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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

The Role of Anticoagulants for Secondary Prevention in Patients With CAD and PAD: When Should Therapy Initiated?

Release Date: December 15, 2020
Expiration Date: December 15, 2021

Activity Overview

This online virtual symposium brings renowned experts in atherosclerotic disease together to provide attendees with commentary on state-of-the-art management and prevention of CAD and PAD with antithrombotic strategies. Atherosclerosis is a key pathogenetic mechanism that underlies clinical conditions that account for top causes of mortality and mortality among Americans—coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Despite advances in the care of patients with these diseases, opportunities remain to improve care delivery to affected patients through ongoing clinician education and professional development. Focus is placed on reducing the risk of secondary events in these patients. By coupling practice-focused, slide-based presentations with engaging patient-case vignettes, faculty highlight current recommendations that constitute best practices.

This educational activity is an archive of the live virtual symposium held on November 17, 2020.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward all attendees of the 2020 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, including cardiologists and cardiology subspecialists. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with CAD and PAD will be invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis
  • Describe the role of novel antithrombotic strategies in the secondary prevention setting
  • Identify strategies for reducing the risk of additional events in patients with existing CAD and PAD
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of antithrombotic strategies used to mitigate cardiovascular risk in patients with CAD and PAD

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Research Funding: Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Chiesi, Eisai, Ethicon, Forest Laboratories, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Ischemix, Lilly, Medtronic, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, The Medicines Company

Kelley R. Branch, MD, MS
Kelley R. Branch, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
Associate Director, Clinical Trials Service Unit
Attending Physician
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Bayer, Lilly, Sanofi; Consultant: Bayer, Janssen, Kestra Medical Technologies, Sana Biotechnology.

Sonia Anand, MD, PhD
Sonia Anand, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Population Genomics Program
McMaster University
Ontario, Canada

Disclosures: Consultant: Bayer

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA
Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, John W. Deming Department of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Disclosures: Consultant: Amgen, Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Quantum Genomics

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.

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