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37th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium at Dartmouth: Case-Based Education in the Heart of New England

Using a case-based approach, the 37th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium at Dartmouth offers participants the chance to learn in an interactive setting with experts in the field. A broad spectrum of topics in cardiovascular medicine will be covered, with an emphasis on the evidence-based approach to frequently encountered, challenging clinical scenarios. We hope you will join us for this unique educational experience.

Featured Guest Faculty

  • Rick A. Nishimura, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Carole A. Warnes, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Activity Details
Start Date: October 18, 2019
End Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Auditora 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 Diana.R.Doheny@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Physicians: $175
  • Associate Practice Providers, Trainees, Allied Health: $125

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. 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
7:00 am - 7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome and Introduction
~ Terrence D. Welch, MD & Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD
8:00 am - 8:30 am Keynote: Management of Heart Disease in Pregnancy: What’s New in the Guidelines?
~ Carole A. Warnes, MD
8:30 am - 9:45 am Pregnancy / Congenital / Peripartum Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
~ David J. Malenka, MD
~ Lauren G. Gilstrap, MD
~ Shawn M. Ahmad, MD
Moderator: Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote: Optimal Antithrombotic Selection in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Coronary Artery Disease
~ Jonathan L. Halperin, MD
10:30 am - 11:45 am AF & Related Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
~ Rajbir S. Sangha, MBChB
~ Kevin F. Kwaku, MD
~ Aaron V. Kaplan, MD
Moderator: Mark A. Creager, MD
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Lunch – Grab & Go
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Lipid Guidelines
~ Bruce W. Andrus, MD & Mary P. McGowan, MD
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Keynote: Acute Aortic Syndromes: What Progress Has Been Made?
~ Patrick T. O’Gara, MD
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Aorta/Aortic Valve Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
~ James T. DeVries, MD
~ Michael N. Young, MD
~ Alexander Iribarne, MD
Moderator: Jock N. McCullough, MD
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Keynote: Mitral Valve Regurgitation in the Contemporary Era: Diagnosis, Management, and Future Directions
~ Rick A. Nishimura, MD
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Mitral / Tricuspid Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
~ Megan Coylewright, MD
~ Bina Ahmed, MD
~ Salvatore P. Costa, MD
Moderator: Jock N. McCullough, MD
4:30 pm Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

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


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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


The following hotels are offering a discounted rate to participants of this conference. Please click on a link below to view the rates and make your reservation.  

Receiving Credit

The following 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 Diana.R.Doheny@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org at least one week prior to the event 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. Auditoria E & F are located on Level 3.

Type:     Live Activity
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