Heart Rhythm 2015 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. In addition, three one-day Summits were offered: AF, VT/VF, and Lead & Device Management.
CLAIMING HEART RHYTHM 2015 "Live" CME Credits?
- Instructions for attendees wanting to claim meeting credits can be found here:
- If you need additional assistance, please send an email to CME@HRSonline.org
HEART RHYTHM 2015 CME/CE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas related to all forms of heart rhythm care through oral and poster presentations, core curricula, debates, mini-courses, forums and symposia.
- Identify and share throughout the world new advances in basic electrophysiology, arrhythmia-related genetics, prevention of arrhythmias, clinical pharmacology, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, catheter ablation, and non-invasive diagnostic techniques.
- Promote best practices for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias through a review and application of medical society guidelines and consensus documents.
- Critically review the results of the most recent clinical trials as they relate to the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
- Educate attendees about governmental rules and regulations to optimize compliance with all applicable laws and policies.
- Recognize how new technologies can improve the quality and maximize the efficiency of electrophysiology care.
- Demonstrate how to perform complex heart rhythm procedures through live cases and presentation of pre-recorded cases to help attendees improve their procedural skills.
- Analyze complications that have occurred from procedures and other treatment strategies in order to improve quality and reduce medical mistakes.
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
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) FOR PHYSICIANS ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AMA has determined that physicians not licensed in the USA who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) FOR NURSES ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 51 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
Contact Hours for Non-Physicians
The Heart Rhythm Society has approved this activity for 23 contact hours for non-physicians.
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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 2015 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 2015 program was developed by the Heart Rhythm Society’s 2015 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 CME 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?
CME Mission Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society CME Mission provides a framework for guiding and conducting the organization’s CME program and its educational activities. The CME Mission is clearly aligned with the Organizational Mission. The CME Mission Statement consists of six essential elements: purpose, scope, target audience, content, types of activities, and expected results. The purpose and scope of the Heart Rhythm Society CME Mission is to provide academically rigorous learning through the use of innovative teaching methods and advanced technologies that will enhance the ability of heart rhythm specialists worldwide to provide excellent patient care throughout their careers. The target audience is primarily heart rhythm physician specialists, but also includes scientists and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to the study and management of heart rhythm disorders. The content covers any topic that addresses disturbances of the heart's rhythm or electrical activation, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bradyarrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias, sudden death, and cardiac dysfunction associated with electrophysiologic abnormalities. Emphasis will be placed on education designed to improve quality of life and survival for patients.
To accomplish the CME Mission, the Heart Rhythm Society currently develops the following types of educational activities:
- Educational courses and symposia, including didactic presentations, interactive computer sessions and workshops;
- Enduring materials, including audiotapes, CD-ROMs, and Webcasts;
- Activities, such as those listed above, developed through collaboration with other medical organizations, in compliance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards.
Expected results include improved knowledge and understanding resulting in improvements in health care provider competence, performance, or patient outcomes. Whenever possible, educational activities will be designed to address gaps in performance as compared to accepted performance measures or benchmarks determined by expert consensus and based upon scientific evidence. Evaluation of changes in behavior as a result of educational interventions will help guide future initiatives.
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.
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TO CLAIM CREDIT WITH HEART RHYTHM ON DEMAND 2015
This product includes sessions recorded at Heart Rhythm 2015 and pre and post test requirements. To find and view the sessions that interest you most, browse the content by Track or search by session title, presentation title or author.
- Click on the “Activities Directory” tab on the blue banner, and select the On-Demand Meetings option from the drop-down
- Select Heart Rhythm On Demand 2015 and click Access Activity
- In the Meeting Proceedings step, click on the track titled *CME Sessions*
- Select the session for which you would like to claim credit
- Select your Statement of Credit (CME, CE/CNE, or Participation – no credit). Scroll down and click Next
- You are now in the Pre Test step. Answer all the questions and click the green Submit button
- Click the blue View Content step on the left to view the lectures in that session
- After watching a lecture, click on “Return to Learning Center”. (You must watch all lectures)
- Click the Post Test step on the left. You will have 3 attempts to pass the post test. Once you have passed the post test, click Print Certificate
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
- Mobile version accessible on certain iPhoneâ, iPadâ 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
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