The live-streamed 2021 Annual Meeting has come and gone; but if you missed out on some or all of this phenomenal event, it’s not too late to cover lost ground! Through AACVPR’s After the Rodeo offering, recordings of the education components are accessible to registered users now through December 31 via Pathable.
All of the sessions qualify for the must-see list, from the consistently crowd-pleasing recap of the “year in research” to the high-level overview of value-based care (VBC).
Always a Favorite
Dr. Murray Low, EdD, MAACVPR, FACSM has for many years now taken to the conference stage to highlight important summaries of recently published research related to “Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.” The session reliably draws a sizable audience and always resonates with meeting-goers, with 2021 being no exception.
“This year I shared some fascinating studies related to physical activity and brain health. I also cited a review of landmark studies published in the latest 11th edition of ACSM’s Exercise Guidelines,” he notes. “In addition, I presented my usual ‘smorgasbord’ of studies exhibiting the powerful interactions of physical activity, physical fitness, and their pleiotropic benefits for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.”
Dr. Low says the information he shares during his presentation “offers a deeper understanding of the scientific basis for the delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation services,” which may explain the popularity of this talk year after year. “Cutting-edge research also enables us to advance patient care.”
Known for reciting the mantra “Knowledge Is Power, and Exercise Is Medicine,” he encourages anyone who didn’t attend his live session to tap into After the Rodeo to see it now, along with a host of other exciting sessions.
Valuable Insight on VBC
You might, for instance, want to “pull up” the recording starring Karen Edwards, MS, RCEP, RRT, FAACVPR; Marjorie King, MD, FACC, MAACVPR; and Tedd Walsh, CCRP. Titled “Value-Based Care Bootcamp: The Value of Cardiopulmonary Rehab,” this dynamic discussion is part of the program management track.
Edwards notes that because VBC is “an integral part of what we do every day,” she and her co-presenters aimed to introduce related concepts “in an easy-to-follow format that anyone can use, at any time, to apply to their rehab program.”
In addition to explaining why data collection is important and offering practical strategies for approaching this sometimes-overwhelming task, Edwards, Walsh, and King break down 10 key VBC topics—such as increasing referral rate, increasing program completion rate and improving patient care workload, among other important topics. Each slide, Edwards adds, lists VBC solutions along with education and resources available on the AACVPR website to help viewers incorporate the strategies into their own rehab programs.
Best of all, Edwards says, After the Rodeo subscribers can access the recording now and easily implement VBC strategies into their own programs; or they can save and reference the material later as the need arises. When watching, she suggests that viewers first consider: “What is one change you can make in your program today?” Then, she urges, “review the corresponding slide, discuss with staff, and make that change!”
Round Up Your Credits Today
These and all of the sessions offered through After the Rodeo are available at your convenience through the end of the year. That means while the actual conference lasted just four days, there’s still plenty of time to share in the knowledge transfer that took place during the actual live-streamed event. Catch the presentations you missed, revisit the ones you loved most, and grab up to 39.75 continuing education credits before they slip away!
Register for After the Rodeo here.