The 52nd Annual Samuel D. Plotkin Cardiovascular Symposium

Holyoke, MA US
June 11, 2024

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Date & Location:  
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA.

Fees related to this program may be donated to the Foundation as a contribution to benefit the Heart & Vascular department continuing education activity.

Goal: 

The goal of this educational activity is to provide an opportunity for a multidisciplinary learning environment to update best practices on important cardiovascular topics in order to improve the armamentarium of all providers with evidence based, up to date guidelines on treating complex cardiovascular patients.           

Provided by: 

Baystate Health Heart and Vascular Division & Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education.

 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Objectives                                                     

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:  

  • Learn about the risk factors for a surgical site infection (SSIs) associated with cardiac surgery and how healthcare providers can work with patients to reduce modifiable SSI risks.
  • Learn about evidence-based strategies to mitigate surgical site infections associated with cardiac surgery
  • Implement evidence-based best practices to reduce surgical site infection following cardiac surgery.
  • Review endovascular techniques and devices to treat thoracoabdominal aneurysms.  
  • Recognize the importance of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention. 
  • Demonstrate the importance of Phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation liaison. 
  • Develop regional stakeholder support and build upon strengths. 
  • Implement key performance indicators and closed loop communication system. 
  • Analyze and communicate results as part of a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle.
  • Describe the challenges and success of starting an inpatient smoking cessation service at Baystate. 
  • Provide a general overview of H&V programmatic offerings at BMC.
  • Discuss novel modalities for optimal implementation of goal-directed medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in the outpatient setting. 
  • Describe the impact of rheumatic heart disease on the population of Rwanda.  
  • Discuss current definitions and classifications for PH. 
  • Discuss controversial aspects of these newer definitions.  
  • Discuss new treatments.  
  • Incorporate knowledge, skills, and values that relate to cardiovascular medicine.
  • Acknowledge updates on best current practices, evolving technologies, and treatment algorithms.
  • Increased understanding of cardiovascular disease processes among participating healthcare providers.
  • Increased competency in medical knowledge, patient and procedural skills, and roles/responsibilities.
  • Increased competency in Interprofessional communication and values/ethics for interprofessional practice.
  • Employ evidence-based practice.
  • Apply quality improvement.
  • Describe the classification of the PH subgroups.
  • Identify newer definitions of PH.
  • Determine when to refer a patient with suspected PH.
  • Describe new treatments for PH.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.75 IPCE Credit Hour(s)
Course opens: 
02/23/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
06/11/2024 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/11/2024 - 3:30pm EDT
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

7:30

Registration

8:00

Welcome Speech
David Bull, MD, Leeor Jaffe, MD & Siavash Saadat, MD

8:10

Surgical Site Infections / Moderated Q&A 
Daniel Engelman, MD & Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL, HN-BC

9:00

Updates in Complex Endovascular Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair
Hazel Marecki, MD

9:30

Cardia Rehabilitation – Yes We Can! Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral and Enrollment Smoking Cessation for Hospitalized Patients
Patrick Schilling, CEP, CCRP & Quinn Pack, MD

10:00

Baystate Health H&V Programmatic Offerings / Moderated Q&A
Holly Benard, BSN, RN; Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN; Kristi George, BSN, RN; Christine Kaleta, MSN, RN; Stasia Kowalski, BSN, RN; Autumn Nothe, BSN, RN; Julie Rooney, MSN, RN; Victoria Weltlich, BSN, RN

11:00

Updates in Atrial Fibrillation Management
Fadi Chalhoub, MD

11:30

Titration Clinic
Cecilia Berardi, MD

12:00

Lunch / Vendor Exhibit Room

1:00

Team Heart / Moderated Q&A
Amy Fiedler, MD & Nsereko, MD

1:35

Break

2:00

Pulmonary Hypertension - *PENDING CREDIT*
Harrison Farber (“Hap”), MD

2:45

“Beyond the Weight Loss Hype”:  Cardiovascular Benefits of the GLP-1 Agonists
Leeor Jaffe, MD

3:15

Conference Adjourned

 

 

The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
+1 (413) 535-5077

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Siavash Saadat, MD
Cardiac Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Health

FACULTY

David A. Bull, MD
Vice President, Heart & Vascular Program
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baystate Health

Siavash Saadat, MD
Cardiac Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Leeor Jaffe, MD
Heart Failure Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Daniel T. Engelman, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Cardiac Surgical Critical Care & Inpatient Services, Baystate Health
Professor of Surgery and Professor of Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Dr. Engelman is a medical advisor for Medela, Alexion, Renibus, Genetech, Arthrex, Cardiorenal, Atricure, Bioporto and Device Safety Monitoring research for Edwards.

Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN, CNL, HN-BC
Nurse Coordinator, Cardiac Surgery
Baystate Health Heart & Vascular Program

Hazel L. Marecki, MD
Vascular Surgeon
Baystate Vascular Services/BMP

Patrick Schilling, CEP, CCRP
Program Manager
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness
Baystate Medical Center

Quinn Pack, MD, MSc, FAACVPR, FACC, FAHA
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
Interim Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Holly Benard, BSN, RN
Heart Valve Program Nurse Coordinator
Structural Heart Program

Kristi George, BSN, RN
STEMI Nurse Coordinator
Heart & Vascular Program

Christine Kaleta, MSN, RN, CVRN-BC
Heart Failure Nurse Coordinator
Heart & Vascular Program

Stasis Kowalski, BSN, RN
LVAD Program Nurse Coordinator
Heart & Vascular Program

Autumn Nothe, BSN, RN
Heart Valve Program Nurse Coordinator
Structural Heart Program

Julie Rooney, MSN, RN, CV-BC
Electrophysiology Coordinator
Heart & Vascular Program

Victoria Weltlich, BSN, RN
Structural Heart Nurse Coordinator – LAAO
Heart & Vascular Program

Fadi Chalhoub, MD
Program Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan School of Medicine-Baystate

Cecilia Berardi, MD, MSc
Heart Failure, and Transplant Cardiology
Medical Director, LVAD Program
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Amy Fiedler, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Medical Director of Quality & Safety, Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Units
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Aloys Nsereko, MD
PGY-4 General Surgery Resident
Baystate Medical Center

Harrison Farber, MD
Professor of Medicine Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Boston University/Boston Medical Center

Dr. Farber is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Aerami, Aerovate, Merck, Janssen & Roivant.

PLANNERS

Siavash Saadat, MD
Cardiac Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Health

Leeor Jaffe, MD
Heart Failure Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Sheila Shoemaker, MS, ACNP
Director, Heart & Vascular Program
Baystate Health

Sean LaValley, MBA, BSN, RN
Manager, Heart & Vascular Program
Baystate Medical Center

Joanne Whyland
Heart & Vascular Quality, Outcomes, Research, Academic Office Coordinator
Baystate Medical Center

 

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.

Dr. Engelman is a medical advisor for Medela, Alexion, Renibus, Genetech, Arthrex, Cardiorenal, Atricure, Bioporto and Device Safety Monitoring research for Edwards.
Dr. Farber is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Aerami, Aerovate, Merck, Janssen & Roivant.

None of the other planners or faculty for this educational activity have 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 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim 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 4.75 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 4.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

 

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.75 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

Price

Cost:
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Please Note: In order for your registration to be considered complete:
  • Each participant must register themselves for the program.
  • Registration is complimentary

 

In order to receive CREDIT, the evaluation must be completed by:Tue, 12/31/2024 - 3:30pm

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. 

Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.