Cardiovascular Disease Management: A Case-Based Approach, 5th Annual Symposium

Program Details

October 5-6, 2017

Arizona Biltmore
Phoenix, AZ

Program Director
Richard R. Heuser, MD, FACC

Online registration for the symposium has now closed. Please register onsite in Phoenix.

View the updated 2017 scientific program!

View the 2016 CDM presentations via the VuMedi website!

Satellite Nursing Symposium:

2nd Annual Cardiovascular Disease Management for Nurses
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
12:00 – 5:00 pm

View the 2017 nursing symposium program!

View the objectives for the 2017 nursing symposium.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495  for 5.2 Contact Hours for the “2nd Annual Cardiovascular Disease Management for Nurses” symposium.

CDM 2017 Program Description:

This two-day continuing medical education symposium will center on the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.  Focus will be placed on gauging and monitoring therapy, including recognizing symptoms, evaluating risk factors, guiding treatment through imaging, general and functional testing, and appropriate therapy.  Unlike most programs, this will be delivered as a case-based approach.  In other words, how would I manage a diabetic patient with these lipid levels?  Case examples make the lectures more relevant to everyday practitioners.

The 2017 scientific program will be released in the coming months.  Working with the most current data from recent evidence-based medicine studies as well as new guidelines, the invited faculty will provide updates and detailed discussions on statins, PCSK9 inhibitors, heart failure, PFO closure, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, wound care, TAVR, atrial fibrillation and more.  The overall goal of this series is to provide an overview of the optimal methods and management of the informed physician’s practice, and to discuss and debate the exciting options on the horizon.

Target Audience:

This symposium is designed for clinical cardiologists, primary care physicians, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, basic scientists, vascular medicine specialists, nurses, perfusionists, cath lab technicians, and other health care professionals with a special interest in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

CME Accreditation & Designation

Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Promedica International designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495  for 12.5 Contact Hours for the Cardiovascular Disease Management symposium.

Perfusion CEUs:

The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved 14.4 Category 1 CEUs for the Cardiovascular Disease Management symposium for Thursday, October 5 (7.2) and Friday, October 6 (7.2).

Claiming your CME/CEU Certificate:

Meeting attendees will complete a post-symposium online evaluation to claim their CME/CEU credit and certificates will be emailed in a secure document approximately two weeks after the symposium concludes.  You will receive more information about this process at the symposium.

Hotel Reservations

The Arizona Biltmore is offering a group rate of $299 plus taxes and resort charges/per night for “CDM 2017” participants through September 8, 2017 or as space allows.  We encourage you to book your room as soon as possible to ensure availability.  To receive the special room rate, please book your room via the following methods:

  • Make your reservation online
  • Call the hotel at 602-955-6600 or at 1-800-WALDORF.  You must mention that you are part of the Cardiovascular Disease Management symposium in order to receive the group rate.

Please note: In order to book a reservation, attendees will need to provide a deposit of one (1) night’s room and tax, which is refundable up to 48 hours before arrival. Any cancellation after 48 hours before arrival will forfeit the deposit.

Check in time at the Arizona Biltmore is 4:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to a $100 administration charge.  Cancellations cannot be accepted over the telephone.  Refunds will not be available beginning 45 days prior to the symposium start date (August 22, 2017).