Program description and target audience

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and permanent disability for Americans and a considerable challenge for primary care providers. Evolving clinical guidelines and technological advancements add to the complexity of managing cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, “An estimated 85.6 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and chest pain, resulting in about 610,000 Americans dying of heart disease every year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

This conference is for primary care providers, cardiologists, practice managers and others who care for patients with cardiovascular disease in a hospital or clinical practice setting.

Sources CDC gov – Heart Disease Facts

American Heart Association – 2015 Heart Disease and Stroke Update, compiled by AHA, CDC, NIH and other governmental sources.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed.  
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 1:00pm CoxHealth Introduction
1:00pm – 2:30pm Advisory Board
2:30pm – 2:45pm   Break/Vendor Displays
2:45pm – 4:00pm Retrospective Review of TAVR

Presenter: Dr. Steven Rowe

4:00pm – 5:00pm Heart Failure

Presenter: Dr. Steven Kuehn  

5:00pm – 6:00pm   Lunch (provided on site)
6:15pm Networking Dinner
4 hours and 15 minutes of credit for Friday

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed.  
7:30am – 7:50am                                                                                                                    Breakfast
7:30am – 8:00am CVD/REAL Trial

Presenter:  Sarah Billings, Clinical Pharmacis7

8:30am – 10:00am Peripheral Artery Disease          

Presenter: Dr. Randy Mullins, Dr. Zak Schmitting, and Dr. Robert Vohries

10:15am – 11:15am   New Approaches to Old Disease     

Presenter: Dr. Shridevi Pitta   

11:15am – 12:15pm Atrial Fibrilation

Presenter: Dr. John Garner

4 hours and 15 minutes of credit for Friday

By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed.

Educational credit will be available to participants. See the website for detailed information regarding credit.  (Add the website link here).

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in the event of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth. Presenters are responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions.

No off-label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Cancellations received in writing to heartsummit@coxhealth.com by September 6, 2017, will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld. No refunds will be made the day of the conference. No shows will be charged the full conference fee.

In the event Cardiovascular Services cancels or reschedules this conference, participants are entitled to a full refund.

CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.

FREE to all Cox Medical Group providers. FREE to all Physicians in Residency.

Independent Physicians – $125. Nurses (limited to 60 registrations) $50

Day of registration will be $175 and taken at the door. Registration fee includes electronic syllabus, lunch dinner, and breaks.

Special rates are available for CoxHealth Heart and Vascular Summit conference participants at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. Cost per room is $94 – $129 per night. Rooms are subject to availability so make your reservations early.

University Plaza Hotel

333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway

Springfield, Mo 65802

417.864.7333

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Zak Schmittling, MD is board certified in surgery and vascular surgery practicing at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic. He earned his medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He completed his Residency and Internship at Baylor College of Medicine and his Fellowship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Randy Mullins, MD is board certified in general and vascular surgery practicing at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic.  He completed his medical degree and his residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.  He completed his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic for vascular surgery and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide Australia for Endovascular Surgery.

Robert Vorhies, MD is board certified in vascular and endovascular surgery practicing at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic.  He completed his Residency at University of Kansas at Wichita.  He was selected to the Society of Vascular Surgery.

John Garner, MD is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology practicing at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic.  He completed his medical degree at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  His internal medicine internship and residency was completed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Garner’s completed his cardiovascular fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and his EP Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.