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Department Courses

This course is tailored for a primary care audience and is intended to provide practical, up-to-date information on commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases. World-class faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will teach participants using case-based lectures and an audience response system to encourage interactive dialogue. Recent guidelines for hypertension, cholesterol management, and syncope will be reviewed. Everyday primary care topics including diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease and supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, will be covered. Practical issues regarding use of new anticoagulants will be discussed. Appropriateness of cardiac testing will be discussed during lectures on the cardiovascular physical exam and the evaluation of chest pain.

Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom
University of Washington campus
Seattle, WA


Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  1. Treat and manage high blood pressure based on updated clinical guidelines from 2017.
  2. Apply new cholesterol guidelines and novel cholesterol treatments to the management of patients with cardiac risk factors and atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  3. Order the appropriate stress test for your patients based on current guidelines.
  4. Evaluate and manage patients with valvular heart disease; identify which heart murmur patients should be referred for an echocardiogram and when patients should be referred for valve repair or replacement.
  5. Manage patients with chronic stable coronary artery disease.
  6. Diagnose and treat patients with palpitations, and understand the appropriate use of heart rhythm monitors and when to refer patients to cardiology.
  7. Evaluate and treat atrial fibrillation, and learn how to use direct oral anticoagulants to reduce stroke risk from atrial fibrillation.
  8. Evaluate and treat patients with congestive heart failure.
  9. Understand the approach to and treatment of the adult patient with syncope.
  10. Utilize novel diabetes drugs that have proven benefit in reducing cardiovascular events.

MD/DO/PhD$299.00
Allied Health$249.00
Resident/Fellow* (MD/DO)$125.00

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

The course fee includes catering, instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To enroll, click the Register button above. Allow up to 15 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 if space is not available at the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by April 16, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following April 16, 2018. 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 the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Michael A Chen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Andrew Cheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Zachary D Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
James Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC, FESC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Melissa R Robinson, MD, FACC, FHRS
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Eugene Yang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Sign-In & Continental Breakfast 8:00AM - 8:30AM  
Evaluation of Syncope: ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines 8:30AM - 9:10AM Zachary D Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
 
Questions and Answers 9:10AM - 9:30AM Zachary D Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
 
Treatment of Lipid Disorders 9:30AM - 10:10AM Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
 
Questions and Answers 10:10AM - 10:30AM Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
 
Break 10:30AM - 10:45AM  
Valvular Heart Disease 10:45AM - 11:25AM James Kirkpatrick, MD
 
Questions and Answers 11:25AM - 11:45AM James Kirkpatrick, MD
 
Course Question Review 11:45AM - 12:15PM Zachary D Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
 
Closing Remarks & Adjourn 12:15PM - 12:20PM Zachary D Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
Alec Moorman, MD, FACC
 
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 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibit opportunities are available at this conference.  If you would like additional information, please email cme@uw.edu or complete the Exhibitor Agreement.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The following hotels are located near the conference site. To make reservations, please call the hotels directly. No room block has been reserved.

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.826.4242 or 866.944.4242
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.526.5200 or 800.205.6940
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Marriott Residence Inn
4501 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.322.8887 or 888.236.2427
Ask for "UW" rate

Click here for driving and parking directions

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Primary care providers – including family medicine physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and others with an interest in heart disease.

ONLINE CONFERENCE SYLLABUS
Handout materials for the conference will be provided online at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only) starting on April 23, 2018. Registrants may print and/or download the materials. A handout with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference (printed handouts of presentations will not be provided).

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

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.

CHILD CARE POLICY
In consideration of other participants and speakers, please do not bring infants/children into conference sessions.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by April 16, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following April 16, 2018. 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 the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

SPECIAL 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, 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, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days. 

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