Going to ACC.17? This Symposium Puts Leading-Edge Practice into Context

Combining medical and surgical perspectives on challenging cases

Heart CME

Going to the American College of Cardiology’s 2017 Scientific Session (ACC.17) in Washington, D.C.? Why not devote a couple of your hours there to a session that helps put the many advancements being reported into useful clinical context?

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That’s what attendees can expect from “Consensus and Controversies in the Management of Challenging Patients,” a CME symposium presented by Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute as an independent certified session at ACC.17. The free event includes dinner and is held Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the JW Marriott Washington. Symposium presentations begin at 7:30.

The agenda packs a punch with 15-minute expert presentations on a slate of high-interest topics at the core of cardiovascular practice today:

  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: New Strategies for Treatment of Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes — Steven Nissen, MD
  • Appropriate Use and Potential Misuse of Coronary Calcium Scanning to Identify At-Risk Patients — Wael Jaber, MD
  • Treatment of Multivessel CAD: Which Patients Are Best Served by Surgery vs. Percutaneous Intervention? — Faisal Bakaeen, MD
  • Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds: Breakthrough or Promising, but Unvalidated, Technology? — Stephen Ellis, MD
  • Predictors and Prognosis of Progression in Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation — Brian Griffin, MD
  • Aortic Stenosis Diagnosis and Treatment: Who Is Best Served by Transcatheter vs. Surgical Valve Replacement? — Lars Svensson, MD, PhD

“This symposium combines both medical and surgical topics, which is unusual,” says co-activity director Steven Nissen, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine. “When such combinations do happen, they lead to more fertile debate and discussion.”

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“Discoveries, research and new devices in cardiovascular care are rapidly advancing, which bodes well for an exciting future in cardiology and cardiac surgery,” adds co-activity director Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. “The time is right for a symposium like this, which will provide a window into the leading edge of cardiovascular practice.”

Symposium attendees can expect “a state-of-the-art review from expert physicians on the topics they focus on every day,” says Dr. Nissen.

“Our faculty are leaders in their respective subspecialties and will share what they and others are doing to promote better heart care in their areas of focus,” notes Dr. Svensson.

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To reserve your seat at the symposium, register today at cvent.com/d/kvqx5v.

This educational activity is not part of ACC.17, but its content was reviewed and approved by the ACC.17 Program Committee.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.