Washington Health System Scientific Day
Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician.
• Review and discuss advances in structural heart disease management, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR), and implant procedures for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation (Afib).
• Identify and discuss updates in Anticoagulation Therapy
• Provide updates on the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow-up of Thyroid Cancer/Nodules and Lung Cancer/Nodules
• Discuss Innovations in Radiation Oncology
9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Posters
9:20am Welcome and Introduction, John Six, M.D.
9:30am Nonpharmacologic Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation, Christopher Kolibash, M.D.
10:15am Updates in Anticoagulation Therapy, Robert Bredniak, PharmD, Jerad Heintz, PharmD
11:00am Break, Exhibits, Posters
11:15am Treating Structural Heart Disease: TAVR & MitraClip™, Rekhi Varghese, M.D.
12:00pm Lunch, Exhibits, Posters
1:00pm Diagnosis & Treatment of Thyroid Cancer, Edward Stafford, M.D.
1:45pm Diagnosis & Treatment of Lung Cancer, Mathew Van Deusen, M.D.
2:30pm Break, Exhibits, Posters
2:45pm Innovations in Radiation Oncology, Ziad Fawaz, M.D.
3:30pm Concluding Remarks & Adjournment, John Six, M.D.
Live and Virtual
Christopher Kolibash, M.D. is in practice with Regional Cardiac Arrhythmia Inc. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine internship at The Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, OH and his residency at Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA. A Cardiovascular Fellowship was completed at The University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA and an Electrophysiology Fellowship at Aurora HealthCare Milwaukee, WI.
Robert Bredniak, PharmD graduated from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 2016. Upon graduating he became a staff pharmacist at Washington Hospital until 2018. Currently he is a Clinical Pharmacist at Washington Hospital with a focus in Internal Medicine.
Jerad Heintz, PharmD graduated from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2005. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital. After his residency completion, he worked at UPMC McKeesport as the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist until 2016. Currently he is a clinical pharmacist at WHS Washington in the Critical Care Unit.
Rekhi Varghese, M.D. is an Interventional Cardiologist with WHS Cardiovascular Care. Dr. Varghese attended medical school at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College at Bangalore University, India. He completed an internship and residencies in India and Saudi Arabia. After moving to the United States, he completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in both the Department of Cardiology and Department of Interventional Cardiology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Edward Stafford, M.D. joined Washington Ear, Nose and Throat in 2008. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, and his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, both in New York City. He also completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore.
Mathew Van Deusen, M.D. is a Thoracic Surgeon with the WHS Pulmonary and Thoracic Surgery practice. He received his medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed both his residency and fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Van Deusen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Ziad Fawaz, M.D., MS is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He sees patients at Washington Health System Radiation Oncology. Dr. Fawaz is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He received his medical degree from the University of Montreal and completed an Internal Medicine internship and a Radiation Oncology residency at McGill University Health Center in Montreal. He also received a master's degree in Experimental Medicine from McGill University.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Washington Health System. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.5 contact hours.
This knowledge-based activity provides 4.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
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.
- 4.50 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 4.50 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.
- 4.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.50 Attendance
Registration Fee: Free for WHS Employees and Members of Medical Staff including APPs, Virtual attendees.
$75.00 for all others
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