Heart Rhythm On Demand 2018
The Heart Rhythm On Demand product is comprised of the sessions and presentations from Heart Rhythm 2018.
The focus of Heart Rhythm 2018 showcases the ideas, people, and technology that continue to propel our field forward with sessions that represented all aspects of pacing, defibrillation, clinical arrhythmia management, ablation, pharmacology, genetics, basic science, and health policy.
Heart Rhythm 2018 Program Format
Heart Rhythm Sessions on Demand includes hours of education broken into the following tracks:
- Allied Professionals
- Basic/Translational Science
- Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices and Heart Failure
- Clinical EP and Catheter Ablation
- Pediatric/Adult Congenital Heart Disease
NOTE - Continuing education credits are not available for this content
Date of Release: May 12, 2018
Term of Content Approval: May 12, 2021
Heart Rhythm 2018 offers a variety of session formats, including Featured Symposia, Core Curricula, Mini-Courses, How-To, Mini-Board Review, Debates, Case-Based Tutorials, Complication Theatre Sessions,Translational EP, Special Sessions, Joint Sessions, Hyde Park Corner, Meet the Experts Luncheon Panels, Abstract Presentations (Innovators, Poster, Oral and Moderated), Pioneers Unplugged, and Rapid Fire.
HEART RHYTHM 2018 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify and analyze the latest scientific advances and innovations in the field of heart rhythm disorders.
- Select appropriate, evidence-directed pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
- Recognize alternative perspectives regarding areas of controversy for which scientific evidence is insufficient, controversial or confusing.
- Utilize quality improvement measures, methods and tools to foster systems-based improvements in care, outcomes, and value for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
- Recognize the value of inter-professional teams, care coordination, patient engagement, and enhanced communication to optimize patient- and family-centered care.
- Assess the impact of healthcare reform on the care delivered to patients with heart rhythm disorders.
Targeted educational content for physicians, allied professionals, and basic scientists is offered as well as in-depth information across multiple disciplines, including:
- Heart Failure
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
- Pediatric Cardiology
- General Cardiology
- Gene Therapy
- Cell-Based Therapies & Stem Cell Biology
- Molecular & Cellular Biology
- Ion Channels
DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY’S COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP(S)
It is the policy of the Heart Rhythm Society to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its certified educational activities. Everyone involved in the planning and participation of continuing medical education activities is required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content in his/her presentation(s) and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during his/her presentation(s).
HEART RHYTHM 2018 DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Detailed disclosure information can be found in the faculty presentation slides.
REPORTING CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR BIAS IN A PRESENTATION
Allegations of conflict of interest and bias are taken seriously and are investigated by the Ethics Oversight Committee, Scientific Sessions Program Committee and/or the Education Committee. Your complaint will be referred to the appropriate committee, and you will be informed in writing of the outcome of its review and decision. Submit a confidential complaint by completing the form at http://www.hrsonline.org/About-HRS/Heart-Rhythm-Society-Governance/Conflict-of-Interest-Complaint-Form#axzz32C70AtsV or submit an email message to scientific.sessions@HRSonline.org.
The Annual Scientific Sessions provides a forum for the open exchange and discussion of research results and scientific advancements in the field of cardiovascular pacing and electrophysiology; however, the Society makes no representation or warranty as to the truth, originality, or accuracy of the information presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions or in materials distributed in connection with them. Nor are the views expressed by the individual speakers necessarily the views of the Society. The Heart Rhythm Society supports the ACCME’s policy on evidence-based content and encourages faculty to adhere to these standards when planning a presentation.
Content Development and Validation
All Heart Rhythm Society content--from objectives to content development, evaluation and measuring outcomes--is developed in compliance with ACCME guidelines. The Society’s education content is developed by expert physicians and vetted through the Education Committee to ensure that content is appropriate and aligns with organization strategic goals. Content is then reviewed by the CME Subcommittee to ensure quality and balance. HRS deploys a standard content validation form that must be signed by reviewers that states the content has been reviewed and approved.
The 2018 program was developed by the Heart Rhythm Society’s 2018 Program Committee members based on the following areas:
- Gaps identified in a Heart Rhythm Society needs assessment
- Expert opinion from practitioners or other knowledgeable sources
- Data from outside sources (e.g.: National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service)
- Formal or informal requests from HRS membership
- Literature review
- New medical technology
- Tests that determine physician competence (e.g.: pre and post test results, self-assessment activities)
- Staff input (e.g.: department meeting discussion of CME needs, periodic survey of membership, interview with physician leaders) and/or
- Changes in the healthcare landscape.
Heart Rhythm Society takes steps to assure its learners and the public that the content of certified activities is accurate and reliable. The following principles are applied to the process of validating content.
The content is peer reviewed to ensure the following:
- Fair Balance—that content is balanced among various options available for treatment and not biased toward a particular product or manufacturer.
- Patient Treatment Recommendations—that patient treatment recommendations contained in the content are evidence-based, are appropriate for the target audience, and that the patient treatment recommendations contribute to overall improvement in patient care.
- Scientific Validity—that scientific studies cited in the activity conform to standards accepted by the scientific community.
- Learning Objectives—that the educational content supports the learning objectives of the activity, and that the objectives stated for performance-in-practice are actionable and measurable.
- Omission and Commission—are there any studies, data, or best evidence that are missing?
For Heart Rhythm Sessions on Demand, full disclosure information for presenting faculty will be provided at the start of each individual presentation within the On Demand product.
Program Committee Disclosures
- All faculty disclosure information can be found in their presentations.
Heart Rhythm Society Staff Disclosures
Heart Rhythm Society Staff involved in the planning and development of the Heart Rhythm Sessions on Demand product have nothing to disclose.
Medium or Combination of Media Used:
Heart Rhythm Sessions on Demand is available in the following formats:
- Online access with downloadable MP3 files and PDF files
- USB drive (add-on to online for an additional fee)
- Mobile version accessible on certain iPhone, iPad and Android devices
Required Hardware and Software
- Computer Screen with USB Drive
- Screen resolution of 1024x786 or larger
- Sound card and speakers/headphones
Operating System Requirement
- 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
- Windows 8.x (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 31 or later, Google Chrome
- 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended); 128MB of graphics memory
- Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
- Mac OS X v10.6, or later
- Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 31 or later, Google Chrome
- 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
If you do not have administrative rights to install browser plug-ins, please contact your system administrator for assistance.
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Heart Rhythm Society
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