Cardiology in Primary Care
October 12-14, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
With the restructuring of health care in the United States, one of the major changes in patient care has been a shift from subspecialty care to primary care. In addition, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. As a result, much of the burden of caring for patients with cardiovascular disease will fall on primary care physicians. This conference is designed to provide an update in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease for primary care providers.
At the Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, you will hear from nationally renowned speakers on a wide variety of topics. A few areas of focus will include Systolic Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Acute Coronary Syndromes, and Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease. Panel discussion with the experts will also highlight key concepts in cardiovascular disease.
Core Competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge
After attending this meeting, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate recent advances in cardiovascular medicine
- Utilize the electrocardiogram to better diagnose cardiovascular disease
- Recognize specific challenges in caring for pregnant patients with cardiovascular disease
- Utilize the guidelines for lipid-lowering therapy
- Identify new therapies for atrial fibrillation
- Prescribe optimal antiplatelet therapy for CAD patients
- Identify when coronary stenting for stable CAD is appropriate
- Identify the optimal strategy for screening for peripheral vascular disease
- Discuss choosing the correct stress test for your patient
- Utilize the guidelines for management of valvular heart disease
- Identify medical and non-medical therapies for congestive heart failure
Target Audience: Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiovascular physicians, Physician Assistants, PharmD, and Nurses.
The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (CEU’S)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Emory University has approved this live activity for 1.75 continuing education units.
Application for AOA Category 2A credits has been submitted for approval.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
The sessions will be held at the ATLANTA MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, 3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, within walking distance of Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza. Self parking is complimentary. A limited number of rooms are available at the rate of $179.00
(plus applicable tax), single/double occupancy.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ASAP DUE TO LIMITED SPACE AT THE HOTEL.
To reserve accommodations and receive the group rate, please call 404-261-9250. Please indicate that you are making reservations for the Emory Cardiology in Primary Care meeting no later than September 18, 2017, to take advantage of the discounted rate. It is highly recommended you make your reservations as soon as possible, as this rate is available through September 18, 2017 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. After this date, reservations will be made on space available basis.
For information on the hotel: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlbc-atlanta-marriott-buckhead-hotel-and-conference-center
The tuition charges of $675 for physicians and $475 for non-physicians includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks,
luncheons, course syllabus and other amenities involved in a rewarding learning experience.
Written cancellations prior to September 13, 2017 will be refunded less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after this date.