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It’s a Matter of the Heart

It's a Matter of the Heart: Baptist DeSoto Cardiac & Stroke Symposium

It's a Matter of the Heart
Cardiac and Stroke Symposium 2018
Saturday, September 15
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (North Entrance)


Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize different approaches to reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure and arrhythmia.
  • Apply latest evidence-based guidelines for hypertension, lipid, arrhythmia, and heart failure management.
  • Describe different valvular abnormalities as well as best practices for treatment.
  • Discuss novel strategies for early detection and management of cardiovascular effects of cancer treatment.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, EMS and allied health professionals.

Agenda including Times, Topics, and Speakers

Time Topic Presenter Description
7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration  
7:45-8:00 a.m. Welcome/State of Cardiac Medicine Cheryl Berry, MSN – Director of Nursing,
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto
MD/APN/PA Track 1 (in DeSoto Room A)
 8:00-8:45 a.m. Valve Disease: What to Look For - When to Send: Current Trends Gilbert Zoghbi, MD, FACC, FSCAI,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
Treatment for heart valve disease depends on the cause and severity of the problem. The correct diagnostic tests must be provided. Treatment can include anything from monitoring to surgical valve replacement. Learn more about what’s new and available treatments for valve disease.
8:45-9:30 a.m. Come out of the Water: Optimizing Heart Failure Yaser Cheema, MD,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation 
Heart failure can be a very costly and complex illness to treat. Practitioners and providers are all faced with these issues daily. Coming Out of the Water expounds on issues, treatment and goals of treating the advanced heart failure patient.
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break (Door Prizes)    
9:45-10:30 a.m. Dyslipidemia and Hypertension Dharmesh Patel, MD, FACC,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
Long-term, prospective epidemiologic studies have consistently shown that persons with healthier lifestyles and fewer risk factors for coronary heart disease, and particularly those with favorable lipid profiles, have reduced incidence of coronary heart disease. Dr. Patel will lecture on living a healthier lifestyle in the treatment of dyslipidemia and hypertension.
10:30-11:15 a.m. Cardio-Oncology. Rapid Rise. The Role of the Primary Care Provider Arie Szatkowski, MD,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
A look at how to ensure patients with cardiac and cancer issues have better outcomes. Discussion of how to monitor patients with potential cardiac issues who are receiving cancer treatments. Better understand cardiac issues in patients with cancer.
11:15-11:45 a.m. Q&A (Group Discussion)/ Door Prizes    
12:00 p.m. Adjourn    
RN/EMS/Allied Health Professionals Track 2 (in DeSoto Room B)
8:00-8:45 a.m.
One Call That’s All: Chest Pain, Afib, Stroke – When to Call MD Jason Infeld, MD,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation 
What every nurse should know about when to notify the physician when there is a change in patient status. The nurse will gain invaluable knowledge from this session that is focused on chest pain, Afib and stroke patients.
8:45-9:30 a.m. What to Know Before You Go? Discharging CP, Afib, CABG and Stroke Patients Arie Szatkowski, MD,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
What every physician wishes you knew about discharging chest pain, Afib and stroke patients. The nurse will grow in skill and understanding of how to appropriately discharge their patients. This will set our patients up for compliance, healthier living and success after discharge- ultimately improving their quality of life.
9:30-9:45 a.m.
Break (Door Prizes)  
9:45-10:30 a.m. My Heart Can’t Take It – Treatment of Heart Failure and Community Care
John Scallions, FNP What every nurse needs to share about heart failure. The nurse will develop understanding of the current treatments and care for CHF patients. This will allow the nurse to provide exceptional care, educate CHF patients more thoroughly, and increase community awareness.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Read Between the Lines (EKG Recognition) and How to Treat Lethal Rhythms
Jiang Cui, MD, FACC,
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
What your patient needs you to know about recognizing and responding to lethal EKG rhythms. The nurse will experience confidence and advance in their ability to identify and treat life threatening heart rhythms, thus improving patient outcomes.
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Q&A (Group Discussion)/Door Prizes
12:00 p.m. Adjourn    


Course Faculty with Institutional Affiliation and Credentials

  • Cheryl Berry, BSN
    • Director of Nursing, Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto
  • Yaser Cheema, MD
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • Jiang Cui, MD, FACC
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • Jason Infeld, MD
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • Dharmesh Patel, MD, FACC
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • John Scallions, FNP
  • Arie Szatkowski, MD
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation
  • Gilbert Zoghbi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
    • Cardiologist, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

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 relevant financial relationships from individuals engaged in content development or planning of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement(s)

Continuing Medical Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

BMHCC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 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 $55. Payment is to be made at time of registration.

Continuing Nursing Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, the Center for Education & Organizational Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Up to 3.75 hours will be awarded.