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CATCH-UP 2012
Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions

3rd Annual Assist Device Therapy Course

DateThursday, May 17, 2012
CATCH-UP 2012 Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions
Time7:30am - 6:30pm
LocationNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Program DirectorsUlrich P. Jorde, MD
Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
Introduction The goal of this one-day educational course is to fully understand chronic and acute heart failure. Lectures will be organized into 4 sessions focusing on the diagnosis of heart failure, cardiogenic shock, indications for device therapy, and heart transplant. Didactic sessions, case presentations, audience polling, and interactive discussions will engender learning and improvement in the management of patients with the full spectrum of heart failure.
Target AudienceThis activity is designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, cardiac nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with heart failure.
Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current clinical trials in heart failure
  • Compare the benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation patients
  • Identify the types of percutaneous and surgical devices available to treat cardiogenic shock
  • Recognize the limitations of LVAD therapy and understand how to manage them appropriately
  • Discuss the future of device therapy
  • Recognize the benefits of cardiac transplantation
  • Select patients for cardiac transplantation and/or device therapy
  • Identify available technology and the indications for ECMO
  • Compare ventricular assist devices (VADs) available for the treatment of congenital heart disease
Accreditation The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Disclosure Statement The College of Physicians and Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.
Support We expect support for this program through grants from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
RegistrationPhysicians claiming CME credit — $160
Physicians not claiming CME credit — $130
Non-physicians, nurses and other clinical staff claiming CME credit — $105
Non-physicians, nurses and other clinical staff not claiming CME credit — $75
This program is gratis to residents and fellows but pre-registration is required.

Fees include program lectures, course materials, meals and reception.

Please note industry exhibits are ONLY open to non-NYPH staff.

We are currently at full capacity for this course. Please check back with Stephanie Scheeler (P: 212.304.7813 or sas2258@columbia.edu) as we get closer to the course date to see if space has become available.
Program Location Details Parking: Available at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 165th Street. Parking is not included in the registration fee for this course.

Subway: Take the 1, A, C lines to 168 Street-Washington Heights/Broadway.

Click here for a list of local area hotels.
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ContactStephanie Scheeler
Phone: 212.304.7813
Fax: 212.304.7811
E-mail: sas2258@columbia.edu

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