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CME / CE

Addressing Disparities in PAH Care: Implications for HCPs

  • Authors: Richard N. Channick, MD; Charles P. Vega, MD
  • CME / CE Released: 2/3/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 2/3/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Nurses - 0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    Pharmacists - 0.25 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.025 CEUs)

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is to inform providers of effective strategies to address health disparities in the setting of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Effective strategies to address health disparities in the setting of PAH


Disclosures

As organizations accredited by the ACCME, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center (EINSTEIN) and Medscape, LLC, require everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible entity (industry). The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 24 months prior to the activity that could create a conflict of interest.

EINSTEIN and Medscape, LLC, encourage Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Faculty

  • Richard N. Channick, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
    UCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Richard Channick, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Bayer; Gossamer; Janssen; Third Pole; United Therapeutics
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Bayer; Janssen

  • Charles P. Vega, MD

    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
    Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) 
    Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion 
    University of California, Irvine 
    Irvine, California 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Charles Vega, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson

Editors

  • ​Meghan Coulehan, MPH

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Meghan Coulehan, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.  

  • Cheryl Perkins, MD, RPh

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC  

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Cheryl Perkins, MD, RPh, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME, CE Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    ​Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

None of the nonfaculty planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed in its entirety, for bias and objectivity, by reviewers that have no relevant financial relationships in the last 24 months, prior to the activity. The authors of this activity provided educational content and resources in advance, as we requested. All their recommendations for patient care were made based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of unbiased diagnostic and therapeutic options.

Sandhya Murthy, MD has disclosed no relevant financial disclosure in the past 24 months with any ineligible company

Kathleen DiPalo, PharmD  has disclosed no relevant financial disclosure in the past 24 months with any ineligible company

Kathleen O’Connor, BSN has disclosed no relevant financial disclosure in the past 24 months with any ineligible company

Victor Hatcher, PhD has disclosed no relevant financial disclosure in the past 24 months with any ineligible company

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Mitigation  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. 


Accreditation Statements

Presented through a collaboration among Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and Medscape Education.


In support of improving patient care, Albert Einstein College of Medicine -Montefiore Medical Center 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.

    For Physicians

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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    For Nurses

  • This activity is awarded 0.25 contact hours (based on 60 minutes per contact hour). 

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    For Pharmacists

  • This knowledge-based activity UAN # JA4008224-0000-21-056-H01-P qualifies for 0.25 contact hours (0.0025 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy

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    For submission of Pharmacist CE credit to CPE Monitor, please ensure your Medscape registration is PROVIDED with your birthdate (MM/DD) and NABP ID number. 

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

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CME / CE

Addressing Disparities in PAH Care: Implications for HCPs

Authors: Richard N. Channick, MD; Charles P. Vega, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 2/3/2022

Valid for credit through: 2/3/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to inform providers of effective strategies to address health disparities in the setting of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.