2nd Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit

Durham, NC US
March 28, 2015

Onsite registration will be available at the Sheraton on Saturday, March 28. Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.

For those registering for the live stream of the course, you may access the course via this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwvij8qn6TM 

You can contact Christy Darnell at christy.darnell@duke.edu to receive a course syllabus. 

March 28th, 2015
 


Course Directors

James Daubert, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology Section
Duke University Medical Center

Mahesh Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

The overall goal of the activities of this continuing medical education (CME) program is to enhance learners’ knowledge and their competency to incorporate evidence-based updates in the evaluation and care of athletes who have or have risks of cardiovascular disease. A focus of the symposium will be to address and mitigate athletes’ risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCD is a devastating event that demands further understanding of screening strategies, assessments of cardiovascular symptoms, and state of the art treatment of cardiovascular disease. As participation in exercise and sports grows rapidly in all US demographics, clinicians need to become more familiar with evaluating the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, prescribing appropriate testing strategies and effectively interpreting test results, as well as the pros and cons of using EKG screening in athletes. In addition, effective training in and implementation of evidence-based resuscitation strategies, such as automated external defibrillators, may help avoid SCD. This symposium will focus on educating both clinicians and the athletic community about these important topics in sports cardiology and SCD.  

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REGISTRATION AND FEE INFORMATION: 

  • For MD          : $80
  • For Non-MD : $40 [including residents]
  • Live stream : $40

INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

To register for 2nd Annual Duke Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Symposium you must set up a profile with a valid ID/Password on the Duke CME Portal.

HOW TO SET UP YOUR PROFILE IN ETHOS
(NEW USERS ONLY):

  • Before you can register for the course, you are required to set up your profile in EthosCE.  Click on the following link, http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/ then select Join in the upper right hand corner of the Home Page.  For further instructions please click on the following link to our quick reference card.
  • Once you have created a Profile, you will then receive an email from the system confirming you as a user.  Click on the link in the email to create your password.  You will then notice in the upper right hand corner of the page that you are now logged into your account.
  • Keep a record of the ID/password.  If you register for CME credit you will need to complete the certification process using the Duke CME Portal.

HOW TO REGISTER/ENROLL IN A COURSE IN ETHOS:

In the upper right hand corner of the Ethos Home Page, type in the name of the course, 2nd Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit, in the search bar.

  • Click on the web link that will then direct you to the course landing page.
  • If you would like to attend Livestream, please choose the payment option below to receive your discount.
  • Add to Cart and follow the check out process.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING, PLEASE CONTACT THE SERVICE DESK AT:  919.668.8916.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND ROOM RATES

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center. Rooms are $109 per night, plus applicable taxes. The room block will be held until March 6, 2015, but may sell out prior to this date. To reserve your room at the conference rate, please call 800-325-3535 and identify yourself as part of the 2nd Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Summit.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email (christy.darnell@duke.edu) or by fax (919-680-5603); attn: Christy Darnell). Registration cancellations received on or before March 6 will be fully refunded minus a processing fee of 5%. Cancellation requests submitted between March 7-20 will receive a 50% refund minus a processing fee of 5%. Cancellation requests received on or after March 21 will not be refunded. In the event that the program is cancelled or postponed, we will not be responsible for any travel costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels. 

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the risks of sudden cardiac death in athletes and contrast these risks to the health benefits of exercise.
  2. Identify the CV diseases that pose the greatest risk for athletes.
  3. Integrate evidence and consensus-based screening strategies for CV disease in athletes and understand the pros and cons of including ECG testing in screening algorithms
  4. Recognize and manage athletes who present with CV symptoms
  5. Identify the unique characteristics of an athlete’s heart, be able to select the most appropriate CV testing strategy for athletes with CV symptoms or disease, and be able to effectively interpret the test results.
  6. Select and interpret the most appropriate exercise testing protocol for evaluating athletes with CV symptoms or disease.
  7. Guide athletes on exercise prescription in order to minimize risks for SCD
  8. Publicize and facilitate community wide efforts to educate and train the public on rapid response, resuscitation strategies, and the use of AEDs.

TO COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CLAIM CREDITS:

  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
02/03/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/28/2017
Activity Starts: 
03/28/2015 - 8:00am
Activity Ends: 
03/28/2015 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$80.00
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Canter
4700 Emperor Blvd
I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Rd)
Durham, NC 27703
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
02/03/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/28/2017

Price

Cost:
$80.00
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