The SCL Health Heart & Vascular Symposium, taking place on October 6, 2017, features a program split between two separate educational tracks; one designed for primary care physicians and advanced practice clinicians and one for nurses and EMS professionals.


7:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks William D. Anderson, MD
8:30 a.m. Donald C. Thompson Keynote Presentation: Heart Failure in 2017 - New Strategies and Concepts James Fang, MD
9:30 a.m. The Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Reducing Mortality, Morbidity, and Hospital Readmissions Lillian Khor, MD
10:30 a.m. Break/Vendors
11 a.m. Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation Michael Porter, MD
11:45 a.m. Current Management Strategies for Cryptogenic Stroke H. Rai Kakkar, MD
12:30 p.m. Lunch/Vendors
1:30 p.m. The View From a Patient: Before and After Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
2 p.m. Dyspnea and Hypoxia in Athletes Kern Buckner, MD
2:45 p.m. Break/Vendors
3 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks William D. Anderson, MD

Breakout Sessions

3 p.m. Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Bryan Kramer, MD
3:45 p.m. Updates on Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome David Kovar, MD

Nursing/EMS Track
3 p.m. Rabbit Ear Up, Carrot Down: VT or SVT and Why Do I care? DJ Sasso, RN, BSN, MHA, CCRN
3:45 p.m. Nuances of Nursing Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Patty George MD

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