1st Annual Perioperative Mechanical Circulatory Support Symposium & Cutting-Edge Critical Care Echo Workshop

The 1st Annual Perioperative MCS Symposium is a 2-day hybrid course. The symposium will take advantage of modern educational concepts to provide clinically relevant material through an inter-professional and multidisciplinary approach to the perioperative management of patients undergoing mechanical circulatory support. In addition, a complementary advanced critical care echocardiography (CCE) workshop will be offered. The highly interactive approach puts the learner in the position of the clinician needing to make simple, thorough, and complex decisions commonly faced when providing mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and utilizing CCE.

Interactive Learning & Hands-on Training

Multidisciplinary Approach to Clinical Decision-Making

There will be greater emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to complex clinical decision-making.

Attendees will experience highly interactive learning in small groups (1:4 ratio). Hands-on training will be used to expose the learner to a range of typical diagnostic approaches to specific scenarios with advanced CCE in refractory shock and ultrasound procedural guidance.

Special sessions with groups of patients will provide an opportunity for their education on perioperative complications in MCS.

 

Program Overview

There will be greater emphasis on multidisciplinary approach to complex clinical decision making.

On day two attendees will experience highly interactive learning in small groups ( 1:4 ratio).

Hands-on training will be used to expose the learner to a range of typical diagnostic approaches to specific scenarios with advanced CCE in refractory shock and ultrasound procedural guidance.

Lastly, special sessions with groups of patients will provide an opportunity for their education on perioperative complications in MCS.

Faculty

Medical Director, Transplant, Cardiovascular, and MCS Critical Care
Program Director, Anesthesia/ Critical Care Fellowship
Director, Critical Care Echocardiography
Senior Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center

James M. Anton, M.D Course Director

Program Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center
Chief, Cardiovascular Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of each lecture in the series, the participant should be able to:

  • Analyze of most prevalent complications of temporary MCS.
  • Describe approaches to address candidacy factors associated with worse LVAD outcomes.
  • Describe interventions to effectively treat intraoperative complications associated with worse LVAD outcomes.
  • Describe a systematic diagnostic approach and aggressive management to perioperative RV failure, including RVAD support commencement.
  • Analyze cost-effective and safe advance practice provider- driven model of perioperative care in patient receiving MCS.
  • Describe clinical scenarios where comprehensive echocardiography per cardiologist is preferable in MCS support. And scenarios where intensivist can perform critical care echocardiograms leading to a more timely and safer MCS management than consultative echocardiography.

Agenda (Day 1)

Agenda (Day 2)

Accreditation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.50 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. Successful completion is a passing grade of 70% on the assessment in the CME evaluation.

Registration Fees

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Physicians:
Conference Day 1 – $200
Workshop Day 2 – $400
Both Days – $550.00

Virtual Both Days – $150

Non-Physicians (Nurses/Dieticians/PA):
Conference Day 1 – $100
Workshop Day 2 – $200
Both Days – $250

Virtual Both Days – $100

Residents/Fellows:
Conference Day 1 – $100
Workshop Day 2 – $200
Both Days – $250

Virtual Both Days – $100