The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offers a variety of educational programs and conferences for the cardiovascular professional. With the assistance of varied credentialing bodies, the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs and conferences to meet the evolving educational needs of physicians and other professionals associated with caring for cardiovascular patients.
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Heart Failure Holiday SymposiumDecember 1-2, 2017
Now in its thirteenth year, this symposium is respected as a top tier regional heart failure meeting, and is once again endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). Critical updates and thoughtful contemporary reviews delivered by national experts in the field, including recognized Northwestern faculty, have been the hallmark of this program. This year we will once again assemble leading cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, and psychologists with expertise in heart failure and cardiac surgery to provide updates on the very latest clinical, scientific, genetic, behavioral and technological advances for managing patients with heart failure. Learn More & Register>
Women's Cardiovascular Health SymposiumSave the Date! April 27, 2018
The aim of this course is to provide up-to-date information about the cardiovascular care of women of all ages for health care providers. On the same day, and often with the same speakers, there is a course with similar topics for the community. The concept is to educate women and their health care providers with much of the same information. The community course is interactive and stresses healthy lifestyle issues. The professional conference is a CME conference assembling experts in the field to discuss the latest advances and research. Both courses have been well received by their respective audiences.
Chicago Cardiovascular UpdateSave the Date! July 19-21, 2018
This meeting will adopt an evidence based, guideline driven update of the critical domains in cardiovascular medicine. Our world-renowned faculty and guest speakers will deliver seminars on hypertension, prevention, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and acute coronary syndrome. Significant new data and summaries of guidelines will represent the platform for our discussions. A recurring feature of the summer program is the link with the American College of Cardiology. We have traditionally hosted the outgoing ACC president to provide a “what’s new in the ACC” lecture. We also have acquired ACC co-sponsorship and will once again offer Maintenance of Certification for all attendees. This benefit is embedded in the registration fee. MOC is facilitated by a series of IT support services including real-time Q & A via a moderated iPAD as the questions are reviewed and an unique Northwestern Medicine CV CME APP to aid in navigation of MOC questions. View presentations from 2017>
Advances in Pulmonary HypertensionSave the Date! August 3, 2018
While pulmonary hypertension remains a challenging disease, there has been an increased awareness by clinicians from the routine use of diagnostic tools such as Doppler echocardiography and the availability of the many pulmonary vasodilator drugs. Because it is uncommon, it is difficult for physicians to develop sufficient experience and expertise unless they are part of a specialty center. The etiology can be multifactorial, making it difficult to know the dominant cause in some patients and thus requires a meticulous approach to arrive at the correct diagnosis. The program is designed to increase knowledge of the presentation and diagnosis of the different etiologies of pulmonary hypertension and address ways to implement the latest practice guidelines into clinical practice. The program is designed to improve the competence of physicians in managing patients who present in the community, and know when to refer to specialty centers for advanced care.
Echo NorthwesternNew Date! September 21-23, 2018
Echo Northwestern is in its 40th year! This is the longest running echo course in the United States. Each year, there are three full days of interactive lectures and small group case presentations and discussion. The course faculty consists of renowned physicians and sonographers from Northwestern and from around the United States. This course will provide physicians and sonographers at all levels with the knowledge and insight into the application of basic and advanced echocardiographic techniques. Topics include valvular heart disease, interventional echo, heart failure, contrast echo, 3D echo, diastology, stress echo, cardio-oncology and more. By the end of the course, participants will have improved skills that can be immediately applied to everyday practice as well as an understanding of future applications.
Chicago CSI: Case-Based Coronary & Structural Heart Interventional UpdateSave the Date! October 12-13, 2018
Chicago CSI (Coronary & Structural Heart Intervention Update) is a 1 and ½ day cased-based course. The current format features live and taped cases presentations as well as didactic lectures. Each year, the faculty consists of international and local experts. The purpose of the course is to provide clinicians with an overview of the latest tools and techniques in percutaneous coronary intervention and structural heart disease therapies.