Frontline Cardiology 2017: Cardiovascular Care in the Community


Date & Location
Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:15 AM - 3:40 PM   College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Hyattsville, MD

Specialties
Anesthesiology/Pain Management, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

Overview

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. New treatment strategies, medications and device developments in multiple areas of cardiovascular disease intend to afford benefit to the millions of patients who suffer from these conditions.  

Given the rapid progress in cardiovascular medicine, it can be difficult for frontline providers to keep abreast of changes in preventive cardiology, new innovative therapeutic procedures, diagnostic methods and new technologies. There are also many sources of information that people are learning from.  It is important to provide a forum in which practicing healthcare providers are presented with new information in a way that establishes a common knowledge base.

This course aims to shorten the translation from evidence to practice on a wide variety of cardiovascular issues including preventive cardiology, new innovative therapeutic procedures and diagnostic methods. This meeting will bring together diverse members of the interdisciplinary practice team, towards creating a common knowledge base so important to effectiveness of the care team in today's practice environment

Target Audience

This conference is intended for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, cardiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, urgent care providers, physician assistants, and healthcare professionals interested in the care of patients with, and prevention of, cardiac problems.



Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Identify patients at risk for CVD and implement strategies to improve practice in cardiovascular prevention including risk factor modification lipid therapy
  2. Identify alternatives to antiplatelet and anticoagulants in CAD and atrial fibrillation among patients who may benefit from these therapies
  3. Utilize new technologies such as handheld ultrasound devices to evaluate the presence of CVD
  4. Review the latest advances in heart failure treatment strategies
  5. Analyze new treatments such as biodegradeable stents
  6. Identify patient selection criteria for pacemakers and ICDs
  7. Manage complications for patients with pace makers and ICDs
  8. Create awareness of the latest advances in interventional cardiology available to frontline providers and patients

Registration

Physician - $50
Resident/Fellow - $25
Advanced Practice Clinician - $25
Nurse - $25
Allied Health Professional - $25

Online Registration Preferred

Please visit our secure website at http://cme.medstarhealth.org/frontline for updated program and registration information.  We are unable to accept registrations or cancellations by telephone. If you wish to pay your registration fee by check, please download and print a registration form and mail it to the address on the registration form with your check.  

All registrations will be confirmed by email only. Please use an email address that you check regularly. If you have questions regarding registration or do not receive an email confirmation of your registration within 1-2 business days, please contact us at medstarcme@gmail.com or 202-780-1655.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing by Friday, March 24, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after March 24, 2017. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Washington Hospital Center will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1655 or email medstarcme@gmail.com if you any questions or need any additional information.



Accreditation

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Heart &Vascular Institute. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.