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Home    Schools & Education    Continuing Education    Conferences & Courses    CoxHealth Heart and Vascular Summit
CoxHealth Heart and Vascular Summit

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Oct. 18 - 19, 2013
Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 E. Main St.
Branson, MO, 65616

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and permanent disability for Americans and a considerable challenge for primary care providers. Evolving clinical guidelines and technological advancements add to the complexity of managing cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, “coronary heart disease alone caused one of every six death in the United States in 2009;” this equates to 386,324 Americans that died of coronary heart disease. “Each year, an estimated 635,000 Americans have a new coronary attack and 280,000 have a recurrent attack. Approximately every 34 seconds, one American has a coronary event, and approximately every one minute an American will die of one.”1

With current regulatory mandates and evolving healthcare legislation it is imperative the healthcare provider is aware of how to navigate this complex process to better care for patients and to aid in positive outcomes.

The 2013 CoxHealth Heart and Vascular Summit will explore clinical and technological updates for the management of cardiovascular disease. By exploring these issues the primary care provider will be better prepared to manage cardiovascular patients both now and in the future.

This day and a half conference is designed for primary care providers, cardiologists, practice managers, and others who care for patients with cardiovascular disease in a hospital or clinical practice setting.

1Go, Alan S., MD; Mozaffarian, Dariush, MD, DrPH, FAHA; Roger, Veronique L., MD, MPH, FAHA, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. American Heart Association, 2013;127:e6-e245, pg e8.

Speakers include:

  • Tony J. DeMartini, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Southern Illinois School of Medicine.
  • Gregory A. Ewald, MD,  Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Gregory C. Flaker, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS, Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and the Division of Cardiology Research at University of Missouri
  • Neal S. Kleiman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center in The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas
  • Michael Hubble, BA, MBA, Senior Director Senior Director and a national spokesperson for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC
  • Jason Mitchell, MD, Director of the Center for Health Information Technology (IT) for the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Samar Muzaffar, MD, MPh, Medical Director for the Missouri HealthNet Program in Jefferson City, Missouri Health and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine 
  • Scott C. Silvestry, MD,  Associate Professor and Surgical Director for Surgical Cardiac Transplantation & Ventricular Assist, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


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