10th Annual Western New England Acute Cardiology Conference

Springfield, MA US
October 12, 2023

Date & Location:

Thursday, October 12, 2023 
8:00 am - 3:35 pm
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Ave.
Springfield, MA

Hybrid course: In-Person and zoom

Goal:

The goal of this conference is to support ideal cardiovascular care for our patients and the health of our community with the collaboration of the entire healthcare team. The field of acute cardiology is rapidly changing with new and innovative treatment protocols for a wide range of conditions.

Provided by:

Baystate Medical Center Heart and Vascular & Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

Target Audience

This course is designed for cardiologists, hospitalists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, emergency medicine physicians, EMTs, paramedics, nurse practitioners, nurses, and cardiovascular technologists.

Learning Objectives

      Block 1: Specialized Cardiovascular Care

      1. Discuss prevalent topics across the broad spectrum of patient-specific populations.
      2. Create awareness of management and disease presentation for specific cardiovascular populations.

      Block 2: Cardiogenic Shock

      1. Review the evaluation, identification and management of patients with cardiogenic shock from the perspective of one’s unique clinical role.
      2. Assess best practices of identifying cardiogenic shock treatment criteria.

      Block 3: STEMI 

      1. Evaluate different clinical perspectives and evidence-based practice in the management of STEMI patients.
      2. Discuss recent updates to research and evidence regarding the management of STEMI patients.

      Block 4: Cardiac Arrest

      1. Critique the newest research for management of cardiac arrest patients as related to one’s scope of practice.
      2. Compare modifications of the evaluation and management of cardiac arrest patients in different clinical settings.
      Course summary
      Available credit: 
      • 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
        Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PA’s should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
      • 5.00 ACPE Contact Hours
      • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      • 5.00 ANCC Contact Hours
      • 5.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)
      • 5.00 OEMS Credit Hours
      Course opens: 
      07/17/2023
      Course expires: 
      12/31/2023
      Event starts: 
      10/12/2023 - 8:00am EDT
      Event ends: 
      10/12/2023 - 3:35pm EDT
      Cost:
      $25.00

      The 10th Annual Western New England Acute Cardiology Conference (WNEACC)

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA):  Center Court

      October 12, 2023

       

      **Each presentation slot includes 12 minutes for a presentation and 3 minutes for Q&A**

       

      Start

      End

      Topic

      Speaker

       

      8:00 am

      8:30 am

      Registration

       

       

      8:30 am

      8:40 am

      Commencement:  Introduction and WNEACC Awards

      Amir Lotifi, MD

      Block 1: Specialized

      Cardiovascular Care

      8:40 am

      8:55 am

      ACS and Microvascular Dysfunction – Medical Management

      Sabeen Chaudry, MD

       

      8:55 am

      9:10 am

      ACS and Microvascular Dysfunction – Invasive Management

      Samit Shah, MD

       

      9:10 am

      9:25 am

      Pulmonary Embolectomy

      Avneet Singh, MD

       

      9:25 am

      9:40 am

      AKI/ERAS

      Dan Engelman, MD

       

      9:40 am

      10:00 am

      LVAD

      Stasia Kowalski, BSN, RN/Pichey

       

      10:00 am

      10:10 am

      Panel Discussion

      Block 1 Speakers

       

      10:10 am

      10:30 am

      Break

       

      Block 2: 

      Cardiogenic Shock

      10:30 am

      10:45 am

      Cardiogenic Shock Stages

      Sunil V. Rao, MD - Virtual

       

      10:45 am

      11:00 am

      Education and situational Awareness Foster a Paradigm Shift to Multimodal Pain Control

      Cheryl Crisafi, RN & Kim Grady, RN

       

      11:00 am

      11:15 am

      Aortic Syndrome

      Michael Singh, MD – Virtual

       

      11:15 am

      11:35 am

      Patient Experience:  CS requiring MCS

      Kelly Wanamaker, MD/Hollywood

       

      11:35 am

      11:45 am

      Panel Discussion

      Block 2 Speakers

       

      11:45 am

      12:40 pm

      Lunch & Exhibit Breakout

       

      Block 3:  STEMI

      12:40 pm

      12:55 pm

      EMS Role of Pre-Activation/Improving pre-hospital management

      Matthew Goebel, MD

       

      12:55 pm

      1:10 pm

      STEMI Behind the Red Line: Cath lab Perspective

      Nicole Hoffman, RN & Jennifer Salina, RN

       

      1:10 pm

      1:25 pm

      STEMI and Multi-Vessel Disease

      Ali Haider, MD

       

      1:25 pm

      1:40 pm

      Importance of Cardiac Rehab post-STEMI

      Patrick Schilling, CEP, CCRP

       

      1:40 pm

      1:50 pm

      Panel Discussion

      Block 3 Speakers

       

      1:50 pm

      2:05 pm

      Break

       

      Block 4:  Cardiac Arrest

      2:05 pm

      2:20 pm

      Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Adults/Athletes

      Martin Maron, MD

       

      2:20 pm

      2:35 pm

      Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest:  EMS perspective

      Aaron Olk, MS, Paramedic

       

      2:35 pm

      2:50 pm

      Cardiac Arrest:  Who should we take to the CATH lab?

