The Marfan Foundation Pittsburgh Regional Symposium - Living Better with Marfan Loeys-Dietz & VEDS
The primary target audience for the Marfan Foundation Pittsburgh Regional Symposium are individuals and their support persons affected by Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and other genetic conditions causing familial aortopathy.
This symposium is dually designed as a continuing medical education activity for learners including pediatric and adult cardiologists, congenital and adult cardiac surgeons, adult congenital heart disease specialists and the entire team of multi-disciplinary healthcare team that cares for this complex patient population, including specialists in ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, genetics, and more. Advanced practice providers, nurses, trainees, students, researchers, and other healthcare professionals are all encouraged to attend.
Following completion of this activity, learners will have an increased awareness of the importance of building a support community is to patients with lifelong connective tissue disorders, including Marfans syndrome, Loeys-Dietz, VEDS, and patients with familial aortopathy. In addition, learners will have obtained the skills needed to manage these complex patients in a multidisciplinary, longitudinal manner to optimize clinical outcomes and quality of life.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly 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.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.5 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 3.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 3.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 3.50 Attendance