"Faces Of PAD And Related Issues: An Advanced Practice Providers Symposium" Is Oct. 19-20

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Vascular Institute of Chattanooga will host "Faces of PAD & Related Issues: An Advanced Practice Providers Symposium" for physicians and advanced practice providers on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20 at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 2321 Lifestyle Way in Chattanooga. Christopher LeSar, MD, vascular surgeon, is the program director. A maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are available for attendees.

"The purpose of the symposium is to provide resources to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers treating patients with vascular issues of the lower limbs and bringing awareness to the regional amputation problem. The southeastern part of the United States has the highest amputation rates in the country, many of these surgeries could be prevented with proper education and alternative treatment plans, resulting in patients having better health, a more active lifestyle, and longer life," officials said.

“Time is critical in getting patients to the specialists from diagnosis to treatment,” Dr. LeSar said. “Many weeks can pass by before being seen by a specialist. This symposium will help providers better be able to diagnose and help better treat them with the hope of preventing unnecessary amputations.” 

Symposium topics include Peripheral Artery Disease and the Road to Amputation; What All Primary Care Providers Need to Know about PAD; Clarifying the Spectrum of PAS, the FLOW Concept; Wounds, Ulcers, Sores and non-Healing; Venous Disease: the Forgotten Side of the Circulatory System; The Many Faces of Atherosclerosis & Vascular Disease; Cardiovascular Care: The Big Picture; Advanced Therapies in Foot Care; Back to the Future: Knowing Now What You Will Discover Then; and Critical Limb Ischemia: A Collaborative Approach to Patient Care.

The symposium is appropriate for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and radiology techs involved in the care of vascular patients.

The cost to attend the "Faces of PAD & Related Issues: An Advanced Practice Providers Symposium" is $199 through Sept. 15. Registration is $249 after early registration. To register for the symposium, visit facesofpad.com or email Kevin Lusk at klusk@vascularinstituteofchattanooga.com.

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Radiant Beauty Salon, 603 MLK Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; at New United Missionary Baptist Church, 2629 Tunnel Blvd. in Chattanooga, on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m.; at CHI Memorial Community Health, 3905 Hixson Pike in Hixson, on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon; and ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents Show Off Their Team Pride For Football Season

Football season is in full swing, and no one is more passionate about the sport than the residents of Morning Pointe of Hixson. Although they might disagree over which team is number one, everyone at the senior living community celebrates their love of football together.   “Here at Morning Pointe of Hixson, football season is a big deal! All week long, residents and associates ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Has Biggest Month Yet; Work May Start Next Year On Parking Deck With 1,300 Spaces

The Chattanooga Airport set a record in September with 44,000 enplanements, the highest ever for one month. This was an increase of nine percent over September 2017, and deplanements were in line, said Terry Hart president and CEO. He said that more parking is needed near the terminal to keep up with the growth. The 20-year master plan includes a parking deck with around 1,300 ... (click for more)

Firefighters Climb 150 Feet To Extinguish Fire At Ardent Mills

Chattanooga firefighters had to climb 150 feet to extinguish a fire at a flour mill off Amnicola Highway on Monday morning. A call came in at  7:35 a.m. for the  fire at 1 Riverside Lane. Ardent Mills reported smoke in the building and all employees were evacuated. Fire crews arriving on the scene could see light smoke coming from a vent on the upper half ... (click for more)

Why Are Joda Thongnopnua And Phil Bredesen Downplaying Their Democratic Values?

For the past several months, the Democratic Party has reached a tipping point. “Their Resistance” is to oppose anything and everything Republicans are doing to deliver a stronger economy and better economic opportunities for all Americans.  Yet, I find it very interesting that the public outcry we are seeing from the Democrats on a national level is nowhere to be found when ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Tennessee Week’

For over 50 years I have heard the line, “There are two things you must never do on ‘The Third Saturday of October.’ You mustn’t ever marry and try not to die because, in either case, the preacher won’t show up.” He’ll be watching “The Game.” Ever since Oct 18, 1901, Tennessee and Alabama have been going at it and that inaugural game set the tone as well as the standard for all ... (click for more)