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

1. Outline strategies for the treatment of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arteriosclerotic heart disease, 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. Encourage 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.

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