10044 - Clinical/Pathological/Genetic Features of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies

Course Director

Jeffrey Saffitz, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Description

This course uses a case-based approach to illustrate the key clinical, pathological and genetic features of the arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies, the most arrhythmogenic form of human heart disease that is often fatal at a young age.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.0 ABP SAM for MOC Credits1
1.0 ABIM MOC Points2

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $24.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 24-Jan-2016
Expiration Date: 23-Jan-2019

Objectives

1. Understand the major clinical, pathological and genetic features of the arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies.

2. Recognize that biventricular disease is common.

3. Recognize that subepicardial (as opposed to subendocardial) injury is a unique feature of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies

Topics

Arrythogenic Cardiomyopathy ("ARVC"):

1. Description of clinical disease and molecular basis.

2. Gross Pathology of ARVC.

3. Microscopic Pathology of ARVC.

4. Genetic mutations associated WITH ARVC.

5. Case descriptions of Classical ARVC.

6. Case descriptions of severe ARVC with Biventricular Dysfunction

6. Naxos disease.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Arrythogenic Cardiomyopathy, ARVC, Naxos disease, plakoglobin, desmoplakin, plakophilin2, desmoglein2, desmocollin2 mutations, and sudden death..

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Practice-Based Learning (PBL)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Jeffrey Saffitz, Course Director, attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity producing health-care related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not produce health-care related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that produce health care-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations3

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits in the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn SAM for MOC credits equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Upon course completion, participants may download a completion certificate as evidence of completion.

2. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

3. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.