Clinical Advances inArrhythmias andCardiovascular DiseaseMay 2–4, 2014San Diego Marriott La Jolla, CaliforniaCourse DirectorsDouglas N. Gibson, MD, FHRSDirector, Cardiac ElectrophysiologyThe Heart Rhythm Center at Torrey PinesScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaJ. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACCDirector, Heart Failure Recovery and Research ProgramScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaJohn D. Rogers, MD, FACCDirector, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Device TherapyScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaScripps Conference Services & CME www.scripps.org/conferenceservices
Course InformationCourse OverviewEducational ObjectivesSignificant advances in the diagnosis and treatmentof arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease continue toemerge compelling the practice of cardiology to constantly evolve. These advances must be consistentlyimplemented into clinical practice to provide the bestcare for patients. This conference is designed to educate clinicians on state-of-the-art care for arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease. Expert faculty willcover a wide range of topics including heart failure,cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, peripheral vasculardisease, and valvular disease and interventions. Participants will return to their practice equipped withthe latest evidence base and practical information toimprove patient outcomes.After attending this activity, participants should beable to:Conference Highlights Plenary talks from nationally recognized experts Presentations on hot topics, upcoming scientificdevelopments, and current advances in arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease care In-depth breakout sessions on pertinent topics Networking opportunities among colleagues Conference app with access to course materials andrecordings from the convenience of your mobiledevice or computer Apply new concepts in the management of heartfailure, syncope, sudden cardiac death, and valvulardisease. Incorporate current and emerging clinical evidencein the assessment, treatment and managementof patients with cardiovascular disease, includinghypertension. Employ contemporary diagnostic, treatment andmanagement approaches in patients with heartfailure and rhythm disorders. Outline best practices for the management ofpatients with atrial fibrillation. Discuss current pharmacologic and anticoagulationstrategies in patients with atrial fibrillation. Enhance skills in the management of lipid disordersand hypertension to prevent cardiovascular disease. Illustrate techniques to identify and treat patientswith unique instances of coronary artery disease. Evaluate interventional therapies for arrhythmiamanagement. Describe current interventional strategies for managing patients with valvular heart disease. Identify when to apply new medical and surgicaltherapies for heart failure. Assess the indications for implantable cardiac monitoring devices; including pros and cons.Target Audience Cardiologists Electrophysiologists Internists Cardiology Nurses/Nurse Practitioners Cardiology Physician Assistants Cardiovascular Technicians
Conference FacultyCourse DirectorsDouglas N. Gibson, MD, FHRSDirector, Cardiac ElectrophysiologyThe Heart Rhythm Center at TorreyPinesScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaJ. Thomas Heywood, MD, FACCDirector, Heart Failure Recovery andResearch ProgramScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaJohn D. Rogers, MD, FACCDirector, Cardiac Pacing andTachyarrhythmia Device TherapyScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaFacultyJ. David Burkhardt, MD, FACC, FHRSDirector, Ablative Complex RhythmsThe Rhythm Center at Torrey PinesScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute atSt. David’s Medical CenterAustin, TexasUri Elkayam, MD, FACCProfessor of MedicineProfessor of Obstetrics andGynecologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaKeck School of MedicineLos Angeles, CaliforniaByron K. Lee, MD, MAS, FACCMedical Director, ElectrophysiologyLaboratory and ClinicsAssociate Professor of Medicine,Cardiac Electrophysiology andArrhythmia ServiceDepartment of Medicine, Division ofCardiologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, CaliforniaChristian W. Mende, MD, FACP,FACN, FASN, FASHClinical Professor of MedicineUniversity of California, San DiegoSan Diego, CaliforniaAndrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS,FESCDirector, InterventionalElectrophysiologyThe Rhythm Center at Torrey PinesScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalExecutive Medical DirectorTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute