Target: Heart Failure - Review of the 2013 HF Guidelines- What You Need to Know

Updated:Sep 11,2013
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Target: Heart Failure Review of the 2013 HF Guidelines- What You Need to Know (Part 1)
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2013 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure were recently released online prior to print publication? 

Did you know that the 2013 guidelines provide important updates to the 2005 Heart Failure Guidelines and the 2009 Focused Update.  To help decipher the new guidelines update we’ve created a two-part webinar. Part 1 webinar is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 am EDT/ 9 am CDT/ 7 am PDT. Please join us. This webinar is eligible for CME credit.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.50 contact hours

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
ACPEThe American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 1.50 Contact Hours or 0.150 CEUs. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-13-682-L01-P.

Steps for Successful Completion
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions. In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes. Learners’ participation will be verified, and learners will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.
Dr. Clyde YancyClyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP
Dr. Yancy, a past president of the American Heart Association (AHA), the Magerstadt Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, of Chicago, IL. Additionally, Dr. Yancy is the Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 
Before his move to Chicago, Dr. Yancy was the Medical Director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and Former Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Yancy earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which had been his professional home since 1989. At Southwestern, Yancy was a Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and directed the heart-transplant and heart-failure programs. 
In addition to serving as a past president of the AHA, he was named the AHA Physician of the Year in 2003. He has said previously that his time with the AHA "permanently imprinted" on him the importance of population health. Yancy is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and a master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Yancy Chaired the ACC/AHA guideline writing committee for chronic heart failure and is a member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute as member of the Methodology Committee. Additionally he chairs the FDA Cardiovascular Device Panel and serves on several ad hoc and oversight NIH committees. He remains an active heart failure investigator and sits on the Data Safety and Monitoring Board for several major ongoing clinical investigations.