INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT

To receive credit, participants must attend credit-designated sessions and complete both the Speaker Evaluation and the Overall Course evaluation at the conclusion of the symposium. A link will be provided here to submit these forms.

Participation Requirements and Obtaining Credit Statement:
1. Complete sign in / sign out sheets daily
2. Attend accredited sessions
3. For credit, logon to:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYWGFPR

Please Note: URL available beginning July 30, 2017. Complete evaluation and your certificate will be emailed to you within 10 days.

5. Questions? Contact Anna Marie Tracy at annamarie@gaffneyevents.com

Healthcare professionals receiving a Certificate of Attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The San Diego Cardiovascular Interventions Symposium has been designed to meet the needs of Interventional Cardiologists, Clinical Cardiologists, Internists, Residents and Fellows in Training.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the utility of new generation robotics for PCI and peripheral vascular interventions
  • 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
  • Review the data and indications for percutaneous VADs in severe decompensated CHF and cardiogenic shock
  • Review the contemporary data and indications of TAVR with balloon-expandable and self-expanding valves
  • Identify the role of left atrial appendage closure and percutaneous mitral valve repair
  • Identify optimal oral and intravenous antiplatelet therapy for PCI with incorporation of new novel agents in practice
  • Review optimal utilization of FFR, IVUS, and OCT in reducing inappropriate PCI
  • Identify appropriate patients and approaches for peripheral vascular interventions

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS 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.