Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and the Emory Women’s Heart Center is sponsoring the 13th Annual Emory Women and Heart Disease Conference on August 24th at the Hyatt Regency Perimeter, Atlanta.
Using clinical based cases, the conference will focus on the benefits of comprehensive and coordinated care by a team of cardiovascular providers. Additionally, it will cover the disparities in care for women with CVD and strategies to close this gap through research and increased awareness. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association recently published an update to the 2013 Cholesterol Management Guidelines, highlighting the need for a comprehensive risk assessment of patients by their providers. The conference will highlight changes to the previous cholesterol guidelines, the use of risk estimation tools in discussing treatment options, and review lifestyle and pharmacologic options for the primary and secondary prevention of CVD.
Program Topics & Speakers:
· Pulmonary Embolism: Pharmacologic and Interventional Management Options – Wissam Jaber, MD
· A Review of the 2018 Updated Guidelines on Cholesterol Management – Laurence Sperling, MD
· The Cardiovascular Team: Working Together to Improve CVD in Women – Sandra Dunbar, RN, PhD
· Burnout among Female Providers: An Epidemic in Healthcare – Gina Lundberg, MD
· Migraine and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women – Fadi Nahab, MD
· Women and Heart Disease: Over 50 Years of Experience and Change – Nanette K. Wenger, MD
The conference organizers hope that at the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to: • Discuss the pharmacologic and interventional management options of pulmonary embolism • Review the 2019 AHA/ACC cholesterol management guideline and treatment recommendations for primary and secondary CVD prevention • Identify disparities in care for women with CVD and strategies to close these gaps through research and increased awareness • Discuss the association between migraine headache and cardiovascular risk • Describe and recognize symptoms, contributing factors and consequences of burnout among female providers
Expected conference attendees include: cardiologists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners and other health care providers interested in women’s heart care.
For more information and to register, visit www.emory.edu/CME