Exercise as a Therapeutic Agent in the 21st Century: Emphasis on Efficacy, Dosing, Adverse Effects/Toxicity

This course will focus on results of several studies that detail a very strong relationship between estimated metabolic equivalents (METs) and subsequent health prognosis. It will also discuss the relative importance of fitness versus fatness on cardiovascular disease, as well as point out that fitness is not as critical a concern as is low fitness. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Gynecologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants and Fellows.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Promote physical activity in clinical practice to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Define how metabolic equivalents (METs) units are used to estimate the oxygen consumption of physical activity.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Thompson, Paul D., et al. "ACSM’s new pre-participation health screening recommendations from ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription." Current sports medicine reports 12.4 (2013): 215-217.
  • Lee DC,  Lavie CJ, Sui X, Blair SN. Mayo Clinic Proc 2016;91: 534-536
  • Lee DC, Pate RR, Lavie CJ, et al. JACC 2014;64:472-481
  • O'Keefe JH, Franklin B, Lavie CJ. Mayo Clin Proc 2014;89:1171-1175
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/29/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
Rating: 
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Carl “Chip” J. Lavie Jr., M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP 
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention 
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School - The University of Queensland School of Medicine 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Carl “Chip” J. Lavie Jr., M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, disclosed that he serves as a consultant to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Sanofi, MIO Global, Regeneron, Amarin Pharma, Upsher Smith, Kowa Pharma and DSM; also, he is a member of the speakers bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Amgen, Sanofi, Regeneron, Amarin Pharma, Upsher Smith, Kowa Pharma and DSM. Dr. Lavie is also the author of the book The Obesity Paradox. Dr. Lavie has indicated that he will not include off-label or unapproved usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 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 points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/29/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
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