Cardiology Leaders Cannon, Libby, Stone and More to Present Live Via Video at CardioCareLive, Virtual Congress on Cardiovascular Disease, May 11-13

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Continuing Medical Education Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Available at No Cost from the Convenience of Any Computer at http://www.CardioCareLive.com

www.CardioCareLive.com is presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Translating Science into Practice: Recent Advances Across the Spectrum of Cardiology Care

CardioCareLive, the innovative live online congress presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, today announced the agenda for its May 11th to 13th online event, “Translating Science into Practice: Recent Advances Across the Spectrum of Cardiology Care,” a Continuing Medical Education program which enables physicians, nurses, pharmacists and specialists to stay current with recent advances in cardiovascular care from the convenience of any computer by viewing live streaming video CME sessions featuring respected cardiology experts such as Roger Blumenthal, MD, Professor, Division of Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Peter Libby, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Dr. Gregg Stone, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at Columbia University Medical Center and more than twenty leaders in the field.

The event meets May 11-13 between 2:00 and 10:00 PM EST and includes presentations on topics such as diagnostic methodologies for assessing patient risk, case studies in patient management, panel discussions, debates and Q&A sessions that highlight new pharmacological and device treatments. The agenda includes:

DAY 1: TUESDAY MAY 11, 2010
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Medical Management of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Clinical Update and Case Studies
Peter Libby, MD
Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, the D.W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Harvard
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Chief Science Officer; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Hypertension Management: Optimizing Therapy and Maximizing Patient Compliance
Continuing Pharmacy Education credit is available through the University of Tennessee        
Matthew R. Weir, MD Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School Of Medicine
Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital
Roger Blumenthal, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Current Cardioprotective Strategies: Dealing with Dyslipidemia        
Peter Kwiterovich, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief of Lipid Research and Atherosclerosis Division, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic
Steven Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine                        

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM New Horizons in Pharmacologic Treatments for Acute Coronary Syndromes
Continuing Pharmacy Education credit is available through the University of Tennessee
Christopher Cannon, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Senior Investigator, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Chief Science Officer; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM Assessing Risk: Evaluating Existing and Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Scoring Systems
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chair, Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Peter W. F. Wilson, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Public Health, Global Health Section, Rollins School of Public Health     

8:00 PM - 8:50 PM Expanding Treatment Options for Treating Atrial Fibrillation: Rate Control, Rhythm Control, New Devices and New Therapies
Continuing Pharmacy Education credit is available through the University of Tennessee
David R. Holmes, MD Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Mayo Clinic
Gregory D. Curfman, MD
Executive Editor - New England Journal of Medicine

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY MAY 12, 2010
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: Current and Emerging Applications
Paul M. Ridker, MD
Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM Use of Assist Devices as a Bridge to Transplantation
Leslie Miller, MD
Walters Chair and Chief, Integrated Divisions of Cardiology, Georgetown University

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM Afib Jeopardy! Interactive Case Study and Audience Participation
Hugh Calkins, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of the Arrhythmia Service, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
David R. Holmes, MD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Mayo Clinic

8:00 PM - 8:50 PM Case Studies in Vascular Medicine: Utilizing New Technologies and Novel Agents
Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

DAY 3: THURSDAY MAY 13, 2010
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Current Controversies in Interventional Management for Acute Coronary Syndromes
Gregg W. Stone, MD
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Role of Biventricular Pacing in Managing Patients with Heart Failure
Stuart D. Russell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical Chief Heart Failure and Transplantation, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Farooq Sheikh, MD
Division of Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM Are Biomarkers Really Useful in Heart Failure? Examining Current Clinical Evidence
James Januzzi, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Coronary Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adolph M Hutter, Jr., MD, M.A.C.C.
Clinical Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

7:00 PM - 7:50 PM Reducing the Complications of AF: Early Diagnosis and Effective Treatment Strategies    
Hugh Calkins, MD
Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of the Arrhythmia Service, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

8:00 PM - 8:50 PM Cardiovascular Disease and the Patient with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
Continuing Pharmacy Education credit is available through the University of Tennessee
Richard Nesto, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Nathan Wong, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, University of California College of Medicine – Irvine

As of April 19, 2010, CardioCareLive.com is being supported by educational grants from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo-Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis, Roche Diagnostics, St. Jude Medical and Thoratec Corporation to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is tuition-free for healthcare professionals who need to stay abreast of the latest advances in this fast-moving field. To register now for free, visit http://www.cardioCareLive.com.

ABOUT CARDIOCARELIVE
CardioCareLive (http://www.cardiocarelive.com) is a virtual medical congress produced by PlatformQ and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine which takes place entirely online. CardioCareLive enables healthcare practitioners and others interested in understanding and managing patients with cardiovascular disease to learn, connect and interact in real time. CardioCareLive offers Continuing Medical Education at no cost and delivers all the benefits of a physical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures, peer networking and an exhibit floor, from the convenience of a computer.
CardioCareLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Successful completion of the four sessions designated for CEU credit, as highlighted on the agenda, will provide up to four live contact hour credits (4.0 CEU), and will be available upon successful completion of each program. Please note that each knowledge-based session will provide a statement for one (1.0) live contact hour credit. Successful completion includes participating in the program, completing a program evaluation form and a post-test with a score of at least 70%. If your score is less than 70% on the post-test, you will be allowed to complete the post-test one additional time. ACPE Program Numbers: 064-999-10-228-L01-P, 064-999-10-227-L01-P, 064-999-10-226-L01-P, 064-999-10-225-L01-P.

If your State Board of Pharmacy requires live CE credits, please note that the three May 11th webcasts and the one May 13th webcast are approved for live (L) CE credit, as designated in the agenda. These will be subsequently re-broadcast on demand for a period of one year that will carry home study (H) CE credit.

Grievance Policy: A participant, sponsor, faculty member or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level review.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.75 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

JOHNS HOPKINS STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

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