The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. is pleased to invite you to A LIVE INTERACTIVE CME DINNER MEETING FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: A FOCUS ON SPECIAL POPULATIONS 7:00 – 8:00 PM HOSTED BY Registration/Dinner Reception Boisey O. Barnes, MD, FACC MODERATED BY 8:00 – 9:30 PM Program Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA CO-CHAIRS 9:30 PM John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FACC Program Adjourns Kevin L. Thomas, MD, FACC FACULTY T. David Gbadebo, MD, FACCSupported by an educational Sponsored by Produced by grant from Sanofi-Aventis
STATEMENT OF NEED With a prevalence of nearly 1% among US adults, atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia necessitating medical care. Its consequences are profound; AF approximately doubles the rate of death. Because prevalence increases with age, AF hospitalizations have increased by 66% over the last 2 decades.By 2025 and 2050, it is projected that more than 3.8 and 5.6 million US patientsrespectively will be hospitalized for AF, indicating a substantially increased riskof stroke, congestive heart failure, and death, and exponentially worseningan already substantial public health burden. A number of studies have alsodemonstrated the deleterious impact of AF on quality of life, with some authorsunderscoring the negative impact of various therapies for AF. Other challengesinvolve identification of AF, patient risk stratification, the relative risks/benefitsof early intervention, and a key debate in optimal therapeutic approach.Therapeutic questions may be intensified in the care of special populations whomay require different management strategies, especially in light of recent findings.Against this backdrop, the availability of new treatment options creates yetanother imperative for timely and effective medical education.LEARNING OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:• Discuss the impact of paroxysmal/persistent AF and/or atrial flutter (AFL) on individual cardiovascular health and quality of life as well as the overall public health burden of these disorders• Maximize opportunities for diagnosis and treatment of AF and/or AFL, including recognition of prognostic factors of greatest significance• Evaluate whether some treatments may prevent electrical, contractile, and/or structural changes associated with disease progression• Analyze the benefits and outcomes of rhythm-control vs rate-control therapies, and consider the newest therapeutic options and latest data when making evidence-based treatment decisions• Recognize contraindications to various treatments as well as considerations for the treatment of special populations, including the elderly, women, and racial/ethnic minorities• Optimize patient outcomes through a better understanding of the value of primary and secondary prevention strategies for AF/AFL, along with a better definition of treatment success
CME INFORMATIONINTENDED AUDIENCEThis activity is intended for cardiologists and electrophysiologists as well as other health careproviders such as hospital-based clinicians, primary care physicians, physician assistants, andnurse practitioners whose clinical responsibilities require competence in the diagnosis andtreatment of AF/AFL.No prerequisites are required to participate in this activity.ACCREDITATIONThe Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council forContinuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.CREDIT DESIGNATIONThe Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximumof 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensuratewith the extent of their participation in the activity.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORTThe Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. gratefully acknowledges sanofi-aventis for theeducational grant in support of this activity.DISCLOSURE INFORMATIONThe Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) endorses the Guidelines of the AmericanMedical Association and the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation. Therefore, faculty or anyone involved with the presentation content for a CMEactivity must disclose to participants the presence of any relationships with commercialcompanies (health care-related). The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. ensures that allfaculty and staff involved in the planning, development, and implementation of the ABC activitywill disclose all potential conflicts of interest and resolve them prior to the CME activity.Complete information will be provided to participants at the start of the educational activity.PROGRAM FEATURES• Faculty introductions provided by your local host• Expert Input - interaction with 3 national clinical leaders in cardiovascular medicine• Evidence-based educational format featuring the latest data on disease impact, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prevention, and focusing on special populations• Participant-Centered Learning: in addition to reviewing a selection of cases, participants will be queried at key points throughout the program to identify individual practice-based challenges and indicate consensus with recommended solutions• Active Learning: an audience-response system will be utilized for participants to respond to multiple-choice questions and receive immediate feedback throughout the program
HOSTED BY Boisey O. Barnes, MD, FACC Founding Member The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. Washington, DCMODERATED BY Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA Chief Science Officer The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. Clinical Professor, Cardiology Division Emory University Atlanta, GeorgiaCO-CHAIRS John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FACC Professor of Medicine Director, Arrhythmia Services and Cardiology Fellowship Training Program Drexel University College of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kevin L. Thomas, MD, FACC Assistant Professor of Medicine Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Division of Cardiovascular Disease Duke University Medical Center Durham, North CarolinaFACULTY T. David Gbadebo, MD, FACC Chair of Electrophysiology Committee The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. Director of Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Care Center Chattanooga, Tennessee
You are invited to A LIVE INTERACTIVE CME DINNER MEETING Advances in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Special Populations FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 REGISTRATION INFORMATION 3 WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE at www.abcafib.com/dinnerDC FAX your completed form to 800-819-2292 CALL our registration line at 800-325-9042 PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY (ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR REGISTRATION) Last Name First Name Middle Initial Degree/License Specialty Affiliation Street Address/PO Box Suite City State ZIP Day Phone Evening Phone Fax Number* E-mail Address* Please notify me of future ABC continuing education initiatives *You must provide a fax number or E-mail address in order to receive confirmation materials. Confirmation materials will be sent via fax or E-mail within 1 week of receipt of your registration.
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