atSt. David’s Medical CenterConsulting Professor, Division ofCardiology, Stanford UniversitySenior Medical Director,Electrophysiology and ArrhythmiaServices, Atrial Fibrillation andComplex Arrhythmia ProgramCalifornia Pacific Medical CenterClinical Associate Professor ofMedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OhioFaculty DisclosureIn accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, coursedirectors, planning committees, faculty and all others in control of theeducational content of the CME activity must disclose all relevant financialrelationships with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partnermay have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to discloserelevant financial relationships, they will be disqualified from being a partof the planning and implementation of this CME activity. Employees of acommercial interest with business lines or products relating to the contentof the CME activity will not participate in the planning or any accreditedportion of the conference. Disclosure will be made to all participants atthe conference location, prior to the educational activity commencement.Matthew J. Price, MD, FACC, FSCAIDirector, Cardiac CatheterizationLaboratoryAssistant Professor, ScrippsTranslational Science InstituteScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaMichael R. Smith, MD, FACC, FASEDirector, Non-Invasive ResearchAssistant Director, Heart FailureRecovery and Research ProgramScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaCurtiss T. Stinis, MD, FACC, FSCAIDirector, Peripheral InterventionsScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaPaul S. Teirstein, MD, FACC, FSCAIChief of CardiologyDirector, Interventional CardiologyScripps Clinic/Scripps Green HospitalLa Jolla, CaliforniaDouglas W. Triffon, MD, FACC, FCCPDirector, Lipid Disorders ClinicScripps Center for IntegrativeMedicineLa Jolla, CaliforniaBruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDSDirector of Cardiac Pacing andTachyarrhythmia DevicesCleveland ClinicProfessor of Medicine, ClevelandClinic Lerner College of MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, Ohio
Course AgendaFriday, May 2, 2014Noon Registration & View Exhibits12:25 p.m. Welcome & Educational Overview12:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Management ofHeart Failure in the OutpatientSettingJ. Thomas Heywood, MD1:15 p.m. Inpatient Heart FailureManagement: What’s New?Uri Elkayam, MD2 p.m. From Recurrent Syncope to SuddenCardiac DeathJohn D. Rogers, MD2:45 p.m. Break & View Exhibits3:15 p.m. Simple and Advanced Office LipidManagementDouglas W. Triffon, MD4 p.m. Peripheral Vascular DiseaseInterventionsCurtiss T. Stinis, MD4:45 p.m. AdjournSaturday, May 3, 20147:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & ViewExhibits8 a.m. Atrial FibrillationAndrea Natale, MD8:45 a.m. Ventricular TachycardiaJ. David Burkhardt, MD9:30 a.m. Simple and Congenital StructuralHeart Disease: Which Hole to CloseMatthew J. Price, MD10:15 a.m. Break & View Exhibits10:45 a.m. The Role of Echocardiography inthe Assessment of Valvular HeartDiseaseMichael R. Smith, MD11:30 a.m. Percutaneous Valve Repair& ReplacementPaul S. Teirstein, MD12:15 p.m. Lunch1 p.m. Workshops (concurrent sessions)A. Supraventricular TachycardiaDouglas N. Gibson, MDB. Implantable Cardiac MonitoringDevicesJohn D. Rogers, MDC. Hemodynamic Monitoring InHeart FailureJ. Thomas Heywood, MD2 p.m. Workshops (repeat of earlier sessions)3 p.m. Break & View Exhibits3:15 p.m. Workshops (concurrent sessions)D. LAA Closure for StrokePrevention in Atrial FibrillationDouglas N. Gibson, MDE. Screening Young Adults forSudden Cardiac Arrest RiskJohn D. Rogers, MDF. Challenging Heart Failure CasesJ. Thomas Heywood, MD4:15 p.m. Workshops (repeat of earlier sessions)5:15 p.m. Adjourn
Course Agenda continuedSunday, May 4, 20147:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & ViewExhibits8 a.m. Evaluation and Management ofRefractory HypertensionChristian W. Mende, MD8:45 a.m. New Hardware for theHeart Failure PatientJ. Thomas Heywood, MD9:30 a.m. Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation withAnticoagulant TherapyByron K. Lee, MD10:15 a.m. Break & View Exhibits10:30 a.m. New Implantable Devices toPrevent Sudden Cardiac ArrestBruce L. Wilkoff, MD11:15 a.m. The Echo Says The Patient HasPulmonary Hypertension, NowWhat?J. Thomas Heywood, MDNoon Final AdjournmentDownload the Scripps CME app for your smart phone or tablet!All conference information including a detailed agenda, faculty listing, faculty disclosures, industry support, attendee list, and course materials can be found on the free Scripps CME conferenceapp for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. To download the app on your smart phone orother device visit the appropriate app store and search ScrippsCME (must be one word) or scanthe appropriate QR code below. The app is free of charge and will be continuously updatedduring and after the course.iPhoneAndroidBlackberry Stormand TorchTo access the site using your cell phone or computer’s web browser:http://www.grupio.com/ScrippsCME
