The Heart Course: Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for the Frontline Provider

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12th Annual Conference - The Heart Course: Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for the Frontline Provider - November 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

Every minute, an American dies from a cardiovascular emergency. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death. The Heart Course: Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for the Frontline Provider, a 4-day live Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting, will be held November 6-9, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Designed to help frontline providers immediately recognize and treat these emergency conditions, the course offers unique educational experiences including hands-on seminars, presentations by leading health-care experts, and reports on the latest research in the management of acute cardiovascular emergencies. Four optional workshops, Cardiac Ischemia - Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns, Diagnosis and Management of Tough Dysrhythmias, The ECHO Workshop, and Resuscitative Ultrasound are also being presented.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other professionals who provide care to patients with acute cardiovascular problems are invited to attend this live continuing medical education meeting. Practitioners may earn up to 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ of participation of continuing medical education.

The faculty members for the meeting, who will present and help guide discussions, are Dr. Peter S. Pang (Indiana University School of Medicine), Dr. Amer Z. Aldeen (US Acute Care Solutions), Dr. Amal Mattu (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Dr. Laura J. Bontempo (University of Maryland Medical Center), Dr. Megan Fix (University of Utah School of Medicine), Dr. Jestin Carlson (US Acute Care Solutions), Dr. Ben Hunter (Indiana University School of Medicine), and Dr. Frances Russell (Indiana University School of Medicine).

At the conclusion of this meeting, participants will demonstrate effective management of cardiovascular emergencies including:

  • Evaluate chest pain risk stratification by exploring the ins and outs of the HEART Score
  • Describe evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (STEMI, and UA/NSTEMI), atrial fibrillation, heart failure, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage
  • Identify the mechanisms of action and evidence-based use of new and emerging cardiovascular medications, including direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) therapy and reversal agents
  • Demonstrate state-of-the-art resuscitation strategies for patients presenting with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Evaluate and initiate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk, high-threat electrocardiography (ECG) findings and unusual dysrhythmias
  • Discuss the emerging data on current and novel biomarkers in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Identify optimal antiplatelet and anticoagulant management strategies for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and stroke
  • Determine evidence-based best practices in the management of device-related emergencies in patients with cardiac disease, including ventricular assist devices (VADs), pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs))

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Accreditation Information
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this activity for a maximum of 28.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

ACEP Accreditation
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 28.75 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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