What is the Accredited Virtual EP Connect Series?
Virtual EP Connect has been developed as an ongoing scheduled web Series, with each Series consisting of 4 CME accredited Live Broadcast Sessions and corresponding Broadcast Replays. Sessions within a Series, 1 ½ hours in duration, feature presentations that are structured as a didactic lecture, followed by a moderated panel discussion led by Dr. Reddy, who is joined by the presenter, and guest panelists for interactive discussions, during which time attendee questions are addressed. Special Conference Review Sessions, 2-hours in duration, evaluate and discuss major late-breaking clinical trial results and impactful developments that occur at International Conferences.
Virtual EP Connect, led by the Program Directors, Dr. Vivek Reddy of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Francis Marchlinski of the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems is dedicated to providing insights into pathophysiology, innovations in treatment strategies and novel procedural and technology approaches for the management of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure, along with assessments of late-breaking clinical trials and science impacting the field, through an interactive forum that enables opportunities to engage faculty. Featuring leading thought leaders at the forefront of electrophysiology, Virtual EP Connect disseminates educational programming that can be directly applied to real-world practice.
Participation & Obtaining CME Certificates
- Register one time and select the Sessions within a Series that you plan to attend. Live Broadcast registrations and associated Live Broadcast URLs permits access to its corresponding Same-Day Broadcast Replays.
- Participate in all or a portion of the scheduled Sessions within a Series.
- Claim your CME Credits at the conclusion of the final Session within a Series, upon completion of the post-activity evaluation form and verification of attendance. 1 CME Certificate is supplied electronically for the cumulative CME Credits earned commensurate with the extent of participation with a Series (Minimum of 6 total CMEs available per Series).
Virtual EP Connect has been designed to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in the pathophysiology and management of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
Overall Virtual EP Connect Learning Objectives
- Recognize and assess the latest scientific advances impacting the field of cardiac arrhythmia management, and review strategies to apply the knowledge directly into daily clinical practice.
- Explore strategies and emerging procedural approaches to managing cardiac arrhythmias in various disease states, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to improve patient care.
- Examine strategies to enhance patient care, medical knowledge, system and practice-based learning, and interprofessional collaboration.
- Assess the impact of clinical trial outcomes, regulatory policies, and policy guidelines on daily clinical practice, and patient care.
Series are designed to address the following ABMS / Team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, System-based Practice, and Practice-based Learning.
The Virtual EP Connect ongoing educational Series has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Virtual EP Connect Series CME Designation
Physicians: Ciné-Med designates each Series, consisting of 4 Sessions, for a minimum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Series.
Nurses: Ciné-Med provides a total minimum of 6 Contact Hours for Nurses per Series.
Individual Session CME Designation
Physicians: Ciné-Med designates each Session within a Series for a minimum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: Ciné-Med provides 1.5 Contact Hours for Nurses per Session.
CME Certificate Fulfillment
1 CME Certificate is supplied electronically for the cumulative CME Credits earned commensurate with the extent of participation with a Series (Minimum of 6 total CMEs available for the Series).
*The total number of CMEs offered per Series is subject to change based upon select special Sessions that may have expanded total durations beyond 1.5 hours. Individual Series CME Accreditation information is available within its respective Series information page.
MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med adhere to accreditation requirements concerning industry support of continuing medical education. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. Faculty disclosures will be made available at the outset of each Session on an introductory disclosure slide. The Program Directors Disclosures, Vivek Reddy who also serves in the role of Moderator, and Francis Marchlinski, who also serves in the role of Panelist, are listed below.
All MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
It is the policy of MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its supported educational programs. All faculty members participating in educational activities are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest held within the past 12 months.
MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.
Program Director Disclosures
Vivek Reddy Disclosures
Abbott (Consultant), Ablacon (Consultant, Equity), Acutus Medical (Consultant, Equity), Affera (Consultant, Equity), Apama Medical-Boston Scientific (Consultant, Equity), APN Health (Consultant, Equity), Aquaheart (Consultant, Equity), Atacor (Consultant, Equity), AtiAN (Consultant), Autonomix (Consultant, Equity), Axon Therapies (Consultant, Equity), Backbeat (Consultant, Equity), BioSig (Consultant, Equity), Biosense-Webster (Consultant), BioTel Heart (Consultant), Biotronik (Consultant), Boston Scientific (Consultant), CardiaCare (Consultant, Equity), Cardiofocus (Consultant), Cardionomic (Consultant), CardioNXT / AFTx (Consultant, Equity), Circa Scientific (Consultant, Equity), CoreMap (Consultant), CoRISMA (Consultant, Equity), Corvia Medical (Consultant, Equity), Dinova-Hangzhou DiNovA EP Technology (Consultant, Equity), East End Medical (Consultant, Equity), EBR (Consultant), EPD-Philips (Consultant, Equity), EP Frontiers (Consultant, Equity), Epix Therapeutics (Consultant, Equity), EpiEP (Consultant, Equity), Eximo (Consultant, Equity), Farapulse-Boston Scientific (Consultant, Equity), Fire1 (Consultant), Gore & Associates (Consultant), HRT (Consultant, Equity), Impulse Dynamics (Consultant), Intershunt (Consultant, Equity), Javelin (Consultant, Equity), Kardium (Consultant, Equity), Keystone Heart (Consultant, Equity), LuxMed (Consultant, Equity), Manual Surgical Sciences (Equity), Medlumics (Consultant, Equity), Medtronic (Consultant), Middlepeak (Consultant, Equity), Neutrace (Consultant, Equity), Newpace (Equity), Nuvera-Biosense Webster (Consultant, Equity), Oracle Health (Consultant, Equity), Philips (Consultant), Pulse Biosciences (Consultant), Restore Medical (Consultant, Equity), Sirona Medical (Consultant, Equity), Surecor (Equity), Valcare (Consultant, Equity) and Vizaramed (Equity).
Francis Marchlinski Disclosures
Abbott (Scientific Advisory Panel), Biosense Webster, Inc (Sponsored Research/Scientific Advisory Panel/Lecture Honorarium), Biotronik (Fellow’s Course Director/Lecture Honorarium) Boston Scientific (Fellow’s Course Director/Lecture Honorarium), Medtronic (Sponsored Research/Scientific Advisory Board/Lecture Honorarium).
MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med verify that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med do not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.