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Atrial Fibrillation

Who and How to Treat in 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Frobese Conference Center
1200 Old York Rd,
Abington, PA 19001

Program Description

The program has been designed to enhance knowledge of Atrial Fibrillation management from population management through advanced treatment options.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Identify patients with atrial fibrillation at significant risk of thromboembolic events
  2. Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments of atrial fibrillation
  3. Define the appropriate anticoagulation regimen for the patient with atrial fibrillation
  4. Review advanced therapeutic treatment options (i.e. advanced ablation therapy, left atrial appendage occlusion) for the atrial fibrillation patient

Target Audience

This program is intended for primary care physicians, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows and nurses. This conference may also be of interest to EMS and interventional radiologic technologists.

Accreditation Statement

Abington Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of the continuing medical education sponsored by Abington Health are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Credit Designation Statement

Abington Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

CEU Credits

Abington – Jefferson Health Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Abington Memorial Hospital for maximum of (5.75) Continuing Education Units.

Patient Safety Certification Statement

This activity complies with the definition of patient safety/risk management
continuing medical education required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine for license renewal. The learner may designate up to 5.75 patient safety/risk management continuing medical education credits.

PA DOH has assigned 4 CEUs for EMS providers.

Conference Chair

Charles D. Gottlieb, MD
Director, Electrophysiology
Abington – Jefferson Health