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7th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

Practical Issues and Updates in Management

 

Friday, November 19, 2010
 

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, Ohio

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Description

The purpose of the Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium is to provide an overview of the practical issues in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Recent advances and future directions of medical care will be discussed in the context of their potential impact and application for clinical practice. Expert speakers will present the recent advances in the context of challenges faced by physicians and other health care providers caring for these patients. Practical aspects of patient management will be covered using a case-based discussion format.

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Target Audience

The Symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with an interest in pulmonary disorders, rheumatologic diseases, and/or cardiovascular diseases. The case-based approach of the sessions will also make this extremely relevant for practitioners in internal medicine and primary care.

Patients who suffer from pulmonary hypertension will also find the didactic sessions to be informative. There will be patient-focused question and answer sessions about issues relevant to their concerns such as dietary restrictions, travel, and medication management. These sessions will offer ample opportunity to clarify issues regarding patient care.

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Objectives

After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Describe advances in the management of pulmonary hypertension;
  • Determine when to suspect pulmonary hypertension and how to diagnose it;
  • Explain the current approach to pulmonary hypertension in the presence of associated or underlying disease(s);
  • Create a case-based approach to the practical aspects of pulmonary
    hypertension management.

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Directors

Raed A. Dweik, MD
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Omar A. Minai, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

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Guest Faculty

Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Roberto Machado, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical
Care Medicine, Sleep and Allergy
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

Majid M. Mughal, MD, FCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, MI

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Organizing Committee

Nancy Bair, RN, MSN, CNS
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Svetlana Banjac, RN, CNP
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Serpil C. Erzurum, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Richard A. Krasuski, MD
Director of Adult Congenital Heart
Disease Services
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Merle Reeseman
Support Group Leader
Cleveland Area Pulmonary
Hypertension Support Group
Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Loutfi Aboussouan, MD
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Kewal Asosingh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Metin Aytekin, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Nancy Bair, RN, MSN, CNS
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Svetlana Banjac, RN, CNP
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Suzy A. Comhair, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute

Puneet S. Garcha, MD
Fellow
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Mazen Hanna, MD
Director
Heart Failure ICU
Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac
Transplantation Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute

Constance Jennings, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Richard A. Krasuski, MD
Director of Adult Congenital Heart
Disease Services
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute

Rosemary Lann, LISW
Department of Social Work

Scott Marlow, RRT
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Ashish Maskey, MD
Fellow
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Mary McAllister, RN
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Respiratory Institute

Maria Mountis, DO, FACC
Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart and Vascular Institute

Jennie Newman
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Joseph Parambil, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Jacqueline Sharp, RN, CNP
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Rachel M. Taliercio, DO
Fellow
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Adriano Tonelli, MD
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute

Weiling Xu, MD
Department of Pathobiology
Lerner Research Institute
Heart and Vascular Institute

Katie Zak
Pulmonary Vascular Program
Respiratory Institute

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Agenda

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
7:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits
7:45 am Opening Remarks - Raed A. Dweik, MD
  Pulmonary Hypertension: State Of The Art
Moderator: Raed A. Dweik, MD
8:00 am Workup of a Patient with Suspected PH: A Practical Approach - Joseph Parambil, MD
8:30 am Hemodynamics in PH: The Role of Doppler Echocardiography and Right Heart Catheterization - Adriano Tonelli, MD
9:00 am Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy: An Update on the Guidelines - Omar A. Minai, MD
9:30 am Biomarkers in Pulmonary Hypertension: Close But No Cigar - Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
10:00 am Refreshment Break / Exhibits
  Pulmonary Hypertension: Management Issues in PH
Moderators: Nicholas S. Hill, MD; Richard A. Krasuski, MD
10:15 am Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease - Roberto Machado, MD
10:45 am PH Associated with Left Heart Disease: Implications and Options - Mazen Hanna, MD
11:15 am When Initial PH Therapy Fails: What Are the Options? - Nicholas S. Hill, MD
12:15 pm Lunch - Ballroom, 2nd Floor
1:15 pm Case Discussion: Can We Practice What We Preach?
Moderator: Omar A. Minai, MD
 
Case Presenters: Puneet S. Garcha, MD; Ashish Maskey, MD; Rachel M. Taliercio, DO
 
Panel:
Raed A. Dweik, MD; Gustavo A. Heresi, MD; Nicholas S. Hill, MD; Constance Jennings, MD; Richard A. Krasuski, MD; Maria Mountis, DO; Majid M. Mughal, MD, FCCP; Joseph Parambil, MD
  Patient-Oriented Sessions
Moderators: Nancy Bair, RN, MSN; Svetlana Banjac, RN; Gustavo Heresi, MD; Merle Reeseman
3:00 pm Pulmonary Hypertension: The Basics - Nancy Bair, RN, MSN; Svetlana Banjac, RN; Majid M. Mughal, MD; Adriano Tonelli, MD
3:20 pm Living With PH: Disability, Depression, Ups, and Downs - Nancy Bair, RN, MSN; Svetlana Banjac, RN; Constance Jennings, MD; Rosemary Lann, LISW
3:40 pm Pulmonary Hypertension: Focus on Research
(Also visit displays and posters)
Kewal Asosingh, PhD; Metin Aytekin, PhD; Suzy A. Comhair, PhD; Raed A. Dweik, MD; Mary McAllister, RN; Jennie Newman; Jacqueline Sharp, RN, CNP; Weiling Xu, MD; Katie Zak
4:00 pm Choosing Therapy in PH: Parenteral, Oral, or Inhaled? - Gustavo A. Heresi, MD; Nicholas S. Hill, MD; Joseph Parambil, MD
4:20 pm Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Travel - Loufti S. Aboussouan, MD; Scott Marlow, RRT; Majid M. Mughal, MD
4:40 pm Closing Remarks - Omar A. Minai, MD
4:45 pm Adjourn
A five-minute question and answer session is included in the Speaker’s allotted time.

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Location

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999

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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel until October 18, 2010. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with the Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium (LH6) for a special rate of $189 single/double plus tax. The hotel and conference center is located on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center.

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Parking

Free Parking is available in the East 100th St. Visitor’s Parking Garage. Bring your parking ticket to the Symposium registration desk for validation (self-park only). Valet parking is available at the hotel for an additional charge.

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Additional Information

For further information about this summit, contact the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:

Local: 216-448-0770
Toll Free: 800-238-6750

For questions about registering online, call 216-448-0777 or email CMEregistration@ccf.org.

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Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the activity.

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Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational activity that has been approved for CE by a nationally accredited system of CE approval. Therefore, the 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits will be accepted for nursing credits.

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Registration & Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted until 4:00 pm ET November 17, 2010. Please register on-site after this date. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by November 10, 2010. After November 10, 2010, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required to process your refund.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2010.

For questions about registration, please call 216.448.0777 or email us at cmeregistration@ccf.org.

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Online Registration/Fees


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Registration fee includes registration material, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

Category  
FULL EVENT FEES
ONSITE
FULL EVENT FEES
Physician $225.00 $250.00
Comprecare Affiliate $146.25 $171.25
CCF Alumni $135.00 $160.00
Resident / Fellow $90.00 $115.00
Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / CRNA / Physician Assistant / Allied Health Professional / Non-Physician / Other $200.00 $225.00
CCHS Physician $225.00 $250.00
CCHS Resident / Fellow $90.00 $115.00
CCHS Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Allied Health Professional / Non-Physician / Other $90.00 $115.00
CCF Physician $150.00 $175.00
CCF Resident / Fellow $90.00 $115.00
CCF Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Allied Health Professional / Non-Physician $90.00 $115.00
 
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