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26th Annual Symposium Cardiology for the Practitioner

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MFR10001
Start: Monday, October 19, 2009
End: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Fees: $450 - Physicians
$350 - Allied Health Professionals
Credit: 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Overview:
Yosemite National Park will be the site for the Twenty-Sixth annual course, “Cardiology for the Practitioner.” This three-day symposium is an intensive course designed for internists, primary care physicians, family practitioners, cardiologists, and other health care providers who encounter patients with various heart diseases. Recent advances in pathophysiology, treatment, and clinical relevance of common cardiovascular disorders will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the frequently encountered clinical problems in cardiac patients by primary care physicians. There will be state-of-the-art and comprehensive reviews on global risk assessment, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure. Special emphasis will be placed on review of traditional and emerging cardiac risk factors and global risk assessment with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention strategies for global risk reduction. Additionally there will be extensive review of newer diagnostic modalities for work up of cardiac patients. There will also be a state of the art review of newer therapeutic strategies in patients with acute and chronic coronary syndromes. There will be reviews on recent guidelines in management of hypertension, dyslipidemia, stable angina, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and CV disorders in women. This year’s program will be devoted to topics of clinical relevance in practice. The program will include special emphasis on cost-effective, office-based evaluation of common symptoms as well as typical cardiac conditions. The topics and speakers will put a special emphasis on the clinical problems frequently encountered by the primary care physician in his/her practice. Special features of the program this year will include a workshop on ECG interpretation and cardiac auscultation. Throughout this course, efforts will be made to provide the clinician with practical knowledge required for the management of cardiac patients by the clinician. Emphasis will be placed on selection of evidence-based, cost-effective therapies in the current climate of costcontainment in health care.

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Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to discuss the following:

  • Importance and prevalence of traditional and emerging coronary risk factors;
  • Global risk assessment by using Framingham and newer risk models;
  • CAD in women, newer data regarding evaluation and management;
  • Is there is role of newer biomarkers in therapeutic consideration for prevention of CHD;
  • Critical appraisal of usefulness and limitations of newer cardiac imaging modalities;
  • Medical vs. interventional approaches in acute and chronic coronary syndromes;
  • Problems, pitfalls, and practical consideration for coronary stents;
  • Role of optimal medical therapy in high risk ischemic heart disease;
  • Strategies for global risk reduction of cardiovascular disease;
  • Evaluation and management of high risk patients with hypertension and diabetes;
  • Therapeutic consideration of LDL cholesterol reduction;
  • Interpretation of electrocardiogram and recognition of common abnormalities;
  • Recognition of common cardiac sounds including various gallops and cardiac murmurs;
  • Therapeutic strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation;
  • Evaluation and management of patients with systolic and diastolic heart failure;
  • End stage heart failure: role of assist devices versus cardiac transplant;
  • Role of stress and benefits of stress reduction in cardiovascular disease;
  • Review of various established practice guidelines for cardiovascular disorders;
  • Rationale and cost effective approaches for preoperative cardiac evaluation.

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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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. 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.

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

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Course Outline:
Monday, October 19, 2009
All morning sessions will be held in the Cliff/Falls Room at Yosemite Lodge.

7:00 a.m. Registration - Yosemite Lodge (Cliff/Falls Room)

7:30 Complimentary Continental Breakfast (For Registrants Only)

SESSION TITLE: Traditional vs. Emerging Risk Factors; Role of Risk Predictive Models; CVD in Women
Session Chair: Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C.

8:00 Welcome and Introduction
Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C.

8:05 The Prevalence and Predictive Value of Traditional and Emerging Coronary Risk Factors
Peter Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

8:40 Questions and Answers

8:50 Comprehensive Evaluation and Management of CVD in Women
Rita Redberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.

9:30 Questions and Answers

9:45 The Clinical Utility of Global Risk Assessment Tools: Framingham Risk Score vs. Others
Peter Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

10:20 Questions and Answers

10:30 Break/Meet the Faculty

SESSION TITLE: Global Risk Reduction, Advances in Lipid Lowering Therapy and the Role of Newer Cardiac Imaging Modalities

10:45 Going Beyond LDL Reduction: Is There a Role of Treatment Specifically Targeted Towards Biomarkers Such as Hs-CRP LpPla2, etc
Mary Malloy, M.D.

11:20 Question and Answers

11:30 Global Risk Reduction: Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies
Peter Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

12:10 Critical Appraisal of the Clinical Utility and Limitations of Newer Cardiac Imaging Modalities in the Evaluation of Cardiac Patients: CT Angio, EBCT, MRI, etc.
Rita Redberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.

12:45 p.m. Questions and Answers

12:55 Emerging Role of Genomics in Identifying Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
John Kane, M.D.

1:25 p.m. Questions and Answers

1:35 Adjourn

Monday Evening

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the Experts (Each participant may attend both sessions, which will be 45 minutes each.)

A) Practical Issues in the Management of Patients with Hypertension, Diabetes, and Dyslipidemia
John Kane, M.D., Mary Malloy, M.D., Peter Wilson, M.D.

