Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit 2023
The Annual Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit provides tools to physicians and physician extenders, including those in surgery and cardiology, which enables collaboration in the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases. The objectives remain to advance the team concept of patient care. Physicians infrequently have the opportunity to interactively discuss current guideline based care with surgeons and cardiologists.
The summit encourages improved team dynamics and compare cooperative expertise while educating physicians and health care providers about ways to work together for improved patient safety and clinical efficiency.
In 2023 the Summit will integrate the cultures and expertise of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and affiliated specialties primarily from the Greater Pittsburgh Medical Community. Western Pennsylvania regional physicians, physician extenders and providers will interact with the speakers and faculty during the live, interactive discussion at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Learners may earn educational credits during this in-person event.
The target audience includes cardiologist, cardiac surgeons and physicians/providers caring for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Nurses, physician assistants, and perfusionists also and educational opportunities by attending the summit.
Our needs assessment indicates the target audience benefits by the Summit's education as it relates to:
• Learning of the academic accomplishments of post-graduates in the region;
• Understanding the value of a team approach to cardiovascular diseases;
• Developing tools that help direct their patients towards appropriate therapies;
• Creating effective communication methods between specialties;
• Appreciating the most recent evidence based guidelines for cardiovascular care.
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.
David Kaczorowski, Consultant: Abiomed, Medtronic; CE Speakers’ Bureau: Abiomed
Other: Intellectual Property: ECMOTEK, LLC
Christopher Pray, Consultant: Pfizer
Andy Kiser, Consultant: Atricure, Angiodynamics, Edwards, Abbott
Prem Soman, Grant/Research Support: Astellas., Pfizer;Consultant: Specturm Dynamics, Alnylam, Pfizer, Bridgebio
Michael Mack, CO-PI: Abbott Coapt Trial, Edwards Partner 3; Study Chair: Medtronic Apollo Trial
Saurbh Sanon, Consultant: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Gore, Baylis, Jena Valve
Sandeep Jain, Grant/Research Support: Medtronic, Boston Scientific; Consultant: Medtronic
Krishna Kancharla, Consultant: BSC, Variant Medical Systems
Ibrahim Sultan, Grant/Research Support: Edwards, Atricure, Medtronic, Abbott, Artvion,Boston Scientific
Stephen Chan, Research: Baer, Woodnext Foundation, United Therapuetic; Consultant: United Therapuetics; Stockholder & Founder: Synhale Therapuetics
Srinivas Murali, Consultant: Impulse Dynamics; Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim
Matthew Lander, Consultant: Abiomed
CE Speakers’ Bureau: Abbott
Samir Saba, Grant/Research Support: Abbott, Boston Scientific; Consultant: Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Anita Radhakrishnan, Grant: BSC; Consultant:Ryan Farley
Ramzi Khalil, Grant/Research Support: Abiomed IC Fellowship support; Consultant: Edwards Life Sciences-Medtronic: Proctor; CE Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca
Ryan Zuzek, Consultant: Edwards, Corozon, ZollCE Speakers’ Bureau: Amgen, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron
Walter McGregor, CE Speakers’ Bureau: Abbott
Mithun Chakravarthy, Stockholder: Edwards Lifescience
Alexis Steinberg, Grant/Research: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Institute
Michael Brown, Stockholder: Greater Pittsburgh Vascular
Wiley Nifong, Consultant and Proctor: Intuitive Surgical
Roger Carrillo, Consultant: Medtronic, St. Jude, Tyco, Phillips
Jeffrey Liu, Consultant: Abbott
Edwards Soltesz, Consultant: Abiomed, Atricure, Abbott
Amit Thosani, Grant/Research: Medtronic, Biosense
Tim Wong, Grant/Research: Site Principal Investigator for Bristol Myers Squibb; Cytokinetics; Tenaya Therapeutics, Consultant: Advisory Board Member (unpaid) for both Bristol Myers Squibb and Cytokinetics
Victor Farah, CE Speakers: Bristol Myers Scquibb
Michael Mack, Co-PI: Abbott Coapt Trial , Edwards Partner 3; Study Chair: Medtronic Apollo Trial
No other 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.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and St. Clair Health. 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 7.0 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 7.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 7.0 continuing education credits.
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.
- 7.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 7.00 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.
- 7.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.00 Attendance