Ko Visit 1: An African-American Male with Undiagnosed Hypertension and Diabetes

Title:

Ko Visit 1: An African-American Male with Undiagnosed Hypertension and Diabetes

Topic: Cardiology
Relevant Terms: Hypertension, Diabetes
Primary Audience: Cardiologists; Primary Care Physicians; Nurses; and other interested in diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in African American patients.
Launch Date: 11-Dec-12
Credits: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Managing hypertension in African American patients

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Compare cardiovascular risk reduction as a function of blood pressure
  2. Select initial antihypertensive treatment in African-Americans based upon the clinical presentation and hemodynamic profile
  3. Modify pharmacologic treatment to maintain the target blood pressure goal in African-Americans

    Faculty

    Elijah Saunders, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASH
    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
    Head, Section of Hypertension
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Venkata Ram, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Dallas, Texas
    Faculty:
    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Emory University School of Medicine
     
    C. Venkata Ram, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
     
    Elijah Saunders, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
     
    Disclosure:
    It is the policy of the University of Maryland School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, all persons in a position to control activity content of continuing medical education activities must disclose their financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to the content of the CME activity.  Any conflicts of interest identified must be resolved prior to presentation of the educational activity.
     
    The following individuals have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
    Keith C. Ferdinand, MD:
    Grants/Research Support – Novartis, Daiichi Sankyo
    Consultant – Novartis, Forest, Takeda
    Speaker Bureau – AstraZeneca, Takeda, Novartis
    Elijah Saunders, MD
    Consultant/Speakers Bureau – Boehringer-Ingleheim
    C. Venkata S. Ram, MD
    Consultant – Medtronic, Forest, Daiichi Sankyo

    Activity reviewers have no relevant financial relationships.

    Accreditation:
    The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
     
    Credit Designation Statement:
    The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
     
    Term of Offering:
    This activity has a release date of December 11, 2012 and is valid for 2 years.
    Requests for credit must be received no later than December 11, 2014.
     
    Instructions for participating in this activity and obtaining CME Credit:
    There are no fees for participants in and receiving CME credit for this online educational activity. By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive credit.
    • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    • Participate in this activity.
    • Complete the posttest and activity evaluation.
    • Clinicians who successfully complete the posttest and evaluation will receive a CME certificate; successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 80% correct.
    • Non-physician participants who successfully complete the posttest and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.
    Commercial Support Acknowledgment:
    This activity is supported by educational grants from Boehringer-Ingleheim and Daiichi.
     
    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, or Linux
    Internet Explorer 7.0+ for Windows
    Mozilla 1.4+ for Windows, Mac, or Linux
    Firefox 3.5+ for Windows, Mac, or Linux
    Safari 4.0+ for Mac
     
    Contact Information
                   Activity Questions: Gloria Owens, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 410-706-3956
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