Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Update
Thursday & Friday, October 14-15, 2010

At the New Vivian and Seymour Milstein Heart Center,
Columbia University Medical Center
. . .
  • Two day CME course
  • Comprehensive update including:
    1. Epidemiology and causes of HF
    2. Pathophysiology of HF
    3. Evaluation of HF
    4. Management of hospitalized patients and
    5. Management of HF in outpatient settings
    6. Co-morbidities or coexisting conditions in HF
    7. Pulmonary arterial hypertension
    8. Cardiac surgery in HF including
    9. Heart transplant and
    10. Mechanical circulatory support. 
  • A major focus is to meet your learning needs and tailor the materials to what is emphasized on the actual ABIM examination offered on November 8, 2010. 
  • Held three weeks prior to the first ABIM Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation examination.
  • The lectures will be given by the Columbia University physicians.  
  • Our two- day intensive course will also offer up to 16 ACCME credit hours as part of the curriculum, and will provide a comprehensive review for attendees interested in increasing their knowledge in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant.
  • Lectures will include case-presentations, didactic lectures, and the use of the ARS (Audio Response) system to encourage learning in an interactive environment.

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Update
Thursday, October 14, 2010

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast and Welcome/Learning Objectives
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Epidemiology and Causes of Heart Failure Moderator: Mat Maurer, MD
      8:00-8:30 Incidence/Prevalence, Risk Factors and Outcomes – Anne Taylor, MD
      8:30-9:00 Classification, Etiologies and Phenotypes of Heart Failure – Jennifer Haythe, MD
      9:00-9:30 Genetic Causes of Heart Failure – Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Pathophysiology of Heart Failure Moderator: Rachel Bijou, MD
      9:30-10:00 Basic Mechanisms – Christian Schulze, MD, PhD
      10:00-10:30 Integrated Pathophysiologic Review – Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break, Questions and Answers
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Co-Morbidities in Heart Failure Moderator: Mary Jane Farr, MD
      11:00-11:20 Cardio-renal syndrome - Jai Radhadakrishnan, MD
      11:20-11:40 Sleep Disorders – Robert Basner, MD
      11:40-12:00 Depression in Heart Failure – Karina Davidson, MD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (Working) with Test Questions and Audience Response
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Evaluation of Heart Failure Moderator: Donna Mancini, MD
      1:00-1:45 Initial Evaluation including Imaging – Mary Jane Farr, MD
      1:45-2:30 Serial/Ongoing Evaluation - Catheterization, Biomarkers, CPET – Rachel Bijou, MD
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Management of Hospitalized Patients Moderator: Evelyn Horn
      2:30-3:00 Medical Therapy for ADHF – Paolo Colombo, MD
      3:00-3:30 Interventional Management of ADHF – Jeffrey Moses, MD
      3:30-4:00 Transitional Care, Multidisciplinary Teams, Hospice/End of Life Care– Mat Maurer, MD
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cardiac Surgery in Heart Failure Moderator: Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
      4:00-4:30 CABG and Ventricular Reconstruction – Michael Argenziano, MD
      4:30-5:00 Valvular Surgery – Allan Schwartz, MD

Friday, October 15, 2010

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Management of Heart Failure Moderator: Sun-Hi Lee
      8:00-8:45  Medical Therapy – Farhana Latif, MD
      8:45-9:15  Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias – Angelo Biviano, MD
      9:15-9:45 Implantable Devices: Indications, Interrogation and Management – John Vest, MD
      9:45-10:00 Break, Question & Answer
      10:00-10:30  Lifestyle Management: Diet, Exercise – Irina Sobel, MD
      10:30-11:00 Disease Management – Dora Rossi, NP
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pulmonary Artery Hypertension - Evelyn Horn, MD
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (Working) with Test Questions and Audience Response
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Heart Transplantation Moderator: Ronald Drusin, MD
      1:00-1:30 Selection of Candidates – Donna Mancini, MD
      1:30-2:00 Organ Selection, Immunosuppression, Perioperative Care – Susan Restaino, MD
      2:00-2:30 Rejection – Dr. Donna Mancini, MD
      2:30-3:00 Long Term Outcomes and Complications – Susan Restaino, MD
3:30 PM5:00 PM
Mechanical Circulatory Support Moderator: Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
      3:30-4:00 Indications and Types of Mechanical Support – Ulrich Jorde, MD
      4:00-4:30 Surgical Management – Mario Deng, MD
      4:30-5:00 Chronic LVAD Management – Nir Uriel, MD
Meeting Location:  New Vivian and Seymour Milstein Heart Center, Columbia University Medical Center
Tuition:  Now - October 1 As of October 1 the prices will increase as follows:
Physicians $299 for one (1) day $399 for one (1) day
  $499 for two (2) days $599 for two (2) days
Allied Health $200 for one (1) day $275 for one (1) day
  $300 for one (2) days $375 for two (2) days
Trainees (w/ID) $100 for one (1) day $150 for one (1) day
  $150 for two (2) days $200 for two (2) days
An ACCME Accredited program. Disclosure: Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated. Americans with Disabilities Act: The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant with special needs must submit a written request to our office at least one month prior to the course date.
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