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  Wednesday, September 14
  Wednesday, September 14
PHARMACOLOGY WORKSHOP
5:30 p.m. Registration and Light Refreshments
6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
6:15 p.m. CVD Guideline-driven Pharmacotherapies Optimizing Management
Speaker: David Parra, PharmD
6:55 p.m. An Evidence-based Approach to Dietary and Vitamin Supplements in Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
Speaker: Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD
7:35 p.m. Heart Failure - New Guidelines, New Drugs
Speaker: Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
8:15 p.m. Practical Approach to Complex Pharmacological Needs: Polypharmacy, Drug/Drug Interactions — Case Based
Panel: Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD
Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
David Parra, PharmD
9:00 p.m. Adjournment
 
  Thursday, September 15
  Thursday, September 15
SESSION 1: THE ART OF CARDIOVASCULAR HISTORY AND PHYSICAL
6:30 a.m. -
7:30 a.m.
For Your Health – A Little Bit of Fit Walk (Weather Permitting)
Take a guided walking tour through Georgetown along the C&O Canal. Start and end at the Renaissance Washington DC (Designated Hotel for the Course).
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
Joseph Alpert, MD

10 Course Take-aways That Will Change Your Practice Next Week
Speaker: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
8:15 a.m. A Shift in the Global Approach: Moving from Disease Management To Disease Prevention
Speaker: Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
8:30 a.m. Patient Interviewing and Health History — Tips and Tricks
Speaker: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
9:00 a.m. Practical General Exam — CV Conditions
Speakers: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
Matthew Martinez, MD
9:30 a.m. Coronary Angiography Primer
Speaker: R. David Anderson, MD
10:00 a.m. Echocardiography — Need-To-Know and Nice-To-Know
Speaker: Matthew Martinez, MD
10:45 a.m. Themed Wellness Break
SESSION 2: DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGIES AND INTERPRETATION
11:00 a.m. Stress Testing — What to Order and What to Do With the Results
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
11:30 a.m. Advanced Imaging: CT and MRI — Who, Why and When
Speaker: Matthew Martinez, MD
12:00 p.m. -1:10 p.m. Hands-on Breakout Sessions
Session 1: ECG Interpretation (choose 1)
Intermediate
Speaker: Joseph Alpert, MD

Advanced
Speaker: William Miles, MD
Session 2: Heart Songs
Speakers: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
Matthew Martinez, MD
Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
1:15 p.m. Lunch and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization of 2015 Session
Speaker: M. Eugene Sherman, MD
SESSION 3: RISK REDUCTION AND CARE OF COMMON COMORBIDITIES
2:15 p.m. Lipid Essentials — The ACC/AHA Prevention Guidelines Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
2:45 p.m. Management of the Cardiovascular Patient with Diabetes
Speaker: Stuart Chipkin, MD
3:15 p.m. Hypertension — Getting Patients to Goal!
Speaker: Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
3:45 p.m. Themed Wellness Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Hands-on Breakout Sessions

Session 1: ECG Interpretation (choose 1)
Intermediate
Speaker: Joseph Alpert, MD

Advanced
Speaker: William Miles, MD
Session 2: Heart Songs
Speakers: Matthew Martinez, MD
Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
5:20 p.m. Managing Thyroid Disease in Cardiovascular Patients
Speaker: Stuart Chipkin, MD
5:50 p.m. Check Your Learning: 10 Course Take-aways
Speaker: Joseph Alpert, MD
6:05 p.m. Adjournment
8:00 p.m. A Little Bit of Fit Evening Walk (meet in Renaissance Lobby)
 
  Friday, September 16
  Friday, September 16
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. For Your Health – A Little Bit of Fit Walk (Weather Permitting)
7:15 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Optional morning presentations:
I: Device Interrogation — Pacemakers, ICD and Loop Recorders
Speaker: Dulce Obias-Manno, RN, BSN

II: Chest X-ray Interpretation
Speaker: Joseph Alpert, MD
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
Speaker: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
9:00 a.m. Acute Coronary Syndrome: Review and Update
Speaker: R. David Anderson, MD
9:30 a.m. Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Made Practical
Speaker: David Parra, PharmD
10:00 a.m. Themed Wellness Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Hands-on Breakout Sessions

Session 1: ECG Interpretation
Advanced-Stump the Chump
Speakers: Joseph Alpert, MD
                  William Miles, MD
Session 2: Heart Songs
Speakers: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
                  Matthew Martinez, MD
Session 3: ACC Point of Care Tools
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
11:35 a.m. Cases of Perioperative Management and Care Coordination
Speaker: R. David Anderson, MD
12:05 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation: Stroke Risk Reduction
Speaker: David Parra, PharmD
12:35 p.m. Lunch
SESSION 5: COMPLEX CARDIOLOGY – HEART FAILURE, VALVE DISEASE AND ARRHYTHMIAS
1:30 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation — Management Strategies
Speaker: William Miles, MD
2:00 p.m. Lifestyle Management in Cardiovascular Patients — Weight Loss, Exercise, Smoking Cessation
Speaker: Andrew Freeman, MD
2:30 p.m. 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease
Speaker: Matthew Martinez, MD
3:00 p.m. Themed Wellness Break
3:15 p.m. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Preventing Bounce-backs

Speaker: Juanita Reigle, ACNP-BC
3:45 p.m. Evaluation of the Weak and Dizzy
Speaker: William Miles, MD
SESSION 6: PALLIATIVE CARE
4:15 p.m. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decision Making
Speaker: Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
 
  Saturday, September 17
  Saturday, September 17
SPECIAL COMPLIMENTARY OPTIONAL SESSION
6:00 a.m. -
7:00 a.m.
For Your Health – A Little Bit of Fit Walk (Weather Permitting)
6:00 a.m. Breakfast
6:30 a.m. -
7:30 a.m.
PCSK9
Just the Facts — An Objective Overview of PCSK9 Inhibitors

Speaker: Kathleen Byrne, MSN, CRNP

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
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. Welcome Back and Overview of Final Session
    Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
    SESSION 7: Hands-on Practicums
    8:15 a.m. Complex Heart Failure — Inpatient and Outpatient Management
    Speaker: Minnow Walsh, MD
    8:45 a.m. Break To Practicums (Rotation Every Hour)
    (Each practicum is cased-based and includes discussion on shared-decision making)
  • Practicum 1: 8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
  • Practicum 2: 9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
  • Themed Wellness Break: 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
  • Practicum 3: 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Heart Failure
    Speakers: Juanita Reigle, ACNP-BC
    Minnow Walsh, MD
    Valve
    Speakers: R. David Anderson, MD
    Matthew Martinez, MD
    Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Speakers: Jane Linderbaum, ANP-BC
    Andrew Freeman, MD
    12:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Action Plans: 10 Points to Remember
    Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC
    12:30 p.m. Course Adjournment