Southeast Regional Heart And Vascular Symposium Is Sept. 27

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Office of Continuing Education at James H. Quillen College of Medicine and The Chattanooga Heart Institute will host the Southeast Regional Heart and Vascular Symposium for primary care providers on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Keynote addresses will include: Hypertension Risk Stratification, by Kim A. Eagle, M.D., M.A.C.C., Albion Walter Hewlett professor of Internal Medicine and director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System and New Thrombotic Agents; What you need to know, by James Froehlich, M.D., MPH, FSVM, associate professor of Medicine, director of Vascular Medicine, and director of Anticoagulation, University of Michigan Medical School.

“We want to provide a world-class CME conference. The Southeast Regional Heart and Vascular Symposium will review current, evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of common disorders using a combined lecture and case study approach,” says Mark Thel, M.D., FACC, interventional cardiologist with The Chattanooga Heart Institute at Memorial.

The conference objectives are to assist health care providers in choosing the most appropriate non-invasive cardiac testing option, evaluate the latest clinical data regarding the indications and use of new antithrombotics in atrial fibrillation, apply methods to prevent and treat cardiac risk factors, discussion of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and appropriate patient selection, and recognize indications for medical therapy verses revascularization in coronary aortic disease.

Other topics will include:

  *   What you need to know about treatment of lipids in September 2014
  *   Stroke prevention in Fib-NAOCs
  *   Heart disease in women
  *   Syncope-risk stratification and evaluation controversies in cardiology HRT guidelines.
  *   Atrial fibrillation rhythm vs rate control and role of radiofrequency ablation
  *   Pacers, ICDs and devices
  *   CHF- current guidelines and best practices
  *   Ischemic heart disease 2014 update
  *   Acute coronary syndromes current strategies
  *   Imaging-choosing the right test
  *   The sports physical
  *   Peripheral vascular disease
  *   Valvular heart disease from bench to bedside
  *   Aortic stenosis & diseases of the aorta- including Transcatheter Aortic  Valve Replacement

Primary care and internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents will benefit from the symposium. Attendees can earn up to 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The symposium will be held at The Chattanoogan, 1201 Broad St.  For more information about the symposium, call 423-439-8027.


Warning Issued About Counterfeit Prescription Pills

The leaders of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued a unified message Monday, warning the public about an increase in the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs in Tennessee. “TBI Drug Agents ... (click for more)

Community Mental Health Rallies For Homeless

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen (CCK), Mental Health Cooperative (MHC) and local community agencies are rallying together Feb. 11 from 1-4 p.m. to highlight mental health and self-care resources.  The idea is to promote self-care to people experiencing homelessness with a Valentine’s theme of “Love Yourself: Find and Use Your Resources”.  CCK guests will be ... (click for more)

State's TNReady Testing Program Has "Severe Network Outage"; Testing To Be By Pencil And Paper

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Monday afternoon that the state's TNReady testing program had suffered "a severe network outage." Commissioner Edwards said the testing will go on, but it will have to be done with pencil and paper. She sent this email to school directors across the state: Directors, Thank you for your patience as we faced technical ... (click for more)

Brandon Bettis, 25, Arrested For Home Invasion; 2 Other Suspects Being Sought

Brandon Bettis, 25, was arrested after a home invasion early Monday morning, and two other suspects are being sought. Chattanooga Police responded to the 1100 block of Thomas Lane at 6:30 a.m. on the report of a home invasion robbery.  The suspects entered the home of the victims, James Shrum, 47, and Hillary Schooley, 25.   The victims were wakened and threatened ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars - And Response (3)

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Momma Bears Roar

If I could count Hamilton County’s best educators on one hand, Normal Park Elementary Principal Jill Levine would be the biggest finger. What she and her faculty and a dazzling commitment from both her students and parents have accomplished is an educational dream. I am told people literally move to North Chattanooga just so their children will be zoned for the award-winning school. ... (click for more)