Core Curriculum for the Cardiovascular Clinician Course Presentation Slides

September 14-17, 2016
Heart House, Washington, DC

Course Directors: Eileen Handberg, PhD, ARNP, FACC; Joseph Alpert, MD, FACC; Jane Linderbaum, MS, NP-C, AACC

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Conferences I/O Questions and Answers (pdfs) 

Pharmacology Workshop
Session I - Thursday
Session II - Thursday
Session III - Thursday
Session IV - Friday
Session V - Friday
Session VI - Friday

AGENDA

Wednesday, September 14

PHARMACOLOGY WORKSHOP

6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Handberg
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6:15 p.m. Cardiovascular Disease Guideline-driven Pharmacotherapies Optimizing Management
Dr. Parra
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6:55 p.m. An Evidence-based Approach to Dietary and Vitamin Supplements in Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
Dr. Cooper-DeHoff
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7:35 p.m. Heart Failure: New Guidelines, New Drugs
Dr. Handberg
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8:15 p.m. Practical Approach to Complex Pharmacological Needs:  Polypharmacy, Drug/Drug Interactions — Case Based
Panel:
Dr. Cooper-DeHoff
Dr. Handberg
Ms. Linderbaum
Dr. Parra
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9:00 p.m. Adjournment

Thursday, September 15

SESSION 1: THE ART OF CARDIOVASCULAR HISTORY AND PHYSICAL

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Drs. Alpert and Handberg
8:00 a.m. 10 Course Take-aways That Will Change Your Practice Next Week
Ms. Linderbaum
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8:15 a.m. A Shift in the Global Approach:  Moving from Disease Management
to Disease Prevention
Dr. Handberg
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8:30 a.m. Patient Interviewing and Health History: Tips and Tricks
Ms. Linderbaum
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9:00 a.m. Practical General Exam: Cardiovascular Conditions
Dr. Martinez and Ms. Linderbaum
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9:30 a.m. Coronary Angiography Primer
Dr. Anderson
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10:00 a.m. Echocardiography: Need-to-Know and Nice-to-Know
Dr. Martinez
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SESSION 2: DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGIES AND INTERPRETATION

11:00 a.m. Stress Testing: What to Order and What to Do with the Results
Dr. Freeman
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11:30 a.m. Advanced Imaging:  CT and MRI — Who, Why and When
Dr. Martinez
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12:00 p.m. -
1:10 p.m.
Hands-on Breakout Sessions

Session 1: ECG Interpretation
(choose 1)


    Intermediate

    Dr. Alpert

    Advanced
    Dr. Miles

Session 2: Heart Songs
Dr. Martinez and Ms. Linderbaum

Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Dr. Freeman
1:15 p.m. Lunch and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization of 2015 Session
Dr. Sherman
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SESSION 3: RISK REDUCTION AND CARE OF COMMON COMORBIDITIES

2:15 p.m. Lipid Essentials: The ACC/AHA Prevention Guidelines Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Dr. Freeman
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2:45 p.m. Management of the Cardiovascular Patient with Diabetes
Dr. Chipkin
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3:15 p.m. Hypertension: Getting Patients to Goal!
Dr. Handberg
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4:00 p.m. -
5:10 p.m.
Hands-on Breakout Sessions

Session 1: ECG Interpretation
(choose 1)

    Intermediate

    Dr. Alpert

    Advanced
    Dr. Miles

Session 2: Heart Songs
Dr. Martinez and Ms. Linderbaum

Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Dr. Freeman
5:20 p.m. Managing Thyroid Disease in Cardiovascular Patients
Dr. Chipkin
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5:50 p.m. Check Your Learning: 10 Course Take-aways
Dr. Alpert

6:05 p.m. Adjournment

Friday, September 16

7:30 a.m. Optional Morning Presentations:

    I: Device Interrogation: Pacemakers, ICD and Loop Recorders

    Ms. Obias-Manno

    II: Chest X-ray Interpretation
    Dr. Alpert
8:15 a.m. Welcome Back

SESSION 4: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: ACUTE AND CHRONIC MANAGEMENT

8:30 a.m. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Practice Change Implications
Ms. Linderbaum
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9:00 a.m. Acute Coronary Syndrome:  Review and Update
Dr. Anderson
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9:30 a.m. Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Made Practical
Dr. Parra
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10:15 a.m. -
11:25 a.m.
Hands-on Breakout Sessions

Session 1: ECG Interpretation


    Advanced: Stump the Chump

    Drs. Alpert and Miles

Session 2: Heart Songs
Dr. Barrett and Ms. Linderbaum

Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Dr. Freeman
11:35 a.m. Cases of Perioperative Management and Care Coordination    
Dr. Anderson
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12:05 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation: Stroke Risk Reduction
Dr. Parra
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SESSION 5: COMPLEX CARDIOLOGY: HEART FAILURE, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND VALVE DISEASE

1:30 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation: Management Strategies
Dr. Miles
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2:00 p.m. Lifestyle Management in Cardiovascular Patients: Weight Loss, Exercise, Smoking Cessation
Dr. Freeman
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2:30 p.m. 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease
Dr. Anderson
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3:15 p.m. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Preventing Bounce-backs   
Ms. Reigle
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3:45 p.m. Evaluation of the Weak and Dizzy
Dr. Miles
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SESSION 6: PALLIATIVE CARE

4:15 p.m. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decision Making
Dr. Handberg
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5:00 p.m. Adjournment

Saturday, September 17

SPECIAL COMPLIMENTARY OPTIONAL SESSION

6:30 a.m. -
7:30 a.m.

PCSK9
Just the Facts: An Objective Overview of PCSK9 Inhibitors
Ms. Byrne

During this session, faculty will discuss the emerging PCSK9 inhibitors, compare and contrast these novel therapies, and provide insight on their future impact to clinical practice.

Agenda:
  • PCSK9 Pathology
  • Comparing and Contrasting the PCSK9 Inhibitors
  • Personalization: The Potential Impact of PCSK9 Inhibitors to Your Practice
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8:00 a.m. Welcome Back and Overview of Final Session
Dr. Handberg

SESSION 7: Hands-on Practicums

8:15 a.m. Complex Heart Failure: Inpatient and Outpatient Management
Dr. Walsh
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8:45 a.m. Break to Practicums (Rotation Every Hour)
(Each practicum is cased-based and includes discussion on shared-decision making)

8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.: Practicum 1
9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.: Practicum 2
10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: Themed Wellness Break
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Practicum 3


Heart Failure

Dr. Walsh and Ms. Reigle

Valve
Drs. Alpert and Anderson

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Drs. Freeman and Handberg
12:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Action Plans: 10 Points to Remeber
Dr. Handberg
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12:30 p.m. Course Adjournment