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Court is in session! Holding Court in PH is an interactive webinar designed around a court case pro/con debate concept. Faculty act as the judge, attorneys, and witnesses, enabling the clinicians to present both sides of a controversial issue to allow the audience to fully understand the complexities of the issue. Using an integrated webinar polling system, you, the audience, serves as the jury and will vote to determine the final verdict.
Often clinicians are faced with the challenge of when to escalate care. This professional debate examines issues central to the question of whether PAH treatment should be advanced aggressively in cases where patients fail to show actual improvement, or whether treatment escalation can be safely delayed to possibly buy time for the patient. How will you vote based on the evidence presented?
Vallerie McLaughlin, MD - Judge
Kim A. Eagle, MD, Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dept. of Internal Medicine/ Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Ioana Preston, MD - Attorney
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division
Tufts Medical Center
Richard Krasuski, MD – Attorney
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Director, Hemodynamic Research
Director, Interventional CTEPH Program
Duke University Medical Center
Sudarshan Rajagopal, MD, PhD - Witness
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
Duke University School of Medicine
Hunter Champion, MD, PhD, FAHA - Witness
Southeastern Cardiology Associates
Full Accreditation and Program Information
Welcome, Overview & Opening Scene: Introduction to the virtual courtroom concept & judge, prosecutor & defense opening remarks on the case topic
Prosecutor examines witness & defense cross examines witness
Defense attorney examines witness and prosecutor cross examines witness
Attorney Closing arguments
Judge concludes case and refers verdict determinization to the audience (jurors)
Verdict is read with live Q.A to follow
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Review the risk assessment-based criteria used to determine the need for PAH treatment escalation
- Discuss the timing of periodic risk assessment in the PAH patient and whether this comes with a “one size fits all” strategy with respect to current goals of treatment
- Debate whether delaying treatment escalation buys time or is a formula for increasing PAH patient mortality/morbidity risk
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