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Annual Meeting - Education Credit Details



Your feedback from this American College of Cardiology (ACC) educational course will help us to better target ACC educational initiatives and efforts to support you and your future learning needs. In order to receive your CME/CNE certificate or certificate of attendance, and to claim your maintenance of certificate points you must complete a brief evaluation survey online. This survey will be sent via email from the ACC and will include a direct link to the survey. We strongly recommend that evaluations and credit claims be submitted within one MONTH of the course, but you must complete them within three months of the course. The survey will be sent via email 7 to 10 days after the conference and will include a direct link to the survey. THIS EMAIL WILL COME DIRECTLY FROM ACC, NOT FCACC. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR IT. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE IT WITHIN 15 DAYS PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER/JUNK MAIL AND THEN EMAIL HOLLY@ACCFL.ORG TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL LINK.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The ACCF designates this internet live educational activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


The ACCF designates this internet live educational activity for a maximum of 8.75 continuing nursing education contact hours (1.5 pharmacotherapeutic nursing contact hours). Each attendee should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ACCF designates this continuing education activity for 1.50 contact hours (0.150 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Physician Assistants

The American College of Cardiology Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.


The overall goal of this activity is to increase learner knowledge and competency in applying new and emerging therapies in heart failure, antithrombotic therapy, valvular heart disease, nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrospisiology, evidence-based nutrition, Covid-19 and its effects on the heart, and the evolving awareness of the disparities in care.


Heart disease accounts for 3 out 10 deaths in the state of Florida, and with a population growth rate which is 2nd in the nation, the burden of cardiovascular disease is only expected to increase. Education that goes more in-depth is needed to increase understanding of team-based care with a patient-centered approach to subspecialty topics in cardiovascular disease.


    • Recognize the role members of the CV healthcare team can play in the assessment of bias and elimination of disparities in the care setting
    • Interpret the new guidelines for valvular heart disease to provide appropriate evidence-based care to patients
    • Describe the most up-to-date evidence-based research and expert opinions on COVID-19 and its effect on the heart
    • Recognize the value of evidence-based nutritional recommendations to reduce the risk of heart disease
    • Identify the risks of cardiovascular disease in pregnant women. Describe management strategies for pregnant women with cardiovascular disease
    • Describe evidence-based therapies to reduce 30-day readmissions for heart failure patients
    • Identify optimal antithrombotic therapy for patients with AFIB undergoing anticoagulation during PCI
    • Interpret the latest research as it applies to the care setting


      Abstracts and articles contained in this course guide have been reprinted with permission.

      This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a clinician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

      The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) does not warrant the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided through this activity. In no event will ACCF be liable for any decision made, or action taken, in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

      Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or the ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

      ACCF reserves the right to modify faculty and program without notice. 


      The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge or skill; and to attain or enhance a desired competency. As part of ACCF’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with ACCF includes the following.

      Content that:

          • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare
          • Is current, valid, reliable, accurate and evidence-based
          • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose
          • Is driven and based on independent survey and analysis of learner needs, not commercial interests
          • Has been reviewed for bias and scientific rigor
          • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias
          • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interest of planners and faculty
          • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need

      A learning environment that:

          • Is based on adult learning principles that support the use of various modalities
          • Supports learners’ abilities to meet their individual needs
          • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners
          • Respects the diversity of groups of learners
          • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities

      Disclosure of:

          • Relevant financial relationships that planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity
          • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of this activity


      As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

      ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.

      ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME/CNE activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.

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