The webcast is comprised of the proceedings from the accredited satellite symposium held in conjunction with the STS 52nd Annual Meeting, Why the LAA Matters: The Role of LAA Occlusion for Stroke Management. The presentation format consists of synched audio and HD video, along with the presenter’s slides, and features panel discussion sessions.
Click on the session title listed below to view each presentation.
For those wishing to obtain your continuing medical education certification, access Earn CME Credit Tab at the conclusion of the webcast; select the appropriate answer to each posttest question, and successfully obtain the passing score as designated at the top of the test.
Moderator: Marc Gillinov, MD
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure
MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med
Marc Gillinov, MD
Gorav Ailawadi, MD
Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC
Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, FACS, FACC
CME Released: 2/10/2016; Valid for credit through 2/10/2017
This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of cardiothoracic surgeons, residents, and other physicians and associated healthcare professionals.
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate systemic thromboembolization and the role of the LAA in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Examine clinical trial outcomes data and apply study results into daily practice.
- Review minimally invasive therapeutic options to manage the LAA.
- Assess optimal LAA occlusion clinical decision making strategies and procedural approaches.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint-providership of Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians and is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credit(s).
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Ciné-Med designates this activity for 1 Contact Hour for Nurses.
MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All Cine-Med and MediaSphere Medical employees and planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Gorav Ailawadi – Speaker: AtriCure; Consultant: Abbott, Edwards, and St. Jude Medical.
Dr. Marc Gerdisch – Instructor / Consultant: AtriCure.
Dr. Marc Gillinov – Consultant: AtriCure
Dr. Mubashir Mumtaz – Faculty, Speaker, Research, Consultant, Advisor: Edwards, Abbott, Medtronic, and AtriCure.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians and nurses should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or Contact Hours, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.
Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:
- Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
- Review the educational presentations
- Select the appropriate answer to each posttest question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.
Provider Contact Information
- A computer with an Internet connection.
- Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
- Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser may be required for video or audio playback.
- Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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