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Conferences

ONLINE registration has closed as of Wednesday, October 5th. Onsite registrations will NOT be accepted. If you would like to register for the course, or if you have course related questions, please call 206-543-1050.

The University of Washington Division of Cardiology and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcome you to a comprehensive review of the management of heart failure. Faculty will cover cutting-edge topics pertinent to the practicing primary care physician, hospitalist, cardiologist, intensivist, palliative care physician, cardiac surgeon, fellow and resident, advanced care practitioner, nurse, pharmacist and allied health professional for patients with heart failure of varying severity and etiology. There will be informative didactics, interesting case discussions and lively debates.

Motif Hotel (1415 5th Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101

Travel/Parking Instructions



Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  1. Review the epidemiology of heart failure of varying types and severity.
  2. Describe the medical and surgical management of heart failure.
  3. Discuss results of recent clinical trials.
  4. Recognize new technology and innovations for heart failure treatment.

FEES AND REGISTRATION through September 22, 2016.

MD/DO/PhD  $315  
Allied Health  $255
Resident/Fellow  $130

FEES AND REGISTRATION beginning September 23, 2016, course fees will increase $30.

MD/DO/PhD  $345  
Allied Health  $285
Resident/Fellow  $160

For registrations received prior to September 23 but left UNPAID, the higher rate will apply.

The fee for this course includes catering, all instruction materials and certificate of attendance. To ensure enrollment, please complete the enclosed registration form and forward it with the appropriate tuition or register online. 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 CME 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by September 23, 2016. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued after September 23, 2016. 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 with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

UW COURSE CO-CHAIRS

Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Residency

Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Director, Clinical Integration, UW Regional Heart Center
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Daniel P. Fishbein, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Congestive Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Services
Attending Physician, University of Washington Medical Center

Robb MacLellan, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Cardiology
Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Physiology

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Kevin O’Brien, MD, FAHA
Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Brea McLaughlin, ARNP
Christina Redmond, MN, ARNP
Jennifer Beckman, RN, MSN, ARNP, CHFN
Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
Shauna Andrus, RN, BSN

COURSE FACULTY

Keith Aaronson, MD, MS
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Shauna Andrus, BSN, RN
Lead Mechanical Circulatory Coordinator - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Erin Blakeney, PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Alice Chang, LICSW
Social Work & Care Coordination - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Stephanie G. Cooper, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Palliative Care - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Todd Dardas, MD
Acting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Daniel Fishbein, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Tracy Fowler, ARNP
Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant Cardiology - UW Medicine Regional Heart Center - Seattle, WA
Margaret Hall, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Joshua Hermsen, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
James Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Rebecca Kochner, ARNP
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Peter J Leary, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Wayne C Levy, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Shin Lin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Robb MacLellan, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Claudius Mahr, DO
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Amitoj Marwaha, MD
Director of Echocardiography - UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center - Renton, WA
Brea McLaughlin, ARNP
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Elina Minami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Andrea Miura, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Kevin D. O'Brien, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Woodinville, WA
Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Kristen Patton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Rosemary P Peterson, MD
Medical Director for Heart Failure - CHI Franciscan Health - Steilacoom, WA
Christina Redmond, ARNP
Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Pablo Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Tajinderpal (Tony) Saraon, MD
Cardiologist - CHI Franciscan Health - Bellevue, WA
Jason Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Laurie Soine, PhD, ARNP
Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
April Stempien-Otero, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jason A Talavera, MD
Cardiologist - Western Washington Medical Group - Shoreline, WA
Jason H Tran, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support - University of Washington Medical Center - Federal Way, WA
Sharon Whyte, RN
Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator - UW Medicine Regional Heart Center - Seattle, WA
Gregory Wood, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:00AM - 7:30AM  
Welcome Remarks 7:30AM - 7:35AM Claudius Mahr, DO
 
Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative 7:35AM - 7:45AM Erin Blakeney, PhD, RN
 
Efficient vs. Sufficient: Heart Failure Assessment 7:45AM - 8:15AM Rosemary P Peterson, MD
 
Heart Failure Clinical Fundamentals 7:45AM - 9:45AM Claudius Mahr, DO
(Moderator) Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
(Moderator)
 
Echocardiography Pearls for the Heart Failure Patient 8:15AM - 8:45AM James Kirkpatrick, MD
 
Smooth Transitions: Optimizing the Heart Failure Patient 8:45AM - 9:15AM Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
 
Not the Usual Suspects: HfPEf, RV Failure, Etc. 9:15AM - 9:45AM April Stempien-Otero, MD
 
