Inaugural Advanced Heart Failure Symposium - 10/5/2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Duke Heart Center is convening its first Advanced Heart Failure Symposium on Sat., Oct. 5, 2013 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center  in Durham.

This program is designed to meet the continuing education needs of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists and family physicians, physician extenders, and allied health professionals.

The overall goal of the activity is to enhance learners’ knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure, including management of acute and chronic heart failure as well as the use of advanced heart failure therapies such as ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation.

Topics covered by this symposium will include:

  • Novel therapies for acute heart failure
  • The use of biomarkers and genetics in heart failure management
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Addressing the problem of heart failure readmissions
  • Patient selection and management for heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices

Register here. (Department of Medicine faculty may receive a reduced rate using a discount code.)