Accreditation & Hotel InformationAccreditationPhysicians (MD, DO)Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to providecontinuing medical education for physicians.Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximumof 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians shouldonly claim credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.NursesFor the purpose of recertification, the American NursesCredentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For thepurpose of re-licensure, the California Board of RegisteredNursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits . Most state’sBoard of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s) as meeting continuing education requirementsfor license renewal. Nurses should check with their stateboard regarding use of CME credit.Physician AssistantsThe American Academy of Physician Assistants acceptsCategory 1 credit from AMA Category 1 CME organizationsaccredited by the ACCME.Commercial SupportThis course is supported, in part, by educational grantsfrom industry, in accordance with ACCME accreditationStandards for Commercial Support. At the time of printing, a complete listing of commercial supporters was notavailable. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given toall supporters at the time of the educational activity.Cultural and Linguistic CompetencyThis activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill1195 which requires that all CME activities comprising apatient care element include curriculum addressing thetopic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent ofthis bill is to ensure that health care professionals are ableto meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diversepatient population through effective and appropriateprofessional development. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity.About ScrippsScripps Health, a nonprofit health care system based inSan Diego, California, includes more than 2,600 affiliatedphysicians and 12,000 employees at five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services and a networkof clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers. Scrippsis committed to contributing to the future of medicinethrough its clinical research trials and graduate medicaleducation programs. Scripps Health is also San Diego’sonly health system to be nationally ranked for heart andheart surgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Moreinformation can be found at www.scripps.org.Scripps Conference Services & CME, which offers nationally recognized live conferences in a variety of specialtyareas, is committed to improving the quality of healthcare and advancing the practice of medicine by providingexceptional educational courses for physicians and otherhealth care professionals. More information and conference brochure downloads are available at www.scripps.org/conferenceservices.Conference Location& Hotel InformationSan Diego Marriott La Jolla4240 La Jolla Village DriveLa Jolla, California 92037Hotel Direct: 858-587-1414Reservations: 800-228-9290www.marriottlajolla.comRates and ReservationsSan Diego Marriott La Jolla is ideally located in San Diego’sGolden Triangle. As one of the top hotels in La Jolla, SanDiego, you’ll experience a cool, comfortable place to relax,socialize or conduct business. We are fortunate to haveobtained special low rates at the hotel starting at 139per night (plus tax and parking). This low rate also includes: Complimentary high-speed internet access in guestrooms Complimentary use of the fitness center Discounted self-parkingMake your reservations early! A block of rooms is beingheld for us at the special rate of 139 per night until Friday, April 11, 2014. After this date, reservations will beaccepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Besure to mention that you are attending the Scripps cardiology conference when making your reservations to receivethe reduced rate.
Clinical Advances in Arrhythmias and Cardiovascular DiseaseSpace is limited, so register early!Three Easy Ways to RegisterIncluded: Course tuition, breakfasts, breaks, lunch, and electronic course materialsNot Included: Travel costs, lodging, parking, and dinnersRegistration FeesThru Feb 28Physicians 395Residents, Fellows, Military 295Other Heal