Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This material has been designated by Texas Heart Institute for 1 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 1 hour.
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored presentation entitled, How to Negotiate the Conversation No Clinician Wants to Have: Discussing Dying from Heart Disease, on May 1, 2009, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.
Disclosure of Relationships Faculty Disclosure
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships with either the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.
Sarah Goodlin, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Research Grants: St. Jude Medical Foundation and Boston Scientific Corporation.