Agenda for 20th Congress

The 20th Congress Brochure is also available for download.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 ~ Pre-Conference Workshops

7:00am - 12:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Registration Desk Open

7:00am - 2:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Customer Care/Speaker Support

7:00am - 8:30am
Red Rock H/I
& Siena Foyer

Continential Breakfast

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Veranda Ballroom

Lunch

8:00am - 5:30pm
Red Rock H/I

Cardiovascular Care Coordinator Certification (C4) Boot Camp - Day 1

Keri Morris; Elizabeth Stokes; Beverly Fuoti-Livezey; Carl Blake; Kaylea Algire; and Shilpa Patel

8:00am - 5:30pm
Siena

Heart Failure v3 Accreditation

Maghee Disch and Carolyn Ganoe

Monday, October 23, 2017 ~ Pre-Conference Workshops

7:00am - 2:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Registration Desk Open

7:00am - 2:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Customer Care/Speaker Support

7:00am - 9:00am
Red Rock H/I Foyer

Continential Breakfast

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavillion Ballroom

Lunch

8:00am - 12:00pm
Red Rock H/I

Cardiovascular Care Coordinator Certification (C4) Boot Camp - Day 2

Keri Morris; Elizabeth Stokes; Beverly Fuoti-Livezey; Carl Blake; Kaylea Algire; and Shilpa Patel

8:00am - 5:30pm
Siena

Atrial Fibrillation v3 Accreditation

Philip D. Beckley and Kristy Chambers

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Red Rock H/I

Chest Pain Center v6 Accreditation - Day 1

Keri Morris and Deborah Washington

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Veranda D & E

Chest Pain Center v5 Accreditation - Day 1

Beverly Fuoti-Livezey and Carolyn Ganoe

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 ~ Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00am - 5:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Registration Desk Open

8:00am - 5:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Customer Care/Speaker Support

8:00am - 9:00am
Red Rock H/I
Veranda C Foyer

Continential Breakfast

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavillion Ballroom

Lunch

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Charleston Ballroom

Exhibitor Booth Installation

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Charleston Ballroom

Welcome Reception

9:00am - 5:00pm
Red Rock H/I

Chest Pain Center v6 Accreditation - Day 2

Keri Morris and Deborah Washington

9:00am - 5:00pm
Veranda D & E

Chest Pain Center v5 Accreditation - Day 2

Beverly Fuoti-Livezey and Carolyn Ganoe

9:00am - 1:00pm
Siena

Cardiac Cath Lab v1 Accreditation

Amy Westfall; Angela Jones; Leela Beers; and Kim Pheifer

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Veranda Ballroom

Considering Next Generation of Accreditation Services

Carol Smith and Beverly Fuoti-Livezey

Whether you're currently an accredited facility and exploring what's next or are interested in process improvement in other areas of cardiovascular care accreditations, this session will provided you with all the information you need. Join us to learn about the next generation of CPC, AF, HF, CCL, and EP Accreditations, as well as FreeStanding ED Cardiac Care Certification.

Learning Objective: 1) Examine the value and benefits of accreditation; 2) Learn how accreditation helps improve the quality of patient care; 3) Gain an understanding about the requirements for each service line, including how to establish your team, community outreach, pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, clinical quality measures, and transitions of care; 4) Examine the value of accreditation and how to secure the commitment of executive leadership with examples of quantified ROI; and 5) Discover how accreditation helps hospitals develop a strategic plan, increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve patient outcomes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 ~ Conference Sessions

7:30am - 5:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Registration Desk Open

7:30am - 5:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Customer Care/Speaker Support

7:30am - 9:00am
Charleston Ballroom

Exhibit Area Open with Continential Breakfast

Plenary Sessions

9:00am - 10:30am
Red Rock B, C, E, F

Opening General Session

Phillip Levy and David Winchester

10:30am - 11:15am
Charleston Ballroom

Coffee Service

11:15am - 12:00pm
Red Rock B, C, E, F

Keynote Address



Updates in Microvascular Dysfunction in Women

Margo B. Minissian

And

Stem Cell Therapy for CV Disease: Hype or Hope

Tim Henry

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Charleston Ballroom

Exhibit Area Open with Lunch

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Red Rock Foyer

Coffee Break

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charleston Ballroom

Exhibit Area Open with Meet-The-Exhibitor's Reception

Concurrent Tracks

Hot Topics in ACS

Red Rock B

Co-Moderators: Deborah Washington; Keri Morris; and Chris O'Brien RN

1:30pm - 2:15pm

The Artery is Open, Now What?

Deborah Washington

Learning Objectives: 1) Define secondary prevention; 2) Describe how secondary prevention benefits the ACS patient; and 3) Identify the guideline recommendations for secondary prevention.

