5th Sports Cardiology and Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium

Date

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time

7:50 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Location

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center

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Course Overview

The Duke Sports Cardiology and Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium, co-sponsored by the Heart Rhythm Society, has been designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and their competency to incorporate evidence-based updates in the care of athletes in order to mitigate their risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Other topics will include evaluating the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, prescribing appropriate testing strategies and effectively interpreting test results, as well as the pros and cons of using EKG screening in athletes.

In addition to case presentations by Duke faculty and fellows, effective training in and implementation of evidence-based resuscitation strategies, rapid response, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), will also be reviewed.

The symposium format will include lectures, panel discussions and case studies, and will be relaxed and interactive.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the CV diseases that pose the greatest risk for athletes.
  2. Integrate evidence and consensus-based screening strategies for CV disease in athletes and understand the pros and cons of including ECG testing in screening algorithms.
  3. Communicate the risks of sudden cardiac death in athletes and contrast these risks to the health benefits of exercise.
  4. Evaluate and manage athletes who present with CV symptoms.
  5. Be familiar with the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, be able to select the most appropriate CV testing strategy for athletes with CV symptoms or disease, and be able to effectively interpret the test results.
  6. Understand the concerns regarding certain congenital heart disease survivors and their athletic participation.
  7. Guide athletes and sports trainers on exercise prescription in order to minimize risks for SCD.
  8. Publicize and facilitate community wide efforts to educate and train the public on rapid response, resuscitation strategies, and the use of AEDs.
Course Directors

James Daubert, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke Clinical Research Institute

William Kraus, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

 

Invited Faculty

Robert Battle, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Cardiovascular Medicine
UVA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Jeffrey Bytomski, DO
Sports Medicine Specialist
Head Medical Team Physician
Duke University Athletics

Jonathan Drezner, MD
Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology
University of Washington Medicine Center

Salim Idriss, MD
Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center

Igor Klem, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Christopher Kontos, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Richard Krasuski, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Howard Rockman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Albert Sun, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Matthew Thomas, ScM
Genetic Counselor
Pediatrics (Genetics)
UVA Health System 

Andrew Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Robert “Hap” Zarzour
Head Athletic Trainer
Executive Director of Athletic Medicine (Football)
Duke University Athletics
 

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physicians: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Registration Fees*

$80 - MD participants

$40 - non-MD participants

$40 - live video stream on YouTube

Registrants may choose to participate in the program online (for a reduced cost) from any device that can play a YouTube video (720p HD). CME credit is offered for the live stream of the general session.

*Registration fees include all symposium materials, breakfast, lunch and breaks.
 

Event Contact

Christy Darnell
Email: christy.darnell@duke.edu
Phone: 919-613-0988

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Christy Darnell via email (christy.darnell@duke.edu). In the event that the program is cancelled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels. 

After the Event

To complete all course requirements and claim continuing education credits, please do the following:

  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.