Managing Heart Failure: Cases in Optimal Treatment and Care Coordination
Jointly provided by
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine   
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Monday, December 6, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Held in conjunction with the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

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  • How heart failure treatment guidelines are applicable to a health-system setting
  • The effects of COVID-19 on HF management
  • How racial and ethnic disparities effect the delivery of HF care
Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program, Advanced Heart Disease Section
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, FCCP, FHFSA, FAHA, CPP
Director, Postdoctoral Programs
Vice Chair, Professional Education and Practice
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists with an interest managing patients with HF.


Health-system pharmacy professionals need increased knowledge of effective and safe HF treatment strategies and the social and economic variables that impact HF care delivery, and increased competence to implement emerging telemedicine strategies that can improve treatment outcomes for patients with HF within health-system settings.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate improved ability to:
  • Evaluate HF treatment guidelines and the applicability to a health-system setting
  • Utilize appropriate novel therapies within health-system pharmacy treatment algorithms
  • Assess the impact of COVID-19 on HF management
  • Discuss racial and ethnic disparities in the delivery of HF care
1:00pm - 1:05pm ET Opening Comments/Overview
Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, FCCP, FHFSA, FAHA, CPP

1:05pm - 1:35pm Examining the Clinical Benefits for the Appropriate Treatment of Heart Failure within a Health-System Setting
Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH

1:35pm - 1:55pm Care Management Strategies to Enhance Overall Outcomes for Patients with Heart Failure
Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, FCCP, FHFSA, FAHA, CPP

1:55pm - 2:15pm Case Studies
  • Novel Therapeutics

  • Impact of Racial and Ethnic Disparities

  • Transitional Care Coordination and Remote Patient Monitoring

  • All Faculty

    2:15pm - 2:30pm Audience Question and Answer Session
    Key Takeaways and Closing Comments; Post-Activity Assessment and Evaluation
    Joint Accreditation Statement
    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Impact Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

    Continuing Pharmacy Education
    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

    Universal Activity Number: JA4008162-9999-21-3041-L01-P
    Type of Activity: Application

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