UPMC Heart Valve Symposium (HVS 2024)

Pittsburgh, PA US
April 20, 2024

Target Audience

This meeting is open to physicians (including family practitioners, internists, residents, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, and anesthesiologists), advanced practice providers, nurses, researchers, medical students, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with complex valve and structural heart disease.

Learning Objectives

The UPMC Heart Valve Symposium intends to fulfill the following learning objectives:
• Increase understanding of screening, diagnosis, and prognosis of aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valvular heart disease in various patient populations.
• Explore advanced modalities utilized to image the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid heart valves.
• Increase knowledge of medical therapies and transcatheter and/or surgical interventions for treatment of heart valve disease, and the risks and benefits of the different therapeutic options.
• Enhance understanding of importance of multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of structural heart disease.
• Recognize impact of social determinants of health on structural heart disease outcomes.
• Conduct a deep dive into technical aspects of transcatheter and surgical interventions to manage aortic, mitral, and tricuspid heart valve disease.
• Explore landmark, recent and upcoming clinical trials, and their impact on the field of interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
• Explore complex and challenging cases in structural heart disease patients and tactics and techniques for management.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/22/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
04/20/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/20/2024 - 5:00pm EDT

TBA

Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
United States

Course Directors
Ibrahim Sultan, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve
Disease
Director, UPMC Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

A.J. Conrad Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve
Disease
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Labs
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Hemal Gada, MD
President, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at
UPMC Harrisburg
Medical Director, Structural Heart Program
UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Central PA

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
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For more information, please contact Angela Kinnunen by email at kinnunenae@upmc.edu or phone 412-770-4949.