The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center
10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Jointly Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and RWJBarnabas Health
It has been well established that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of individuals in the United States. Despite maximal efforts in prevention and treatment, this number continues to grow year after year. As a consequence, we are treating more and more heart failure (often the end result of chronic CVD) with optimal medical therapy as well as devices to support the failing heart, with as many as 670,000 new cases being diagnosed each and every year. Despite our ever-evolving research and technology into the treatment of this ever-growing patient population, the mortality rate remains high with 50% of patients diagnosed with heart failure dying within 5 years of diagnosis.
Treatment for all patients with cardiovascular disease is becoming more and more complex with emerging technologies treating a sicker and more complex patient population. As these treatment strategies continue to change with advancing research and technology, we need to involve multiple specialties employing a true multidisciplinary approach to treating these patients often with end stage disease and resultant heart failure.
The goal of this symposium is to expose cardiovascular healthcare practitioners to the multitude of disease entities encompassing cardiovascular diseases and demonstrate current and novel treatments elucidated through lectures, case presentations, and panel discussions.
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This activity is designed for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiac nurses, cardiovascular technologists, cardiovascular program administrators, and researchers.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Define the role of leadless pacemakers in the treatment of bradyarrhythmias
- Describe the advantages and challenges of His Bundle pacing and lead implantation
- Compare the risks and benefits of performing high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions with and without percutaneous left ventricular support
- Identify key assessment criteria to determine the appropriateness of wireless pulmonary artery hemodynamic monitoring in patients with heart failure
- Explain the relationship between nutrients and death from heart disease
- Summarize current guideline recommendations and treatment options for tricuspid and mitral valve disease
- Utilize key assessment criteria and diagnostic testing results to confirm cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis
- Identify key assessment criteria to determine the appropriate use of TCAR and its utility in patients with carotid artery stenosis
Stephern Allison, DHSc, MBA, MSM, MPAS, PA, Vice President of Operations – Cardiovascular Services & Care Management/Social Work, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Anthony Altobelli, III, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Cardiologist (Non-Invasive), RWJPE Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick
James Andrews, MHL, System Vice President, Cardiac Services, RWJBarnabas Health
Joshua D. Balog, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cardiovascular Interventionalists of Central New Jersey
Michael Cargill, BSN, RN, (Activity Nurse Planner) Cath Lab/EP Staff Nurse, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
James Coromilas, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Leonard Y. Lee, MD, (Activity Co-Director) Professor of Surgery, James W. Mackenzie, MD Endowed Chair in Surgery, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chair, Department of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers Health Group
Kanika P. Mody, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Advanced Heart Failure, VAD and Transplant Cardiologist, Medical Director, Coronary Care Unit, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Abel E. Moreyra, MD, (Activity Co-Director) Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Saum Rahimi, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Marc Roelke, MD, Director of Electrophysiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Gary J. Rogal, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Services, RWJBarnabas Health
Mark Russo, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Director, Structural Heart and Valvular Disease, Director, The Valve Research Center, Director, Center for Aortic Diseases, Director, Cardiac Surgery Research, RWJBarnabas Health
Dinesh K. Singal, MD, (Activity Co-Director) Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Interventional Cardiologist, Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey
Mark J. Zucker, MD, JD, Director, Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC, James B. Herrick Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Past President (2015-2016) American College of Cardiology
Bruce J. Brener, MD, Director, Vascular Center of Barnabas Health; Director of Vascular Surgery, Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director, Vascular Lab, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Chunguang Chen, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
David P. Dobesh, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, New Jersey Cardiology Associates
Bruce J. Haik, MD, RWJBarnabas Health System Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Hirohisa Ikegami, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
John Kassotis, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist; Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
William J. Kostis, MD, PhD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist; Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Research, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Kataneh Maleki, MD, Assistant Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey
Jeffrey W. Moses, MD, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Director of Advanced Cardiac Interventions, St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center
Pratik B. Patel, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Interventional Cardiologist, Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey
Sudipta Roychowdhury, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Roy Sauberman MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, RWJBarnabas-Jersey City Medical Center; Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Shore Cardiology Consultants
Randy Shafritz, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dwayne Siu, DO, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, RWJPE Cardiology Associates of New Jersey
Loisann Stapleton, RN, CCRN, MSN, CHFN, ACNP, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure Center, New Jersey Cardiology Associates
Isaac Tawfik, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Chief of Cardiology, Monmouth Medical Center
Estelle Torbey, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Barnabas Health Group
Tudor D. Vagaonescu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Alfonso H. Waller, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Zyad Younan, MD, Assistant Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
||In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is awarded 5 contact hours. (60 minute CH) Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
ABIM MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5 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.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.
Early Bird Discount
(through 10/8/2018 or until allotment is reached)
(or until Early Bird Discount allotment is reached
|Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Other Healthcare Professional
Fellow-in-Training, Resident, Medical Student*
Industry (Not Exhibiting)
*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming resident/fellow/student status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.
Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for the reduced/complimentary rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, lunch, continuing education credits and course material.
Registration can only be accepted through our secure, on-line website through October 16, 2018. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa. American Express is not accepted.
Online Registration for this activity is now closed.
Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.
Registration: Contact CCOE at 973-972-4267/855-482-1843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information: Contact Megan Zenuch by phone at 732-937-8748
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.
In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available on-line to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity so we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.
A full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.
HOW TO CANCEL REGISTRATION:
Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJ Barnabas Health reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty, and activities and reserve the right to cancel this activity if necessary. If the program is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.