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Cardiovascular Screening for the Teenage Athlete

Liz Lazar-Johnson

Learning Objectives: 1) Learn how the Seattle Criteria is used to interpret 12 lead ECG's; 2) Understand why one percent of kids could die unnecessarily from CV disease; 3) Learn how the science is catching up with CV screenings; and 4) Discover what can be done in your community to identify student athlete CV disease before it is too late.

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Unique Considerations When Caring for the Female Cardiovascular Patient

Joseph Pietrolungo

Learning Objectives: 1) Highlight current epidemiologic concerns regarding women's health; 2) Review recent guidelines, updates, and treatment strategies for women's CV health; and 3) Identify key issues that should be evaluated and incorporated into the care of the female CV patient.

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Update on Hypothermia Care: From Guideline Recommendations to Clinical Practice

Alyson Dare Kelleher

Learning Objectives: 1) Review current hypothermia guideline recommendations; 2) Discuss clinical practices for hypothermia care; and 3) Describe decision tools used to identify appropriate patient selection for cath lab.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Understanding Ischemia-Guided Care and Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization in the NSTE-ACS Population

Mike Kontos

Learning Objectives: 1) Define ischemia-guided care for the NSTE-ACS patient; 2) Identify appropriate care strategies for optimal patient management; and 3) Review recently published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization in the NSTE-ACS population.

5:15pm - 6:00pm

The Next Generation Troponin: What has Europe Taught Us?

Brandon Allen

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the evolution of Troponin from contemporary to high-sensitivity or next generation assays; 2) Identify new accelerated diagnostic protocols or rapid rule out strategies for acute coronary syndrome; and 3) Recognize future changes to rule out strategies and observation based on implementation of high-sensitivity or next generation Troponin.

Management of Observation Services

Red Rock C

Co-Moderators: Wayne Ruppert, Leesa Wright, Suzanne Inglis, and Robyn Keller

1:30pm - 2:15pm

The "Good Business Sense" of Observation Units - Part 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Operations

Suzanne Inglis

Learning Objectives:1) Discuss the role of an Observation Services in the care of chest pain patients; 2) Define appropriate inclusion/ exclusion criteria for managing patients in an Observation Unit setting; 3) Describe Observation Unit protocols and diagnostic testing strategies for the management of Observation patients; and 4) Review the rules around length-of-stay.

2:15pm - 3:00pm

The "Good Business Sense" of Observation Units - Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Coding, Reimbursement, and Billing - The C-Suite Perspective

Suzanne Inglis and Robyn Keller

Learning Objectives: 1) Review the needs for cost saving opportunities; 2) Discuss Observation Services as a cost saving measure; 3) Discuss the business case for the development of an Observation Unit; 4) Discuss the dashboard for routine C-Suite review; and 5) Understand the billing cycle for Observation status patients: reimbursable coding.

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Observation Medicine ECG Instructor Workshop - Part 1: ECG Monitoring

Wayne Ruppert

Learning Objectives: 1) Review ACC/AHA Guidelines for ECG monitoring in hospitals; 2) Review TJC National Patient Safety Goal #6 "Clinical Alarms"; 3) Learn correlation of ECG leads with anatomic region of myocardium; and 4) Learn about the markers of ACS.

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Observation Medicine ECG Instructor Workshop - Part 2: Serial 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

Wayne Ruppert

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss relevance, need, and evidence-based practice of Serial ECGs; 2) Learn how to establish and read an ECG baseline; 3) Review key concepts about non-physician 12 Lead ECG interpretations; and 4) Review factors that alter ECG markers of ACS.

4:45pm - 5:15pm

ACS Risk Stratification Methodology and Strategies

Simon Mahler

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss the need for ACS Risk Stratification (prevalence of low-risk chest pain misdiagnosis) 2) Discuss what constitutes "Low Risk Chest Pain" patients; 3) Describe and compare the tools used to assess ACS risk factors: HEART, TIMI, GRACE and PURSUIT; and 4) Discuss SERIAL HEART SCORES in conjunction with SERIAL TROPONINs and ECGs.

5:15pm - 6:00pm

HEART Pathway

Simon Mahler

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe components of HEART Pathway; 2) Discuss evidence supporting HEART Pathway; 3) Learn how HEART Pathway increases efficacy and the patient experience while reducing length-of-stay; and 4) Describe benefits and use of HEART Pathway App.

The ABC's of Accreditation

Red Rock E

Co-Moderators: Deborah Koeppen and Renee Cecil

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Engaging EMS – Without Purchasing the Ring

Renee Cecil and Deborah Koeppen

Learning Objectives:1) Implement strategies found to be successful by embracing EMS as part of the entire team; 2) Communicate and collaborate to meet accreditation standards; and 3) Engage in joint educational initiatives.

