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HCM Around the Globe: Not an Isolated Issue

Premiere Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. PA (aapa)
  6. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Friday, April 28, 2023
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Martin S. Maron, MDMartin S. Maron, MD (Moderator)
Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Director, Cardiac CT and MRI
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Marco Antonio Rodrigues Torres, MD, PhDMarco Antonio Rodrigues Torres, MD, PhD 
Post Graduation Professor
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Statement of Need

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an under-recognized, common, and treatable genetic disease occurring worldwide. HCM is a myocardial disorder most often caused by mutations in one of several sarcomere genes that encode components of the contractile apparatus of the heart. It is characterized by ventricular hypertrophy that cannot be explained by another cardiac or systemic disease. Adding to the burden of disease, HCM can present with a variety of symptoms mimicking other conditions and may go undiagnosed for many years and it is estimated that approximately one in 500 individuals in the United States may have clinically unrecognized, undiagnosed HCM, with an overall prevalence estimated at 750,000.

Please join Dr. Maron and Dr. Torres in this first installment of a CMEO Snack series as they discuss strategies for optimal screening of HCM in an effort to increase recognition and diagnosis of this too often misdiagnosed disease.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Screen appropriate patients for HCM using evidence-based diagnostic strategies.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons (Secondary: Primary care physicians/General practitioners, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists)

Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Through a mutual recognition agreement between the AMA and the UEMS-EACCME, European physicians completing an e-learning activity from a US-based ACCME-accredited CME provider can use AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward their credit requirements. CME Outfitters is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, USA. Please retain your certificate as proof of completion.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Maron reports the following financial relationships:

Advisory Board: Cytokenetics (REDWOOD-HCM Steering Committee)

Consultant: Imbria and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Dr. Torres reports no financial relationships.

The following CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:
  • Michael Franks, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • Warren Beckman (planning committee)
  • Evan Luberger (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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