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Medical Grand Rounds - Role of Biomarkers in Heart Failure & Rethinking Vitamin D: An Evidence-based Approach
(Lunch will be provided)
Presenter: Pranav Patel, MD & Ayush Gandhi, MD, Third Year, Internal Medicine Residents, Internal Medicine Residency, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
*Describe physiological importance of biomarkers.
*Enumerate possible uses of biomarkers in various management strategies of heart failure e.g. diagnosis, prognosis, identification, and differentiation.
*Describe Vitamin D physiology basics and update including new emphasis on non-skeletal effects.
*Define true versus possible Vitamin D deficiency.
*Identify the treatment best for true Vitamin D deficiency.
This program is intended for: General Internists, Hospitalists, Family Practitioners, Medical Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Fellows, Residents, Medical and Nursing Students, and other Ancillary Healthcare Professionals.
“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.”
“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement
“Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Guthrie Health are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).