The Heart Course - Main Conference

Las Vegas, NV US
November 7, 2017 to November 9, 2017

 

Emergency Cardiovascular Care for the Front Line Provider

Course Description

Cardiovascular emergencies must be recognized immediately and treated appropriately to prevent life-threatening consequence. Sometimes only seconds matter to save a life. The skills, tools, and resources to respond to these emergencies are rapidly evolving. The Heart Course provides an opportunity for frontline providers of emergency cardiology to learn, discuss, and apply emerging data, new guidelines, and optimal treatment strategies for the management of cardiac and vascular emergencies.


Target Audience

The Heart Course is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and advanced practice professionals that provide care to patients with acute cardiovascular problems.


Learning Objectives

After attending The Heart Course, learners will be better able to:

  • Discuss chest pain risk stratification by exploring the ins and outs of the Heart Score
  • Identify the evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (STEMI, and UA/ NSTEMI), atrial fibrillation, heart failure, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage
  • Describe the mechanisms of action and optimal evidence-based use of new and emerging cardiovascular medications, including new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) therapy and reversal agents
  • Demonstrate state-of-the-art resuscitation strategies for patients presenting with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Evaluate and initiate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk, high-threat electrocardiography (ECG) findings and unusual dysrhythmias 
  • Discuss the emerging data on current and novel biomarkers in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Identify optimal antiplatelet and anticoagulant management strategies for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and stroke
  • Determine evidence-based best practices in the management of device-related emergencies in patients with cardiac disease, including ventricular assist devices (VADs), pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

SCHEDULE

Monday November 6, 2017
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Course Workshop #1
Cardiac Ischemia - The Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns
 
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Pre-Course #2 
Diagnosis and Management of Tough Dysrhythmias
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00am - 5:30pm
The Heart Course- General Session Day 1
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8:00am - 5:10pm
The Heart Course - General Session Day 2
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00am -12:15pm
Post-Course Echo Workshop #1  COURSE IS FULL
The Cardiopulmonary Workshop
 
1:00pm - 5:15pm
Post-Course Echo Workshop #2   COURSE IS FULL
Ultrasound for Hypotension and Vascular Access Workshop
 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HEART COURSE AGENDA.pdf



Hotel Accommodations

Mandarin Oriental Hotel  

3752 Las Vegas Boulevard SouthMandarin Oriental Hotel

Las Vegas, NV 89158

702-590-3023

If you would like to receive 20% off of your conference registration fees and book at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, please enter HEART2017F1 at registration checkout. Upon completion of your registration, we will send you an email with the hotel booking instructions.


EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR INFORMATION

HeartCourse 2017 Exhibit Form.pdf


CANCELLATION POLICY

 
Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at ceme@ceme.org. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs prior to the start of the course. 

ACCREDITATION 

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
 
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this activity for a maximum of 28.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 
 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.25 ACEP
  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 15.25 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
05/02/2017
Course expires: 
11/20/2019
Event starts: 
11/07/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2017 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$899.00
Rating: 
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89158
United States
+1 (702) 590-8888

Hotel Accommodations

3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas, NV 89158

702-590-3023

If you would like to receive 20% off of your conference registration fees and book at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, please make this selection in the registration form.  Upon completion of your registration, we will send you an email with the hotel booking instructions.

Course Directors

Peter S. Pang, MD MS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Clinical Research, and Chief Science Officer for CORE with Indianapolis EMS. He also serves as clinical faculty in the Methodist and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Emergency Departments. Dr. Pang received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham & Woman's / Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Pang’s primary research interests is acute heart failure. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over a dozen textbook chapters on acute heart failure.
 
Disclosure: Dr. Pang has disclosed that he has been a consultant for BMS, Medtronic, Novartis, Trevena, scPharmaceuticals, Roche Diagnostics and Relypsa.   Dr. Pang has done research support for Roche, Novartis, PCORI, IUSM and Indianapolis EMS.
 

