Newer Diabetes Medications and Cardiovascular Outcomes

This course will review recent cardiovascular outcomes trials in type 2 diabetes that provide strong evidence for cardiovascular benefit for several medications and reassurance about the lack of cardiovascular risk for many others.  

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Review cardiovascular epidemiology in diabetes.
  • Discuss rationale and background for cardiovascular outcomes trials in diabetes.
  • Review results of cardiovascular outcomes trials with diabetes medication.
     
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration. (2011). Diabetes mellitus, fasting glucose, and risk of cause-specific death. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(9), 829-841.
  • Mondesir, F. L., Brown, T. M., Muntner, P., Durant, R. W., Carson, A. P., Safford, M. M., & Levitan, E. B. (2016). Diabetes, diabetes severity, and coronary heart disease risk equivalence: Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS). American heart journal, 181, 43-51.
  • Rawshani, A., Rawshani, A., Franzén, S., Eliasson, B., Svensson, A. M., Miftaraj, M., ... & Gudbjörnsdottir, S. (2017). Mortality and cardiovascular disease in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine, 376(15), 1407-1418.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2020

Priyathama Vellanki, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids
Emory University
Clinical Director, Endocrinology Clinic
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Priyathama Vellanki, M.D., indicated that she is a co-investigator with Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi. She is also a consultant with Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck. She will include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

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

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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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

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.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.
 

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2020
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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