April 13 · 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spokane Convention Center
- 7 a.m. - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibitors
- 8 a.m. - Introduction - Guy E Katz MD, FACC, Program Director
This program will focus on providing current practical guidelines for differential diagnoses, proper evaluation, and treatment of common cardiovascular clinical challenges. Category 1 CME hours (6) approved.*
- Physicians: $65
- PA/NP: $50
- Other/Resident Physician: $40
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Agenda: Current Trends in Cardiovascular Disease XV - A Primary Care Perspective
Session 1: Cardiac Clinical Syndromes and Management Dilemmas
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. | Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Detection and Management
Stephen K. Le, MD - Providence Spokane Cardiology
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. | Cardiac CT – Understand Appropriate Applications of Cardiac CT as a Diagnostic Imaging Modality
L. Douglas Waggoner, MD, FACC – Heart Clinics Northwest
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. | Supraventricular Tachycardia-Clinical Management in Different Scenarios (Office, ER, and Hospital)
Mark D. Harwood, MD – Providence Spokane Cardiology
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. | Preoperative Cardiac Clearance Non Cardiac Surgery - The Abnormal ECG
Stephen L. Thew, MD, FACC – Heart Clinics Northwest
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. | Morning Break
Refreshments and Visit Exhibits
Session II: Appropriate Use Criteria – Matching Clinical Judgement with “Approved Guidelines”
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. | Echocardiography-Indications for Initial Study and Follow-up Evaluations
Janice D. Christensen, MD, FACC – Providence Spokane Cardiology
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. | Stress Testing – Selecting the Right Test for the Right Clinical Scenario
Bryan E. Fuhs, MD, FACC – Providence Spokane Cardiology
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Palpitations, Tachycardias, and Syncope/Near Syncope-the Role of Outpatient Monitoring
Timothy J. Lessmeier, MD, FACC – Heart Clinics Northwest
12:15 - 1 p.m. | Noon Break
Buffet Lunch and Visit Exhibits
Session III: Issues in Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
1 - 1:30 p.m. | Aortic Aneurysms – Guidelines for Followup and Intervention
Joseph Davis, MD Providence Inland Vascular Institute
- Differentiate the options for surveillance and screening of abdominal aortic disease - the who, how (ultrasound vs CT vs CT angiography), and how often.
- Examine the natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- Choose appropriate treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
1:30 - 2 p.m. | Varicose Veins and the Swollen Leg-When Should I be Concerned?
Ryan D. Nachreiner, MD, FACS – Providence Inland Vascular Institute
2 - 2:30 p.m. | Cardiac Surgery - When NOT to Operate. Assessing Comorbidities and Outcomes
Mandya Vishwanath – Northwest Heart & Lung Surgical Associates
2:30 - 3 p.m. | Afternoon Break
Refreshments and Visit Exhibits
Session IV: On the Forefront
3 - 3:30 p.m. | Cardiovascular Care - A Medical/Legal Perspective
Michael A Kwasman, MD, FACC – Providence Spokane Cardiology
3:30 - 4 p.m. | What’s “News” in Cardiac Care - New Recommendations for Old Practices
John G. Peterson, MD, FACC – Providence Spokane Cardiology
4 p.m. | Collect Surveys, CME Certificates
*Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.
Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 hours in Category 1 to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.