2013 Cardiovascular Symposium: Close to Your Heart

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 – 7:30 am            Registration/Continental Breakfast


7:30 – 7:45 am            Welcome/Conference Overview

7:45 – 9:15 am            Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice: Empowering Nursing
Sue Householder, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, FAHA

9:15 – 9:30 am            Break with posters

9:30 – 10:30 am         Aortic Dissection
Himanshu J. Patel, MD

10:30 – 10:45 am       Break with posters

10:45 – 11:45 am       CONCURRENT SESSION I

                                        *A.      Pain Management and PFCC: A winning Combination
Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN

B.       The Fundamentals of ICD Therapy

                                                        Laura Horwood, APRN-BC, NP
Living with and ICD
Helen McFarland

C.       The Challenge of Cognitive Dysfunction in Heart Failure Care

                                                        Susan J. Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

11:45 – 12:45pm        LUNCH

12:45 – 1:45 pm        CONCURRENT  SESSION  II

 D.    LVAD Complications; Bleeding/Clotting Balance

                                                        Rachael S. Scheich, RN, ACNP-BC Courtney Clark ,RN, FNP-BC
                                          E.    Red Yeast Rice and a Little Spice

                                                        Heather K Poucher, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CMC


 F.    Patient Family Centered Amputation Pathway
Kim Newcomb-Forro, BSN, RN Monica Waidley, BSN, RN
               Jane Sprayberry, RN


 1:45 – 1:55 pm           Break with posters

1:55 – 2:55 pm           Close to Your Heart; Hearing from Our Patients and Families

                                             Facilitator of Patient and Family Panel

                                             Michelle K. Derheim, MSN,RN, CNML

2:55 – 3:15 pm           Break with posters and vendors

3:15 – 4:15 pm           Owning Your Nursing Practice: Building Equity in Excellence
Sharon L. Smith, PhD, RN

4:15 – 4:30 pm           Closing and Evaluation

*Fulfills the pain requirement for Michigan licensure


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration  Fees:
    $120 - Standard Registration
    $99 - UMHS Registration

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    Mail to:
    300 N. Ingalls, Ste. 6B12
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5436

    Fees include educational materials, luncheon and refreshments.

    $25 Cancellation Fee. No refunds after November 8, 2013. Substitutions welcome.

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