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Vermont Cardiac Network 2009 NG Fall STRO Conference ING AT BE STILL S & AR 25 YE 3rd in a SERIES of 3 PRESENTERS: Arnold M. Katz, MD, MPH Dartmouth & Harvard Medical Schools William Hopkins, MD Fletcher Allen Health Care | University of Vermont Karen Kuligowski, RN Accredo Therapeutics Cardiopulmonary Programs Great value - just $50 for the entire day! Thursday, October 8 Doubletree Hotel So. Burlington, VT Join us at the Quechee Club as we continue the celebration of the Vermont Cardiac Network’s 25th anniversary. VCN’s Fall Conference concludes the 2009 3-part Series. Attendees of all three ‘09 conferences will be recognized for their commitment to VCN and their continued pursuit of cardiac continuing education. 9:15-9:45am Registration, Continental Breakfast 9:45-10:00am Welcome, Nurses’ Meeting 10:00-11:30am The Gap Between Bench and Bedside, Is It Widening or Narrowing? Lessons from the History of Heart Failure PROGRAM Arnold M. Katz, MD Visiting Professor of Medicine & Physiology Dartmouth Medical School Visiting Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Dr. Arnold Katz has a long-standing interest in medical history and has written extensively on the subject. Although he lists his employer as ‘Retired’, Dr. Katz appears to be anything but. Over the years, Katz had published more than 400 articles, reviews and book chapters, edited several books and written two single-authored texts: Physiology of the Heart (a 4th Ed. published in 2006), and Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Management (a 2nd Ed. in progress). In 1995 the American Heart Association joined his name to that of his father in the "Louis N. & Arnold M. Katz Prize" for outstanding basic science research by a young investigator. 11:30-12:30pm Lunch 12:30-1:30pm Pathophysiology and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension William Hopkins, MD Director, Pulmonary Hypertension & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Programs Fletcher Allen Health Care Associate Professor of Medicine UVM College of Medicine Pulmonary hypertension is a cause of right heart failure and death. It can be idiopathic or associated with other cardiovascular and noncardiovascular illnesses. Long-time Vermont Cardiac Network supporter and frequent presenter, Dr. Hopkins will discuss the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. 1:30-3:30pm Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Disease with Increasing Hope Karen Kuligowski, RN CardioPulmonary Nurse Specialist Accredo Therapeutics Cardiopulmonary Programs Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare and complex disease in which the pulmonary vasculature undergoes extensive injury to the endothelial cells lining the small blood vessels of the lungs. Often misdiagnosed, most patients do not seek medical attention for two years after its onset. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms, improving quality of life, and improving longevity. A chronic, complex disease process requiring specialized knowledge and skill to manage, there is no cure for PAH, but increasing hope. This session will educate medical professionals on the disease process, symptoms, diagnosis process, and treatment options currently available and in the pipeline for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Doubletree Hotel Burlington LOGISTICS 1117 Williston Road South Burlington, Vermont CONFERENCE SITE, ACCOMMODATIONS: hotel. For further driving directions, visit www.randmcnally.com The Vermont Cardiac Network 2009 Fall Conference will be or Google: Doubletree Hotel Burlington. held at the Doubletree Hotel Burlington in South Burlington Thursday, October 8. PAYMENT: Please return the completed registration form with a check REGISTRATION, CONTINUING EDUCATION: made payable to Vermont Cardiac Network by Thursday, The registration fee for the Vermont Cardiac Network 2009 October 1. Fall Conference is $50 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, Mail your payment and form to: and materials. An application has been submitted to the Ver- mont State Nurses’ Association, Inc.; please contact Julie Basol, Vermont Cardiac Network Director of the Vermont Cardiac Network, for more information PO Box 123 about contact hours. No. Ferrisburgh, Vermont 05473 For more information call: 802.425.3936 DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE: Fax: 802.425.5507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Take Exit 14E just off Interstate 89. The Doubletree Hotel is located less than a ½ mile east on Williston Road (on the right Registration form on the following page. hand side). Conference parking is located in the back of the REGISTRATION FORM (One registration form per person; photocopies welcome) Vermont Cardiac Network 2009 Fall Conference Thursday, October 8 DOUBLETREE HOTEL BURLINGTON | SO. BURLINGTON, VT Registration fee of $50 includes continental breakfast, lunch, & materials. Make check payable to Vermont Cardiac Network and return form by Thursday, October 1 to: Vermont Cardiac Network PO Box 123 No. Ferrisburgh, VT 05473 Please contact Julie Basol if you plan to attend and have not registered by October 1. For more information: Email: email@example.com Phone: 802.425.3936 Fax: 802.425.5507 Date of Registration: ______________ Name/Credentials Position Title Organization Address City / State / Zip Telephone Email Amount Enclosed: $_____________ Check #: _____________ About the Network The Vermont Cardiac Network (VCN) is an independent group of physicians and nurses who meet three times per year in conference venue, to provide continuing education, disseminate knowledge, and exchange ideas about cardiac care. The organization grew out of a task force assembled in 1981 by the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Health Policy Corporation to study cardiac care in the state. Vermont Cardiac Network was incorporated into a 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 to assure the cardiac health status of Vermonters and other nearby residents. VCN has been able to keep registration fees at a low cost due to the generous, continued support from Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. □ The Vermont Cardiac Network is committed to creating a quality program that is accessible to all. Please communicate any special services or assistance you may need, including dietary, in writing with your registration form. If you require special accommodations or have additional needs in order to participate, please check this box. Indicate your requests in writing and include with your registration form.