Virtual Symposium: What You Need to Know About Optimizing Cardiorenal Outcomes with Novel NonSteroidal MRAs

During this recorded symposium from the 2022 American Heart Association (AHA), you will get a chance to:

  • Learn more about the importance of chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes as major drivers of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

  • Be up-to-date about the data with novel nonsteroidal MRAs in cardiorenal risk reduction, and how this new approach fits in with existing treatment options 

  • Hear from top-experts on how to apply this evidence to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and renal adverse events in patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of US-based cardiologists, primary care physicians, endocrinologists, lipidologists as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Recognize the burden of comorbid CKD and T2DM as a major driver of cardiovascular and renal morbidity and mortality.
  • Identify T2DM patients at risk for kidney disease or kidney disease progression based on recommended diagnostic practices.
  • Summarize the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action of nonsteroidal MRAs and other emerging treatment options for DKD.
  • Select tailored treatment regimens that reduce the risk of cardiorenal adverse events in T2DM patients with CKD.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


George L. Bakris, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Dr. Bakris discloses the following:

Consulting Fee: Merck, Bayer, KBP Biosciences, Ionis, Alnylam, Astra Zeneca, Quantum Genomics, Horizon, Novo Nordisk, Dia Medica Therapeutics



Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine & VA Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Agarwal discloses the following: 

Consulting Fee: Bayer, Boehringer, Akebia, Chinook, Vertex

Contracted Research: Bayer, Boehringer, Akebia, Chinook, Vertex


Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Joslin Diabetes CenterHarvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Rosas discloses the following: 

Employee: Joslin Diabetes Center-Beth Israel Lahey

Consulting Fee: Bayer Healthcare, AstraZeneca, Travere

Contracted Research: Bayer Healthcare, AstraZeneca

Honoraria: Bayer Healthcare


Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC 
Professor of Medicine
Director, Step Family Foundation Cardiac
Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA

Dr. Taub discloses the following:

Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Amgen, Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Esperion therapeutics, Medtronic, Novartis, Novo-Nordisk, Sanofi

Honororia: Epirium Bio

Contracted Research: Applied Therapeutics

1.5 hours

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.


This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Cardiometabolic Health Congress.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0530-9999-22-241-H01-P.

This is a knowledge-based activity. 

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or


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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Planner or ManagerReported Financial Relationship
Rhys Williams, MSN, FNP-C, RNNothing to disclose.
Lauren Sinclair Nothing to disclose.
Lindsay BorvanskyNothing to disclose.
Liddy KnightNothing to disclose.
Andrea FunkNothing to disclose.
Ashley CannNothing to disclose.
Deborah SharkeyNothing to disclose.
Kelly PechousNothing to disclose.
Karin McAdamsNothing to disclose.
Shpetim Karandrea, PhDNothing to disclose.
Neha Agarwal, PhDNothing to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


This activity is complimentary and available during the period February 1, 2023 through February 1, 2024. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 70% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at 

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For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Participation
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