UPMC Hamot 2024 Cardiovascular Update

Erie, PA US
May 10, 2024

Join your colleagues and gain the latest updates and practice guidelines in cardiovascular care!

This full-day symposium offers a comprehensive review of new diagnostic techniques and therapeutic treatments, the latest clinical trials, and state-of-the-art technology in contemporary cardiovascular medicine using concise didactic presentations, combined with a panel discussion and case presentations. Following this course, the participant should be able to formulate a practical approach to common cardiovascular disorders; identify the appropriate tests that can be used to determine the severity of the patient problem and make an accurate diagnosis; discuss the various treatment options available; and recognize how to treat and when to refer cardiac patients. This activity is expected to result in increased confidence in making a diagnosis and providing effective treatment, referral, and follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

Help Us Help You:

Do you have a question that you would like to submit to the speakers in advance?

Send an email to HAM_CME@upmc.edu titled “Cardiac Update Question.”

These questions will be compiled and presented at the panel discussion sessions along with questions from the audience.

Target Audience

Family physicians, internists, cardiologists, cardiovascular thoracic surgeons, advance practice providers, nurses, allied health professionals, and other health care professionals who treat and care for patients with heart disease will benefit from attending this educational activity.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review key perspectives of the 2023 guidelines for diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation.

  • Discuss new ablation technologies (PFA).

  • Discuss stroke prevention with a focus on left atrial appendage closure (LAAC).

  • Recognize the burden of Hypertension.
  • Review the role of Renal Denervation in the treatment of hypertension.
  • Recognize situations where a hypercoagulability workup is rarely indicated.
  • Assess the need for long-term anticoagulation by evaluating the presence of cancer, thrombus, and provoked and unprovoked thrombotic events.
  • Describe at least two tools for assessing cardiac risk in a primary prevention patient.
  • Describe at least two non-statin medications to address cardiac risk.
  • Review interesting cases and cutting-edge treatments in cardiovascular medicine.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology and management principles of congenital heart disease.
  • Recognize congenital conditions that can present for the first time in adulthood.
  • Recognize the common sequelae of congenital heart disease that was repaired in childhood.
  • Evaluate the decision-making pathway for managing a STEMI patient from First Medical Contact (FMC) to the initiation of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the emergency department perspective.
  • Assess the decision-making pathway for managing a STEMI patient from First Medical Contact (FMC) to the initiation of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from the interventional cardiology perspective.
  • Review the top 5 cardiology articles of the past year.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/15/2024
Course expires: 
01/16/2025
Event starts: 
05/10/2024 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/10/2024 - 6:00pm EDT
Cost:
$120.00

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

 

8:15 – 8:20 a.m.

 Introduction

Christopher Good, DO, FACC

8:20 – 8:50 a.m.

Contemporary Management of Atrial Fibrillation in 2024

Madhurmeet Singh, DO, FACC, FHRS

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.

Cardiac Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: Minimally Invasive Options

Stephen Waterford, MD

9:20 – 9:50 a.m.

Renal Denervation: Are we There Yet?

Robert Maholic, DO, FACC, FSVM

9:50 – 10:05 a.m.

Refreshment Break

 

10:05 – 10:35 a.m.

Thrombectomy and Anticoagulant Post Procedure

Bryan Schwartz, MD

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.

 Risky Business – Accurately Assessing Cardiac Risk and Acting Accordingly

Eric Dueweke, MD, MBA, FACC

11:05 – 11:30 a.m.

Q & A Session

Faculty Panel

11:30 – 12:20 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

 

12:20 – 1 p.m.

Interesting Cases – Are You Awake?

Robert Maholic DO, FACC, FSVM, Quentin Orlando, DO, FACC, FSCAI

1 – 2 p.m.

Keynote

Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

 

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACC

2 – 2:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Contemporary STEMI Case Presentation: From Field to Fix: Prehospital & Emergency Department Perspective

Christopher Cammarata, DO

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Contemporary STEMI Case Presentation: From Field to Fix: Interventional Cardiology Perspective

Quentin Orlando, DO, FACC, FSCAI

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Year in Review: Top 5 Studies with a Primary Care Focus

Christopher Good DO, FACC

3:45 – 4:10 p.m.

Q & A Session

Faculty Panel

4:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

 

Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
United States
+1 (814) 455-1260

TWO WAYS TO ATTEND THIS HYBRID CONFERENCE:

OPTION 1:

In Person at the Bayfront Convention Center at 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, Pa. 

Registration fees includes the seminar, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch.

OPTION 2:

Virtually through Zoom

Registrants will be e-mailed a Zoom link 3 days prior to the conference. Virtual attendees will be able to ask questions using the Q&A function in Zoom.

ATTIRE

Attire for the conference is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures can vary, it is recommended that you bring a light jacket or sweater with you to the conference.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by e-mailing the Hamot CME office at HAM_CME@upmc.edu or calling 814-877-5691.

Travel

Click here for travel directions. 

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Dr. Robert L Maholic, DO - Erie, PA - Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology  - Book Appointment

Robert Maholic, DO, FACC, FSVM

Department of CV Medicine and Surgery

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

Dr. Quentin Orlando, DO - Erie, PA - Cardiology - Book Appointment

Quentin M. Orlando, DO, FACC, FSCAI

Department of CV Medicine and Surgery

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

Keynote:

 

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD, MBA, MHS, FACC

Director, UPMC Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Co-director, UPMC Aortic Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

 

Faculty: 

Christopher Cammarata, DO

Medical Director

UPMC Hamot, Department of Emergency Medicine

Chief of Emergency Services, Northern Tier

Vice President

Great Lakes Physician Practice

Eric Dueweke, MD, MBA, FACC

Director of Care Innovation, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Physician Advisor, UPMC Wolff Center Quality Review Committee

Christopher Good, DO, FACC

Department of CV Medicine and Surgery

Medical Director

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

Madhurmeet Singh, DO, FACC, FHRS           

Department of CV Medicine and Surgery

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

Bryan Schwartz, MD

Department of CV Medicine and Surgery

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

Stephen Waterford, MD

Department of CVT Surgery

UPMC Hamot Heart & Vascular Institute

 

ACCREDITATION

In support of improving patient care, 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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 6.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Nursing (CNE)

A maximum of 6.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.

AOA Category 1-A Credit

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of six and one-half hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS CREDIT (ASRT)

This activity has been submitted to ASRT and is pending approval.

PT Credit

This activity has been submitted and is pending approval. 

OT Credit

This activity has been submitted and is pending approval.

Pre-Hospital Credit

Continuing education credits for prehospital emergency medicine services personnel has been approved for 7.0 credit hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals

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

  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 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.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 Attendance
If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691, or send an e-mail to HAM_CME@upmc.edu

Price

Cost:
$120.00
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO NON-PHYSICIAN UPMC EMPLOYEES!

These will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register under the scholarship, make sure that your account is linked to your UPMC email address. E-mails will be monitored to ensure compliance.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registrations will be fully refunded if notified by May 3, 2024. If you registered using a scholarship and fail to notify of a cancellation, you will be responsible to pay an administration fee.  Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of any cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-5691.

IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY BY CHECK

Please contact the UPMC Hamot CME Department at:  814-877-5691 or e-mail: HAM_CME@UPMC.EDU