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2023 Cardiac & Stroke Symposium

Cardiac Symposium 2023 

Healing Hearts and Minds, One Patient at a Time

2023 Cardiac & Stroke Symposium

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Location: Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (In-Person North Entrance) or Virtual Option via Microsoft Teams

Learning Objectives

After participating in this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based care for evaluation and management of chest pain, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Discuss appropriate treatment protocols and therapies for valve disease, chest pain, CAD, and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Recognize life saving measures to reduce hospital re-admissions for cardiac events.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, EMS and allied health professionals


Time Topic Presenter
Agenda for MD/APP/PA Tract 1:  Room A
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome Cheryl Berry, MSN
Cardiovascular Service Line Director
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. What’s New in Chest Pain
Arie Szatkowski, MD, FACC
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Pioneering the 2023 Heart Failure Guidelines  Todd Edwards, MD, FACC,FACP,FASNC,FHFSA

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Novel Lipid Lowering Therapy: New and on the Horizon
Dharmesh Patel, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA, FASPC 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Practice Developments in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Christopher Ingelmo, MD 
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Break/Door Prizes
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advances in PAD: Evaluating Emerging Evidence Management, Treatment and Prevention
Amit Malhotra, MD
12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Vascular and Interventional Neurology   Violiza Inoa, MD
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Q & A Session
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Cheryl Berry, MSN
Cardiovascular Service Line Director
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Arrhythmias:  Do You Know What to Look For?
Jiang Cui, MD, FACC
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Mission Possible: Improving Stroke Care in 2023
Kyle Smith, MD 
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
You Gotta Have Heart: Contemporary Management of Heart Failure
Arie Szatkowski, MD, FACC
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chest Pain: How to Distinguish Cardiac vs. Non-Cardiac
Darrell Sneed, MD, FACC, FASCAI
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Break/Door Prizes
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
STEMI Case Studies
Gilbert Zoghbi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Integrated Approach to Early Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Shankho Ganguli, MD, FACCC
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Q & A Session  


Faculty disclosure statement

It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of all financial relationships with ineligible companies from individuals in control of educational content; to identify and mitigate relevant financial relationships; and to disclose relevant relationships, or lack thereof, to the audience prior to the CE activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Continuing Nursing Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To obtain 4.75 contact hours of continuing professional development credit participants must be online and present for the entire educational activity or attend the entire live educational activity, complete the activity evaluation and post-test.

Continuing Medical Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BMHC designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Charge

There is no charge to attend this educational activity. Physician participants can claim CME credits for a flat fee of $70. Payment is to be made at time of registration.