UChicago Medicine Primary Care e-Journal Club: Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
This activity will use an asynchronous e-learning model to facilitate engagement of with high-impact updates in the primary care literature that will improve patient care.
This past April, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published its updated recommendations on the use of low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). These new recommendations change both the age ranges and recommendation grades from its most recent prior recommendations (which were published in 2016). The USPSTF now gives a C recommendation (recommending shared decision making) for adults aged 40 to 59 years with a 10-year ASCVD risk 10% or greater who are not at increased bleeding risk, and a D recommendation (recommend against initiating) for those 60 years and older. This report also reviews evidence related to colorectal cancer prevention but concludes that the data are insufficient.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals that provide primary care to patients at UChicago Medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review updated USPSTF guidelines on aspirin use for primary prevention;
  • Discuss factors that contribute to changes in the estimated benefit from aspirin use for primary prevention;
  • Describe barriers and benefits to implementing shared decision-making conversations on aspirin use for primary prevention.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Katherine Sullivan
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/01/2022 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
06/30/2022 - 11:59pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  George Weyer, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine



Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
Registration: This course is only open to University of Chicago affiliates.
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