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Specialty Pharmacy Considerations in the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Live)

A 1.0-hour CE satellite symposium to be held at the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

Monday, September 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Room: Maryland

For more information and to register for the NASP Annual Meeting, please click here 

Activity Description

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a relatively rare disease that is often underdiagnosed until significant damage has occurred. Fortunately, understanding of PAH is further increasing and with it, new treatment modalities and recommendations have been put forth. Patients and the entire health care system depend on specialty pharmacies to develop, research, and implement effective patient- and drug-specific clinical and cost-management programs. This activity will provide specialty pharmacists education on developments within the PAH space and perspectives on the cost/benefit equation associated with therapies in the treatment of PAH.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists and nurses interested in or practicing in Specialty Pharmacy. After completing the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the pathophysiology, risk factors, and presentation of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
  • Describe role of the nitric oxide, endothelin, and prostacyclin pathways in PAH.
  • Compare and contrast current and emerging treatments for PAH by mechanism of action, efficacy, safety, and monitoring requirements.
  • Discuss the recently updated clinical practice guidelines for management of PAH.

Agenda

12:00 PM–1:15 PM - CE Activity (Lunch Provided)
To attend this symposium, you must be registered for the NASP meeting.

Faculty

Martha Kingman, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

CE Accreditation

Pharmacists

This activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. ProCE, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-19-476-L01-P has been assigned to this live knowledge-based activity (initial release date 9-9-2019). This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Participants must complete the online post-test and activity evaluation within 30 days of the activity to receive pharmacy CE credit. No partial credit will be given. Statements of completion will be issued online at www.ProCE.com, and proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles.

Nurses

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit.

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation. Faculty conflict of interest will be announced prior to the start of the activity. A portion of grant funds received by ProCE from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. will be used to compensate the faculty for this presentation.

Funding

This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

For more information and to register for the NASP Annual Meeting, please click here 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.