Virtual Symposium - Preventing Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Diabetes Patients with CAD: New Insights and Developments

Diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular and thrombotic adverse events in patients with CAD compared to patients with these conditions and no concomitant diabetes.  As such, current antiplatelet therapy to prevent adverse events in these high-risk patients may not be adequate, and several recently-completed and ongoing clinical trials are evaluating the efficacy and safety of additional approaches, including the use of more aggressive and specific antithrombotic agents in this setting. 

This activity will review the results of these trials and their clinical practice implications in order to improve patient outcomes.

This activity is part of the CAD Digital Highlights Hub.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for US-based healthcare professionals, including primary care clinicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), endocrinologists, diabetologists, pharmacists, cardiologists, lipidologists, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Interpret the impact of diabetes on cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Summarize results of recent clinical trials about the efficacy and safety of novel antiplatelet approaches in the setting of primary CVD prevention in patients with diabetes and CAD
  • Develop individualized treatment plans to prevent adverse CVD events in high-risk diabetes patients with CAD
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
03/19/2021
Course expires: 
03/19/2022
Rating: 
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Deepak L. Bhatt,  MD, MPH (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director
Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Bhatt discloses the following: 

Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt discloses the following relationships - Advisory Board: Cardax, Cereno Scientific, Elsevier Practice Update Cardiology, Medscape Cardiology, PhaseBio, PLx Pharma, Regado Biosciences; Board of Directors: Boston VA Research Institute, Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, TobeSoft; Chair: American Heart Association Quality Oversight Committee; Data Monitoring Committees: Baim Institute for Clinical Research (formerly Harvard Clinical Research Institute, for the PORTICO trial, funded by St. Jude Medical, now Abbott), Cleveland Clinic (including for the ExCEED trial, funded by Edwards), Duke Clinical Research Institute, Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (for the ENVISAGE trial, funded by Daiichi Sankyo), Population Health Research Institute; Honoraria: American College of Cardiology (Senior Associate Editor, Clinical Trials and News, ACC.org; Vice-Chair, ACC Accreditation Committee), Baim Institute for Clinical Research (formerly Harvard Clinical Research Institute; RE-DUAL PCI clinical trial steering committee funded by Boehringer Ingelheim; AEGIS-II executive committee funded by CSL Behring), Belvoir Publications (Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter), Duke Clinical Research Institute (clinical trial steering committees, including for the PRONOUNCE trial, funded by Ferring Pharmaceuticals), HMP Global (Editor in Chief, Journal of Invasive Cardiology), Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Guest Editor; Associate Editor), Medtelligence/ReachMD (CME steering committees), MJH Life Sciences, Population Health Research Institute (for the COMPASS operations committee, publications committee, steering committee, and USA national co-leader, funded by Bayer), Slack Publications (Chief Medical Editor, Cardiology Today’s Intervention), Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (Secretary/Treasurer), WebMD (CME steering committees); Other: Clinical Cardiology (Deputy Editor), NCDR-ACTION Registry Steering Committee (Chair), VA CART Research and Publications Committee (Chair); Research Funding: Abbott, Afimmune, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardax, Chiesi, CSL Behring, Eisai, Ethicon, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Fractyl, Idorsia, Ironwood, Ischemix, Lexicon, Lilly, Medtronic, Pfizer, PhaseBio, PLx Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, Synaptic, The Medicines Company; Royalties: Elsevier (Editor, Cardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease); Site Co-Investigator: Biotronik, Boston Scientific, CSI, St. Jude Medical (now Abbott), Svelte; Trustee: American College of Cardiology; Unfunded Research: FlowCo, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Takeda.

COMPASS was funded by Bayer.

Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Leiter discloses: 

Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca, Bayer, BI, Eli Lilly, Esperion, HLS, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi

Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents: AstraZeneca, BI, Eli Lilly, HLS, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Servier

Contracted Research: Bayer, Kowa, Novartis, Sanofi, Lexicon

P. Gabriel Steg, MD
Professor of Cardiology, Université de Paris
Chief, Department of Cardiology
Hospital Bichat
Paris, France

Dr. Steg discloses the following: 

Consulting Fees: Novartis, AstraZeneca, BMS, Idorsia

Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g. speakers’ bureaus): Pfizer, Novo, Amgen, Regeneron

Contracted Research: Amarin, Bayer, Sanofi, Servier

 

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY
1.0 hour

EDUCATIONAL GRANT SUPPORT
Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate. 

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledged-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): #JA4008162-9999-21-2497-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

CONTINUING DIETICIAN EDUCATION
This program offers 1.0 CPEUs for dieticians.

ABIM MOC CERTIFICATION
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLAIMER
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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION & REQUEST FOR CREDIT
During the period March 19, 2021 through March 19, 2022, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 75% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at CMHC_Eval@cardiometabolichealth.org.

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

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

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
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