This activity has been planned and implemented in the accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Gaffney Events. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CREDIT FOR NURSES
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend an activity certified for Category 1 credit can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record to document the courses attended and the hours obtained.
The San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions Symposium has been designed to meet the needs of Interventional Cardiologists, Clinical Cardiologists, Internists, Residents and Fellows in Training.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify new techniques and technologies for CTO, bifurcation and left main PCI
- Identify the role of various lesion modifications/atherectomy techniques prior to coronary stenting
- Identify the utility of adjunctive hemodynamic support to facilitate complete coronary revascularization and high-risk PCI
- Identify the advantages and utility of robotic PCI
- Review the data and indications for percutaneous VADs in severe decompensated CHF and cardiogenic shock
- Review the contemporary data and indications for TAVR
- Identify the role of left atrial appendage closure and percutaneous mitral valve repair
- Identify optimal oral and intravenous antiplatelet therapy for PCI
- Review optimal utilization of FFR, IVUS, and OCT in reducing inappropriate PCI
- Identify appropriate patients and approaches for peripheral vascular interventions
DISCLOSURES OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.
CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.