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CME / CE

PAH and Physical Activity: Expert Insights on New Evidence

  • Authors: Charles P Vega, MD; Ioana Preston, MD
  • CME / CE Released: 9/29/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/29/2023
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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 providers (PCPs), pharmacists, and nurses.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to understand recent clinical trial evidence on the effect of PAH therapies on daily physical activity in patients with PAH.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Recent clinical trial evidence on the effect of PAH-targeted drugs on daily physical activity in patients with 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. 


Host

  • 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

    Charles P. Vega, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson

Faculty

  • Ioana Preston, MD

    Associate Professor
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
    Tufts Medical Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Ioana Preston, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Acceleron; Aerovate; Altavant; Janssen; Liquidia; United Therapeutics
    Research funding from: Janssen; PhaseBio; United Therapeutics

Editor

  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC 

    Disclosures

    George Boutsalis, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewers

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  
CME Reviewer, Montefiore Medical Center  
Disclosure: Sandhya Murthy, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies in the last 24 months 
 
Kathleen O’Connor, BSN, 
CNE Reviewer, Montefiore Medical Center  
Disclosure: Kathleen O’Connor has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies in the last 24 months  
 
Katherine E. Di Palo, PharmD, FAHA, FHFSA, BCACP, BCGP   
CPE Reviewer, Montefiore Medical Center  
Disclosure: Katherine E. Di Palo, PharmD, FAHA, FHFSA, BCACP, BCGP has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies in the last 24 months.

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


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and Montefiore Medical Center.


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 – 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 # JA4008224-0000-22-053-H01-P qualifies for 0.25 contact hours (0.0025 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

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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™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

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  1. Read about the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or print it out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

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CME / CE

PAH and Physical Activity: Expert Insights on New Evidence

Authors: Charles P Vega, MD; Ioana Preston, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 9/29/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/29/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to understand recent clinical trial evidence on the effect of PAH therapies on daily physical activity in patients with PAH.

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.