This two-day course is dedicated to educating frontline caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy. A second day is dedicated to the workup and management of patients with coronary artery dissection.
Cardiovascular disease during pregnancy is a leading cause for maternal death, underscoring the increasing importance for clinician expertise on managing these issues. Coronary artery dissection is increasingly being recognized as an etiology of myocardial infarction, particularly in younger women, including those who are pregnant. This two-day course is dedicated to educating frontline caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy. A second day is dedicated to the workup and management of patients with coronary artery dissection.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the normal hemodynamics of pregnancy and its impact on maternal and fetal outcomes in women with underlying cardiac disease
- Counsel pregnant women with cardiovascular disease or those contemplating pregnancy on maternal and fetal risks, and guide pre, intra and postpartum evaluation and management
- Evaluate the cardiac risk of preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
- Manage women with valvular disease, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and those needing anticoagulation during pregnancy
- Recognize spontaneous coronary artery dissection and understand its pathophysiology
- Incorporate up-to-date medical and interventional management of coronary artery dissection
- Consider fibromuscular dysplasia and its relationship to coronary artery dissection
- Counsel patients on appropriate exercise and rehabilitation post coronary artery dissection event
- Manage the psychosocial challenges in patients with coronary artery dissection
This course is targeted to primary care and specialty physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in anesthesiology, cardiology and vascular medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Mass General Faculty
- Allison S. Bryant Mantha, MD, MPH
- George William Dec, MD
- Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD
- Annemarie Fogerty, MD
- Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA
- Ilona Goldfarb, MD, MPH
- Eric Isselbacher, MD
- Anjali Kaimal, MD, MAS
- Christopher Learn, MD
- Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD
- Theofanie Mela, MD
- Laura Riley, MD
- Nandita Scott, MD
- Sarah Tsiaras, MD
- Malissa Wood, MD
View the full faculty list here.
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.
Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMEC®s). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMEC®s can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.
This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educational (ACGME) competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills Medical Knowledge Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.
This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies: Work in Interdisciplinary Teams.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.
CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind. Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.
Tuition for Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Update on Management of Pregnancy and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection is listed below. You may register through our secure online environment and will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your payment.
Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be made in our secure online system or by email. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.
Course Registration: Cardiovascular Disease in Women
- Physician (MD/DO): $495.00 - Discount if registered by 9/4: $445.50 (Refund Policy)
- Allied Health Professional/Other: $395.00 - Discount if registered by 9/4: $355.50 (Refund Policy)
- Resident/Fellow: $295.00 - Discount if registered by 9/4: $265.50 (Refund Policy)
Tuition includes an electronic syllabus and refreshments at breaks.
All sessions will be held at Fairmont Copley Plaza.
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Copley Plaza until September 19, 2018. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a conference rate. The discounted rate is $370 per night for a single/double room or $400 for a deluxe room.
For reservations please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit this website.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Please contact the Continuing Education Programs with any questions by phone or email, or submit this web form.
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