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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME018
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the CHADS2 index to prescribe appropriate medications.
2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific applications to current recommendations of medications for patients with atrial fibrillation.
3. Prepare treatment plans for patients (especially the elderly) who present with atrial fibrillation.
4. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to ensure heart health and prevent complications from AF, including stroke or heart failure.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME012
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess the value and limitations of each cardiac modality.
2. Select appropriate cardiac modality to stratify patients thought to be at risk for symptomatic CAD.
3. Utilize an investigative strategy based on patient characteristics, while applying the principles of judicious imaging for selected cardiac presenting conditions.
4. Use evidence-based guidelines to appropriately document diagnostic cardiac imaging findings.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: PBL
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME005
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP; Katherine Kirley, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Consider current management of hypertension in adult patients, as compared to current JNC 8 guidelines and AAFP/USPSTF screening recommendations.
2. Counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for developing hypertension or prehypertension.
3. Address barriers to care among patients in your practice, especially elderly and minority patients, and identify or develop tools to help address hypertension.
4. Prepare treatment regimens of antihypertensive medications and tools with an emphasis on patient adherence.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: - Adult and Elderly Hypertension: Ask the Expert
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME010
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Advanced Cardiac Imaging sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal use of cardiac imaging, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: You Light Up My Life
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME006
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP; Katherine Kirley, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Consider current management of hypertension in adult patients, as compared to current JNC 8 guidelines and AAFP/USPSTF screening recommendations.
2. Counsel patients on how to make healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for developing hypertension or prehypertension.
3. Address barriers to care among patients in your practice, especially elderly and minority patients, and identify or develop tools to help address hypertension.
4. Prepare treatment regimens of antihypertensive medications and tools with an emphasis on patient adherence.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: - Adult and Elderly Hypertension: Ask the Expert
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME013
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Assess the value and limitations of each cardiac modality.
2. Select appropriate cardiac modality to stratify patients thought to be at risk for symptomatic CAD.
3. Utilize an investigative strategy based on patient characteristics, while applying the principles of judicious imaging for selected cardiac presenting conditions.
4. Use evidence-based guidelines to appropriately document diagnostic cardiac imaging findings.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME001
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Implement evidence-based secondary prevention recommendations in post-ACS patients.
2. Use evidence-based criteria in determining safe and effective medications to prescribe at discharge post-ACS.
3. Counsel patient to address concerns in the period immediately following discharge for ACS, with an emphasis on assessing and monitoring for psychosocial issues that may impact post-ACS outcomes.
4. Prescribe cardiac rehabilitation for post-ACS patients, emphasizing coordination of care and follow-up.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: PBL
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Rakotz MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME007
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 221D
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss solutions for overcoming barriers to providing optimal management of patients with hypertension in practice.

