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Charleston HFpEF Virtual Conference: The Latest Knowledge on Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction

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April 16 - 17, 2021

Conference Description

Target Audience

This virtual course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, heart failure specialists, practicing cardiologists, cardiovascular advanced practice providers (NP or PA), internists, family physicians, pharmacist, cardiovascular nurses, critical care nurses, and industry representatives.

Knowledge Gaps

There are now more patients who have Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) than those with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF). Making the diagnosis of HFpEF is more challenging than HFrEF as many commonly used screening tools such as physical examination, echocardiography and measurement of natriuretic peptide levels are less sensitive and specific in this population. Most importantly, no therapies have yet been shown to improve major cardiovascular outcome (i.e. reductions in hospitalization rates or lower mortality). Several ongoing studies are evaluating novel treatments for this disorder.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this virtual conference, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize patients with HFpEF and understand pitfalls of the diagnosis
  • Describe the pathophysiology of HFpEF including characteristic hemodynamic alterations and the role of coexisting conditions (i.e., kidney, lung, metabolic, etc)
  • Apply rational decisions for diagnostic testing in patients with suspected HFpEF
  • Discuss currently available therapies for HFpEF
  • Identify potential new drug, device, and other therapies for HFpEF and know how to select patients
  • Improve ability to practice “precision”, patient-centered medicine for patients with HFpEF
  • Refer patients for ongoing clinical trials of novel HFpEF therapies

Conference Schedule and Faculty 

The conference schedule and faculty listing can be found on the Charleston HFpEF 2021 Conference Brochure 

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

Physician Credit Statement

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit Statements

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PAs: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and Prescribed credit from AAFP from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. The MUSC Office of CME provides certificates to PAs with a statement, approved by AAPA, that PAs may receive a maximum of 9.0 AAPA Category 1 Credits for this conference.

CME MOC logoSuccessful completion of this CME activity which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning, presenting or moderating at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be required to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates (On/Before March 16)

Live Streaming $125.00
Access to Recorded Videos* $  50.00

Full Rate (After March 16)

Live Streaming $175.00
Access to Recorded Videos* $  50.00

*Only people that register for the conference can purchase access to the recorded videos

Access to Recorded Videos:  The videos will be posted online after the conference and are available at an additional fee. Viewing the videos will offer the same amount of CME credit and can be viewed for up to 14 days following the posting date.

MUSC Cardiology Faculty and Staff should email the Office of CME at to request a faculty registration form

Registration fee includes electronic course syllabus and credit processing.


Registration Methods

Conference registration is now closed

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to March 16, 2021; however, $50 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after March 16, 2021. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs.  By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.