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Conferences

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 clinician working with heart failure patients of varying severity and etiology. There will be informative didactics, interesting case discussions and lively debates.

Four Seasons Hotel
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101


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


FEES AND REGISTRATION


by 10/6after 10/6
MD/DO/PhD   $315   $345
Allied Health   $255   $325
Resident/Fellow* (MD/DO)   $130   $160

*Resident/Fellow (MD/DO) rate requires written confirmation of current status

For registrations received prior to October 6 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 October 6, 2017. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued after October 6, 2017. 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.

*Please note: faculty and agenda are subject to change.
Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Alberto Aliseda, PhD
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Adjunct in Neurosurgery - University of Washington
Shauna Andrus, BSN, RN
Lead Mechanical Circulatory Coordinator - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP
Teaching Associate, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
Program Manager, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Carrie Boom, ARNP
Teaching Associate, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Eugene Braunwald, MD
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine; Founding Chairman, TIMI Study Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School - Boston, MA
Joshua Busch, MD
Cardiac Rehab Medical Director - Southlake Clinic
Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Todd Dardas, MD
Acting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA

Shashank Desai, MD
Medical Director, Heart Failure/Transplant Program and Director, Ambulatory Services - Inova Heart & Vascular Institute - Falls Church, VA
Steve D Farris, MD
Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Renee Iverson, NP
CHF Nurse Practitioner - North Valley Hospital, Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung - Kalispell, MT
Antony Kim, MD
Cardiologist - Evergreen Health Medical Center - Kirkland, WA
James Kneller, MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center - Yakima, WA
Heidi Kresken, ARNP
Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant - University of Washington - Kenmore, 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, PhD
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
Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Ryan Martin, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology - Harborview Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Mariah Martin, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant - University of Washington
James M McCabe, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
John Mignone, MD, PhD
Medical Director for Heart Failure - Swedish Heart & Vascular Clinic, WA
Elina Minami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Nahush Mokadam, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Gautam Nayak, MD
Cardiologist - Confluence Health - Wenatchee, WA
Kevin D. O'Brien, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Woodinville, WA
Susan Pambianco, MSN, ARNP
Teaching Associate, Advanced Heart Failure Service - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Rosemary P Peterson, MD
Medical Director for Heart Failure - CHI Franciscan Health - Tacoma, WA
Pablo Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Tajinderpal (Tony) Saraon, MD
Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist - CHI Franciscan Health - Federal Way, WA
Michelle G Sharp, BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse 2, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Jason Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
April Stempien-Otero, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Lisa Stiller, MD
Palliative Care Physician - Providence Health and Services - Spokane, WA
Karen Stout, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jason H Tran, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support - University of Washington Medical Center - Federal Way, WA
Gregory Wood, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Brenda K Zierler, PhD
Professor of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:00AM - 7:30AM  
Welcome Remarks 7:30AM - 7:35AM  
Heart Failure Clinical Fundamentals 7:45AM - 9:45AM Nahush Mokadam, MD
(Moderator) Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP
(Moderator)
 
Heart Failure Fundamentals: Physiology and Current Guidelines 7:45AM - 8:15AM April Stempien-Otero, MD
 
Heart Failure Therapy: What's new and Novel in 2017 8:15AM - 8:45AM Eugene Braunwald, MD
 
Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure: When Regular is Better than Irregular 8:45AM - 9:15AM Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS
 
Transitions of Care: How to Avoid Heart Failure Readmissions 9:15AM - 9:45AM Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS
Todd Dardas, MD
Michelle G Sharp, BSN, RN
Mariah Martin, ARNP
 
Break 9:45AM - 10:30AM  
How to Prevent Heart Failure in the Community 10:30AM - 11:00AM Tajinderpal (Tony) Saraon, MD
 
What's New: Recent Advancements in Heart Failure Care 10:30AM - 12:30PM Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC
(Moderator) Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
(Moderator)
 
Integrating Specialties: Cardio-Oncology 11:00AM - 11:30AM Richard Cheng, MD, MS, FACC
 
Transcatheter Therapies for Heart Failure 11:30AM - 12:00PM James M McCabe, MD
 
Remote Pulmonary Pressure Artery Monitoring 12:00PM - 12:30PM Gregory Wood, MD
 
Lunch 12:30PM - 1:15PM  
Hot Topics in Cardiology 1:15PM - 3:45PM Nahush Mokadam, MD
(Moderator) Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP
(Moderator)
 
Pulmonary Hypertension 1:15PM - 1:45PM Peter J Leary, MD, MSc
 
Growth and Technology: Mechanical Circulatory Support 1:45PM - 2:15PM Shashank Desai, MD
 
Adult Congenital Heart Disease 2:15PM - 2:45PM Karen Stout, MD
 
Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Heart Failure Population 2:45PM - 3:15PM Wayne C Levy, MD, PhD
 
Shared Care: Keeping VAD Patients in the Community 3:15PM - 3:45PM Shauna Andrus, BSN, RN
Shashank Desai, MD
Rosemary P Peterson, MD
Renee Iverson, NP
 
Break 3:45PM - 4:15PM  
Multidisciplinary Pearls to Optimize Heart Failure Management 4:15PM - 6:15PM Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC
(Moderator) Jason Bjelkengren, BSN, RN
(Moderator)
 
Utilizing Cardiac Rehab in Heart Failure 4:15PM - 4:45PM Joshua Busch, MD
 
Heart Failure in Vulnerable Patients 4:45PM - 5:15PM Jason H Tran, MSW
 
Respecting Goals of Care 5:15PM - 5:45PM Lisa Stiller, MD
 
Heart Failure Case Studies 5:45PM - 6:15PM Ryan Martin, MD
Gautam Nayak, MD
Antony Kim, MD
 
Closing Remarks 6:15PM - 6:30PM Nahush Mokadam, MD
 
Reception 6:30PM - 8:00PM  

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

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The University of Washington has contracted for a special rate at the conference hotel. You must mention "University of Washington Room Block" to receive this rate. At this time, there are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. In order to receive this rate, rooms must be reserved by Monday, September 18, 2017. The University of Washington accepts no responsibility for lodging. 

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 206.749.7000.

Driving directions can be found here

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.

ONLINE PRESENTATION MATERIALS
Syllabus materials will be available for conference registrants at uwcme.org. Materials will be available beginning October 13 for registrants to print and/or download. A booklet with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference. Printed syllabus materials will not be available.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Activities are reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced. 

DIETARY REQUESTS
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. 

SPECIAL SERVICES
Please inform the CME Office ten days in advance of the conference start date if you will need to utilize lactation services.

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. 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.

Disability Services Office
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