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National Association For Continuing Education

Course Director
Gregg Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NACE
Plantation, FL

Medical Writer
Josh Kilbridge
Kilbride Associates Healthcare Communications
San Francisco, CA

Jan Basile, MD
Professor of Medicine
Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Division of General Internal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, SC

: Challenges in Hypertension: Incorporating Evolving Clinical Data Into Practice
Activity/Course #:
: NCME331x

: Free
Release/Start Date:
: May 09 2017
Expiration Date:
: May 08 2018
: Primary Care Medicine
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
: Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
: 0
Hardware/Software Requirements:
Welcome to the National Association for Continuing Education webcast from the NACE Conversations in Primary Care 2017 conference. 

Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is one of the most important preventable contributors to disease and death. The condition is common among U.S. adults, with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2012 showing that hypertension affects nearly 30% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years. The prevalence, at approximately 42%, is even higher among non-Hispanic black adults.

This webcast presents the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies available to help primary care clinicians not only recognize this lethal disease at an early stage, but also effectively assist in the care of these patients after diagnosis.

The program format utilizes an interview style format incorporating a moderator, Dr. Gregg Sherman, and faculty thought leader, Dr. Jan Basile. The program incorporates case based vignettes, didactic presentations, and an interactive discussion with audience participation to deliver information while increasing practitioner skills and confidence in patient evaluation and management. This webcast was recorded live and is being used with the permission of the presenters.

Learning Objective(s):

After completing this program participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the evolving epidemiology and control rates of hypertension
  2. Review proper blood pressure (BP) measurement technique and the role of office, home, and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurement in everyday clinical practice
  3. Discuss the impact of recent trials and recommendations on evolving blood pressure treatment goals
  4. Recognize current recommendations for first-line agents in the treatment of hypertension

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         3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
         4. A minimum passing score of 80% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME
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Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Jan Basile, MD serves as on the speakers bureau for Amgen, Arbor, and Janssen. Dr. Basile also serves as a consultant for Novartis. Additionally, Dr. Basile serves as a researcher for Medtronic and on the writing committee for Up-to-date.

Gregg Sherman, MD, Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Josh Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Cheryl C. Kay, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Arbor Pharmaceuticals.