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Cardiology Update 2014: A Patient Management Approach

Course details

  • 8.75 AAPA
  • 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.75 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 8.75 nursing contact hours
Price: $1.00
Title & description

**Note you must be logged in and have a complete profile on the Penn CME website in order to register and complete the various steps prior to claiming credit. If you submitted a registration form, the CME office has pre-enrolled you in this course using the same email address you provided on the registration form (this is the email address where you received correspondence from the CME Office relating to this symposium).**

Program Description: 



This conference is designed for the cardiologist, primary care physician, and nurse practitioner with special interest in cardiology. It will focus on practical and clinical issues faced on a daily basis by the health care professional. There will be a combination of case presentations and didactic lectures, which will be used to provide an academically sound and clinically relevant cardiology review.

Presentations will be provided by nationally recognized experts in their field as well as by faculty of The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This program will have clinical case presentations in the morning and afternoon. Actual patients will be presented. Live echocardiograms will be completed. There will be detailed clinical discussion of each case.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, who will present on, among other things, principles to successful leadership, based on his book, Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders. He and his brother, Deepak, recently published the book, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the contemporary management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Review the various surgical approaches to mitral valve surgery
  • Describe left atrial closure devices and their potential clinical benefits
  • Consider gender differences with respect to heart failure
  • Explore an approach for choosing biological vs. mechanical aortic valve prosthesis
  • Evaluate cardiac screening techniques for athletes
  • Review Medicare guidelines regarding 30 day readmission rates for heart failure
  • Describe guidelines for ablation treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss lipid guidelines and advanced assessment of cardiovascular risk
  • Review subcutaneous cardioverter implantable defibrillators
  • Evaluate TAVR and whether this is the treatment of the future for all patients with aortic stenosis
  • Explain whether thrombolytics are indicated for intermediate risk pulmonary embolism
  • Understand treatment of amyloidosis of the heart

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for Cardiology Update 2014: A Patient Management Approach are $350.00 for physicians, and $310.00 for residents, fellows, nurses, and other allied health professionals. Penn Medicine employees, faculty, staff, and students will receive special course rates of $325.00 for physicians and $285.00 for nurses, healthcare professionals, residents, and fellows. A valid Penn Medicine ID is required to receive the special rate.

The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a course booklet and a link to view the presentations online, continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and post-symposium reception. Parking is not included.

Hotel Information:

The Trump Taj Mahal is a casino resort in Atlantic City, NJ. It has more than 2,000 hotel rooms. The hotel is on the boardwalk facing the Atlantic Ocean. The Trump Taj Mahal is offering Penn Cardiology Update 2014 participants a special group rate of $247.00/night. Call 800-825-8888 and reference Cardiology Update 2014 or group code APEN14.


Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation of Credit: 

Physicians: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development awards this activity 8.75 contact hours.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Cancellation & Return Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by October 3, 2014 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee). No refunds will be issued thereafter. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone this course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund any registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 10/18/2014 - 7:00am - 6:00pm
Trump Taj Mahal
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
United States
This activity closed on November 30th, 2016 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AAPA: 8.75
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 8.75
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 8.75
  • nursing contact hours: 8.75
Activity Documents
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