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6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Care Symposium

October 25, 2019

6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Care Symposium

This one-day CME event will feature case-based discussions about a variety of cardiovascular topics, presented by the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute faculty and primary care providers.

View the brochure here.

Topics include

- Diabetes management, medications, and treatment guidelines and its relation to cardiac disease
- Understanding the impact of smoking and smoking cessation programs available to most primary care practitioners 
- Healthcare ethics and cardiovascular care
- Updates in treating aortic valvular disease and the role of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) 
- Updates on novel programs designed for treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)  
- Understanding the treatment and guidelines associated with the evaluation of venous insufficiency  
- Updates in electrophysiology 
- The treatment and implications of atrial fibrillation 
- The appropriate use of invasive coronary procedures related to STEMI and management of coronary artery disease (CAD)


- Georges Al-Khoury, MD
- Robert Baumgartner, MD
- Esa Davis, MD
- Sandeep Jain, MD
- Medhi Monisha, MD 
- Ravi Ramani, MD
- Val Satkoske, MSW, PhD
- John Schindler, MD 
- Deborah Snyder, DO 
Lunch will be provided. 

Who Should Attend 

This course is designed for primary care providers, cardiologists, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and other interested health care professionals. 

Course Directors 

Michael A. Fallert, MD, FACC
Assistant Director of Clinical Cardiology, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute 
Chair, Department of Cardiology, UPMC Passavant 

Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN 
Programmatic Nurse Specialist, UPMC Passavant 

Sponsored by

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences.

Continuing Medical Education Credit 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credit.  
These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. 


Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.

- Visit our online registration
- Click on Upcoming Events
- Scroll to October 25th — 6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Care Symposium
- Click the Registration button and enter all requested information
- After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided us when you registered

Additional Information

For more information, contact Pamela Johnson at 412-647-7806 or

Event Details 

VENUE: Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Dr.
Allison Park, PA 15101
DATE: October 25, 2019 
ORGANIZER: UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute 
PHONE: Pamela Johnson, 412-647-7806