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Pericardial Disease Symposium

This is a virtual course

 

The MGH Pericardial Disease Symposium will be a one-day live virtual course dedicated to providing a contemporary overview of common pericardial diseases, specifically highlighting the presentation, diagnosis, and management of acute pericarditis, recurrent pericarditis, and constrictive pericarditis. The course will feature evidence-based educational strategies including case presentations, didactic lectures, patient perspectives, and complex case round-table discussions to foster an interactive, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary learning environment.

Target audience

This activity is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants in the following specialties Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Primary Care, Pulmonary Disease, and Sports Medicine.

Learning objectives

Session 1: Acute Pericarditis:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify optimal treatment strategies for acute pericarditis.
  2. Compare different approaches to pericardiocentesis and identify benefits/limitations to each approach.
  3. Recognize signs of connective tissue disease in patients with acute pericarditis and identify common rheumatologic conditions associated with acute pericarditis.

Session 2: Recurrent Pericarditis:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify hallmark features of recurrent and constrictive pericarditis on advanced cardiac imaging.
  2. Describe the mechanisms of auto-inflammation associated with recurrent pericarditis and identify novel treatment strategies that intercede on these pathways.
  3. Summarize the treatment algorithm for recurrent pericarditis and identify emerging indications for the use of IL-1 inhibitors.

Session 3: Constrictive Pericarditis:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis.
  2. Recognize echocardiographic manifestations of constrictive pericarditis.
  3. Identify indications for pericardiectomy and compare approaches to surgical treatment

 


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FUNDING

Pericardial Disease Symposium has received support in the form of an educational grant from the following companies: 
 
Cardiol Therapeutics Inc.
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.


 

Registration instructions

Registration Type Early Bird Rate
(Before January 15, 2024)
Standard Rate
(After January 15, 2024)
Physicians & Nurses $150.00 $199.00
Fellows/Trainees $50.00 $50.00

 

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before February 22, 2024 will be refunded, less a $15 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after February 22, 2024 will not be refunded.

Contact partnerscpd@partners.org if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.

Additional information

Massachusetts General Hospital – Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and
Mass General Brigham

Faculty credentials

Course Directors

Jonathan Salik, MD, MS

Assistant Inpatient Education Director, Cardiology Division,
Associate Program Director for Elective and Subspecialty Training, Internal Medicine Residency Program, 
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Thoralf Sundt, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Shana Osho, MD, MPH

Cardiac Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

 

Faculty

George Blees
Patient

Jonathan Hausmann, MD
Rheumatologist, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Emily Lau, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Director, Hormones & Cardiovascular Disease Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital

Leonard Lilly, MD
Cardiology Section Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital;
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Tomas Neilan, MD, MPH
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program,
Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Michael Picard, MD
Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Baileigh Rolfe
Patient

Ada Stefanescu, MD
Interventional Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Albree Tower-Rader, MD
Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brittany Weber, MD, PhD
Director of Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital;
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham 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.
 

Credit Designation Statements

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing
Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 5.5 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
Mass General Brigham has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Pharmacy
This activity provides 5.5 contact hours (5.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN):  JA0007437-0000-24-009-L99-P


MOC Recognition Statement 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Program

Session 1: Acute Pericarditis: The Basics
8:30am Welcome and OverviewJonathan Salik, MD, MS
8:35 Case Presentation | Fellow
8:40 Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pericarditis | Emily Lau, MD, MPH
8:55 Pericardiocentesis: What Every Clinician Should Know | Ada Stefanescu, MD
9:10 Pericarditis in Systemic Disease | Jonathan Hausmann, MD
9:25 Q&A | Jonathan Salik, MD, MS; Ada Stefanescu, MD; Jonathan Hausmann, MD
9:40 Complex Case Round Table | Jonathan Salik, MD, MS; Ada Stefanescu, MD; Jonathan Hausmann, MD
10:00 BREAK
Session 2: Recurrent Pericarditis: A Vexing Challenge
10:15 Case Presentation | Fellow
10:20 Making the Diagnosis: Advanced Imaging Techniques for Pericardial DiseaseAlbree Tower-Rader, MD
10:40 Approach to the Treatment of Recurrent Pericarditis | Jonathan Salik, MD, MS
10:55 Autoinflammation, IL-1 Inhibitors, and Novel Therapies | Brittany Weber, MD, PhD
11:15 Q&A | Albree Tower-Rader, MD; Jonathan Salik, MD, MS; Brittany Weber, MD, PhD
11:30 Recurrent Pericarditis: The Patient PerspectiveBaileigh Rolfe & Jonathan Salik, MD, MS
11:40 Complex Case Round Table | Albree Tower-Rader, MD; Jonathan Salik, MD, MS; Brittany Weber, MD, PhD
12:00pm BREAK/LUNCH
Session 3: Constrictive Pericarditis: The Modern Approach
12:45 Case Presentation | Fellow
12:50 Pathophysiology and Hemodynamics of Constrictive Pericarditis | Leonard Lilly, MD
1:10 Echocardiographic Assessment of Constrictive PericarditisMichael Picard, MD
1:30 Diagnostic Challenges in Radiation-Induced Pericardial DiseaseTom Neilan, MD, MPH
1:45 Surgical Treatment of Constrictive Pericarditis: What Every Clinician Should KnowThor Sundt, MD and Shana Osho, MD, MPH
2:15 Q&A | Leonard Lilly, MD; Michael Picard, MD; Thor Sundt, MD; Shana Osho, MD, MPH
2:30 BREAK
2:40 Constrictive Pericarditis: The Patient PerspectiveGeorge Blees & Jonathan Salik, MD, MS
2:50 Complex Case Round TableLeonard Lilly, MD; Thor Sundt, MD; Shana Osho, MD, MPH
3:10 Wrap-Up/Final RemarksJonathan Salik, MD, MS
3:15pm Adjourn

 

Course Summary
  • Available credit
    5.50 AAPA Category I CME
    5.50 ABIM MOC II
    5.50 acpe_pharm
    5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    5.50 Nursing Contact Hours
    5.50 Participation
  • Formats
    Online live
  • Categories
    Cardiology
  • Course opens
    June 27, 2023
  • Course expires
    April 8, 2024
  • Event starts
    March 8, 2024, 8:30 am EST
  • Event ends
    March 8, 2024, 3:15 pm EST
  • Price
    $199.00
  • This course is closed.
Event location
  • Venue
    Livestream
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA 02114 US
  • This is a live event.
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