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Patient Engagement Pavilion

CardioSmart News

During the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo, CardioSmart's Patient Engagement Pavilion will showcase programs and tools that address the needs of heart patients and clinicians.The conference will be held in Washington, DC, from March 17-19.

Be sure to stop by the pavilion to learn more about CardioSmart and helpful resources for patients.If you can't make it to Washington, you can still participate. For highlights and updates, follow along on social media:

Facebook Live posts www.facebook.com/CardioSmart

Live tweets www.twitter.com/CardioSmart.

Presentation Schedule

Friday, March 17

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Engaging Patients through Social Media
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, CardioSmart’s Editor-in-chief

2016 I am CardioSmart Award to Jacob Burris Presentation

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Revising the Same Old Story: Tackling Barriers to Detection and Treatment for Geriatric Heart Patients
Susan Peschin, MHS, Alliance for Aging Research

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
How I Survived and Thrived
Nancy Albert, PhD; Sarah Paciulli, NP; Abass Kamara; Thomas Carter
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, an ACC Patient Navigator Program Hospital

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Power of Peer Support to Change Lives
Marcia Baker, MS Ed; Jodi Lemacks, Esq.; Amy Dukovcic, MSN, CRNP, MBA; Karin Bertozzi; Maryann Mayhood Mended Hearts/Mended Little Hearts

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Heart Failure Nurses: Leading the Way to Success in Heart Failure Outcomes
Cynthia Bither, Chief NP, Adv HF Program
 MedStar Washington Hospital Center, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Barriers & Access: The Patient Experience
Seth Baum, MD, FACC
American Society of Preventive Cardiology

3:45p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
An Update: The ABC Roundtable to Improve Health Care Access for Minority and High-Risk Populations
Barbara A. Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC
Association of Black Cardiologists

Saturday, March 18

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Gaps in Patient Knowledge on Very High Triglycerides
Barbara Wiggins, PharmD, AACC; Kim Birtcher, MS, PharmD, AACC

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cracking the Code: Reducing CVD Risk with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
Neil Gordon, MD, PhD, MPH, FACC

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Patient Access to Cardiovascular Care: Perspectives from the Cardiovascular Team
Dave Dixon, PharmD, AACC; Linda Hart, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, AACC, PhD, CNP; John Bucheit, PharmD

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Stronger HeartsTM Best Practices Award Winner Highlights – Illuminating Community Programs Addressing Heart Failure
John Clymer; Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP; Carolyn Koenig, MD; Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
AHA's Patient Ambassador Program
Mark Ridder, AHA Heart Valve Ambassador

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ADAPTABLE: Leveraging patient engagement to improve and enhance clinical research
Matthew Roe; Henry Cruz (ADAPTOR NYC-CDRN); Tom McCormick, ADAPTOR, PaTH CDRN); Sandeep Jain, Fred Masoudi MD, FACC; Rob Califf; Eileen Handberg, PhD, ARNP, BC, FAHA, FACC

3:45p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FOCUS: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Optimal Care in the United States
Kelly Myers, Chief Technology Officer, FH Foundation; Cat Davis Ahmed, Director of Outreach, FH Foundation

Sunday, March 19

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Creating an Effective Health Care Team
Melanie True Hills, CSP

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Psychosocial factors: prequel or sequel to cardiovascular disease in younger women? Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) offers us clues
Katherine K.  Leon; Tina Pittman Wagers, MSW, PsyD

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Together in Heart Failure
Novartis Advocacy & Alliance Development

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Empowering Women to Take Charge of their Heart Health through WomenHeart’s National Hospital Alliance
Mary McGowan


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