Cardiovascular Disease Management: A Case-Based Approach, 6th Annual Symposium

Program Details

October 11-12, 2018

Arizona Biltmore
Phoenix, AZ

Program Director
Richard R. Heuser, MD, FACC

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Wednesday, October 10th Satellite Nursing Symposium:

3rd Annual Cardiovascular Disease Management for Nurses
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #8495 for 5.2 contact hours.

Thursday, October 11th Lunch Program:

“The Underlying Thrombotic Risk in Patients with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease”
Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Lunch activity is not included in CME hours.)

CDM 2018 Program Description:

This two-day continuing medical education symposium is the sixth in the series and 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 2018 scientific program will be released online 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

Physician Accreditation:
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 12.25 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 12.25 contact hours.

Perfusion CEUs:
The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) approved a total of 14.7 Category 1 CEUs for Thursday, October 11 (6.6) and Friday, October 12 (8.1).

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS):
CCI does not approve CEUs directly, however CCI will accept CEUs that have already been approved by accredited sponsors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). RCIS attendees will claim the physician certificate option when completing the online evaluation and can use that certificate to claim CEUs from CCI. Click for more information from CCI.

Radiologic Technologists:
The “CDM 2018” symposium has been approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit.

Claiming your CME/CE Certificate:

Meeting attendees will complete a post-symposium online evaluation to claim their CME/CE 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 $315 plus taxes and resort charges/per night for “CDM 2018” participants through September 14, 2018 or as space allows.

  • 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, the room must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit.  No cancellations will be accepted if made within 14 days of the arrival date.

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

Refunds for Registration

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 28, 2018).