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36th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium at Dartmouth: A case-based conference in the Heart of New England

Using a case-based approach, the 36th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium at Dartmouth offers participants the chance to learn in an interactive setting. A broad spectrum of topics in preventative cardiology will be covered, with an emphasis on frequently encountered challenging clinical scenarios in outpatient and inpatient cardiovascular practice. We hope you will join us for this unique regional educational offering.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 19, 2018
End Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Brochure

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Jeannette.K.Champagne@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Physicians, Industry: $150
  • PAs, NPs, APRNs: $100

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - 9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
~ Terrence D. Welch, MD, FACC, FASE
~ Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Session I:
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
9:30 am - 10:15 am Hypertension Guidelines Debate 
~ Rita F. Redberg, MS, MD
~ Mark A. Creager, MD, FAHA, FACC
10:15 am - 10:45 am PCSK-9 Inhibitors: When should they be used?
~ Mary P. McGowan, MD
10:45 am - 11:45 am Prevention Case Presentations:
  • Lipid Lowering Therapies
    ~ Bruce W. Andrus, MD, MS, FACC, FASE
  • Resistant Hypertension
    ~ David J. Malenka, MD
  • Lifestyle measures
    ~ Eric M. Williams, MD, FACC
  • Q&A
    Moderator: David J. Malenka, MD
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch

Session II:
Preventing Heart Failure Recurrence and Readmission
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Prevention of Heart Failure Readmission – Tips and Tricks
~ Alan T. Kono, MD, FACC
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Heart Failure Case Presentations:
  • Heart Failure with Reduced EF [HFrEF]
    ~ Lauren G. Gilstrap, MD
  • Heart Failure with Functional Mitral Regurgitation
    ~ Megan Coylewright, MD, MPH
  • Heart Failure Interdisciplinary Team Management
    ~ Susan P. D’Anna, MSN, APRN-BC, CHFN
  • Q&A
    Moderator: Terrence D. Welch, MD, FACC, FASE
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break

Session III:
Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence and Embolic Stroke
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Thromboembolism Protection: Which Approach Should I Choose?
~ Kevin Kwaku, MD, PhD, FACC
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Atrial Fibrillation Case Presentations:
  • LAA Occlusion
    ~ Emily P. Zeitler, MD
  • Rhythm Control
    ~ Evan Grove, MD, MHS
  • Lifestyle Measures
    ~ Rajbir S. Sangha, MBChB
  • Q&A
    Moderator: Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Session IV:
Challenging Cases in Cardiovascular Prevention – Testing the Audience
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Using ARS, the Audience will Vote on Diagnoses and Management of Case
  • Case 1
    ~ Salvatore P. Costa, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Case 2
    ~ Scott E. Friedman, MD
  • Case 3
    ~ Gregory A. Dadekian, MD
  • Q&A
    Moderator: Jock N. McCullough, MD, FACS, FACC - with Audience Response
4:45 pm Adjourn
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to discuss at least three updates to evidence-based guidelines in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention.

Faculty and Planning Committee

Download the Faculty and Planning Committee List


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Jeannette.K.Champagne@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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