CV Surgery

The 2018 Penn Aorta Course: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Conquering Complex Aortic Disease

Course details

  • 6.75 AAPA
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.75 contact hours
Price: $1.00
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Program Description: 

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Course Overview and Target Audience

This program was developed with an important goal of improving health outcomes of patients with aortic diseases. Learning benefits for participating clinicians will include the following:

• Improving the understanding of the biology of aortic diseases
• Learning the diagnosis of aortic disease and identifying ‘at-risk’ populations
• Better understanding of the medical and surgical approaches to treating aortic disease
• Developing strategies for life-long management of aortic disease

This will be accomplished through a multidisciplinary team approach that incorporates cardiovascular medicine, genetics, advanced imaging, critical care, anesthesia, cardiac and vascular surgery and nursing.

Case presentations, expert lectures, panel discussions and active audience participation will be employed.

This activity has been designed for all physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical students, residents and fellows who have an interest in treating patients with acute and chronic aortic disease.


Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the modes of therapy for medical stabilization and diagnosis of aortic emergencies
  • Explain the importance of the approach to aortic pathologies from a multidisciplinary and interprofessional team approach
  • Describe the process of transfer of acute aortic emergency patients to a tertiary care center
  • Explain the indications for and technical aspects of treatment of Type A, Type B dissection and traumatic aortic injuries
  • Review the technical aspects of complex aortic valve repair, aortic root and arch repair, and the role of minimally invasive and endovascular techniques
  • Discuss the application of endovascular technologies for the treatment of paravisceral and thoracoabdominal aneurysms
  • Describe the role of the intensive care unit as well as the importance of long-term care of the aortic patient

Registration Fees

The registration fees for The 2018 Penn Aorta Course: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Conquering Complex Aortic Disease is $250 for Physicians and Industry personnel, $195 for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Healthcare Professionals and $100 for Residents and Fellows.  The registration fees for Penn Medicine faculty, employees and staff is $125 for Physicians, $95 for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Healthcare Professionals and $50 for Residents and Fellows. There is no charge for medical students.

The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a course booklet, a link to view the presentations online and a link to obtain your certificate. Continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks and lunch is also included.


Directions and Parking

The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium is located on the 1st Floor level of the Smilow Translational Research Center (TRC). Smilow TRC is connected to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and is located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. We strongly recommend you use GPS or an online driving directions site (such as mapquest.com, drivingdirections.com or googlemaps.com) for exact directions to and from your starting point.

If you prefer to take public transportation to and from campus, please visit http://www.upenn.edu/services/transportation for options.

On Saturday, February 3rd, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine garage (3400 Civic Center Blvd) is open and available to those attending the 2018 Penn Aorta Course: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Conquering Complex Aortic Disease attendees. Parking is approximately $20 per day. Parking fees are the responsibility of the attendee and are not reimbursed or validated by the course.


Overnight Accomodations

There are no special room rates for course participants. Please contact the following hotels directly if you are interested in overnight room reservations:

Homewood Suites by Hilton
4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
215.382.1111

www.HomewoodUnivCity.com
*Homewood Suites offers a complimentary shuttle service to Penn’s campus

The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.222.0200

www.theinnatpenn.com

Sheraton University City Hotel
3600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.387.8000

www.sheraton.com/universitycity


Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for ContinuingMedical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.75 Category 1 Credits for completing this activity.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 6.75 contact hours.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by January 19, 2018 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after January 19, 2018. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
Please log in or register to take this Course.
Available credit:
  • AAPA: 6.75
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.75
  • contact hours: 6.75
Activity Documents
Groups:
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.