Description

As has become our profile, we will adopt an evidence-based guideline driven update of the critical domains in cardiovascular medicine. We will especially focus our update on hypertension, prevention, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and acute coronary syndromes. Significant new data and guidelines from 2016 –2017 will represent the platform for our discussions. We are once again benefitted by the presence of lead authors and writing group committee members who are on our faculty and others with whom we frequently collaborate. 


In our two and a half day meeting we have allowed ample time for discussion including small group networking sessions. As before, we will use contemporary audience response technology to allow real-time questions and answers. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Outline strategies for the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, ASHD and diabetes, including the use of newer pharmacological agents and lifestyle therapies;

  2. Identify candidates for cardiac resynchronization and wearable versus implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies;

  3. Aid gender-specific approaches toward the prevention of cardiovascular health;

  4. Describe current and emerging treatment options for patients with valvular heart disease;

  5. List the latest recommendations for the management of pulmonary embolism, ST and non-ST elevation MI;

  6. Discuss treatment options for the heart failure patient including acute and advanced failure;

  7. Apply knowledge gained in the conference through clinical case review and MOC cases.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and all other health care providers who participate in the care of adult patients with, or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Accreditation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc
Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Chief, Division of Cardiology


Micah J. Eimer, MD
Health System Clinician of Medicine
(Cardiology)


Daniel R. Schimmel, Jr., MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
(Cardiology)


Patricia Vassallo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
(Cardiology)


GUEST FACULTY
Eric Bates, MD
Professor of Medicine
Michigan Medicine,
University of Michigan


Deepak Bhatt, MD
Executive Director, Interventional
Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Richard Chazal, MD
Medical Director,
Heart and Vascular Institute
Invasive Cardiologist
Lee Physician Group


Nils Johnson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas,
McGovern Medical School


Ulrich Jorde, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Peter Libby, MD
Senior Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Roxana Mehran, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and
Population Health and Policy
Director, Interventional Cardiovascular
Research and Clinical Trials
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Ann-Marie Navar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine


Tochi Okwuosa, DO
Director, Cardio-Oncology Services
Associate Professor of Medicine
Rush Medical College


Jonathan Piccini, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
and Population Health Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine


C. Michael Valentine, MD
President, American College
of Cardiology


Eric Velazquez, MD
Robert W. Berliner Professor
of Medicine (Cardiology)
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Physician-in-Chief,
Heart and Vascular Center
Yale New Haven Hospital,
Yale School of Medicine


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
FACULTY

Gaurava Agarwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences and
Medical Education


Allen S. Anderson, MD
Medical Director,
Heart Transplantation
and Mechanical Assistance
Center for Heart Failure,
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine


Charles Davidson, MD
Clinical Chief, Cardiology
Medical Director,
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs,
Department of Medicine


Laura Davidson, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Daniel Fintel, MD
Professor of Medicine


James D. Flaherty, MD
Medical Director,
Coronary Care Unit
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine


Susan Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Implantable
Electronic Device Clinic
Director, Cardiac Electrocardiography


Bradley Knight, MD
Medical Director, Center for
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Cooley Professor of Medicine


Albert Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine


Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical
and Translational Research
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Director, Northwestern University
Clinical and Translational Sciences
Institute (NUCATS)
Eileen M. Foell Professor
Professor of Preventive Medicine
(Epidemiology) and Medicine
(Cardiology)


Patrick McCarthy, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Executive Director, Bluhm
Cardiovascular Institute
Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery


R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Jay Pandit, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
of Medicine


James Paparello, MD
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and
Hypertension) and Preventive Medicine


Rod Passman, MD
Jules J. Reingold Professor
of Electrophysiology
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
and Preventive Medicine


Duc Thinh Pham, MD
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation
and Mechanical Assistance Center for
Heart Failure,
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery


Jonathan Rich, MD
Associate Director, Mechanical
Circulatory Support Program
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Vera Rigolin, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director,
Echocardiography Laboratory


Sanjiv Shah, MD
Director, Heart Failure with Preserved
Ejection Fraction Program
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine


Neil J. Stone, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Medical Director,
Center for Vascular Disease
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Bonow Professor of MedicinePreventive Cardiology


Ranya Sweis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine


James D. Thomas, MD
Medical Director, Center for
Heart Valve Disease
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)


Nishant Verma, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Esther Vorovich, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine


R. Gregory Webster, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(Cardiology)


John Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
and Preventive Medicine


Allison Zielinski, MD
Health System Clinician (Cardiology

Registration information

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Hotel Information

The room block rate is $249. Link to book online https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMM/G-ACCM