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Southeast Regional Heart and Vascular Symposium
CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute will host the Southeast Regional Heart and Vascular Symposium on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37402.  Continuing education units (CEU) will be offered. 

Keynote Speaker: James de Lemos, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Lemos also is Cardiology Service Chief at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Associate Director of UT Southwestern’s Cardiovascular Fellowship Program.


7:15-8:00 Breakfast/Registration
8:00-8:10 Welcome
Eric H. Conn, M.D., F.A.C.C, David J. Wendt, M.D., F.A.C.C.
8:10-8:30 HTN - What is the goal in 2016?
Mark C. Thel, M.D., F.A.C.C.
8:30-9:00 Keynote Speaker Population Screening for
CV Disease: Bringing New Science to the Problem
James de Lemos, M.D., F.A.C.C.
9:00-9:20 Lipids in 2016: A New Ballgame with PCSK9
Robert K. Berglund, M.D., F.A.C.C.
9:20-9:40 Is Sleeping Helping or Hurting Your Patient’s Heart?
Vincent A. Viscomi, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.A.A.S.M
9:40-9:50 Question and Answer Panel
9:50-10:20 Break
10:20-10:40 How to Decide the Optimal Oral Anticoagulant
Vinay D. Madan, M.D., F.A.C.C.
10:40-11:00 What’s the Best Antiplatelet Regimen:
How Many, How Long?
V. Stephen Monroe, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.
11:00-11:20 Stress Testing 101
Lisa G. Carkner, M.D., F.A.C.C.
11:20-11:40 So Many Cardiac Imaging Studies, How Do You Decide?
Ondrej J. Lisy, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C.
11:40-11:50 Question and Answer Panel
11:50-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:50 Atrial Fibrillation: How to Decide Upon Rate Control,
Rhythm Control and Radiofrequency Ablation
Gregg S. Shander, M.D., F.A.C.C.
12:50-1:20 Keynote Speaker Cardiac Troponin Testing:
One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward
James de Lemos, M.D., F.A.C.C.
1:20-1:40 Pacers, ICDs and Other Devices for Nonelectricians
Eric L. Krivitsky, M.D., F.A.C.C.
1:40-2:00 Syncope, Risk Stratification and Evaluation
David J. Wendt, M.D., F.A.C.C.
2:00-2:20 Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease
Andrew H. Fowler, M.D., F.A.C.C.
2:20-2:30 Question and Answer Panel
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-3:20 Contemporary Management of Aortic Pathology
Mark W. Fugate, M.D., F.A.C.S.
3:20-3:40 New Treatment Strategies for Valvular Heart Disease
James L. Zellner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
3:40-4:00 Peripheral Artery Disease: Common and Underdiagnosed
Brian H. Negus, M.D., F.A.C.C.
4:00-4:20 CHF: Optimal Outpatient Management
Allen E. Atchley, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.

Symposium Fees
Physicians – Early Bird $200
After February 10 – $250

Nurse Practitioners, PAs, Residents, RNs – Early Bird $75
After February 10 – $100

Click here to download the complete brochure; click here to download the registration form. For more information about the Southeast Regional Heart and Vascular Symposium , email Rosetta_Gibson@memorial.org or call (423) 495-4759.

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