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.


Dr. Vimal Ramjee Joins Chattanooga Heart Institute At CHI Memorial

The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial announces the hiring of Vimal Ramjee, M.D.   Dr. Ramjee received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.  He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, and advanced cardiovascular imaging and translational ... (click for more)

UT Ranked Among Best Universities By Princeton Review

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of the best undergraduate institutions in the country according to the Princeton Review's "The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition" list, available to the public Tuesday. The publication notes that UT "provides a family-like atmosphere full of opportunity and support" while touting its "sense of community," and recognizes UT's opportunities ... (click for more)

2 Officers Testify That Miller Sped Toward Them In Vehicle; Woman Describes Frightening Carjacking

Two Chattanooga Police officers testified Tuesday that James Bryan Miller drove an SUV directly toward them, and both said they expected to be hit in an Aug. 1 incident in which Miller at one point drove north in the southbound lanes of I-75. Investigator Ty Cooper said he was bracing to have Miller ram into his police vehicle in reverse at a house on Watts Avenue, but he said ... (click for more)

Committee To Try To Reach Consensus On The Location Of The Planned Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center

In partnership with Chattanooga City Councilman Jerry Mitchell and Retired Major General Bill Raines, the Medal of Honor Heritage Center on Tuesday announced the formation of a special ad hoc committee that will develop a list of consensus recommendations for the proposed Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center. The committee, which is composed of local business ... (click for more)

Proud To Be A Conservative Conservationist

I was born and raised in Chattanooga and was brought up to be a Tennessee conservative. That means that my family conserved our spending, our resources, and yes, even our environment.  I think we were inspired to do so because Tennessee is one of the most beautiful places in the entire United States. We have stunning mountains, wild rivers and quiet backcountry. And many of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Adore America

If Heather Cross weren’t married and didn’t have such a fine-looking family I’d swear I might propose. The dazzling lady just wrote a “By Gumbo! letter” to all the major news outlets in the world to inform them that half of the Pelican State is still submerged by “a 1,000-year flood” and where the heck are they with their cameras? She knows it is vital for the rest of America to ... (click for more)