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Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists: Addressing Residual Risk in Patients with Cardiac Disease, T2DM, and CKD


A CME-certified/ABIM MOC-eligible Activity

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DATES AND TIMES

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Renal and Cardiovascular Disease: Role of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor
  • Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists: Efficacy, Safety, and in Practice
  • Questions and Answers

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
T2DM is the leading cause of CKD worldwide and CVD is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with T2DM and for patients with CKD. People with T2DM and CKD are at increased risk for CVD and CV death compared with those with T2DM alone. Even with optimal medical therapy, these patients remain at high risk for CVD events and progression to ESRD. MRAs are recommended for the treatment of resistant HTN and for managing HF in patients with T2DM and CKD. Lack of guidelines for the use of MRAs and fear of hyperkalemia has resulted in many eeligible patients not being given MRAs, receiving them late in disease course, and/or are not receiving optimal dosing. New nonsteroidal MRAs are associated with a lower incidence of hyperkalemia and improved CKD and CVD benefits.

Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists: Addressing Residual Risk in Patients with Cardiac Disease, T2DM, and CKD will provide cardiologists with information about the interrelationship of CVD and renal disease and the efficacy and safety of MRAs as well as expert guidance about the role of MRAs in the management of patients with T2DM, CKD, and CVD.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACC, FASE, FASPC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Center for Cardiometabolic Implementation Science
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA




TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for cardiologists, who are clinicians responsible for the evaluation and management of patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and heart disease.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the role of the mineralocorticoid receptor in the development and progression of renal and cardiovascular disease.
  • Evaluate for and monitor CKD in patients with T2DM and cardiac disease.
  • Assess the data for the efficacy and safety of approved mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists.
  • Incorporate mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists into management plans for patients with CKD, T2DM, and cardiovascular disease.

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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 the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

ABIM MOC RECOGNITION STATEMENT
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCME’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

ABMS MOC APPROVAL STATEMENT
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory,Mineralocorticoid Receptor Agonists: Addressing Residual Risk in Patients with Cardiac Disease, T2DM, and CKD has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity(apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Family Medicine

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other relevant professional organizations, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education are required to disclose to PCME all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by PCME to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by PCME. The content of this activity was vetted by an external reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

Disclosure and mitigation information will be made known to the participants prior to the start of the activity.

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

SYSTEM CHECK

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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS

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  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
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  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
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MOBILE
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  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DSL/cable (wired connection recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 70% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe


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

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