Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute Grand Rounds: Expanding Destination Therapy: What Can We Expect in the Future?

Miami, FL US
February 21, 2018

Despite many medical advances and overall improving outcomes, end-stage heart failure (HF) is inevitable for some patients. While experimentation continues towards medical and biologic interventions aimed at end-stage HF, by far the greatest progress has been made in mechanical circulatory support, which is now a potential option to a wide range of patients. This success has been a long time in coming, but it has now reached a critical stage where therapeutic success of Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) make them an increasingly viable option in the non-transplant candidate. Dr. Robert L. Kormos will discuss requirements and regulations to support management of end-stage heart failure (HF) for the non-transplant candidate to improve patient outcomes.

Locations
Live Event - Baptist Hospital - Auditorium
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Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists, general internists, intensivists, critical care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the key indications, risk factors for survival and adverse events for destination therapy for the management of end-stage heart failure (HF).
  • List key elements of institutional infrastructure to support HF destination therapy and regulatory requirements to perform HF destination therapy.
  • Implement strategies to support management of end-stage heart failure (HF) for the non-transplant candidate, and improve patient outcomes.
     
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/25/2017
Course expires: 
03/16/2018
Event starts: 
02/21/2018 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
02/21/2018 - 7:30pm
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Auditorium
Miami, FL 33176
United States

Robert L. Kormos, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS, FAHA
Brack G. Hattler Professor of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Heart and Vascular Institute
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert L. Kormos, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Planning Committee:

James Benenati, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant for Penumbra, Gore, Cook, Bard Medical and Merit Medical.

Theodore Feldman, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau for Regeneron, Sanofi, Novartis and Boeringer Ingelheim.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-575265, by the Florida Boards of Medicine Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1.5 credit hours for Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Respiratory Care (direct delivery). Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/25/2017
Course expires: 
03/16/2018
 
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