Intended Audience: Pulmonary Hypertension Specialists, Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Internal Medicine
Bayer TA Rationale for Educational Support:
- Riociguat, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), or Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA), alone or in combination, for CTEPH (evidence based and current clinical practice)
- Understanding the need for early screening and diagnosis of CTEPH in patients who have had VTE (pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis
- Understanding the progression and evolution from venous thromboembolism (VTE) to CTED/CTEPH
The proposal must be compliant with standards and guidelines for commercial support (e.g., ACCME).
The proposal should include:
- Needs assessment
- Educational design and rationale for selection (where applicable)
- Learning Objectives
- Proposed Faculty
- Participant recruitment plan (where applicable)
- Outcomes strategy/plan
- Detailed budget
Copy of most recent accreditation letter and status
Applications/proposals which are submitted and determined to be complete are reviewed monthly. Allow a minimum of 45 days from submission for response.
Acceptance of a Bayer educational grant indicates that you will:
- Reconcile grant funding within 60 days of completion of the educational program
- Permit a Bayer Medical Affairs representative to audit live programs
- Share activity data and outcomes metrics within 30 days of their availability
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