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Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this meeting, participants will have increased ability to:
  1.  Recognize the risks and benefits of various therapeutic options in managing patients with CAD.
  2.  Implement strategies for managing patients with complex cardiovascular disease and risk factors, including patients with atrial fibrillation, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure.
  3. Implement strategies for appropriate stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  4. Evaluate efficacy of antiplatelet therapies in preventing adverse cardiovascular outcomes.
  5. Translate evidence-based strategies for prevention, screening, and treatment of cardiometabolic risk factors and their comorbidities to their clinical practice.
  6. Recognize patients with complex problems that require comprehensive assessment and how to assess the optimal approach to patient management.

 

 



Cardiology for the Practitioner
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre


AGENDA


7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30 am Welcome and Introduction Howard Leong-Poi, MD
     
Session I: Risk Factor Control
Chair: Beth Abramson, MD
     
8:40

Diabetes Management: Focusing on CV Outcomes

Kim Connelly, MD
9:00 Evidence-based management of patients with HFrEF: new data on hospitalized patients Gordon Moe, MD
9:20 What is the Target for BP in an Elderly Patient with DM and CVD? Juan Carlos Monge, MD
9:40 Update and Controversies in Dyslipidemia Management Beth Abramson, MD
10:00 Panel Discussion and Q & A with Interactive Audience Participation Faculty
     
10:30

NUTRITION BREAK

 
Session II: Updates in Common Cardiovascular Problems
Chair: Shaun Goodman, MD
     
10:50

AF Update: Is there still a role for warfarin?

Kamran Ahmad, MD
11:10 Choosing the Right DOAC for Stroke Prevention in AF Paul Angaran, MD
11:30 Antiplatelet Therapy Post PCI: How many, which, in whom, how long? Akshay Bagai, MD
11:50 Secondary Prevention for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Shaun Goodman, MD
12:10 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A with Interactive Audience Participation Faculty
     
12:40 LUNCH  
Session III: Innovations and New Approaches for Your Patients
Chair: Howard Leong-Poi, MD
     
1:20 

ICD, Pacemakers and ECG Monitoring – What’s new?

Victoria Korley, MD
1:40 New Clinical Trials that Impact on your Practice

Andrew Yan, MD

2:00

Ever Present Treatment Inertia: Is there a solution?

Anatoly Langer, MD
2:20

Role of Cardiac Imaging in 2019: Which test, when and how often?

Geraldine Ong, MD
2:40 Panel Discussion and Q & A with Interactive Audience Participation Faculty
     
3:15 CONCLUSION  
   
     
College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 5.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 5.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).