Break 9:45AM - 10:15AM  
Emerging Biological Therapies for Heart Failure 10:15AM - 10:45AM Robb MacLellan, MD, FACC
 
What's New: Recent Advancements in Heart Failure Care 10:15AM - 12:00PM Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
(Moderator) Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP
(Moderator)
 
What's New in Heart Failure: Guidelines, New Therapies and Evidence Gaps 10:45AM - 11:15AM Keith Aaronson, MD, MS
 
Interventionalist Swiss Army Knife: New Treatments for Structural Heart Disease 11:15AM - 11:30AM Danny Dvir, MD
 
Thinking Outside the Box: Heart in a Box - Opening New Avenues for Transplantation 11:30AM - 11:45AM Jason Smith, MD
 
Who Needs Sudden Death Prevention/CRT/LifeVest? 11:45AM - 12:00PM Kristen Patton, MD
 
Lunch 12:00PM - 1:15PM  
Cardiac Transplantation: Evolution of Care 1:15PM - 3:15PM Robb MacLellan, MD, FACC
(Moderator) Daniel Fishbein, MD, FACC
(Moderator)
 
From Blue to Pink: What's New in Pulmonary Hypertension 1:15PM - 1:45PM Peter J Leary, MD, MSc
 
Primary Care After Cardiac Transplantation 1:45PM - 2:15PM Wayne C Levy, MD
 
Mechanical Circulatory Support Highlights and Milestones - 2016 2:15PM - 2:45PM Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
 
Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Winter is Coming 2:45PM - 3:15PM Joshua Hermsen, MD
 
Break 3:15PM - 3:45PM  
Team Sport: Multidisciplinary Care for Optimal Outcomes in Heart Failure 3:45PM - 6:00PM Kevin D. O'Brien, MD
(Moderator) Shauna Andrus, BSN, RN
(Moderator)
 
Utilizing Cardiac Rehab in Heart Failure 3:45PM - 4:00PM Margaret Hall, MD
 
Let's Be Social: Social Evaluation in the Heart Failure Population 4:00PM - 4:15PM Alice Chang, LICSW
Jason H Tran, MSW
 
Palliative Care: Planning Ahead 4:15PM - 4:45PM Stephanie G. Cooper, MD
 
Ask The Experts: Challenges of Heart Failure Care (Mini Case Studies) 4:45PM - 5:30PM Claudius Mahr, DO
(Moderator) Jason H Tran, MSW
Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Daniel Fishbein, MD, FACC
Sharon Whyte, RN
Amitoj Marwaha, MD
(Moderator) Tracy Fowler, ARNP
 
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Presentations 5:30PM - 6:00PM Robb MacLellan, MD, FACC
(Moderator)
 
Closing Remarks 6:00PM - 6:15PM Nahush Mokadam, MD, FACC, FACS
 
Adjourn to Reception 6:15PM - 10:00PM  

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 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Washington School of Medicine gratefully acknowledges receipt of educational grants or display fees in support of this CME activity from:

Grants

Abiomed

HeartWare

St. Jude Medical

Novartis

Zoll

Exhibitors

Abiomed

Astellas

AstraZeneca

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Bristol-Myers Squibb

CareDx

HeartWare

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Getinge Group

Medtronic

Novartis

Otsuka

Regeneron

Siemens

St. Jude Medical

TandemLife

Wound Care Resources, Inc


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly. No room block has been reserved.

Motif Hotel
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Reservations: 855-515-1144
Local: 206-971-8000
www.motifseattle.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Primary care physicians, hospitalists, cardiologists, intensivists, palliative care physicians, cardiac surgeons, fellows and residents, advanced care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
The Alaskan Way Viaduct (Highway 99/Aurora) will close from 6AM to 6PM Saturday and Sunday for routine inspections. Additionally, the Highway 520 bridge and some lanes of Montlake Boulevard will be closed from 11PM Friday until 5AM Monday for paving, striping, and toll-equipment installation. For more information about traffic status, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov

CONFERENCE SYLLABUS IS GOING GREEN
Syllabus materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available beginning September 30 for registrants to print and/or download. A booklet with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference. No printed slides/lecture materials will be produced. 

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Course activities are reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced. Please do not bring infants or children to courses.

SPECIAL SERVICES

UW CME 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.

If you are currently breastfeeding and need a lactation space, please contact the CME office at least ten days in advance at 206-543-1050 or you may email your request to cme@uw.edu.

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 contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at :

Disability Services Office
206.543.6450/Voice • 206.543.6452/TTY • 206.685.7264/Fax • e-mail: dso@uw.edu

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a 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, beverages, 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.

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