Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider Conference at Salishan Lodge

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Nov. 5 - 6, 2021

Course objectives

This annual course is designed to provide education on state-of-the-art evaluation and management of patients with (or at risk of) cardiovascular disease.

Educational formats include didactic lectures, interactive small group sessions, case-based learning, and an ECG round table.

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Who should attend?

  • Family physicians
  • Internists
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

Friday, Nov. 5

  • 8:15 a.m.: Top Five Daring Innovations That Will Eventually Change Practice - Jonathan Lindner
  • 9 a.m.: Obesity Management: Surgical and Medical Options - Jonathan Purnell
  • 10 a.m.: Managing the Statin Intolerant Patient - Bruce Warden
  • 10:45 a.m.: Cases in Preventive Cardiology: Managing Multiple Risk Factors - Diane Osborn, Jonathan Purnell, Bruce Warden
  • 1 p.m.: Atrial Fibrillation: Rhythm, Rate and/or Ablate - Saket Sanghai
  • 1:45 p.m.: POTS - Abigail Khan
  • 2:30 p.m.: AF Stroke Prevention: Going Beyond Warfarin and DOACs - Harsh Golwala
  • 3:30 p.m.: Cases in Complex AF Management: Focus on the 4th Pillar - Harsh Golwala and Saket Sanghai
  • 4:15 p.m.: EKG roundtable - Babak Nazer

Saturday, Nov. 6

  • 8 a.m.: Updates on Valvular Heart Disease: repeat the echo or refer? - Tami Atkinson
  • 8:45 a.m.: COVID Survivors: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment of return to exercise - Sean Robinson
  • 9:30 a.m.: Rheumatologic Risk Factors for CV Disease - Juliana Desmarais
  • 10:30 a.m.: My Heart Failure Patient’s Creatinine is Rising: Wet? Dry? Why oh why? - Carrie Puckett
  • 11:15 a.m.: Systolic HF: Management in the Primary Care Setting - Luke Masha
  • 1 p.m.: Heart Disease in Women/Sex Specific Risk Factors - Nandita Gupta
  • 1:45 p.m.: Can you clear my patient? Approaches to Peri-op Risk Stratification - David German
  • 2:15 p.m.: Evaluating chest pain in the office: What is the optimal test? - German, Gupta, Atkinson

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.