Associated Session: - Adult and Elderly Hypertension: A M.A.P. for Improving Blood Pressure Control
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME011
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Advanced Cardiac Imaging sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal use of cardiac imaging, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Advanced Cardiac Imaging: You Light Up My Life
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME019
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize current clinical practice guidelines for the management of AF, and the CHADS2 index to prescribe appropriate medications.
2. Review the coagulation cascade and compare targets of medications that affect the coagulation pathway with specific applications to current recommendations of medications for patients with atrial fibrillation.
3. Prepare treatment plans for patients (especially the elderly) who present with atrial fibrillation. 4. Educate patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to ensure heart health and prevent complications from AF, including stroke or heart failure.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Daniel Tambunan MD
Event: #CME029
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Daniel Tambunan, MD
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients at risk for a thromboembolic event, and provide counseling to reduce risks and recognize signs and symptoms.
2. Use an evidence-based algorithm to diagnose DVT/PE, taking into account the stability of the patient.
3. Prescribe appropriate anticoagulant agents, according to the most recent clinical guidelines, to treat and help prevent recurrence of thrombotic events in patients.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients; emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies, and monitoring with follow-up.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Thromboembolic Disease: PBL
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME003
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of ACS, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: Broken Hearts and Spare Parts
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME002
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Implement evidence-based secondary prevention recommendations in post-ACS patients.
2. Use evidence-based criteria in determining safe and effective medications to prescribe at discharge post-ACS.
3. Counsel patient to address concerns in the period immediately following discharge for ACS, with an emphasis on assessing and monitoring for psychosocial issues that may impact post-ACS outcomes.
4. Prescribe cardiac rehabilitation for post-ACS patients, emphasizing coordination of care and follow-up.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: PBL
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Daniel Tambunan MD
Event: #CME031
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Daniel Tambunan, MD
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Thromboembolic Disease sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of thromboembolic diseases, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: - Pulmonary Embolus & Deep Vein Thrombosis:  The New Frontier
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Jennifer Brull MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME020
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols for the consistent application of current practice guidelines for the treatment of common cardiovascular conditions.
2. Determine when a patient’s medication history or overall health may produce severe side effects or interfere with treatment for a cardiovascular condition.
3. Develop a collaborative treatment plan for common cardiovascular conditions, emphasizing medication adherence and monitoring.
4. Design a care coordination and communication plan with all members of the cardiovascular care team.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME004
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of ACS, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from AstraZeneca.

Associated Session: -Acute Coronary Syndromes: Broken Hearts and Spare Parts
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Suraj Achar MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME033
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Suraj Achar, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the diagnostic criteria for the array of valvular disorders.
2. Recognize the prevalence of subsets of valvular disease among different patient populations.
3. Select appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic tests and imaging studies.
4. Determine when outpatient management of valvular heart disease is appropriate and when hospitalization and referral are necessary.
5. Incorporate into practice recommendations from recent clinical trials and practice guidelines.
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME008
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish innocent and abnormal heart murmurs in patients and classify them as systolic, diastolic or continuous.
2. Formulate a differential diagnosis of specific cardiac sounds and explain the pathology of heart murmurs to patients.
3. Evaluate diagnostic factors in patients with suspected heart murmurs using cost-effective cardiac testing.
4. Coordinate referral and follow-up to a cardiologist for patients with a pathologic cardiac examination, or who has cardiac symptoms and questionable findings on the cardiac examination.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Braun DO, FAAFP
Event: #CME025
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Braun, DO, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate patients who present with syncope to determine cardiac or non-cardiac causes.
2. Prepare diagnostic plans for patients who present with neurocardiogenic forms of syncope, which may include conducting a differential diagnosis of syncope.
3. Conduct appropriate tests, such as ECGs, exercise stress testing, tilt tests or blood screenings, to diagnose underlying conditions in patients whose ECGs and cardiac tests are normal.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Jennifer Brull MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME021
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jennifer Brull, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols for the consistent application of current practice guidelines for the treatment of common cardiovascular conditions.
2. Determine when a patient’s medication history or overall health may produce severe side effects or interfere with treatment for a cardiovascular condition.
3. Develop a collaborative treatment plan for common cardiovascular conditions, emphasizing medication adherence and monitoring.
4. Design a care coordination and communication plan with all members of the cardiovascular care team.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME027
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use current ACC/AHA guidelines to evaluate and classify patients with suspected heart failure.
2. Use evidence-based criteria to identify appropriate diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests to identify causes or precipitating factors.
3. Establish guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), as indicated by the initial evaluation.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients that emphasize making healthy lifestyle changes and adherence to prescribed therapies.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME009
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish innocent and abnormal heart murmurs in patients and classify them as systolic, diastolic or continuous.
2. Formulate a differential diagnosis of specific cardiac sounds and explain the pathology of heart murmurs to patients.
3. Evaluate diagnostic factors in patients with suspected heart murmurs using cost-effective cardiac testing.
4. Coordinate referral and follow-up to a cardiologist for patients with a pathologic cardiac examination, or who has cardiac symptoms and questionable findings on the cardiac examination.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME016
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the causes of ventricular arrhythmias and differentiate the types of ventricular arrhythmias and identify the causes of atrial arrhythmias and differentiate the types of atrial arrhythmias.
2. Manage life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, and assess, diagnose and stratify for risk patients who have, or are at risk for, ventricular arrhythmias.
3. Develop collaborative care plans with patients, emphasizing medication adherence and follow-up. 4. Establish quality improvement plans to maximize care coordination and minimize hospital readmission.

