CardioCareLive, Largest Live Online Cardiology Congress, Returns December 8th and 9th

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Course Directors Roger Blumenthal, MD and Chris Cannon, MD to be joined at http://www.CardioCareLive.com by More Than 20 Cardiovascular Leaders Including Jack Lewin, MD, Peter Libby, MD and Clyde Yancy, MD

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Advancing Cardiac Patient Care in the 21st Century.

CardioCareLive, the innovative live online congress presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, today announced the presenters for its December 8th and 9th online event, “Advancing Cardiac Patient Care in the 21st Century.” The Continuing Medical Education program enables physicians, nurses, and pharmacists to stay current on advances in cardiovascular care from the convenience of any computer at no cost. CardioCareLive offers live streaming video CME presentations featuring recognized cardiology experts such as Roger Blumenthal, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Christopher P. Cannon, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Clyde Yancy, MD, of Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute; and Jack C. Lewin, MD, Chief Executive Officer, of the American College of Cardiology and more than twenty leaders in the field.

The congress will be available live online on December 8th from 2 to 10 PM Eastern and again on December 9th from 1 to 10 PM Eastern, with individual presentations beginning on the hour. The live meeting offers a total of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ with an additional 15 credit hours currently available on demand. After the December 9th live sessions, which offer an opportunity to have questions answered in real-time by presenting physicians, concludes, a total of 28 credit hours will be available on demand at http://www.CardioCareLive.com.
CardioCareLive will offer case studies in six clinical trials and will include presentations on topics such as “Current Controversies in Interventional Management for Acute Coronary Syndromes”, “Current and Emerging Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Therapies” and “Controversies in Hypertension Management and Strategies For Dealing with Resistant Hypertension” The agenda includes:

AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2010
2:00 PM
“Controversies in Hypertension Management and Strategies for Dealing with Resistant Hypertension”
Matthew R. Weir, MD (speaker), Professor of Medicine, Division Head, University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
Roger Blumenthal, MD (moderator), Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD

3:00 PM
“Improving Outcomes in STEMI and NSTEMI Patients: Placing Current Guidelines into the Context of Everyday Practice”
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD (speaker), Chief of Cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System Director, Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System
Chris Cannon, MD (moderator), Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

4:00 PM
“What is the Role of Coronary CT Angiography in Clinical Practice?”
Allen J. Taylor, MD (Speaker), Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University; Director of Non-invasive Cardiology, Washington Hospital; Center Chief of Cardiovascular Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Uniformed University of the Health Sciences
Roger Blumenthal, MD (moderator), Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

5:00 PM
Industry Education Session (TBD)

6:00 PM
“The Role of Inflammation in Atherosclerosis Progression and Plaque Destabilization”
Peter Libby, MD (speaker), Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

7:00 PM
“Current Controversies in Interventional Management for Acute Coronary Syndromes”
Gregg W. Stone, MD (speaker), Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Cardiovascular Research and Education, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center

8:00 PM
“Sleep Apnea and Its Impact on CV Disease Risk”
Naresh M. Punjabi, MD (speaker), Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Roger Blumenthal, MD (moderator), Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

9:00 PM
“The Evolving Role of Individualized Antiplatelet Therapy” (Industry Education Session)
Matthew Price, MD, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center; Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs, University of California, San Diego

THURSDAY DECEMBER 9, 2010
1:00PM
“Current and Emerging Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Therapies”
Steve Wiviott, MD (speaker), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chris Cannon, MD (moderator), Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

2:00 PM
“Challenges and Opportunities for Cardiovascular Medicine Specialists in the Next Decade”
Clyde Yancy, MD (co-speaker), President of the American Heart Association; Medical Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute; Chief, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Baylor University Medical Center
Jack C. Lewin, MD (co-speaker), Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Cardiology
Roger Blumenthal (co-moderator), Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Chris Cannon, MD (co-moderator), Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

3:00PM
“Controversies in Dyslipidemia Management”
Peter Kwiterovich, MD (speaker), Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Chief of Lipid Research and Atherosclerosis Division; Director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Steven Jones, MD (moderator), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Director of Inpatient Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

4:00 PM
“Expanding Treatment Options for Treating Atrial Fibrillation: Rate Control, Rhythm Control, New Devices and New Therapies (including Anticoagulants)”
Hugh Calkins, MD (speaker), Professor of Medicine, Nicholas J. Fortuin Professor of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ronald D. Berger, MD (moderator), Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of Cardiac EP Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

5:00 PM
Industry Education Session (TBD)

6:00 PM
“Cardiovascular Disease and the Diabetic Patient: A Primer for Clinicians”
Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS (speaker), Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Richard Nesto, MD (moderator), Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center

7:00 PM
“Peripheral Arterial Disease: Medical and Interventional Management”
Elizabeth Ratchford (moderator), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director of Vascular Medicine, Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Roger Blumenthal (moderator), Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Preventive Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

8:00 PM
“Cardiotoxicity of Chemotherapy: Detection and Treatment”
Javid J. Moslehi, MD (speaker), Co-Director, Cardio-Oncology Program Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anju Nohria, MD (moderator), Co-Director, Cardio-Oncology Program Brigham and Women's Hospital

9:00 PM
Industry Education Session (TBD)

CardioCareLive 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 presented by 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 Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ 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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