CME Program Detail

Title: Cardiology Update 2019: Practice Updates, Breakthroughs, Prevention and Management Options
Date: Sat, Apr 27th, 2019
Time: 7:30 am - 1:15 pm
Location: Other

Statement of Need:
Heart disease remains the most common cause of death in men and women in the United States. Advances in cardiovascular medicine and technology evolve at a rapid pace requiring updated guidelines and changes in clinical practice. Physicians and allied health professionals require continuous updates on the most recent guidelines in order to offer their patients state-of-the-art care and innovative treatments. In a busy clinical practice, it can be a challenge to stay abreast with the most recent advances and guidelines. This program will provide physicians and allied health professionals with updates from the latest guidelines in key cardiovascular topics including: Hypertension Guidelines / Syncope Management / Valvular Heart Disease Management: Mitral Disease / Systolic Heart Failure Management Guidelines / Late-Breaking Clinical Trials results from the March, 2019 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions / Current Obesity Management vs. Updates in Stroke Management. Program attendees will have a unique opportunity to review challenging clinical cases and to ask questions in a group setting with a panel of experts.

Location: Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians, cardiologists, fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all cardiac health care providers.


Phyllis August, MD, MPH
Ralph A. Baer MD Professor of Research in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Director, Weill Cornell Hypertension Center
Director, Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

JoonHyuk Kim, MD, FACC
Attending, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Hafiz G. Hussain, MD
Attending, Interventional Cardiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Udhay Krishnan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Assistant Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Harsimran S. Singh, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI
David S. Blumenthal Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Weill Cornell Medicine
Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program, NewYork- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Disclosures: None


Sahadeo Daveshwar Ramnauth, MD


• Describe the updated management of hypertension and the latest addition to available therapeutic options and its applicability to clinical practice.
• Describe the current recommendations for the diagnosis and management of syncope.
• Specify indications for transcatheter mitral valve intervention and appropriate indications for referral to a valve team from an outpatient setting.
• Describe current systolic heart failure management for everyday clinical practice.
• Discuss the latest recommendations from the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting.
• Describe the current management of acute stroke and the latest recommendations.


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Joseph T. Cooke, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FACC, FHRS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology; Attending Cardiac Electrophysiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Update on the Management of Hypertension
Phyllis August, MD, MPH

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Update on the Management of Syncope
JoonHyuk Kim, MD, FACC

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Valvular Heart Disease: Mitral Disease, Transcatheter Intervention
Hafiz G. Hussain, MD

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions:
Echocardiography Interactive Case Presentation, EP Interactive Case Presentation, Non-Invasive Interactive Cases

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Systolic Heart Failure and Management for Daily Clinical Practice
Udhay Krishnan, MD

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Current Management of Acute Stroke
Gary L. Bernardini, MD, PhD

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease for General Cardiology
Harsimran S. Singh, MD, MSc, FACC, FSCAI

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion / Q&A /Closing Remarks

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Hot Buffet Lunch

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NewYork Presbyterian/Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY, CPME and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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