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Current Trends in Cardiovascular Care

Join us in Spokane, WA for the 2018 Cardiovascular CME Conference.

A Primary Approach

April 14, 2018 | Spokane Convention Center
For health care professionals only

Experts will provide the latest in current practical guidelines for differential diagnoses, proper evaluation and treatment of common cardiovascular clinical challenges.

Who should attend

Physicians and advanced practice providers from the ED, primary care clinics, internal medicine, Hospitalists and other medical and surgical specialties.

CME Available

This program will provide 6 hours of Continuing Medical Education*.


Use the form below to register and pay online. Registration closes April 9.


Register early (by March 23) to receive a discount.

  • Physician
    Standard price: $120
    Discount price: $100
    Standard price: $90
    Discount price: $75
  • Resident
    Standard price: $70
    Discount price: $60
*Providence Health Care (PHC) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Health Care (PHC) designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 6 hours of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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Dates Offered:

April 14, 2018 Saturday 08:00 AM – 03:30 PM

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Location: Ballroom 100A


 7 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibitors

 7:50 a.m.

Introductory Remarks
Treating Appropriately in a Changing Health Care Environment
Guy Katz, MD - Program Director

Session I: Treatment Update: Pipelines and Valves

 8 a.m.

Carotid Artery Disease - Appropriate Assessment, Follow up, and Considerations for Intervention
Luke Zhan, MD, PhD - Providence Vascular Institute

 8:30 a.m.

Non-surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease – Percutaneous Interventions Present and Future
Mike Ring, MD, FACC - Providence Spokane Cardiology

 9 a.m.

Coronary Artery Disease: Changing Guidelines for Treatments – Medical, Percutaneous, Surgical
Brydan Curtis, DO - Providence Spokane Cardiology

 9:30 a.m.

Radiologic Enlargement of the Thoracic Aorta: Clinical Implications: Guidelines for Diagnostic Evaluation, Follow up and Treatment
Justin Reeves, MD - Providence Northwest Heart & Lung Surgical Associates

10 a.m.


Refreshments, Visit Exhibits

Session II: Treatment Update: Wiring, Pumps and Connections

10:15 a.m.

The Atrial Fibrillation Epidemic – Are there any cures?
Michael Kwasman, MD - FACC - Providence Spokane Cardiology

10:45 a.m.

Outpatient Management of Heart Failure
Sean Spangler, MD - Providence Spokane Cardiology

11:15 a.m.

Catheter Ablation Therapy for Arrhythmias - When to consider, and what to expect?
Thomas Klein, MD - Providence Spokane Cardiology

11:45 a.m.

Improving Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care in the Inland Northwest – It Starts with You
Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, FACC - Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH)

12:15 p.m.

Break (Buffet) and Visit Exhibits

Session III: Doing the Right Thing - Interactive Approach to Common Clinical Problems

 1 p.m.

Office Approach to Venous Disease – When to be Concerned and What to Do 
Megan Hoefer, MD - Providence Vein Center

 1:30 p.m.

Palpitations, Syncope, Tachycardia, and the Abnormal ECG: Practical Approach for Common Clinic Scenarios
Muaz Abudiab, MD - Providence Spokane Cardiology

 2 p.m.

Cardiac Stress Testing – Matching the Right Question to the Right Test
Rachel Le, MD - Providence Spokane Cardiology

 2:30 p.m.

Treatment of ASCVD before it Develops – A Novel Approach to Prevention
Pierre Leimgruber, MD, FACC - The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, Spokane

 3 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Course evaluations and CME Certificates


Lori Prusa-Mustard