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Secrets of the Site Visit

Deborah Koeppen and Renee Cecil

Learning Objectives: 1) Be knowledgeable regarding how best to prepare for the accreditation site visit; 2) Prepare for the questions that may be asked; 3) Determine who to invite and discuss logistics of the site visit; 4) Learn how to conduct a mock site visit; and 5) Coordinating two accreditation visits simultaneously.

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Data, Death, and Dying

Deborah Koeppen

Learning Objectives: 1) Create measurable goals that engage all stakeholders; 2) Tie your committee goals to the hospital's strategic plan and the goals of each department; 3) Utilize the ACD to monitor progress toward meeting accreditation goals; 4) Effectively display data; and 5) Successfully navigate the ACD.

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Stress Testing, Competencies, and Guidelines..."Oh My"

Michele Wood

Learning Objective: 1) Understand the guidelines that both direct patient care while meeting accreditation standards; and 2) Have a better understanding of the more confounding tool items related to confirmatory studies, physician/staff competencies and QI STEMI Operator plans.

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Ask a Reviewer, Ask a Coordinator: A Panel of Experts: Discuss "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Accreditation But Were Afraid to Ask"

Deborah Koeppen; Renee Cecil; Ruth Cantu; Michele Wood; and Carolyn Ganoe

Learning Objective: 1) Provide an open forum to freely ask accreditation questions; and 2) Interact with attendee participants and learn from one another.

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®): Improving
the Quality of Care

Red Rock F

Moderator: Nihar Desai

1:30pm - 2:15pm

No Session

2:15pm - 3:00pm

No Session

3:00pm - 3:45pm

NCDR® 101

Robyn Keller; Nihar Desai; and Christina Koutras

Learning Objectives: 1) Become familiar with NCDR, how it works, and how to use it throughout the accreditation process; 2) Describe how registry data elements are selected; 3) Describe how registry measures are developed and reported; 4) Describe how data quality is ensured; and 5) Describe how NCDR supports quality improvement and reporting needs.

4:00pm - 4:45pm

ACTION Registry: Your Tool for Successful Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Keri Morris and Beth Purski

Learning Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the ACTION Registry and what's involved with capturing data and utilizing it for accreditation purposes; 2) Describe how registry site managers capture and interpret registry data; and 3) Summarize how ACTION Registry can be used to support Chest Pain Center Accreditation.

4:45pm - 6:00pm

CathPCI Registry: Your Tool for Successful Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

Leela Beers; Kim Pheifer; and Cornelia Anderson

Learning Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the CathPCI Registry and what's involved with capturing data and utilizing it for accreditation purposes; 2) Describe how registry site managers capture and interpret registry data; and 3) Summarize how the CathPCI Registry can be used to support Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charleston Ballroom

Exhibit Area Open with Reception

Thursday, October 26, 2017 ~ Conference Sessions

8:00am - 9:00am
Red Rock H/I

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 12:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Registration Desk Open

8:30am - 12:00pm
Veranda C Foyer

Customer Care/Speaker Support

10:45am - 11:00am
Red Rock Foyer

Coffee Break

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Box Lunch pick-up
Red Rock B & C

Lunch

Concurrent Tracks

The New Atrial Fibrillation Clinic - It's Not Just for Warfarin Anymore

Red Rock B

Co-Moderators: Philip Beckley; Kristy Chambers; and Marie Nicholls

9:00am - 9:30am

Reinventing the AF Clinic - What are the Possibilities?

Geoffrey Barnes

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the evolving role of the AF clinic; 2) Develop a clinical decision-making and education program for AF patients to encompass selection, monitoring, safety, and adherence to all available oral anticoagulants; and 3) Create an environment to improve patient engagement and compliance.

9:30am - 10:00am

Managing Patients in the AF Clinic - A Multi-disciplinary Approach

Huyentran N. Tran

Learning Objectives: 1) Build a multidisciplinary team to accomplish AF clinic goals; 2) Merge multi-disciplinary team competencies and skills with AF patient treatment and education objectives; and 3) Define the comprehensive role of the pharmacist as a clinic team member.

10:00am - 10:30am

The Clinic Role in AF Risk and Behavior Modification - Monitor and Educate

Tara U. Mudd

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the relationship between risk factors, behaviors, and the incidence of new and recurring AF; 2) Understand the importance of lifestyle modification as a component therapy to the treatment of AF; and 3) Outline a risk factor management program for the outpatient AF clinic.

11:00am - 11:30am

Managing the Patient for Interventions and Procedures - How Does the AF Clinic Help?

