2016 TMC CardioVascular Symposium

A comprehensive update on management of cardiovascular diseases

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 • 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 E. Sunrise Drive

Who should attend:

Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, RTs and Allied Health Professionals

Keynote Presentations By:

Contemporary Management of Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis:  Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum

Mark Meissner, M.D.

A University of Washington professor of surgery specializing in vascular surgery, Dr. Meissner has published and lectured extensively on venous disease, participated in the generation of evidence-based guidelines and served as faculty at numerous medical conferences around the world. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and the Phlebology Leadership Institute. 


Nutrition, Health, Happiness: The Intricate Connection Between Food and the Gut and Brain

Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dr. Weil is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. He is the director of the Center for Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. The center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine.

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7:00     Registration. Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:00     Welcome – Karen Mlawsky, SVP, COO, Tucson Medical Center
            Opening Remarks – Luis Leon, M.D., Vascular Symposium Director
8:15     Keynote: Contemporary Management of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum – Mark Meissner, M.D.
9:05     Is There a Benefit to a Dedicated Hospital-Based Wound Care Center in the Management of Cardiovascular Patients? – Michael Lavore, M.D., FACS
            Current Concepts in the Management of Superficial Vein IncompetenceNicos Labropoulos, Ph.D.
10:05   Break
10:25   Hospital-Physician Partnership in the Care of the Vascular Patient – Matthew Namanny, D.O.
            What is the Rational Behind the Use of Drug-Coated Technology in the Management of PAD? – Layla Lucas, M.D.
11:05   Panel Discussion – Morning presenters
11:30   Lunch (provided)
12:20   Are TMC Cardiovascular Patients Exposed to the Latest, Up-to-Date Technology in the Field? A Summary of Our Physicians’ Efforts in Providing the Best of the Best in Cardiovascular Care. – Luis Leon, M.D.
            What is the Current Role of Open Heart Surgery in the Management of the Cardiac Patient? - Raj Bose, M.D.
            Advances with Atrial Fibrillation Management – Darren Peress, M.D. and Lionel Faitelson, M.D.
1:40     Atypical Presentations of Cardiovascular Disease by Women and Diabetics – Basel Skeif, M.D.
            Innovations and New Horizons in Structural Heart Disease – Thomas Waggoner, D.O.
2:20     Break
2:40     A 101 Analysis of the Financial Aspects of Cardiovascular Care – John Pacanowski, M.D.
            Lifestyle Modification vs. Drug/Medication Culture in Cardiac Care – Salvatore Tirrito, M.D.
            Medication Management of CHF and the Keys to Avoiding Readmissions – Santiago Ramirez. M.D.
3:40     Panel Discussion – Afternoon presenters
4:00     Keynote: Nutrition, Health, Happiness: The Intricate Connection Between Food and the Gut and Brain. – Andrew Weil, M.D.
4:45     Raffle Drawing – Anita Bach and Roxanne Lee
            Closing Remarks – Gulshan Sethi, M.D., Cardiac Symposium Director
5:00     Thank You Reception – Patio
5:30     5K Walk/Run on the grounds of La Paloma

Conference Fees

  Early Bird*  


   At Door   

Physicians     $125     $150     $175
NP, PA     $100     $125     $150
RN, ASRT, Allied Health, Students        $ 85     $110     $125
TMC Employees     $ 65     $ 90     $105

*Early-bird ends with the sale of the first 100 tickets or Sept. 15, 2016, whichever comes first.

Questions? Please email:

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Cotinuing Medical Education

Physicians and PAs: THMEP is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

THMEP designates this live activity for a maximum of SEVEN (7.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners: This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 7.5 contact hours of accredited education.

RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 10161, Program Number 2016-1060 for 7.9 contact hours.

ASRT: ASRT has approved this event for 7.0 Category A credits.

Symposium Directors and Event Coordinators:

Directors: Luis Leon, M.D., and Gulshan Sethi, M.D.

Event Coordinators: Anita Bach, TMC Service Line Administrator for CardioVascular and Imaging Services, and Roxanne Lee, TMC Manager of Cath Lab/Pre-Post/CNIS & CNS

Terms of Registration:

• Substitute registrants will be honored.
• Refunds: Registration fee (less a 10% handling fee) will be issued within 10 days of written request for refund. Cancellations or no-shows after Oct. 15, 2016 are not eligible for a refund.
• One person per registration is allowed. Registrations cannot be split among multiple people.
• For reasons beyond our control, it is occasionally necessary to alter the content and timing of the program or to substitute speakers. Thus, the speakers and agenda are subject to change without notice. In the event of a speaker cancellation, every effort will be made to find a replacement speaker.

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