Dr. Amer Aldeen is Executive Medical Director for the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Vice Chair of the National Clinical Governance Board at US Acute Care Solutions. He also founded and directs the Chicago Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Education Service, which trains the Chicago Police Department in lifesaving skills. Dr. Aldeen is co-author of Aldeen and Rosenbaum’s 1200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards. From 2014 to 2016, he was Chair of the fourth busiest ED in Illinois at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Before joining US Acute Care Solutions, Dr. Aldeen was Assistant Residency Director at Northwestern Medicine. He won the Northwestern EM faculty teaching award for six years in a row, and the Amer Aldeen Junior Faculty Teaching Award is named after him. He received his BA and MD from the University of Virginia and completed his EM residency at Northwestern, serving as Chief Resident in 2006.
 
Disclosure: Dr. Aldeen has nothing to disclose.
 

Course Faculty

Dr. Laura Bontempo received her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1998. She spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position she held for 7 years. Dr. Bontempo received a Master’s in Education degree with a concentration in health professional education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Northwestern, Harvard and Yale Universities and the University of Maryland. Dr. Bontempo is published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and has lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.

Disclosure: Dr. Bontempo has nothing to disclose.
 

Dr. Jestin Carlson serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the National Clinical Governance Board. He is also the Director of Resident Research and Vice Chair for the Institutional Review Board for the Allegheny Health Network.   

Dr. Carlson has a focus on resuscitation research and education with over 50 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and currently sits on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation/American Heart Association First Aid Task Force and the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Committee.  Dr. Carlson earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his emergency medicine residency and a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Disclosure: Dr. Carlson has nothing to disclose.
 

Dr. Megan Fix grew up in a small town in Michigan and then headed to California where she attended Stanford University for undergraduate and Stanford School of Medicine.  She was a resident in Emergency Medicine in Boston at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Program and was chief resident her final year of residency.  She then was an attending at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME and was the director of medical student education.  She arrived in Utah in 2010 and has served as the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program as well as the 4th year medical school Transitions to Internship Course Director.  Dr. Fix's main focus is in medical education.  She is heavily involved in local resident and medical student education as well as nationally involved in the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) as well as multiple CME courses such as The Heart Course and the Difficult Airway Course.  She has been awarded multiple teaching awards and has published multiple papers mostly surrounding medical education and airway education.

Disclosure: Dr. Fix has nothing to disclose.

Dr. Ben Hunter completed his training at Indiana University and is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His focus on education and evidence-based medicine has been recognized locally by multiple teaching awards, and internationally as he is a long standing tutor at the McMaster's How To Teach Evidence Based Practice course, and an invited speaker at CME events such as Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) and The Heart Course. His research focus is on resuscitation science and acute heart failure, and he has authored more than 25 manuscripts published or accepted in peer reviewed journals over the past five years. He also continues to work full time as a clinical Emergency Physician.
 
Disclosure: Dr. Hunter has nothing to disclose.
 

Dr. Amal Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. He joined the faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland in 1996. He has received more than a dozen teaching awards including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA); and in 2000 he was selected as Founder’s Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. He received the 2005-2006 Rookie Faculty of the Year Award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award from ACEP, Program Director of the Year Awards from the AAEM Resident and Student Association in 2006 and from EMRA in 2011, the 2007 Maryland Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Maryland Chapter-ACEP, the 2008 “Joe Lex” National Educator of the Year Award from AAEM, and the 2013 “Peter Rosen Award” for outstanding leadership in academic emergency medicine.

Dr. Mattu's areas of academic focus are emergency cardiology, geriatric emergency medicine, faculty development, and risk management. He has authored the bestselling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2, and he has served as an editor for 19 other texts in emergency medicine. Dr. Mattu is the first emergency physician to serve as primary Guest Editor on issues of Cardiology Clinics (twice) and Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, and he serves as the consulting editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is a frequent speaker at national and international CME conferences in emergency medicine.
 
Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland.
 
Disclosure: Dr. Mattu has nothing to disclose.
 

Dr. Frances Russell, MD, RDMS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound Division and Fellowship Director at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. She serves as clinical faculty in the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Emergency Department. She completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut and Fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Cook County Hospital/Rush Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Russell’s primary research interest is in the use of clinical ultrasound in patients with shortness of breath, mainly acute heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. She has multiple peer-reviewed papers on these topics.

Disclosure: Dr. Russell has nothing to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.25 ACEP
  • 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 15.25 Certificate of Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/02/2017
Course expires: 
11/20/2019

Price

Cost:
$899.00
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