The Westin Philadelphia, 99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA
Our goal is to deliver a comprehensive, multifaceted program that brings together a diverse group of health care professionals for in-depth presentations and interactive discussions on innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
We are planning a unique and innovative event that will concentrate on the multidisciplinary approach to four subjects encountered in clinical cardiology in which there is continuing evolution in their data, understanding and management: right heart failure/tricuspid valve disease, pathology of the aortic valve and aorta, adult congenital heart disease, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. We will also be exploring the increasing intersection of social media and medicine.
This program will focus on recent advances in the field of cardiovascular care, and options available for the management of patients. Clinical and practical issues that health care professionals encounter on a daily basis will be discussed.
The target audience is clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac and thoracic surgeons, APPs, PAs, nurses, residents, fellows, and medical students. Other members of the health care team are also welcome to attend.
Right heart failure
- Describe common etiologies of right-sided heart failure and chronic management
- Identify disease processes that contribute to right-sided heart failure
- Recognize the importance of the tricuspid valve in the pathophysiology of heart failure and non-surgical treatment of TR
Social media and medicine
- Explore different social media platforms and their impact on the world of medicine
- Understand the impact social media can have on career development and physician networking
- Explain the legal issues and privacy concerns that physicians should be mindful of when using social media
The aortic valve and aortic pathology
- Identify disease states of the aortic valve and explore different surgical options for valvular disease
- Recognize aortic arch pathology and discuss both medical and surgical treatment of aortic dissection
- Diagnose bicuspid aortic valve and specific pathologies associated with this congenital abnormality
Congenital heart disease in the adult
- Recognize common congenital heart disease syndromes and their physiology
- Identify congenital coronary anomalies in the adult and their management
- Identify electrophysiological sequela of congenital heart disease in adults and their management
- Identify traditional surgical corrective techniques as well as transcatheter approaches
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
- Understand diastolic dysfunction in the context of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
- Identify the best options for imaging HFpEF
- Recognize new treatment options for cardiac amyloidosis
- Recognize new interventional device approaches in the management of HFpEF
Main Line Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Day one = a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Day two = a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
System Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and President, Lankenau Heart Institute, Main Line Health
Non-invasive Cardiologist, Lankenau Heart Institute, Main Line Health
Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Surgical Director, Heart Valve Clinic, Lankenau Heart Institute, Main Line Health
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