Associated Session: -Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias: PBL
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Michael Braun DO, FAAFP
Event: #CME026
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Michael Braun, DO, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate patients who present with syncope to determine cardiac or non-cardiac causes.
2. Prepare diagnostic plans for patients who present with neurocardiogenic forms of syncope, which may include conducting a differential diagnosis of syncope.
3. Conduct appropriate tests, such as ECGs, exercise stress testing, tilt tests or blood screenings, to diagnose underlying conditions in patients whose ECGs and cardiac tests are normal.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Suraj Achar MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME034
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Suraj Achar, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the diagnostic criteria for the array of valvular disorders.
2. Recognize the prevalence of subsets of valvular disease among different patient populations.
3. Select appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic tests and imaging studies.
4. Determine when outpatient management of valvular heart disease is appropriate and when hospitalization and referral are necessary.
5. Incorporate into practice recommendations from recent clinical trials and practice guidelines.
03:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME014
CME Credit: 2.25
Fee: None
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 207
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of arrhythmias/dysrhythmias within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: David Schneider MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME028
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: David Schneider, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use current ACC/AHA guidelines to evaluate and classify patients with suspected heart failure.
2. Use evidence-based criteria to identify appropriate diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests to identify causes or precipitating factors.
3. Establish guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), as indicated by the initial evaluation.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients that emphasize making healthy lifestyle changes and adherence to prescribed therapies.
Friday, September 15, 2017
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME017
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the causes of ventricular arrhythmias and differentiate the types of ventricular arrhythmias and identify the causes of atrial arrhythmias and differentiate the types of atrial arrhythmias.
2. Manage life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, and assess, diagnose and stratify for risk patients who have, or are at risk for, ventricular arrhythmias.
3. Develop collaborative care plans with patients, emphasizing medication adherence and follow-up. 4. Establish quality improvement plans to maximize care coordination and minimize hospital readmission.

Associated Session: -Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias: PBL
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Daniel Tambunan MD
Event: #CME032
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Daniel Tambunan, MD
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Thromboembolic Disease sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of thromboembolic diseases, within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: - Pulmonary Embolus & Deep Vein Thrombosis:  The New Frontier
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Daniel Tambunan MD
Event: #CME030
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Daniel Tambunan, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients at risk for a thromboembolic event, and provide counseling to reduce risks and recognize signs and symptoms.
2. Use an evidence-based algorithm to diagnose DVT/PE, taking into account the stability of the patient.
3. Prescribe appropriate anticoagulant agents, according to the most recent clinical guidelines, to treat and help prevent recurrence of thrombotic events in patients.
4. Develop collaborative care plans with patients; emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies, and monitoring with follow-up.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Associated Session: -Thromboembolic Disease: PBL
Saturday, September 16, 2017
01:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Topic: Cardiovascular, Type: CME, Faculty: Craig Barstow MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME015
CME Credit: 2.25
Fee: None
Speakers: Craig Barstow, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 206A
Learning Objectives:
1. Practice applying new knowledge and skills gained from Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias sessions, through collaborative learning with peers and expert faculty.
2. Identify strategies that foster optimal management of arrhythmias/dysrhythmias within the context of professional practice.
3. Formulate an action plan to implement practice changes, aimed at improving patient care.

Associated Session: -Arrhythmias and Dysrhythmias