Event Summary

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 HFSA Review Course on October 12-15, 2017 at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ. Please take some time to review the information below to help maximize your conference experience.

Summary

The 2017 Comprehensive Heart Failure Review Course builds upon HFSA’s successful 2015 Review and 2016 Board Review Courses by incorporating results of new research studies, increasing focus on practical management recommendations, addressing issues encountered in practice, adding case studies, and providing breakout sessions in areas of special interest.

Download the Review Course Program HERE

Conference

Thursday, October 12th, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM MST
Friday, October 13th, 7:00 AM – 5:10 PM MST
Saturday, October 14th, 7:30 PM – 5:30 PM MST
Sunday, October 15th, 7:00 AM – 11:40 AM MST

CE Credit Information

Physicians: The Heart Failure Society of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.50 MOC points in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This activity is approved for 19.50 contact hours.

Approval valid through 10/05/2019; ONA #21191

Please call HFSA at 301-312-8635 for more information about contact hours.

Pharmacists: Please visit www.hfsa.org/hfreview for updated information regarding approved continuing education credit.

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The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This program provides up to 19.50 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program.

Friday, October 13, 2017
UAN: 0046-9999-17-298-L01-P
(7.67 contact hours)

Saturday, October 14, 2017
UAN: 0046-9999-17-299-L01-P
(8.0 contact hours)

Sunday, October 15,
UAN: 0046-9999-17-300-L01-P
(3.83 contact hours)

Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
**No partial credit will be available. You must attend full day of sessions to receive credit**

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of heart failure and implement strategies for the prevention of heart failure.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure, including normal physiology and compensatory and maladaptive mechanisms.
  • Assess and track the patient with acute or advanced heart failure, using non-invasive and invasive tests and biomarkers.
  • Implement guideline-based therapy for patients with chronic heart failure, including pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic options, such as diet and exercise; and implantable devices.
  • Apply appropriate care strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension, RV failure, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, cardiorenal syndrome, peripartum and infiltrative myopathies.
  • Manage comorbidities in patients with chronic heart failure, including sleep disordered breathing, anemia, and depression.
  • Implement strategies for effective disease management of the patient with advanced heart failure, including palliative care and transition to outpatient care.
  • Describe characteristics of optimal candidates for cardiac transplantation or mechanical circulatory support.
  • Apply strategies for atrial and ventricular arrhythmia management.
  • Practice effectively in the context of health care reform and merit-based incentives