DOAC Expert Circle

Released On
June 2, 2022

Expires On
June 9, 2023

Media Type

Completion Time

Cardiology, Neonatology, Pulmonology

Cardiovascular Disease, Heart, Surgery

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Sponsored by The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL).

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

Credit Available

  • PhysiciansAMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — contact hours.

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of clinical cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, hematologists, hospitalists, and primary care physicians.

Program Overview

Clinicians need to optimize anticoagulation in their at-risk patients; however, many are not utilizing anticoagulants to their full potential. The Expert Circle explores the latest evidence on how you can improve the care of not only your patients with coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, but also those who have acute medical illnesses or who are obese.

This curriculum features expert perspectives, video blogs, symposium highlights, and opportunities to claim credit.


Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH

Executive Director, CPC
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology & Vascular Medicine
Director of Vascular Research, University of Colorado SOM
Aurora, CO

Anahita Dua, MBChB, MBA, MSc

Vascular Surgeon
Director MGH Vascular Lab
Co-Director of the MGH Vascular Lab
Associate Director of the MGH Wound Care Center Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA

Mark Goldin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hempstead, NY

Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Service
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Matthew Menard, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director of Endovascular
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Staff Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Alex Spyropoulos, MD

Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY
System Director – Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis, Northwell / Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Manhasset, NY

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in a CME/CE activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this CME/CE activity.

ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pre-test, view the online activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the post-test. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

For questions about this activity, please contact Katlyn Cooper at

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.