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Should Colchicine Initiation Be Considered After Acute Coronary Syndrome?
Description

This activity was planned with a goal to balance the results of multiple trials surrounding colchicine in ACS and understand when to add or consider discontinuing this medication after weighing patient-specific factors or comorbid conditions.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

Physicians
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of up to .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

 

MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 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.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for adult cardiovascular physicians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

 

Important Dates:

Date of Release: April 19, 2021
Term of Approval/Date of CME/CE Expiration: April 18, 2022

 

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify patients experiencing ACS who may be candidates for addition of colchicine and explain how to incorporate this medication into a regimen with guideline- directed medical therapy.
  • Compare and contrast the COLCOT (Colchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) to the more recently published Australian COPS (Colchicine in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome) trial and determine what additional patient-specific factors need to be weighed before considering continuation and/or initiation of colchicine.
  • Apply the findings of both the COLCOT and COPS trials to a patient case.

 

Method of Participation and CME/CNE Certificate
Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and continuing education credit for this activity


To request credit, you must:

 

  1. Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  2. Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  3. Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  4. Enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  5. You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.

 

This CME-certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this CME-certified activity.

 

Authors:
Nikki Sherwood, PharmD

Emily Young, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Shawn Gregory, MD, FACC


Peer Reviewers:
Konstantinos D. Boudoulas, MD, FACC

Maria G. Sciammarella, MD, FACC

Objectives
Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
  • Identify patients experiencing ACS who may be candidates for addition of colchicine and explain how to incorporate this medication into a regimen with guideline-directed medical therapy. 
  • Compare and contrast the COLCOT (Colchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) to the more recently published Australian COPS (Colchicine in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome) trial and determine what additional patient-specific factors need to be weighed before considering continuation and/or initiation of colchicine. 
  • Apply the findings of both the COLCOT and COPS trials to a patient case.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Apr 19, 2021 to Apr 18, 2022
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 0.25 CME Credit
0.25 ABIM-MOC Point
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