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New Horizons in Cardiovascular Health for Primary Care Providers

Mountain States Health Alliance Presents

New Horizons in Cardiovascular Health for Primary Care Providers

Friday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, January 28, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Kingsport, Tennessee

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About the Conference:
This conference is designed to provide an update in the diagnosis and evidence-based management of cardiovascular disease for primary care and emergency medicine providers. Emphasis will be placed on building primary care based skills and recognizing when to treat and when to refer.

Agenda: To view the agenda, click here.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to...

  • Describe advances in oral anticoagulation based on new mechanisms involving inhibition of the coagulation cascade and possible implications for prophylaxis of arterial thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation as it relates to primary care practice

  • Discuss the causes and medical/surgical treatment of valvular heart disease, including the clinical utility of emerging imaging modalities

  • Discuss the future directions in the medical and surgical management of peripheral vascular disease

  • Describe emerging pharmacological and device management of arrhythmias

  • Skills training: demonstrate appropriate interpretation of labs, EKG and Echo diagnostic testing

  • Examine the primary care and emergency department diagnosis and management of chest pain and AMI

  • Analyze new pharmacological and device management for heart failure

  Activity Director: Jack Whitaker, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chair, Department of Cardiology, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, APNs and PAs, Pediatricians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Nurses, Public and Allied Health Professionals, Medical and Nursing Students, and Cardiology Administrative Professionals

Date and Location: Friday Afternoon, January 27, 2012, and Saturday Morning, January 28, 2012 at the Marriot MeadowView Resort & Conference Center, 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Registrations: To register, click here, or call (423) 439-8027.


Early Registration (prior to January 13)...............

Physicians $150, All others $110

Late Registration (January 13 and after)..............

Physicians $175, All others $135

Medical residents and students ........................


Lodging:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott MeadowView Resort & Conference Center for conference attendees at a special conference rate until January 15, 2012. After that date rooms are subject to space availability at prevailing rates. For room reservations, click here or call 423 578 6600.

Refund Policy:  Due to advance planning requirements, a full refund will be given for cancellations made prior to January 13, 2012. A full refund minus a $75 processing fee will be given for cancellations received after January 13. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are welcome at any time.




ACCME Accreditation:   Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


CME Credit:   Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM .    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Joint Sponsorship:     This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and Mountain States Health Alliance.  Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AAFP Prescribed Credits Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Determination of credit is pending. 

CNE CREDIT:    7.25 continuing nursing education contact hours for this conference.   East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


This event is presented by the Quillen College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, the College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at East Tennessee State University, and Mountain States Health Alliance.  
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