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Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardioprevention: Actionable Insights to Enhance Patient Care

  • Authors: Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD; Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/21/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/21/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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This activity is intended for primary care physicians, cardiologists, and diabetologists/endocrinologists.

The goal of this program is for learners to be better able to understand how social determinants of health manifest as health inequities and contribute to CVD-related morbidity and mortality.

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    • Role that social determinants of health have on CVD risk and cardioprevention in the community


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  • Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

    Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California


    Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Amgen; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Novartis
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Master Physician
    Associate Medical Director, Grady Heart Failure Program
    Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
    Atlanta, Georgia


    Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Pfizer
    Research funding from: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; LabCorp Drug Development; Zoll


  • Anne M. Sendaydiego, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


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Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardioprevention: Actionable Insights to Enhance Patient Care

Authors: Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD; Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPHFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 11/21/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/21/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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