Heart failure has become a growing international public health problem affecting more than 5 million people in the United States alone. We will provide a comprehensive update on epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical economics and optimal treatment strategies for a broad range of heart failure patients. Faculty from both cardiology and cardiac surgery will cover topics pertinent to the practicing cardiologist, primary care physician and advanced care providers. 

For additional information call the CME Registrar at 206-543-1050.
On-site registrations will be accepted.

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  • Describe the varying types and severity of heart failure
  • Discuss medical and surgical management of heart failure
  • Discuss the results of recent clinical trials
  • Describe the horizon for new technology and innovations for heart failure treatment

MD/DO/PhD $195.00
Allied Health   $145.00
Resident/Fellow   $ 95.00

The fee for this course includes catering, all instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. To ensure enrollment, please complete the enclosed registration form and forward it with the appropriate tuition. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
Assistant Professor - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Andrew Coletti, MD
Associate Medical Director - PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center - Bellingham, WA
Stephanie Cooper, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
David S. Feldman, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Researcher - Northwestern Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
Daniel Fishbein, MD
Professor of Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Antony Kim, MD
Cardiologist - Cardiac Study Center and Multicare - Tacoma, WA
Michael LaFlamme, MD, PhD
Associate Professor - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Wayne Levy, MD
Medical Director, UW Regional Heart Center Clinic - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Claudius Mahr, DO
Clinical Associate Professor - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
S. Carolina Masri, MD
Assistant Professor - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
David Owens, MD
Assistant Professor - Seattle, WA
Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Mark Reisman, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Melissa R Robinson, MD, FACC, FHRS
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jason Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
April Stempien-Otero, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
All Friday Presentations 7:00AM - 7:15AM All Friday Speakers,
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:15AM - 7:45AM  
Introduction - Is There a Heart Failure Epidemic? 7:45AM - 8:00AM Daniel Fishbein, MD
Medical Management of Heart Failure: Improving Survival for Pennies a Day 8:00AM - 8:30AM Wayne Levy, MD
Managing Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy in a Post-STITCH World 8:30AM - 9:00AM S. Carolina Masri, MD
Updated-What is Heart Failure wtih Preserved Ejection Fraction and How Do We Treat It? 9:00AM - 9:30AM Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
Break 9:30AM - 10:00AM  
Medical Management of Acute Cardiogenic Shock 10:00AM - 10:30AM Andrew Coletti, MD
Short-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support for Acute Cardiogenic Shock 10:30AM - 11:00AM Jason Smith, MD
Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease 11:00AM - 11:30AM April Stempien-Otero, MD
Hypertrophic and Infiltrative Cardiomypathy 11:30AM - 12:00PM David Owens, MD
Lunch (provided) 12:00PM - 12:15PM  
Lunch Debate - Medical vs. Interventional Approaches for Functional Mirtral Regurgitation 12:15PM - 12:45PM Daniel Fishbein, MD
Mark Reisman, MD
Break 12:45PM - 1:00PM  
Heart Transplantation 1:00PM - 1:30PM Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Patient Selection for Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support 1:30PM - 2:00PM David S. Feldman, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Current Status of Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support 2:00PM - 2:30PM Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
Medical Management of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Patient 2:30PM - 3:00PM Claudius Mahr, DO
Break 3:00PM - 3:15PM  
Medical Economics of Device Therapy 3:15PM - 3:45PM Antony Kim, MD
Role of Electrophysiology in Heart Failure 3:45PM - 4:15PM Melissa R Robinson, MD, FACC, FHRS
The Role of Palliative Care in Heart Failure 4:15PM - 4:45PM Stephanie Cooper, MD
Stem Cell Therapy: Ready for Prime Time? 4:45PM - 5:15PM Michael LaFlamme, MD, PhD
Closing Remarks 5:15PM - 5:16PM  
Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The conference will be held at the W Seattle Hotel. To make a hotel room reservation , please contact the hotel directly or go to the hotel website listed below. No room block or special rate has been reserved. Please make your reservation early. The University of Washington accepts no further responsibility for lodging.

W Seattle Hotel
1112 Fourth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 

For reservations call:
email: wseattle.whatwhen@whotels.com


Syllabus materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available from October 20 - November 21, 2014, for registrants to print and/or download. A booklet with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference.

Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced.

UWCME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 14, 2014. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following October 14, 2014. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact CME Registrar with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a totally self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration and credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation and may include food, alcohol, taxes and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at: 206.543.1050 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance.

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