2013 Cardio Conference

Sept. 27, 2013


Friday & Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
22181 Resort Blvd. Exit  219 (I-40 near Flagstaff)





This conference is designed for physicians, NPs, PAs and nurses. This evidence-based conference will present new and updated information on cardiology topics relevant to primary care practitioners. Methods to diagnose, manage and prevent heart disease continue to advance and change rapidly. Content will address clinical conditions commonly seen in primary care practice including arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Cardiac risk factors such as lipid disorders and sleep apnea will be covered along with newer treatments for the management of cardiovascular disease. This conference will focus on common clinical problems seen in daily practice and will provide practitioners with information, methods and strategies to improve their ability to treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Download the conference brochure.

Register for the conference: If you haven't taken a class with Northern Arizona Healthcare before, you will have to create an account to register.

$100 per person

Hotel Information:
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort Room Reservations: 928-856-7541. Mention the NAH Cardio Conference by the cut-off date of Sept. 13, 2013 to receive a discounted rate. For more information call 866-291-4635.

Conference schedule
Friday, Sept. 27
6 - 8 p.m.
Fireside Chat
Roundtable case presentations

Saturday, Sept. 28
7:45 a.m.

8 - 8:20 a.m.
Sleep Apnea and the Heart
Steven Marks, D.O., F.C.C.P., F.A.A.S.M., Internal Medicine, Pulmonologist, Mountain Heart

8:20 - 9 a.m.
Treating Difficult Hypertension
Omar Wani, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Interventional Cardiologist, Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA)

9 - 9:20 a.m.
Acute Stroke Intervention
Srijana Zarkou, M.D., Neurologist, FMC Team Health

9:20 - 9:40 a.m.
“I Have a ‘Troponin’ And You Need To Fix It”
James G. Dwyer, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Interventional Cardiologist, HVCNA

9:40 - 10 a.m.
Panel Discussion

10 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 10:35 a.m.
Lower Extremity PAD: When and Why to Intervene
Eric Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Interventional Cardiologist, HVCNA

10:35 - 10:55 a.m.
Perioperative Evaluation for Non-cardiac Surgery
Leaf Edmondson, A.C.N.P.-C., Nurse Practitioner, HVCNA

10:55 - 11:15 a.m.
Atrial Fibrillation: Medical Therapy vs. Ablation
Lynn Otto, M.D., F.A.C.C., Electrophysiologist, HVCNA

11:15 - 11:35 a.m.
Basic Lipid Profile and Therapy
Kenneth Bescak, M.D., F.A.C.C., B.C.C.I, Cardiologist, HVCNA

11:35 a.m. - Noon
Panel Discussion

Noon - 1 p.m.
Hosted by the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona
Surgery for Acquired Heart Disease: Past, Present and Future
David Caparrelli, M.D., Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Arizona Heart Institute (Dr. Caparrelli joins HVCNA on Oct. 16)

1 - 1:40 p.m.
Pulmonary Hypertension
E. Gilbert “Gil” Schreiber, M.D., Ph. D., F.C.C.P.,
Pulmonologist, Arizona Pulmonary Specialists, LTD.

1:40 - 2 p.m.
Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Craig Peters, D.O., F.A.C.C., Cardiologist, HVCNA

2 - 2:20 p.m.
Evaluation of Chest Discomfort in the ER
Eric Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Interventional Cardiologist, HVCNA

2:20 - 2:40 p.m.

2:40 - 3 p.m.
New Anticoagulants
Kent Winkler, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Interventional Cardiologist, Mountain Heart

3 - 3:20 p.m.
Pacemakers and ICDs
Lynn Otto, M.D., F.A.C.C., Electrophysiologist, HVCNA

3:20 - 3:40 p.m.
Pump Up the Volume: Outpatient Pharmacological Management of Heart Failure
Monica Rauton, A.N.P.–B.C., D.N.P., Nurse Practitioner, HVCNA

3:40 - 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion

4 p.m.

1. Identify new techniques and primary care processes for management of cardiac conditions.
2. Describe latest developments in diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.
3. Integrate new medications into cardiac care.

Disclosure: In the interest of complete disclosure, the speakers at this CME Activity and the committee involved in the planning of this activity have signed a fi nancial disclosure form and have no conflict of interest with any commercial entities or products that may have an interest in this program. This is intended to make you aware of the faculty’s interests, so you may form your own judgments about such materials.

Flagstaff Medical Center is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Flagstaff Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.