      Gregory Giugliano, MD

       

      2:50 pm

      3:10 pm

      Patient Experience – OHCA and Bystander CPR

      Anthony Rousou, MD / Ferioli

       

      3:10 pm

      3:20 pm

      Panel Discussion

      Block 4 Speakers

       

      3:20 pm

      3:35 pm

      Adjourn

      Amir Lofti, MD

      Total Hours:   8

       

       

       

       

      Total Credits: 5.00

       

       

       

       

       

      Breat out Exhibit: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (No additional CEU credit for this program is provided)

      Redefining the Treatment Landscape of Symptomatic NYHA Class II-III Obstructive HCM with Camzyos (mavacamten)

      Presented by Dr. Shepard D. Weiner MD

      Dr. Weiner is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He is the Medical Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at CUMC where he specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 

       

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
      1000 Hall of Fame Ave.
      Springfield, MA 01105
      United States

      You will receive an e-mail with the conference's ZOOM link the day before the conference.

      Program Director
      Amir Lotfi, MD*
      Chief of Cardiology
      UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
      Baystate Medical Center

      Program Coordinator
      Victoria Weltlich, BSN, RN*
      Structural Heart Registered Nurse Coordinator
      Baystate Medical Center

      Program Coordinator
      Kristi George, BSN, RN*
      STEMI Registered Nurse Coordinator
      Baystate Medical Center

      Faculty
      Sabeen Chaudry, MD*
      Cardiologist
      Director of Stress Lab
      Baystate Medical Center

      Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL*
      Cardiac Surgery Program Coordinator
      Baystate Medical Center

      Daniel Engelman, MD
      Professor of Surgery
      Cardiac Surgeon
      New York University
      DSMB:  Edwards
      Medical Advisory Board:  Medella, Astellas, Terumo, Arthrex
      Drug Trial Steering Committee:  Renibus, Alexion

      Gregory Giugilano, MD, SM, FACC, FSCAI*
      Medical Director of Inpatient Cardiology
      Northeast Georgia Health System/Georgia Heart Institute

      Mathew Goebel, MD, MAS*
      Clinical Instructor
      UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
      EMS Fellow
      Baystate Medical Center

      Kimberly Grady, MSN, RN*
      Educator
      Baystate Medical Center

      Ali Haider, MD
      Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
      Weill Cornell Medical College
      Consultant:  Medtronic; Inari Medical
      Speaker:  Janssen; Astra Zeneca; Amgen

      Nicole Hoffman, BSN, RN, CCRN, CFRN, CEN, EMT*
      Nurse, Cardiac Cath Lab, CCT
      Baystate Medical Center

      Stasia Kowalski, BSN, RN*
      Registered Nurse
      Baystate Medical Center

      Amir Lotfi, MD*
      Chief of Cardiology
      UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
      Baystate Medical Center

      Martin Maron, MD*
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
      Lahey Medical Center and Hospital

      Aaron Olk, MS, Paramedic*
      EMS and Prehospital Coordinator
      Baystate Health

      Sunil V. Rao, MD*
      Professor of Medicine
      NYU Grossman School of Medicine
      Director of Interventional Cardiology
      NUY Langone Health System

      Anthony Rousou, MD, FACS*
      Assistant Professor of Surgery
      UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
      Cardiac Surgeon
      Baystate Health

      Jennifer Salina, BS, RN, CV-BC*
      Nurse, Cath Lab
      Baystate Medical Center

      Patrick Schilling, CEP, CCRP*
      Manager, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
      Baystate Medical Center

      Samit Shah, MD, PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Yale University School of Medicine
      Research Funding:  Abbott Vascular

      Avneet Singh, MD*
      Assistant Professor of Cardiology
      Director of Interventional Cardiology
      North Shore – LIJ Health System

      Michael Singh, MD*
      Assistant Professor
      Harvard Medical School
      Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiologist
      Boston Children’s Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital

      Kelly Wanamaker, MD*
      Cardiac Surgeon
      UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
      Drexel University
      Baystate Medical

       

      Faculty Disclosure

      Baystate Health Continuing Interprofessional Education follows the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.  The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

      Planners and faculty for this educational activity marked with an * have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

      In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

       

       

      Physicians
      Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nurses
      Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Pharmacists
      This activity carries a maximum of 5.00 contact hour(s).  Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Physician Assistants
      Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

      Paramedics/EMTs
      The Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has approved this continuing education program for 5.00 hours.  Approval Number 2324-R1-00505-T1 (live) & 2324-R1-00506-T5 (virtual). 


      This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 5.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change

      Available Credit

      • 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
        Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PA’s should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
      • 5.00 ACPE Contact Hours
      • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      • 5.00 ANCC Contact Hours
      • 5.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)
      • 5.00 OEMS Credit Hours

      Price

      Cost:
      $25.00
      Please login or register to take this course.

       

      Please Note: Your registration must be paid in order to be considered complete.
      • Each participant must register themselves for the program.
      • Registration must be paid either by credit card or *Baystate Interdepartmental transfer

      *If your Baystate department is covering your registration fee, you MUST

      • Notify your Education Coordinator/ Supervisor that you have enrolled in the course. For questions email Marion.Talbot@BaystateHealth.org.
      • Once an interdepartmental funds transfer form has been received, your registration will be paid and you will have access to the course.

      If you have not received confirmation of your paid registration, check to be sure all steps above have been completed.  

      In order to receive CREDIT, the evaluation must be completed by:Sun, 12/31/2023 - 11:00pm

      We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

      Cancellation:
      If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

      Refund Policy:
      Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

      Specific Aids or Services:
      Please call Tori Weltlich at 413-794-4011 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.