Improving Care Disparities for Black Americans in Mississippi with VTE
ManagingCVD.comVTE Partners

Managing CVD, a MediCom Worldwide, Inc. online community, in partnership with the
Mississippi State Medical Association, Mississippi Hospital Association, the National Blood Clot Alliance, and
the Mississippi Business Group on Health is pleased to bring you this live CME/CPE/CNE webinar.

Improving Care Disparities for Black Americans in Mississippi
with Venous Thromboembolism:

The Role of Care Transitions in Critical Access Hospitals


Join us for this educational event and earn
1.5 LIVE CME/CPE/CNE credit hours.

This activity is designed to educate clinicians on how to reduce care disparities and health outcomes for Black Americans in Mississippi with a venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis, as they make the transition from a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) back into their own communities on oral anticoagulants.

Dr. Charles V. Pollak, Jr. Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FCPP
Program Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. DeGail J. Hadley Cynthia Harrington Dr. Elizabeth Hood
DeGail J. Hadley, DO
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dynamic Wellness Medical Clinic
Cleveland, Mississippi
Cynthia Harrington, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, NEd, MT(ASCP)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Choctaw Regional Medical Center
Louisville Medical Clinic
Louisville, Mississippi
Elizabeth Hood, PharmD
Director, Anticoagulation Clinic
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Local and national VTE experts will lead an interactive discussion on topics including:

  • Disparities in Care Among Black Patients with VTE, Nationally and in Mississippi
  • Optimal Approaches to VTE Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Transitions
  • Strategies to Improve Transitions of Care for Black Patients with VTE
  • Live Q&A

During the presentation and live Q&A, you will have the opportunity to submit questions via a message window. Following the video presentation, the faculty panel will respond to these questions in a live Q&A session.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals (HCPs) practicing in CAHs in Mississippi including specialists in vascular medicine, pulmonologists, vascular surgeons, hematologists, hospitalists, primary care providers, emergency department physicians, allied HCPs (ie, NPs, PAs, pharmacists) and/or other HCPs involved in the coordination of care between practice settings for patients with VTE.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss disparities in care among Black Americans with VTE, including disparities in receiving direct-acting oral anticoagulants
  • Describe real-world evidence on the racial and ethnic disparities in the presentation of COVID-19, the hypercoagulability state of patients, and key practice considerations
  • Implement optimal approaches to the recognition and treatment of VTE with direct-acting oral anticoagulants, including tools and resources to engage patients in their care plan
  • Evaluate how a “bridging” strategy with both pre-discharge and post-discharge interventions can improve care transitions for Black patients with VTE
  • Provide effective, sustainable, and culturally appropriate interventions to improve outcomes through optimal care transitions that reduce unplanned readmissions and health disparities for Black patients with VTE in Mississippi CAHs


MediCom Worldwide, Inc. CME Credit
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-21-018-L01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

In order for CPE Monitor to authenticate credit, pharmacists/technicians must provide their e-Profile ID number from NABP and date of birth (in MMDD format) when claiming credit for a CPE program.
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. Nursing Credit
MediCom Worldwide, Inc., 101 Washington Street, Morrisville, PA 19067 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP11380. MediCom designates this CNE activity for 1.5 contact hours. Program Number: 21-018-141

As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and California State Board of Registered Nursing, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest. Accordingly, the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosures
Dr. Charles Pollack, Jr. has received honoraria as a consultant from AstraZeneca, eXIthera Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Milestone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Provepharm Life Solutions. He has received grant support related to research activities from eXIthera and Provepharm.

Dr. DeGail Hadley has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Dr. Cynthia Harrington has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Dr. Elizabeth Hood has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee Disclosures
The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Isabelle Vacher, Vice President of Educational Strategy, Scott J. Hershman, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, Educational Program Director, Laurel Ranger, Medical Writer, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.

Leslie Lake, a patient advocate, has no relevant financial relationships.

Advisory Board Disclosures
Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD (Chair); Leslie Lake; F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD, FASHP; and Murray L. Harber have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer Disclosures
In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent content reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The content reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in this activity.

In order to receive credit, all participants must complete the self-assessment post-test and activity evaluation following the activity. Partial credit will not be awarded for this activity. Participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the self-assessment to qualify for CE credit.

Certificates for CME and CNE credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation.

CPE Credit will be awarded upon completion of a self-assessment and evaluation. Participation verification must be completed within 4 weeks of the activity. Your online CPE certificate will be reported directly to CPE Monitor within 4 weeks of receiving post-activity documentation.

If you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact MediCom Worldwide, Inc. at 800-408-4242, x110 or

Provided by
MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
Supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.


Improving Care Disparities for Black Americans in Mississippi with VTE