API cordially invites you to enroll yourself for a state-of-the-art certification program on Heart Valve Disease management to allow patients with heart valve disease cared for at your own centres until they need specialist care.
To facilitate safe and updated heart valve care by physicians for their patients, API has started a dedicated pogram namely Heart Valve Academy for Physicians(HVAP). To deliver this, API has partnered with The Heart Valve Centre, India which constitutes a group of heart valve specialists to coordinate and materialise this educational certification program for physicians.
Registered Physicians attending all 6 modules will be formally certified and will have access to an online portal to get formal spcialist opinion from heart valve specialists thereby minimising patient journey to other centres unless clinically indicated. This equips physicians to manage patients with heart valve disease safely at their offices and be involved throughout the patient journey of care.
|Module 1||Diagnosis & Management of Aortic Valve Disease||30th October|
|Module 2||Diagnosis & Management of Mitral Valve Disease||6th November|
|Module 3||Diagnosis & Management of Tricuspid & Pulmonary Valve Disease||20th November|
|Module 4||Diagnosis & Management of Rheumatic Valve Disease||27th November|
|Module 5||Current updates & advances in the management of Heart Valve Disease||4th December|
|Module 6||Challenges in Heart Valve diseases and special cases||18th December|
TIME:- 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM on all days
A web link will be sent to all participants by API
The Association of Physicians of India (API) has initiated a new educational program to meet the needs of out patients. API realises that there is a huge burden of heart valve disease in out country served only be about 4000 cardiologists but the need is 88,000. Majority of patients have been cared for by their family physicians who are then referred on to cardiologists for heart valve specialists and expose them to the risk of contracting covid, especially the elderly and frail. In addition, some physicians may not be aware/upated of the current guidelines foe specialist treatment or indications for specialist care.
To facilitate safe an updated heart valve care by physicians for their patients, API has started a dedicated program namely Heart Valve Academy for Physicians (HVAP). To deliver this, API has partnered with The Heart Valve Center, India which constitutes a group of heart valve specialists to collaborate and materialise this educational certification program for physicians.
What is Heart Valve Academy of Physicians (HVAP) program ?
HVAP is an API conducted and endorsed educational program for physicians to allow them gain education and updates towards managing patients with heart valve disease within their practice until they need specialist referral to a heart valve specialist. This is an online educational/CME program constituting 6 modules each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes over 8 weeks resulting in certification by API through issuing a formal certificate stating "Dr xxxxxxx" is a Certified Member of Heart Valve Academy of Physicians".
Why is the HVAP conducted ?
Many heart valve diseases need good surveillance and medical management before requiring specialist care. Although many heart valve disease patients have been managed successfully by physicians, this dedcated educational program is meant to formally update physicians towards safely managing heart valve disease patients with collaboration from specialists. This may help bridge the huge vacuum in the lack of qualified cardiologists in our country and may help minimise delays in patient care and visits to speciaist centres which may risk infection with Covid, especially the elderly.
What are the key aspects of the HVAP program ?