Frontiers in Cardiology – One Day Course in New Jersey

MMC_Course_2015_140sq If you’re a cardiologist, Fellow, or in the allied health fields, and you weren’t able to make it to London for the five-day-long European Congress of Cardiology meeting, you can get a quick dose of the latest and greatest in a single day on Saturday, September 19, in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Titled “Frontiers in Cardiology,” this symposium is presented by the Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, and features a stellar international faculty, including Maurice Buchbinder, Roxana Mehran, James Udelson, Nanette Wenger, and more. A range of contemporary topics are on the agenda, from atrial fibrilation to coronary artery disease, imaging and heart disease in women.

The course is sponsored by the Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Chapters of the American College of Cardiology and admission fees range from free (for Fellows) to $75 for physicians, with several levels in-between. CMEand CEU credits will be provided.

Course co-directors are Morristown Medical Center’s Drs. Linda Gillam and Jordan Safirstein, who has also organized the annual MARS radial course at Morristown Medical Center. Time is short so register soon. You can register for the course online, or call 1-800-247-9580.

Did I mention that Fellows are free? #TakeAdvantageOfFreeCoursesWhileYouCanFellows


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3 Responses to Frontiers in Cardiology – One Day Course in New Jersey

  1. Doctors have an important job in our society today. They take care of the sick and help them get better. It is important for them to stay at the top of their game. With new medicines being developed and improved treatment methods, we want our doctors to know how to do them. Going to courses like this one would be a good way for any doctor to increase their knowledge about cardiology.

  2. Suzanne Richardson

    I have had 5 stints since 2009. With the new findings of fewer stints being placed, am I at more risk for more heart problem than I would have been if I had not had them done?

    • Suzanne – The recent news (which we’ll be covering in a separate post) is that fewer stents are being placed in situations that are classified as “rarely appropriate” by the guidelines. Whether or not one or more of your stents would fall into that category is impossible to say without intimate knowledge of your records, angiograms, etc. What a recent 15-year mortality analysis of some of the COURAGE trial patients shows, however, is that stenting is as safe as medical therapy, and that having a stent placed doesn’t increase your chances of dying. (See the conclusion of my recent post, “COURAGE: Does 15-Year Data Have Any Clinical Relevance?

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