(Vocus/PRWEB) February 17, 2011
The Society of Chest Pain Centers is pleased to announce Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as the Keynote Speaker at the 14th Congress, to be held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, Miami, FL, May 2-5, 2011.
Dr. Clancy will speak on “Defining Optimal Clinical Strategies and Opportunities for Improvement in the Prevention, Treatment, Outcomes and Quality of Cardiovascular Disease”. Her speech will cover:
- The broad commitment of the healthcare community to improve patient care
- The impacts of quality improvement on the cost of healthcare
- The role of professional societies in influencing healthcare policy
- The possible impact of the new administration and Congress on President Obama’s new healthcare plan.
Dr. Clancy was appointed Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on February 5, 2003, and reappointed on October 9, 2009. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Clancy was Director of AHRQ's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. She is a general internist and health services researcher, and is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Now in its 14th year, SCPC’s annual conference is the premier educational forum for cardiac health care professionals. The goal of the congress is to provide up-to-the-minute, practical education in the developing disciplines of chest pain management and observational medicine, along with current trends and optimal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Clancy’s keynote address is the latest addition to an exciting line-up of workshops and presentations. Registration is now open and is filling up at a record-setting pace. Follow the Society on Facebook for information and updates as the date approaches. For more information on the conference click here.
For more information about the Society of Chest Pain Centers and their annual Congress, visit the website at http://www.scpcp.org or call 614-442-5950 or 1-877-271-4176 (toll free).
The Society of Chest Pain Centers is a nonprofit international society that provides hospital accreditation, CMEs, and educational forums promoting protocol-based medicine for cardiac patient care. Services are delivered through a chest pain center model to address the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and to promote the adoption of process improvement science by health care providers.
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