Virtual “Escape Room”: A Case-based Guide to Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Connective Tissue Disease

Join us for a Live-Virtual Escape Room!

 

Friday, December 17, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Patients seen in a typical rheumatology practice are at higher risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) secondary to their conditions. Rheumatologists should maintain a high index of suspicion for PAH in their patients with systemic sclerosis and other mixed connective tissue disorders. Faculty will present recommendations for routine screening of patients in a rheumatology practice for PAH as well as the basics of diagnosis and management of PAH. This educational activity will review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic strategies of PAH in patients with connective tissue diseases (CTD). Additionally, faculty will discuss which PAH therapies are beneficial for patients with CTD-PAH and the importance of a multidisciplinary team in managing these patients.

During this interactive online activity, learners listen to a brief lecture given by national faculty experts on diagnosis, staging, and treatment of patients with CTD-PAH. Learners will then enter an online escape room where they will be presented with a patient that they will work to diagnose and treat by answering clinical content questions to earn clues and lab results regarding their patient. Once they have treated the patient to the standard of care, the patient will be sent home with appropriate patient education and referrals to supportive care.

FACULTY

Flavia Castelino, MD
Director, Scleroderma Program
Director, Research Training
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

 

John Ryan, MD, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FACC, FAHA
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Medical Unit
University of Utah Hospital
Faculty Director of Cardiology Education
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of rheumatology HCPs, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with CTD-PAH.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that patients with CTD are at increased risk for developing PAH
  • Discuss the best practices for screening, diagnosis, classification, functional capacity classification, and utilization of echocardiography, and right heart catheterization (RHC) in CTD-PAH
  • Review the clinical trial data, safety, efficacy, and side effect profiles of existing therapeutics for the management of PAH in the treatment of CTD-PAH based on evidence-based medicine and expert consensus
  • Promote collaboration and care coordination across the multidisciplinary care team to optimize treatment in patients with CTD-PAH.
  • Identify communication strategies for promoting disease-understanding and shared decision-making among patients and caregivers to encourage them to take an active role in the disease management process.

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee for participating in this activity. To register, click the registration buttons on this page or call Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at 1-855-835-4004.

MEDIA

Internet

ACCREDITATION

Physician Continuing Education Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Integrity Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Integrity Continuing Education requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

Flavia Castelino, MD
has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report

John Ryan, MD, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FACC, FAHA
Consulting and Speakers bureaus: Bayer, Janssen PH, United Therapeutics

The Integrity Continuing Education planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

PRIVACY POLICY

When you participate in an online educational activity sponsored by Integrity Continuing Education, you will be asked for your name, degree(s), affiliation(s), street address, telephone number and…(continued)

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.33 + GHz (or equivalent)
Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OS
Plug-in: Adobe® Flash® Player 10

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DISCLAIMER

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

PROVIDER STATEMENT

Provided by Integrity Continuing Education.

SUPPORTER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson.

Agenda

Instructions

On the day of the program, you may access the event by going to the following link:

https://www.integrityce.com/escape3

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. For your participation you will be able to receive a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME creditTM. To do so, you must participate in the virtual live stream activity and complete the posttest and evaluation following the event. A statement of credit will be issued within 4 weeks of submission of a completed activity evaluation form.