Faculty/Agenda

Mary Alice Ackerman, MSN, AGACNP, BC

Allen Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA

Sue Collazo,MSN, APRN-CNP

Jenny Cleary, MS, APRN-CNP

Kerri Evans

Patrick Ferguson, MSN, ACNP-BC

Monica Fiehler, PA-C

Marianne Harris, PhD, MS, APRN-CNP, NEA-BC
Course Director

Kathleen Hoke

Craig Leonard, MA, RRT, RCP, CPFT,
RRT-ACCS

Eric Liotta, MD

Randy McGregor. CCP, LP

Jackie Messinger, APRN-CNP

Kannan Mutharasan, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine- Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Aubrey Opty, RN

Rod Passman, MD, MSCE

Tekesha Pate

Johnathan Rich,MD, FACC, FHFSA

Sue Ryan, MSN, APRN-CNS

Daniel Schimmel, MD

Hardik Thakkar, MPAS, PA-C

Sanket Thakkar, RRT

Megan White, MSN, ACNP-CNP

Thursday, September 5, 2019
8:00am
    Welcome and Introductions:  Marianne D. Harris, PhD, MS, APRN-CNP Director of Patient Care-Cardiology-Interactive Session.

8:15am Hype or Hope? The Digital Heart Health Revolution

                 Keynote Speaker:

                 R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

9:15am    Management of Atrial fibrillation-the rate vs. the rhythm debate- Dr. Rod Passman

10:00am  BREAK

10:15am Pulmonary Hypertension – Jackie Messinger, APRN
11:00am 
Reversal of Oral Anticoagulants- Eric Liotta, MD

11:45am LUNCH    

BREAK-OUTS

12:50pm #1 CXR Review and Case Studies- Susan Collazo, MSN, APRN-CNP

                  #2 LVAD Troubleshooting-Patrick Ferguson, APRN

1:40pm   #3 A Review of Impella and Other Cardiac Support Devices-Monica Fiehler, PA-C

                  #4 Managing the Heart Transplant Patient- Mary Alice Ackerman, MSN, AGACNP, BC

2:30pm   #5 High RISK Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)-Aubrey Opyt,RN

                  #6 TRACH Care- Craig Leonard, RRT

3:15pm   BREAK

3:30pm Review of Cardiac Research Trials- Jonathan Rich, MD

4:15pm Latest Updates in Heart Transplantation- Allen Anderson, MD

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 am Welcome Day 2 - Marianne D. Harris, PhD, MS, APRN, CNP Director

9:15 am Guideline Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure- Hardik Thakkar, PA-C

10:00 am Venothromboembolitic Disease-What is CTEPH?  - Daniel Schimmel, MD

10:45 am BREAK

11:00 am Hyperlipidemia Management for Nurses-Jennifer Cleary, APRN

11:45am  LUNCH

12:30 pm Post-op Management of the Cardiac Surgery Patient-part 1 – Megan White, APRN

1:15 pm Post-op Management of the Cardiac Surgery Patient-part 2 – Sue Ryan, APRN

2:00 pm BREAK

2:15 pm ECMO Management Randy McGregor and Sanket Thakkar, RRT

2:45pm Conclusion