Presented by the Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular Center
Patterson Education Building Auditorium
Guthrie Sayre Campus
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, Pa. 18840
The American Heart Association estimates that 85.6 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular diseases; this includes heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and chest pain. Heart disease and stroke remain the nation’s leading cause of death and disability, a ranking they have held since 1921.
Similar to national rates, the prevalence of heart disease and stroke continue to greatly impact the population Guthrie serves. Due to the burden of heart disease and stroke, Guthrie’s cardiovascular health practitioners have joined forces to provide an update on primary and secondary prevention strategies along with an update on the breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of most frequently encountered cardiovascular disorders.
This event will focus on practice guidelines and breakthroughs that are most relevant to the entire medical community: risk assessment, hyperlipidemias, hypertension, nutrition, anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapy.
“Tour de-force” covering advances in treatment of major cardiovascular illnesses will include: atrial fibrillation, aortic stenosis, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure, cardiac imaging, stroke, venous disease, aortic disease, peripheral arterial vascular disease and prosthetic valve management.
We hope to attract the medical community to this “patient-centered” interactive educational experience.
Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communications skills and systemsbased practice.
- Lectures with Q & A sessions and case presentations will facilitate the dissemination of information.
- Interactive discussions are included to provide greater in-depth understanding of selected clinical issues.
The Guthrie Clinic CME Vision
To Enable Health Professionals To Provide and Achieve the Best Preventive and Comprehensive Care … Whole Community, All the Time.
“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Designation Statement “The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (5.75) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
The Guthrie Clinic adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.
The policy states that all faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be published and provided to all participants prior to the start of the activity so that those participants may formulate their own judgements regarding the presentation(s).
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Guthrie Clinic complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Trish Stern at 570-887-5762.
This conference is designed to provide an update in the diagnosis and evidencebased management of cardiovascular disease for primary care providers. Emphasis will be placed on building primary care-based skills and recognizing when to treat and when to refer. Others that will find this program valuable include: medical specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, cardiovascular fellows, residents, medical and nursing students and other allied healthcare professionals who would like to increase their knowledge base regarding cardiovascular disease.
Edo Kaluski MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Director of Cardiac Catherization Laboratories & Interventional Cardiology, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Health Systems; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Medical School, New Jersey; Clinical Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Daniel Sporn, MD, FACC, MHA
Chief, Cardiology; Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship, Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Medical Group, P.C.
Sudhakar Sattur, MD, MHSA
Director, Cardiac CT; Associate, Interventional Cardiology; Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship, Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Medical Group, P.C.
Guthrie Conference Faculty
- Julius Aitsebaomo, MD
- John Andrianos, CRNP
- Michael DePersis, DO
- Ashraf El-Dabh, MD
- Laura Fitzgerald
- Jennifer Hughey, NP
- Gangadhara Kabbli, MD
- Edo Kaluski, MD
- Mrinalini Krishnan, MD
- Silviu Marica, MD
- Abhishek Mishra, MD
- Abdel Omer, MD
- Najeeb Rehman, MD
- Felice Reitknecht, MD
- Kim Rickert, MD
- Guy Rogers, PA-C
- Sudhakar Sattur, MD
- Ashok Shah, MD
- Saurabh Sharma, MD
- Maninder Singh, MD
- Daniel Sporn, MD
- Venu Thirumurti, MD
- Donna Tyburczy, RN
- Omar Waheed, DO
- Angie Young
The course syllabus will be distributed at the conference on a USB flash drive. Laptops are permitted for use during the conference. No paper syllabus will be provided.
- To reinforce, inform and enhance the knowledge of our participants about recent innovation, state-of-the-art practice and research in the cardiovascular field.
- To explore and encourage the decision-making process, evidence-based and cost-effective care under the guidance and help of our experts in this field.
- To empower to utilize participants’ expertise and skills in a given setting [as the system based practice allows and practice-based learning can be applied] to perform at the highest level of their capabilities which will bring the desired outcome in the care of our population. Every patient, Every time.
- Describe evidence-based strategies for risk assessment, screening and prevention of cardiovascular disorders.
- Identify the most cost-effective interventions for primary and secondary prevention.
- Clarify the role of systems-based practice in improving quality of care and outcomes, reduce medical cost, and improve patient experience for individuals and patient populations.
- Discuss strategies to enhance efficacy of care, improve transit of care and facilitate high quality medical information.
- Integrate new advances into practice.
- Identify new novel emerging therapies that should be integrated into the clinical practice to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disorders.
Leway Chen, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FHFSA
Director of the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation, Division of Cardiology, University of Rochester Medical Center
Douglas Jacoby, MD
Director, Penn Cardiology Preventative Care; Medical Director, Penn Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
- $70 - Physician
- $40 - Nurse/APP/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/Clinical/Administrative Staff
- No Charge - Resident/Fellow/Medical/Nursing Student
Cancellation and Refund
The full conference fee is refundable, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received, in writing by Friday, February 2, 2018. (The $25 processing fee is nonrefundable regardless of the reason for cancellation.) Refunds will not be granted after this time or for non-attendance.
The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.