This CME conference is designed to educate clinicians on state-of-the-art care for pulmonary hypertension.
The Schaetzel Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9890 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, California 92037
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common and widely misunderstood syndrome that results from a surprisingly large number of disease processes. It can occur at any age and the risk of developing PH increases with age and other medical conditions. Great strides have been made in the past 15 years in diagnosing and treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), so the natural history of PAH is rapidly changing. On the other hand, the more common clinical variant pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH), has been largely unaffected by medical therapy. In addition, there is often a divide between those who treat PAH and clinicians whose patients have PVH and are frustrated by the lack of effective therapy.
This conference will be unique in that it will cover all forms of pulmonary hypertension. Expert faculty will discuss the epidemiology of PH, how PH is diagnosed, and the poor outcomes associated with PH when left untreated. Clinicians will leave with a better understanding of the difference between PAH and PVH and why the difference matters. Therapies for PAH and PVH will also be discussed with reference to current clinical guidelines. Participants will return to their practice equipped with the latest evidence base and practical information to improve patient outcomes.
After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension.
- Determine who is at risk for pulmonary hypertension and effectively diagnose patients.
- Recognize the difference between PAH and PVH and how this translates into therapy.
- Outline the current approach to pulmonary hypertension treatment in the presence of related or underlying diseases.
- Evaluate current pharmacologic and medical management strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
- Incorporate novel therapies into patient care for improved outcomes.
- Identify when to refer patients for specialty treatment.
Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ABIM MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
For the purpose of re-licensure, the Respiratory Care Board of California accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information: www.accme.org/standards.
Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias
This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.
Attendee Cancellation, Substitution and Refund
The course tuition is refundable, minus a $50 processing fee if your cancellation is received in writing no later than Friday, January 5, 2024. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by Friday, January 5, 2024. After this date, under no circumstances will refunds, credits, or substitutions be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to “no shows.” No refunds shall be made for cancellations due to inclement weather.
All registration changes (virtual to in-person or in-person to virtual) are subject to a $50 change fee when received within two weeks of the conference.
Scripps Conference Modification or Cancellation
Scripps reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. Scripps also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. Attendees who purchase non-refundable airline tickets do so at their own risk. Scripps encourages the purchase of travel insurance as we are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of Scripps cancellation.
Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk
By completion and submission of the online registration form, attendees certify that they have read and fully understand the Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
Family and Guest Attendance Policy
All conference activities and meals are exclusively reserved for paid conference attendees. Children and family members are not allowed to attend meal functions or permitted in the meeting space.
Recording and Photography Clause
Scripps reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations and course content sales.