The worldwide statistics are shocking: It is estimated that by 2020, heart disease and stroke will become the leading causes of death and disability around the globe, with fatalities projected to increase to more than 20 million a year. To better prepare cardiovascular healthcare professionals for detecting, managing and treating this burgeoning epidemic, the American College of Cardiology offers the New York Cardiovascular Symposium, a course that combines rigorous science with clinically relevant strategies.
Valued for more than four decades, the symposium, as directed by world-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, comprises three days of compelling sessions led by a team of experts who review the latest developments, advanced methods and cutting-edge technologies for treating cardiovascular disease. Nowhere else will you receive such a comprehensive review of critical information on essential topics related to coronary artery and valvular heart diseases, cardiac and electrical failure, atrial fibrillation and more.
Cardiovascular professionals from around the world gather annually at this symposium to compare procedures and policies and learn from each other. The New York Cardiovascular Symposium has been and continues to be the one course that can and will have the greatest and most positive impact on your profession, your practice and most important, your patients.
By projecting how we practice cardiovascular medicine in the next five years, the overall goal of this course is to enhance competency by providing participants with the most up-to-date developments in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease and to facilitate this transfer of knowledge into practice to improve patient outcomes.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to —
- Incorporate current and emerging clinical evidence in the comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of patients with, or at increased risk of, cardiovascular disease, including hypertension and diabetes
- Identify the methods and timing of treatment for coronary artery disease, including the latest discoveries in athero-thrombogenesis
- Evaluate and employ contemporary approaches, treatment and management strategies in patients with systolic heart failure and rhythm disorders (including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias)
- Discuss optimal systems and strategies for the diagnosis and management of STEMI, including antithrombotic and non-antithrombotic challenges
- Debate a multidisciplinary team approach to managing aortic valve disease and mitral regurgitation
- Interpret the impact that genetics, cell regeneration and molecular signaling have made in monitoring cardiovascular health
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, internists, family physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses in cardiology and physician assistants.