Posted on 03/15/2017 in Business

High Risk Pregnancy and Heart Disease INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

Norris Conference Center, San Antonio/Park North 618 NW Loop 410, Suite 207, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
$25.00 - $125.00
High Risk Pregnancy and Heart Disease INAUGURAL CONFERENCE
Start Date
04/21/2017
End Date
04/21/2017

High Risk Pregnancy and Heart Disease INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

Course Description: This activity is a unique meeting bringing together cardiologists and maternal care specialists involved in caring for the pregnant patient with heart disease.Currently, cardiovascular disease is one of the highest causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. It is also a time when interdisciplinary management between primary care providers, obstetricians, and cardiologists is critical. This CME program is designed to help all providers to better recognize, counsel,and refer women with cardiovascular conditions before pregnancy; and for all providers who encounter pregnant women with cardiovascular disease to better manage them for safer outcomes.Target Audience:This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals who specialize in obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine,cardiology, or primary care. Learning Objectives:
At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

Understand the current trends of maternal cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Understand the hemodynamic demands and pathophysiology of the pregnant patient with cardiovascular disease.

Understand which symptoms and findings should be referred for higher care.

Understand the current best practices for treatment of cardiac conditions during pregnancy.

Develop a management strategy for following these pregnancies closely and planning for all stages, including labor, delivery and postpartum.

Understand the current best practices for treatments of unexpected cardiovascular emergencies during pregnancy.

Understand cardiovascular disorders that can be transmitted genetically to the fetus.

Understand how to better counsel a patient with known cardiovascular disease for either pregnancy avoidance when appropriate, or for making the planned pregnancy as low risk as possible.

Understand the need for long term monitoring and management of newly recognized cardiovascular conditions even after delivery.

Understand the long term impact of these newly recognized conditions on the woman’s health, and on any future pregnancies.

Continuing Medical Education Statements Accreditation Statement:The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio TM) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Credit Designation Statement:The UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Nursing credits will be provided.

Course Directors:
Ildiko Agoston, MD, FACC, FASEAssociate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Director, Women’s Comprehensive Health Institute Director, Nuclear Cardiology UT Health San Antonio; 

  • Ometeotl M. Acosta, MD, FACOG Director, UT-GRMC Maternal-Fetal Medicine Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology UT Health San Antonio; 
  • Janet V. Hays, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Charles C Brown and Ann S Brown Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Disease UT Health San Antonio; 
  • Keynote Speakers:
  • Lisa M. Hollier, MD Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children’s Health Plan Chairman, Texas Maternal Mortality Review Committee;
  • Biswajit Kar, MD Professor, Internal Medicine, UTHealth McGovern Medical School Chief, Medical Division, Center for Advanced Heart Failure Heart and Vascular Institute, Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center.

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