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Update in Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM10A01
Start: Saturday, October 24, 2009
End: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
The Stanford Court Hotel San Francisco
Fees: $300 - Practicing Physicians
$100 - Allied Health Professionals
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Overview:
This one-day symposium is designed to review and update concepts related to ECG, interpretation and arrhythmia management. This course will focus on advances relating to the ECG diagnosis of pericardial and ischemic heart disease and the role of drugs, devices, and catheter ablation for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

In addition, the role of newer devices for management of patients with heart failure will be presented, focusing on arrhythmia mechanisms, newer drugs, and advances in device therapy for these patients. Designed to meet the individual needs of the participants, there will be small group workshops for those with basic knowledge, as well as for those with advanced knowledge in these areas.

Intended to meet the needs of practicing clinicians, this conference is targeted to internists, clinical cardiologists, nurses, and those working in intensive care units or electrophysiology laboratories.

This conference is presented by the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco.

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Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Accurately incorporate ECG in diagnoses and treatment of patients with ischemic heart disease;
  • Improve analysis of atypical ECG, prolonged monitoring and exercise studies;
  • Achieve improved management of patients with atria fibrillation and incorporate device therapy for congestive heart failure.

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Accreditation:
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians:
UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses:
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 Atypical and Unusual ECG Patterns of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Gabriel Gregoratos, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

8:45 Drugs/Electrolyte Abnormalities and Pro-arrhythmia
Nora Goldschlager, MD

9:15 Asymptomatic ECG Abnormalities: When to Lose Sleep
George J. Klein, MD

9:45 Evaluation of the Athlete at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Albert M. Kim, MD, PhD

10:15 Break

10:30 The Role of Non-invasive Testing in Risk Assessment. Is the T wave Alternans Test still Viable? Clinical Role of the VEST
Zian H. Tseng, MD

11:00 SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Basic ECG's
Nora Goldschlager, MD

Advanced ECG's
George J. Klein, MD

12 Noon Lunch and Award Ceremony for Dr. George J. Klein

1:00 Newer Techniques to Assess Candidates for, and Efficacy of, CRT: Potential Role for Candidates with Narrow QRS, RBBB, Atrial Fibrillation
Paul D. Varosy, MD

1:30 Anti-arrhythmic and Non-antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
Gregory M. Marcus, MD

2:00 Update on Catheter Ablation Therapy for Cure of Atrial Fibrillation
Nitish Badhwar, MD

2:45 Newer Drug Devices for Prevention of Embolic Event in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD

3:15 DEBATE
Mass ECG Screening is Cost-effective and Appropriate for High School and College Athletes
PRO -Byron K. Lee, MD
CON -Edmund Keung, MD

3:45 Rebuttals

4:00 SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Basic Arrhythmias
Lester B. Jacobson, MD, FACC, FAHA

Advanced Arrhythmias
George J. Klein, MD

5:00 pm Adjourn

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Chairs:
Melvin M. Scheinman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco

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Faculty:
(All UCSF faculty except where noted)

Nitish Badhwar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service

Nora Goldschlager, MD
Professor of Medicine; Chief,
Clinical Cardiology; Director,
Coronary Care Unit,
ECG Laboratory and
Pacemaker Clinic,
San Francisco General Hospital

Gabriel Gregoratos, MD, FACC
Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
UCSF Medical Center

Lester B. Jacobson, MD,
FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine

Edmund Keung, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
in Residency; Chief, VA Western
Pacemaker Surveillance Center,
Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
San Francisco

Albert M. Kim, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor, Cardiac
Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service

George J. Klein, MD
Professor of Medicine,
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Byron K. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service

Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine;
Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Gregory M. Marcus, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service

Zian H. Tseng, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cardiac Electrophysiology and
Arrhythmia Service

Paul D. Varosy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine;
Staff Physician, Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, San Francisco

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Travel & Lodging:
The Stanford Court, A Renaissance Hotel
905 California Street - Nob Hill
San Francisco, Ca 94108
415.989.3500
http://www.marriott.com/sfosc

Hotel Rates: $269 per night

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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