SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

Get With The Guidelines

Cardiology Update 2018 Theme

 

 

 

AGENDA

The 2018 Cardiology Update agenda is available for download.

 

EVALUATION

The 2018 Cardiology Update evaluations will be available on May 5. 

 

 

PLENARY SESSIONS

 

Practice Changing Recommendations from the New 2018 Antiplatelet Guidelines

Speaker | Dr. Kevin Bainey

Learning Objectives: Understand the new recommendations for antiplatelet therapy, such as duration of antiplatelet therapy, how to transition from one antiplatelet agent to another, and the role of OAC in atrial fibrillation after PCI. Learn how to apply these changes to your patients.

 

How to Apply the 2017 Heart Failure Guidelines to Your Practice

Speaker | Dr. Justin Ezekowitz

Learning Objectives: Review the new recommendations from the 2017 guidelines, such as the role of new heart failure therapies and how to transition to them from current therapy, which iron products to use, and which diabetic medications to avoid in heart failure patients. Be able to apply these practice-changing recommendations to your practice.

 

New Recommendations and its Implications from the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Speaker | Dr. Peter Hamilton

Learning Objectives: Review the new recommendations, such as the new blood pressure thresholds for elderly patients, which antihypertensive agents to use first line, and the evidence behind it. Learn how to apply these changes to your patients.

 

 

What is New in the 2018 Diabetes Guidelines and How Does it Affect Patient Care?

Speaker | Dr. Roseanne Yeung

Learning Objectives: Understand new therapies, their role in practice, and how to monitor your patients on these new agents. Be able to apply these new recommendations to your practice.

 

 

CASE BASE WORKSHOPS

 

Approach to ECG Interpretation

Speaker | Dr. Robbie Sidhu

Learning Objectives:  Review basic ECG interpretation skills and develop a systematic approach.  Review key differentiating factors that help determine diagnoses. Practice example ECGs using a systematic approach.

 

Managing End-Stage Heart Failure 

Speaker | Dr. Justin Ezekowitz

Learning Objectives: Explore the role of ventricular assist device and heart transplantation in patients with end stage heart failure. Review their indications, contraindications, and the role of palliative care in this patient population.

 

Geriatric Cardiology: The Distinctions in Managing Cardiac Conditions in the Geriatric Population 

Speaker | Dr. Deidre O'Neill

Learning Objectives: Review the common comorbidities and added challenges of treating cardiac conditions in the geriatric population. Review the evidence and role of cardiac medications specifically in geriatric patients. Understand how to de-prescribe certain cardiac medications in this population. 

 

How to Approach and Manage Difficult Cardiac Cases in ACS

Speaker | Dr. Yolande Westra

Learning Objectives: Develop a step-by-step approach to assess complex patients presenting with ACS. Review treatment options for each case in ACS and be able to choose the best therapy based on patient factors. 

 

How to  Assess and Manage Patients with Statin Intolerance 

Speaker | Dr. Ricky Turgeon

Learning Objectives: Review statin adverse effects and how to manage them. In particular, understand the typical presenting symptoms of statin-induced myalgia and be able to identify them in patients. Understand the role of ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors in treating patients with hyperlipidemia and familial hypercholesterolemia, particularly in patients who suffer adverse effects from statins. Understand how to identify patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and the referral process to the familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) clinic. 

 

Antiarrhythmic Medications Used in Atrial Fibrillation

Speaker | Dr. Tomasz Hruczkowski

Learning Objectives: Understand how to decide on which antiarrhythmic medication to use when treating patients with atrial fibrillation. Review their contraindications, adverse effects, and which monitoring tests you need to order for assessing patient safety and managing drug therapy.

 

Review of New Evidence for DOACs in ACS and Stable CAD 

Speaker | Dr. Kevin Bainey

Learning Objectives: Review the recent trials on DOACs in patients with ACS, PCI, and stable CAD. Understand the potential role and limitations of DOACs in this setting and how to apply this evidence to patients in current practice. 

 

How to Approach and Manage Difficult Cardiac Cases in Heart Failure 

Speaker | Dr. Chris Nichol

Learning Objectives: Develop a step-by-step approach to assess complex patients presenting with heart failure.  Review treatment options for each case in heart failure and be able to choose the best therapy based on patient factors. 

 

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