline; United Therapeutics Corporation Consulting
 
Gustavo Heresi Davila, MD
  Bayer Healthcare Membership on advisory committee or review panels; Teaching and Speaking
 
Kristin Highland, MD
  Actelion; Bayer Healthcare; United Therapeutics Corporation Consulting; Teaching and Speaking
  Boehringer Ingelheim; Genenetch Consulting
 
Jinesh P Mehta, MD
  Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Bayer Healthcare; United Therapeutics Corporation Teaching and Speaking
 
Franck Rahaghi, MD
  Actelion; Bayer Healthcare;Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Lung Rx; United Therapeutics Corporation Consulting; Teaching and Speaking

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Raed Dweik, MD
Marcelo P Gomes, MD
Ihab Haddadin, MD
Irene Marthe Lang, MD
Joseph Parambil, MD
Rahul Renapurkar, MD
Nicholas G Smedira, MD
Adriano Tonelli, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Internet Enduring activity from:

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Mallinckrodt LLC



The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of the Live activity from:

Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Mallinckrodt LLC
Pfizer
United Therapeutics Corporation

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and
Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute
.