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GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and Cardiovascular Risks Module 1

Kathleen Dungan, MD, MPH & Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications. 

 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Faculty

Kathleen Dungan, MD, MPH
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Associate Dean, School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Program Description

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Among the potential cardiovascular complications of T2DM, stroke is a particularly high risk for patients, especially given the aging population. Increasing rates of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are also placing a larger population of younger patients at risk for stroke. Some antidiabetic therapies, including certain glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, can reduce the CVD risks in patients with T2D and contribute to secondary prevention. Expert faculty discussions in this Phone-a-Friend series will address specific challenges related to the management of patients with T2D, the risk of stroke, and the roles of GLP-1 receptor agonists.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of endocrinologists, neurologists, cardiologists, and primary care providers (PCPs), including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), who manage patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) at risk for stroke.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Discuss recent clinical trial data, including cardiovascular outcomes trials, guidelines, and prescribing recommendations for GLP-1 receptor agonists for T2D

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Integritas Communications. Global Education Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Integritas Communications. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the ACCME and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Kathleen Dungan, MD - Consulting Fee: DexCom, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk Inc.; Contracted Research: Abbott, DexCom, Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., Sanofi S.A., ViaCyte, Inc.

Charles P. Vega, MD Consulting fees: GlaxoSmithKline plc., Johnson & Johnson

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Kristin Delisi, NP: Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Lauren Sinclair: Nothing to disclose
Gena Dolson, MS: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Preactivity Questions.
  3. Review the activity content.
  4. Achieve a grade of 70% on the Postactivity Test Questions and complete the Evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Global Education Group Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global Education Group at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

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credit amount 0.25

credit type CME/CE

release 09/29/2022

expiration 09/29/2023