Registration Opens for the 2022 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

Attendees listen attentively to a speaker during the 2019 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

After a two-year hiatus, the Midwest Cardiovascular Forum is returning this fall for a 1.5-day conference exploring the latest in cardiology! Sessions include topics for seasoned cardiologists, fellows-in-training, and cardiovascular team members. Join us in downtown Minneapolis from October 29-30.

Visit the Midwest Cardiovascular Forum web page for more details, and mark your calendar to attend.

FIT Lecture Series | Mitral Valve Prolapse – When Does It Stop Being Benign?

Join us the second Tuesday of each month for our new Fellows in Training (FIT) Lecture Series. These events are free, but registration is required. Register today and mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of every month to join us for future lectures.

On Tuesday, September 13th from 6-8 PM Central Iulia-Maria Tulai, M.D., a Cardiology Fellow at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation & Hennepin Healthcare, will present a talk on Mitral Valve Prolapse and Mitral Annular Disjunction.

FIT Lecture Series | Pericarditis

Join us the second Tuesday of each month for our ongoing Fellows in Training (FIT) Lecture Series. On Tuesday, August 9th from 6-8pm Kathryn F. Larson, M.D., Chief Fellow in the Division of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic will present a talk on Pericarditis.

This event is free, but registration is required. Register here and mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of every month to join us for future lectures.

Presentation

Using a case-based format, we will review the basics of diagnosis, ancillary testing, and therapeutics for pericarditis. The talk will include a discussion of the 2015 ESC Guidelines on pericardial disease, as well as a brief overview of key pivotal trials in the management of pericarditis (both initial episodes and recurrence).

Professional Development Series – Meet the Inventor: How TAVI Was Born

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

10 a.m. Central | Zoom

While listening to Julio Palmaz speak at a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona in February 1989, Henning Rud Andersen was inspired to concept implanting heart valves percutaneously. Within 3 months, Dr. Andersen made and implanted the first transcatheter heart valve in an animal model. Today, TAVI is the main treatment of severe aortic stenosis in many parts of the world. Join Drs. Mohamad Alkhouli and David R. Holmes for a virtual conversation with Dr. Andersen about his extraordinary journey with TAVI.

Moderators: Mohamad Alkhouli MD, FACC and David Holmes MD

Guest: Henning Rud Andersen MD

View the event flyer here.

2022 FIT Echo Bootcamp Registration Now Open

Presented by the Iowa and Minnesota Chapters of the American College of Cardiology

Registration is now open for our third annual FIT Echo Bootcamp. Join other Fellows in Training for an in-depth study on Echocardiographic Examinations and Emergencies led by Dr. Rick Marcus of the Iowa Heart Center. This four-part virtual series will take place from 6-8 pm Central on July 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th. Visit the FIT Echo Bootcamp page for more information.

Lifetime Management of Aortic Stenosis: Educational Opportunity in MN

In a growing number of sites across the country, structural heart programs are drawing on the experience of Advance Practice Providers to manage the continuum of care the Structural Heart patients. The MN APP Program has been designed to advance the care of patients with structural heart disease, with an emphasis on current challenging clinical topics coupled with the latest scientific evidence to guide patient treatment and long-term management of patients suffering from Aortic Stenosis. This program, presented by Edwards Lifesciences, is intended for Advanced Practice Providers (NPs, APNs, PA-Cs) in the greater MN area.

Topics for this program will include:

  • Timely Diagnosis and Treatment can lead to better outcome
  • Essential Role of various imaging modalities before, during and after TAVR
  • Evolution of APP leadership in Structural Heart Program
  • Strategies to streamline organizational process to build sustainable structural heart program (Pre, Peri, Post)
  • Importance of Multi-discipline Heart Team: Effective staffing models for clinic, procedure, and post-care

Date

Thursday, May 12, 2022
General Session: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

Location

Hotel Ivy – Grand Salon room
201 S 11th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Midwest ACC WIC Symposium – Register Now

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Midwest ACC Women in Cardiology (WIC) Symposium to be held on June 25, 2022 at the Women’s Athletic Club in Chicago, Illinois.

This symposium aims to share knowledge and best practices with all clinicians who care for female patients to improve the overall cardiovascular health of women. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend in person or virtually live the day of the symposium.

Female FITs are encouraged to submit abstracts and male FITs are encouraged to submit abstracts investigating women and cardiovascular disease or topics that help women cardiologists succeed in their careers. Cash prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best abstracts.

This year’s keynote speaker is the Immediate Past ACC President, Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia, whose presentation will be followed by an interview by several female governors of the Midwest Chapters about her journey to her presidency. The morning program will address various common cardiovascular diseases, focusing on sex differences. The afternoon program is packed with panel discussions and breakout sessions to help cardiovascular clinicians and scientists navigate their careers.

Don’t miss this networking and educational opportunity!


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