32nd Annual Cardiovascular Today Conference

Altoona, IA US
February 4, 2023

Registration

Cost

  • Individual ticket: $50
  • Student: $25

Registration includes breakfast, snack, and lunch.

REGISTER

If you have questions, please email Carrie Scheidel.
 

PURPOSE

The conference will provide an update on the latest assessment and treatment strategies for cardiovascular and peripheral vascular patients. 

Target Audience

This conference is an educational event for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, EMS providers, medical assistants, sonographers, and billing/coding specialists in Iowa.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify trends and care updates in cardiovascular sub-specialties.
  2. Recognize best practices for cardiac care and disease prevention.
  3. Summarize new developments in the cardiovascular specialty.

Agenda

Subject to change.

7:00 amBreakfast + Exhibit Hall
8:00 amOpening Remarks
Denise Sorrentino, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center
8:05 am

State of Heart Health in Iowa
Lezlie Mestdagh, Iowa Heart Foundation

  • Utilize the data presented to identify the counties in Iowa with the highest heart disease deaths and leading risk factors.
  • Identify actionable steps to engage in public health initiatives related to heart disease prevention.
8:15 am

Social Determinants of Health
Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Define social determinants of health, social needs, and their impact on an individual's health.  
  • Identify methods to understand the community's unique health needs and ways to engage community members to improve patient health. 
  • Identify practical, person-centered application strategies to invest in collective health and well-being.
9:00 am

Cardiometabolic Disease
Vanitha Singaram, MD, MercyOne Des Moines Diabetes and Endocrinology Care

  • Define Cardiometabolic Syndrome. 
  • Describe the intersections of cardiometabolic risk factors and the core principles in managing cardiovascular disease. 
  • Explain current treatment options and guidelines available. 
9:30 am

Update on the Management of Vascular Diseases: Carotid, AAA, PAD
David Chew, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Summarize the advanced research project on endovascular therapy for AAA aneurysms. 
  • Explain the results of the multicenter control trial to compare BEST endovascular vs. BEST surgical therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia. 
10:00 amBreakfast + Exhibit Hall
 Educational Breakout Options    
 General Track - Main RoomImaging Track - Room A 
10:30 am

Long COVID and the Heart 
Manik Veer, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Describe symptoms of Long Covid.
  • Identify assessment options. 
  • Verbalize coordinated care approach to treatment.

Diagnosis and Management of Cardiomyopathies Using MRIs
Joseph Doerer, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Discuss when cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used to diagnose various heart conditions, including cardiomyopathy.  
  • Describe the benefits of the cardiac MRI technique. 
  • Restate what diagnostic images of the heart MRI scans produce. 
     
11:00 am

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections
Dwayne Campbell, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Review the causes of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device infections.
  • Discuss structural barriers that may lead to delays in identifying and removing the infection.
  • Identify the key timeline for identification removal and treatment.

Deep Vein Thrombosis
Jacoby Stieler, ARNP, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • List three risk factors for developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
  • Identify the symptoms and signs of DVT and a pulmonary embolism (PE).
  • Verbalize the diagnostic evaluation of DVT and PE.
     
11:30 am

Left Atrial Appendage Closure 
Mohit Chawla, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Identify indications and contraindications for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. 
  • Summarize the complications of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration among the interprofessional team to ensure the appropriate selection of candidates. 

Amyloidosis
Michael Ellerman, DO, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

  • Describe amyloidosis, including specific types, cardiac features, and disease burden.
  • Identify barriers to patient identification and diagnosis.
  • Summarize the diagnostic evaluation for CA, including the differential diagnosis.
12:00 pm

Cardiogenic Shock and Mechanical Support Options
Bradley Wilcox, DO, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

  • Describe the scientific logic and rationale behind the different types and stages of cardiogenic shock.
  • Discuss different types of treatment for cardiogenic shock.
Imaging in Aortic Stenosis
Junaid Ahsan, MD, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center
12:30 pmLunch + Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm

MercyOne Stroke Alert: It Takes a Village
Theresa Hamm, RN, MA, BEHP, MercyOne Medical Center

  • Review patient management strategies to reduce delays and improve patient outcomes. 
  • Summarize the interprofessional and interdisciplinary care team roles. 
  • Explain the importance of standardization of care for stroke patients.
2:00 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 5.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 5.00 IBON
Course opens: 
02/04/2023
Course expires: 
02/04/2023
Event starts: 
02/04/2023 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/04/2023 - 2:00pm CST
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0
The Meadows Events & Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
Altoona, IA 50009
United States
+1 (515) 967-8550

Junaid Ahsan, MD
Cardiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Dwayne Campbell, MD
Electrophysiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Mohit Chawla, MD
Electrophysiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

David Chew, MD
Peripheral Vascular Surgeon, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Joseph Doerer, MD
Cardiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Michael Ellerman, DO
Cardiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Theresa Hamm, RN, MA, BEHP
Stroke Coordinator, MercyOne Medical Center

Lezlie Mestdagh
Executive Director, Iowa Heart Foundation

Biography

Yogesh Shah, MD 
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs,
Broadlawns Medical Center

Biography

Vanitha Singaram, MD
Endocrinologist, MercyOne Des Moines

Biography

Denise Sorrentino, MD
Electrophysiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Jacoby Stieler, ARNP
Cardiology, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Manik Veer, MD
Cardiologist, MercyOne Iowa Heart Center

Biography

Bradley Wilcox, DO
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician,
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Biography

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Heart Foundation. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

DISCLOSURE

The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Junaid Ahsan, MD - Speaker
  • Susan Johnson Brown, RN - Planning committee member
  • Mohit Chawla, MD - Speaker
  • David Chew, MD - Speaker
  • Teresa Coulson, RN - Planning committee member
  • Joseph Doerer, MD - Speaker
  • Michael Ellerman, DO - Speaker
  • Theresa Hamm, RN - Speaker
  • Kate Procyk, RDCS, RVT- Planning committee member
  • Lezlie Mestdagh - Speaker
  • Carrie Scheidel, MPH - Activity coordinator and planning committee member
  • Yogesh Shah, MD - Speaker
  • Vanitha Singaram, MD - Speaker
  • Manik Veer, MD - Speaker

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

  • Dwayne Campbell, MD - Speaker, is an advisory board member for Medtronic.
  • Denise Sorrentino, MD - Activity director, planning committee member, and moderator. A consultant for Medtronic; however, the relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Jacoby Stieler, ARNP - Speaker, has no financial relationships to disclose but intends to discuss the off-label commercial product use.
  • Bradley Wilcox, DO - Speaker, has no financial relationships to disclose but intends to discuss the off-label commercial product use.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 5.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 5.00 IBON

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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Cost

  • Individual ticket: $50
  • Student: $25

Registration includes breakfast, snack, and lunch.

REGISTER

If you have questions, please email Carrie Scheidel.