SGLT2 Receptor Inhibitor Therapeutics for Patients with Cardio Renal Metabolic Disorders: The Pharmacist’s Role

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly alliance.

Provided by AcademicCME
AcademicCME

Release date

December 17, 2021

Expiration date

December 16, 2022

Program Overview

This CE activity is derived from content presented at the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition. The expert faculty, led by Dr. John Fanikos, will highlight the pharmacist’s role in treating patients with cardio renal metabolic disorders, utilizing SGLT2 receptor inhibitor therapeutics. The faculty will start by providing an overview of the interconnection of cardio renal metabolic disorders, and the science of SGLT2 receptor inhibitors. Following, recent clinical trial data for SGLT2 inhibitor therapeutics will be analyzed. The faculty will conclude with a review of the optimal role of the pharmacist in the applications of SGLT2 receptor inhibitors to manage type 2 diabetes, reduce hospital admissions for heart failure, reduce cardiovascular deaths, and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease, especially in the pandemic era of COVID-19. Upon completion of this activity, pharmacists will gain better insight into the utilization of SGLT2 inhibitor therapeutics for the care of their patients with cardio renal metabolic disorders.

Target Audience

Pharmacists and other HCPs who care for patients with cardio renal metabolic disorders

Agenda

  • I. The Interconnection of Cardio Renal Metabolic Disorders and the Science of SGLT2 Receptor Inhibitors – John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
  • II. Clinical Trial Update for SGLT2i Therapeutics Targeting Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Chronic Kidney Disease – Leo Buckley, PharmD
  • III. The Pharmacist’s Role in the Application of SGLT2 Receptor Inhibitors to Manage T2D, Reducing Hospital Admissions for HF, Reducing CVD Deaths, and Slowing the Progression of CKD, Especially in the Pandemic Era of COVID-19 – Craig Beavers, PharmD

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the interconnection of cardio renal metabolic disorders and the science of SGLT2 receptor inhibitors
  2. Analyze recent clinical trial data for SGLT2i therapeutics targeting type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease
  3. Review the optimal role of pharmacists in the applications of SGLT2 receptor inhibitors to manage type 2 diabetes, reduce hospital admissions for heart failure, reduce cardiovascular deaths, and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease, especially in the pandemic era of COVID-19

Chair

John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Northeastern University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy Business and Financial Services
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Faculty

Leo Buckley, PharmD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Craig Beavers, PharmD
Centennial Medical Center
Lexington, KY

Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
John Fanikos, RPh, MBA Consultant/Advisor: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim International GmBH; Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc; Pfizer Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals; Vifor Pharma
Craig Beavers, PharmD Nothing to disclose
Leo Buckley, PharmD Consultant/Advisor: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.; Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Chelsey Benedek and Nicole McMenamin state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 CPE Contact Hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN # JA4008190-0000-21-025-H04-P).

Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and the Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly alliance do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

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  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
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