December 7, 2013
Eric P. Newman Education Center
Washington University Medical Center
Edward M. Geltman, MD, FACC
The Cardiovascular Division
Washington University School of Medicine
Jointly Sponsored By
Washington University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
and The Heart Failure Network
LEARNING & PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
This course is designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, primary care
physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists to increase the
awareness of the advancements made in CHF and atrial fibrillation so that patients can be
managed more effectively. The intended result of this activity is increased competence,
knowledge, enhanced performance and improved patient outcomes. Upon completion of
this course attendees should be able to:
• Discuss the pathophysiology of HFpEF
• Describe the treatment options for HFpEF
• Explain the differences in treatment strategy between HFpEF and HFrEF
• Outline the treatment options for managing ventricular tachycardia
• Explain the benefits of ventricular tachycardia ablation strategies
• Describe the different pacing/defibrillators strategies for ventricular tachycardia
• Explain the comparative benefits of cardiac MRI, CT, SPECT and Echo
• Outline the options for stress testing in concert with imaging
• Explain methods for assessing myocardial viability with various imaging techniques
• Describe the appropriate patients for LVAD implementation
• Discuss the selection criteria for heart transplantation
• Outline the treatment strategies for patients with acute decompensated CHF
• Explain the treatment options for anticoagulation in patients with CHF
Jointly Sponsored by:
Margaret M. Redfield, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Gregory A. Ewald, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Clinical Cardiology; Director, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Edward M. Geltman, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Medical Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Lab
Director, Heart Failure Program, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Ronald J. Krone, MD, John E. Simon Scholar in Medicine
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Timothy W. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Pamela K. Woodard, MD, Professor of Radiology
7:30amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Geltman
8:05 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction:
Pathophysiology and Management - Dr. Redfield
9:00 Management of Ventricular Tachycaria in Patients
with CHF - Dr. Smith
9:30 Advances in Imaging of Patients with CHF
10:00 Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:30 Chemotherapy and Heart Failure - Dr. Krone
1:00 How to Evaluate a Patient for Referral for Advanced
Heart Failure Management - Dr. Ewald
11:30 Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Dr. Geltman and Faculty
12:30pmConcluding Remarks & Adjourn
ACCREDITATION: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 Washington University School of
Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and the Heart Failure Network. Washington
University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for
CREDIT: Washington University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA
PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: It is the policy of Washington University School of
Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and
scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All presenters participating in this activity are
expected to disclose to the audience any financial interest or other relationship (1) with the
manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services
discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the
This activity is supported in part by educational grants from various
commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supporters and
contributors will be available at the time of the conference.
Some companies may also exhibit.
Location: Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S. Euclid Ave., St.
Louis, Missouri 63110. http://epnec.wustl.edu. Since meeting room temperatures are
difficult to regulate to everyone's appeal, bringing a jacket or sweater is recommended. A
map will be included with the registration acknowledgement.
Parking: Validation provided for paid registrants SELF-PARKING at the North Garage
(Euclid Avenue and Parkview Place). https://cme.wustl.edu/maps
Overnight hotel parking cannot be validated.
Accommodations: Make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel and indicate
that you are attending a Washington University conference to receive our special rate.
• The Parkway Hotel [adjacent to the conference center]
(314) 256-7777 toll free (866) 314-7700 www.theparkwayhotel.com
4550 Forest Park Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Rate: $129 Executive Level (+tax)
• Chase Park Plaza [5 blocks from the medical center campus]
(314) 633-3000 toll free (877) 587-2427 www.chaseparkplaza.com
212-232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Rate: $162 One Bedroom Suite (+tax)
Please Note: Washington University is not responsible for airline or hotel reservations.
Please confirm seminar registration acceptance prior to purchase of non-refundable or
penalty airline tickets.
Transportation/MetroLink: The Central West End MetroLink Station is conveniently
located at the medical center on Euclid Avenue, ½ block south of EPNEC. The MetroLink
trip from the airport to the medical center takes approx. 25 minutes and costs $4.00. Taxis
are available at the airport and cost approximately $40 to the medical center.
Cancellations: Registration fee less $25 administrative charge is refundable if
cancellation is received in writing by November 29, 2013.
Special Needs: Continuing Medical Education at Washington University School of
Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of this meeting is in need of
accommodations, please do not hesitate to submit written requests at least one month
prior to seminar date.
For Further Seminar Information:
Continuing Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine
(314) 362-6891 (800) 325-9862 Fax (314) 362-1087
Website: cme.wustl.edu Email: CME@wustl.edu
Day of Seminar Only Telephone Number: (314) 747-6338
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Congestive Heart Failure Update
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