March 28th, 2018
Make plans to attend the Ohio-ACC Spring Summit at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. The 55th Annual Wiggers Lecture will follow the 11th Annual Cardiovascular Update, covering a wide range of cardiovascular topics. Mark your calendar now for March 28, 2018!
11:30 a.m. Special Physician Women in Cardiology Networking Lunch (MDs and DOs)
Join your female cardiologist colleagues (MDs & DOs) for a networking lunch at the Ritz-Carlton TURN Restaurant at 11:30 a.m.
12:15-12:55 p.m. Registration & Exhibits
12:55 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Sanjay Gandhi, MD, FACC and Jennifer Dicken, BSN, RN-BC, AACC
1:00-2:00 p.m. What’s Hot in EP: His-Bundle Pacing, Risk Factor Management in Atrial Fibrillation, and Clinical Trial Updates
Anish Amin, MD, Sreedhar R. Billakanty, MD, and S. Kay Nichols, MS, RN, CNP, CCRN
2:00-3:00 p.m. Care of the Athletic Heart
Dermot M. Phelan, MD, PhD, FACC
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 p.m. Starting or Resuming Anticoagulation or Antiplatelet Therapy after ICH: A Neurology Perspective
Christine L. Ahrens, PharmD, BCPS and Cathy Sila, MD
4:30-5:30 p.m. Incorporating New Devices and Medicines in Heart Failure
Randall C. Starling, MD, MPH, FACC
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. 55th Annual Carl J. Wiggers Memorial Lecture
Diastology for the Clinician
Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
The registration fee for the meeting includes educational materials. The Wiggers Lecture includes reception and dinner. Please note that parking is not included in the registration fee.
Cardiovascular Team Member (RN, APN, PA, Pharmacist, CV Administrator)
Physician – Women in Cardiology Networking Lunch (MDs and DOs) at 11:30 am
Cancellation requests must be received by March 21, 2018. No refunds will be made after that date.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
1515 West Third Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The ACCF designates this live educational activity for a maximum of this 5.5 CNE contact hours. Each attendee should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.
Statement of Need
Cardiovascular care is rapidly evolving with new technologies. Healthcare providers need periodic educational updates on emerging clinical trials and advances in patient management. They need to learn from case scenarios applicable to daily practice and gain knowledge of changes to practice guidelines, so they can apply evidence-based research to their patient management decisions.
The overall goal of this activity is to increase learner competence by discovering strategies to anticipate research-driven changes in practice, to enhance professional growth, and to demonstrate efficacy in team based patient care practice as new clinical approaches and technologies change.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
• Employ latest advancements in the management of the heart failure patient.
• Identify guideline-driven, practical, cardiovascular care strategies for the contemporary athlete including professional, recreational or occupational patients.
• Discuss the pros and cons of the reintroduction of oral anticoagulant/antiplatelet treatment post-intracranial hemorrhage.
• Compare and contrast the most current treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation.
• Discuss the use of Doppler flows to diagnose and aid in treatment of diastolic dysfunction.
Adult Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Cardiology Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors, in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.
ACCF is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvements and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in educational activities by persons with a financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether financial interests or relationships may influence the education activity.
ACCF assesses conflicts of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME/CNE activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.
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