B) Practical Issues in the Management of Patients with Acute and Chronic Ischemic Syndromes
John Ambrose, M.D., Michael Crawford, M.D., Prakash Deedwania, M.D.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

7:30 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast (Registrants Only)

8:00 ECG Workshop: Special interactive session on ECG interpretation (Participants are encouraged to read in advance the ECG examples given in their course handbook and bring digital images of challenging ECGs.)
Nora F. Goldschlager, M.D., F.A.C.C.

SESSION TITLE: The State of the Art in Acute and Chronic Ischemic Syndromes, Atrial Fibrillation, and Mind, Body and Heart interaction
Session Chair: Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

9:00 Is There Still a Role of PCI in ACS Beyond ST-Elevation MI?: The Conundrum of Antiplatelet Therapy for DES in Real Life
John Ambrose, M.D., F.A.C.C.

9:45 Questions and Answers

9:55 The Role of Newer Antianginal Drugs in Patient with CAD
Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

10:25 Questions and Answers

10:35 Break/Meet the Faculty

10:45 When is Revascularization Really Needed in Chronic Ischemic Syndromes? The Impact of COURAGE and BARI-2D
Michael Crawford, M.D., F.A.C.C.

11:20 Questions and Answers

11:30 The Role of Minimally Invasive Coronary Revascularization Procedures
Thomas Burdon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

11:55 Questions and Answers

12:00 Mind-Body Medicine vs. Atenolol
Eva Weinlander, M.D.

12:30 Questions and Answers

12:35 Emerging Therapeutic Strategies in Atrial Fibrillation: Role of Rate vs. Rhythm Control and Chronic Anticoagulation: The Role of Newer Drugs
Nora F. Goldschlager, M.D., F.A.C.C.

1:25 Questions and Answers

1:35 Adjourn

Tuesday Evening

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cardiac Auscultation Workshop Using Commonly Encountered Clinical Scenarios: What Do I Hear and What Does It Mean?
Kanu Chatterjee, M.B., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P., M.A.C.P.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

7:30 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast (Registrants Only)

SESSION TITLE: Clinical Case Presentations, Heart Failure, Device Therapies, Cardiac Transplantation, and Perioperative Cardiac Evaluation
Session Chair: Enrique V. Carbajal, M.D., F.A.C.C.

8:00 Case Presentations of Commonly Encountered Clinical Scenarios
Case Presentations by Cyrus Buhari, D.O., MSBME

Panel Discussion: Thomas Burdon, M.D., Enrique V. Carbajal, M.D, Kanu Chatterjee, M.B., Michael Crawford, M.D., Nora F. Goldschlager, M.D.

8:45 Questions and Answers

9:00 An Update on Management of Patients with Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure.
Kanu Chatterjee, M.B., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P., M.A.C.P.

9:45 Questions and Answers

9:55 Role of AICD and Biventricular Pacing Therapy in Heart Failure
Nora F. Goldschlager, M.D., F.A.C.C.

10:30 Question and Answers

10:40 Break/Meet the Faculty

10:50 Ventricular Assist Device and Cardiac Transplantation in Heart Failure
Thomas Burdon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

11:20 Questions and Answers

11:30 A Cost Effective Approach for Perioperative Evaluation and Management
Michael Crawford, M.D., F.A.C.C.

12:15 Questions and Answers

12:30 Adjourn

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Chairs:
Prakash C. Deedwania, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

Planning Committee Members:
Debra Adell, NP, Cyrus Buhari, MD, Enrique Carbajal, MD, David Collins, MD, David DeLaZerda, MD, Patricia DeMasters, RN, Patrick Golden, MD, Joel Lardizabal, MD, Sundararajan Srikanth, MD.

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Faculty:
John Ambrose, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Chief, Cardiology Division, University of California, San Francisco at Fresno

Cyrus Buhari, D.O., MSBME,
Senior Cardiology Fellow, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Cardiology Division, University of California, San Francisco at Fresno

Thomas Burdon, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Professor of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief, Department of Surgery, VA Medical Center, Palo Alto HCS, Palo Alto, California

Enrique V. Carbajal, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Staff Cardiologist, VA Medical Center, Fresno, California

Kanu Chatterjee, M.B., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P., M.A.C.P.,
Professor of Medicine; Lucie Stern Professor of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Division, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Michael Crawford, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology for Clinical Services, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Nora F. Goldschlager, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Director, Coronary Care Unit, San Francisco General Hospital

John Kane, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Co-Director Adult Lipid Clinic, Moffitt & Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Mary Malloy, M.D.,
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Director, Adult and Pediatric Lipid Clinics, Moffitt & Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Rita Redberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Director, Center for Excellence for Heart Disease in Women at University of California

Peter Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Professor of Medical and Public Health, Emory University; Director, Epidemiology and Genomic Medicine, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Eva Weinlander, M.D.,
Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

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Travel & Lodging:

$187 room/night at Yosemite Lodge at The Falls - SOLD OUT
$439 room/night at The Ahwahnee Hotel - SOLD OUT

Yosemite Lodge and The Ahwahnee are now sold out.  There are rooms available in Curry Village Canvas Tent Cabins and the Wawona Hotel. If anyone is interested in making reservations they can book on line at http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/yosemite.htm or call central reservations office number at 866-875-8456.

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing on or before September 19th, 2009, will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. Requests received after that date will not be refunded.

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