Cardiac Symposium 2019

Saving Lives One Heartbeat at a Time 

Saving Lives One Heartbeat at a Time

2020 Cardiac Symposium

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Location: Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (North Entrance)

Learning Objectives

After participating in this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based care for evaluation and management of chest pain, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Discuss appropriate treatment protocols and therapies for valve disease, chest pain, CAD, and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Recognize life saving measures to reduce hospital re-admissions for cardiac events.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, EMS and allied health professionals



Time Topic Presenter Description
7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Welcome/State of Cardiac Medicine Cheryl Berry, Director of Nursing
MD/APN/PA Track 1 (in DeSoto Room A)
 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Heart Transplant: The Who? The What? The Why? Todd Edwards, MD, FACC

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Approach to Managing Dmitry Yaranov, MD, FACC

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break (Door Prizes)    
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. New Approaches to Secondary Prevention Dharmesh Patel, MD, FACC,

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Pregnancy and Heart Disease: Treatment Plan Amit Malhotra, MD, FACC

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. TAVR: Right Patient, Right Approach  Gilbert Zoghbi, MD, FACC  
12:00 p.m. Adjourn    
Nursing/EMT/Allied Health Professionals Track 2 (in DeSoto Room B)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Cardiogenic Shock: New Players in the Game Yaser Cheema, MD 
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Maintaining Airways and Devices: “The Starving Air Patient” Istvan Wollak, MD

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Break (Door Prizes)
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Read Between the Lines (EKG Recognition): How to Treat Lethal Rhythms
Jiang Cui, MD
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
When Cardiac and Pulmonary Collide
Panel Discussion “Pulmonary Flash Edema, Heart Failure Fluid Balance, Hypertension Treatments”
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
What Caregivers Want to Know
12:00 p.m. Adjourn    


Faculty disclosure statement

It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of relevant financial relationships from individuals engaged in content development or planning of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Continuing Medical Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BMHCC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME Charge

There is no charge to attend this educational activity. Physician participants can claim CME credits for a flat fee of $55. Payment is to be made at time of registration.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Continuing Nursing Education

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, the Center for Education & Organizational Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Up to 3.5 hours will be awarded.

Continuing EMS Education

This CE activity 19-BENCH-F2-1024 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for 3.5 EMS CEH.


This symposium is sponsored in partnership with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and Stern Cardiovascular Foundation.