CME/CE Overview

CME and CE Certificate / Evaluation

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To receive your CME and/or CE Certificate for participation in the Endovascular Symposium, Coronary & Structural Heart Symposium, and Nurse / Technologist Symposium, you will need to complete the course evaluation, following the course conclusion on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Instructions and the link can be found on this page, after the course begins, Monday, June 12, 2017.

Symposium Overview

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The primary focus of this course is to present a multi-device approach to complex revascularization of patients with complex coronary, valvular and peripheral vascular disease. The critical role of coronary physiology interims of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and anatomical imaging with IVUS, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), in guiding interventions will be discussed and emphasized on the case-by-case basis. Various novel interventional devices and techniques such as orbital atherectomy, alcohol septal ablation, valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve replacement and complex peripheral vascular intervention will be emphasized. Technical issues regarding retrograde CTO techniques will be demonstrated using the live case format. Treatment of emerging problems such as unprotected left main disease, heavily calcified lesions, bifurcation lesions, total occlusions, carotid and peripheral lesions will be emphasized by the faculty using live case presentations as platforms for discussion.

Appropriateness of a revascularization choice and evidence-based practice guidelines will be discussed while simple and complex live cases are being performed. Within the live case format, current topics will be presented to provide interventional cardiologists and vascular interventionalists with state-of-the-art information for managing patients as the dynamic field of interventional cardiology and endovascular intervention continues to evolve. Through discussion and viewing of live cases, we expect to emphasize the long-term role of interventional cardiology in managing particular lesion subsets.

Highlights

  • Technical pearls in
    treating calcified lesions
    using available
    atherectomy devices

  • Bifurcation lesion intervention using
    2-stent strategy

  • Chronic total occlusion strategies including
    retrograde approach

  • Minimally invasive
    TAVR techniques

  • Emerging endovascular interventions of
    complex peripheral
    arterial & venous disease

Target Audience

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This course is specifically designed for:

  • Interventional Cardiologists who manage patients with complex, challenging anatomy for revascularization

  • Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons

  • Cardiology Fellows with an interest in Interventional Cardiology

  • Nurses, Technicians, and other Allied Health Care Professionals who work in Cardiac Catheterization and Vascular Laboratories

Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this program is to enhance knowledge and improve understanding of various interventional techniques and devices with management of various cardiac disease states.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate revascularization strategy in the treatment of unprotected left main disease.

  • Plan for the best interventional strategy with increasing wire escalations for revascularization of chronic total occlusion.

  • Apply case selection and choose the appropriate interventional devices including coated balloon for PAD treatment.

  • Select the appropriate cases for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Accreditation / Credit Designation

Accreditation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live Activity for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Endovascular Symposium,
    Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13 – 14, 16.75 credits

  • Coronary / Structural Heart Symposium,
    Thursday, June 16th, 9.25 credits

Nurse / Technologist Symposium

This education activity has been approved by Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Continuing Education for up to 6.0 contact hours of accredited education and has been approved through the ASRT for 4.75 Category A credits.

Verification of Attendance

Verification of attendance will be provided to all professionals.

Special Needs

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special accommodations, please contact The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at (212) 731-7950.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course materials.