11th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium 2020
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is an often overlooked cause of right ventricular dysfunction causing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). There is tremendous need for improved identification of PH and timely referral to appropriate treatment centers. This course will help physicians and other team members identify specialized methods and obstacles many patients and providers face in accessing therapy. Additionally, care teams will discuss the identification of PH and timely referrals to appropriate treatment centers, patient follow ups and the need for frequent monitoring to improve patient outcomes.
This course is intended for all physicians, internists, family medicine physicians, cardiologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, pharmacists, APN’s, nurses, fellows, residents and Allied Health Professionals.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Explore the pathophysiology of PAH and associated conditions.
- Discuss known pathways of treatment and identify research targets.
- Integrate diagnostic evaluation, newly available medical therapies, and strategies for implementation of early treatment for PAH patients.
- Explore different imaging and diagnostic modalities used to assess severity of PH and right ventricular status.
- Evaluate screening methods and opportunities for early referrals to PH specialists in patients with pulmonary embolism.
- Recognize available options and methodology for early aggressive combination therapy in PAH.
- Emphasize the importance of palliation in PAH and identify alternative treatment options
- Highlight the differences in adult congenital heart disease pulmonary hypertension patients and those with Eisenmenger Syndrome.
- Distinguish between the differing ideologies of when to treat in combined pre and postcapillary PH.
- Recognize best practices for treatment of the PAH patient with acute RV failure in the ICU setting.
Muyyaldeen Dia, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Maureen Panella, RN; Advocate Aurora Health
Valerie LaRoy, APN; Advocate Aurora Health
Nicole Victor, NP; Advocate Aurora Health
Moutaz Sunbuli, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
William Cotts, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Patroklos Pappas, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
James White, III, MD, PhD; University of Rochester Medical Center
Christopher Sciamanna, DO; Advocate Aurora Health
Michael Earing, MD; University of Chicago, Advocate Aurora Health, Chicago Pediatric Alliance-University of Chicago-medicine, Northshore University, Chicago Alliance for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care Patient
Muhyaldeen Dia, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASE; Advocate Aurora Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and Advocate Christ Medical Center
Moutaz Sunbuli, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Valerie LaRoy, BSN, CCRN, MSN, FNP-BC; Advocate Aurora Health
Nicole Victor, MSN, FNP-BC; Advocate Aurora Health
Sunil Pauwaa, MD, FACC; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Advocate Aurora Health, Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship and University of Illinois at Chicago
Gregory Macaluso, MD; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Program, Center for Heart Transplantation and Assist Devices, and Advocate Aurora Health
Molly Sokolowski, MSN, CEN, FNP-BC; Advocate Aurora Health
Jacqueline Brewer, AGPCNP-BC; Beaumont Health
Sarah Usmani, MD, FACC; Advocate Aurora Health
Faculty disclosures are being reviewed and will be presented to the audience in advance of the program.
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Part II
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.50 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.
- 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 4.50 AttendanceAttendance Credit