CONFERENCE INFORMATION

ISHIB, along with the scientific co-chairs Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, PhD, MPH and Jerome A. Robinson, MD invites you to participate in this annual CME activity. The scientific co-chairs have assembled a multidisciplinary planning committee dedicated to developing a challenging, clinically practical, educational and networking experience. The scientific program will feature plenary sessions, workshops, symposia, and abstracts of new research on cardiovascular disease and other issues of importance to ethnic minority health. The wide range of programming will include findings from the most recent clinical trials, to proven approaches for cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, to sessions emphasizing behavioral techniques to help patients modify behaviors that affect health.

ISHIB2013 CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Jerome A. Robinson, MD
Southern California Medical Center
Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, PhD, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles

PLENARY SESSIONS
Plenary sessions will explore cardiovascular risk factors and their individual and collective impact on the health of ethnic minority populations. Sessions will be conducted in lecture and panel formats where presenters will address ethnic differences, analyze recent clinical trial data, and discuss the theme, "Complications of Hypertension: New Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management in African Americans. The sessions will evaluate the evolving, sometimes controversial, concepts such as true contributors and outcomes, prevalence and treatment, and components and pathophysiology.

WORKSHOPS
Workshops will cover all topics presented in plenary sessions with more in depth information in an interactive, peer-directed, topic-specific format.

SUPPORTED SYMPOSIA
Supported symposia will address a variety of topics in 90- to 120-minute meal sessions featuring panel and lecture formats.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
At the completion of 2013 programming, participants should be able:

  • Review the causes and social and psychological determinants of hypertension in African Americans
  • Describe new interventional approaches to the management of hypertension in African Americans
  • Explain the impact of the Jackson Heart Study regarding hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans
  • Identify the relationship between the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension
  • Recognize the impact of community involvement in achieving the management goals in the treatment of hypertension

TARGET AUDIENCE
Typical attendees include healthcare providers and advocates concerned with the quality of care and treatment of ethnic patients.

  • Medical Researchers
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Pharmaceutical Researchers and Professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Federal and State Health Professionals
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists

Should this be more specific to also include, eg: Medical specialists in these areas:

  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Primary care
  • Endocrinology

CONFERENCE PROMOTION PACKET
Tell your colleagues about ISHIB2013. Included in this area is a packet of information that provides: conference facts, program-at-a-glance, media news advisory, registration forms, and ads of various sizes for use in your newspapers, magazines, or newsletters.

Please consider sending the information packet to your colleagues interested in heart health and sending the ISHIB2013 ads to those in your public affairs office that develop your organization's communication pieces.

Click here to download CONFERENCE PROMOTION PACKET

ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC and ISHIB. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

DESIGNATION
CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE CREDITS FOR NURSES, DIETITIANS, AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Requiring continuing education credits will be provided by ISHIB. ISHIB has been reviewed and approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and uses the criteria and guidelines designated by that organization as the basis for granting continuing education units (CEUs). Participants who successfully complete this activity can receive up to.90 CEUs.

CE CREDITS FOR PHARMACISTS
will be provided by the National Pharmaceutical Association.

DISCLOSURE POLICY
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their educational 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 implemented a process to resolve conflict of interest for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, CME Outfitters, LLC has resolved the conflict by external content review. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.