Learning ObjectivesBasic Science
- Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in heart failure, atherosclerosis, stroke, cardiovascular genetics, molecular biology and arrhythmias.
- Discuss basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry with cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
- Recognize the promises and pitfalls of cell and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.
- Translate emerging clinical science to clinical practice in patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- Evaluate and implement new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating cardiovascular disorders and stroke
- Recognize emerging trends in the distribution of cardiovascular disease and stroke and their impact on public health.
- Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health costs and outcomes.
- Discuss the adaptation and testing of fundamental scientific discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease in patients.
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.
Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions. In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes. Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.
There is no fee for continuing education credits for this activity.
You have two ways to complete your conference evaluation and claim your CME/CE credits for Scientific Sessions 2015:
- Stop by one of the Communication Centers.
- Visit learn.heart.org from any computer with internet connection.
For both options:
- Sign in with your Professional Education Center user name and password at learn.heart.org. If you do not have an account, please create one.
- Find the courses that you attended under the “Course Catalog” tab and select to enroll.
- Authorization codes to enroll will be listed on a ticket given to you when you receive your name badge.
- Complete the evaluation and claim your credit.
Joint Accreditation Statements
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after May 11, 2016.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after May 11, 2016.
ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
2.50 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-15-766-L01-P
**ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after December 11, 2015.