Thomas Deering

Learning Objectives: 1) Facilitate collaborative patient and physician decision-making for the appropriate selection of interventions and treatments; 2) Ensure that anticoagulant regimens are appropriate and monitored for peri-procedural risk management; and 3) Describe the clinic as the environment for a holistic approach to meet individual AF patient needs.

11:30am - 12:00pm

AF Clinic Delivery of Treatments and Interventions - A Choice in Lieu of Inpatient Care

Stephanie Turner

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the outpatient clinic as the center of care management for the AF patient; 2) Construct and implement an individualized outpatient treatment plan to reduce ED visits and hospitalizations; and 3) Define follow-up care and develop specific strategies to engage the AF patient and community physicians in long-term management.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Continuing to Re-Invent the AF Clinic (Panel Discussion and Q&A)

AF Faculty

Management of Observation Services (Continued)

Red Rock C

Co-Moderators: Wayne Ruppert, Leesa Wright, Suzanne Inglis, and Robyn Keller

9:00am - 9:30am

Troponin Strategies - Part 1

Ruth Cantu

Learning Objectives: 1) Overview of Troponin and the role that Troponin plays in the contemporary clinical environment; 2) Summarize the latest Troponin guidelines/ research, and 3) Discuss mixed vs fixed testing methodologies.

9:30am - 10:00am

Troponin Strategies - Part 2

Ruth Cantu

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the integration of Troponin requirements within the CPC Accreditation Tool; 2) Appraise the potential effects of Troponin on clinical care; and 3) Share quality practices that optimize care and outcomes of the ACS patient.

10:00am - 10:30am

Observation Services: Best Practices - Part 1

Suzanne Inglis and Robyn Keller

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss successes in operating an Observation Unit; 2) Learn how to avoid Observation Unit pitfalls; and 3) Discuss and show examples of the appropriate order sets, policies, procedures, and flowcharts.

11:00am - 11:30am

Observation Services: Best Practices - Part 2

Suzanne Inglis and Robyn Keller

Learning Objectives: 1) Discuss best practices for managing observation patients; 2) Discuss best practices for establishing a successful observation program; and 3) Discuss best practices on how to improve patient outcomes.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Observation Medicine ECG Instructor Workshop - Part 3: Putting it all Together

Wayne Ruppert

Learning Objectives: 1) Understand serial ECGs with Case Studies: Timing Strategies, Normal ECGs, Normal Variants, Evolving Ischemia, Wellen's Syndrome, and Evolving STEMIs; 2) Discuss the tools you need to teach Observation Medicine ECG at your facility; and 3) Review of future "Observation Medicine ECG Proficiency Exam."

Business Aspects of Medicine

Red Rock B

Moderator: Beverly Fuoti-Livezey

9:00am - 9:45am

Quality Payment Program (MACRA)

Christine Perez

Learning Objectives: 1) Explore how this quality program will streamline reporting to CMS, ensure physicians get reimbursed correctly, and improve patient care: 2) Review what rules are giving clinicians a headache; and 3) Discuss the role Accreditation plays in helping meet Quality Payment Program MACRA requirements.

9:45am - 10:30am

Where Is Healthcare Heading?

Matt Stevens

Learning Objectives: 1) How can your hospital advance its CV program amidst this challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment; 2) What do CV leaders need to know; and 3) What are future projections for CV services?

10:30am - 11:15am

Developing a Culture of Performance Improvement to Generate Network Wide Improved Patient Outcomes and Reimbursement

Melinda Shoemaker

Learning Objectives: 1) How to utilize evidence-based practices, performance improvement methodologies, and Chest Pain Accreditation to improve mortality, LOS, readmission rates, and key care process performance metrics; 2) Discuss how a network approached PI structure, accountability and target outcomes; 3) Demonstrate the success of a PI Taskforce and how they improved AMI mortality, LOS, readmission rates, door-to-balloon success, and reduced false activation rates; and 4) Examine observation services and appropriateness of stress testing.

11:15am - 12:00pm

Millennials: The Unforeseen Generation That Will Lead Healthcare Transformation

Kristi Caldararo and Joseph Anton

Learning Objective: 1) Learn how to engage the Millennial workforce to make a difference in your organization; and 2) How do you keep this tech-savvy group from job hopping?

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Physician Engagement

Phillip Levy

Learning Objectives: 1) Discover how the level of physician engagement can make or break a hospital; and 2) Understand how an engaged physician workforce is linked to enhanced patient care, lower costs, greater efficiency, improved quality, and patient safety, satisfaction and retention.

Accreditation: From Soup to Nuts

Red Rock F

Moderator: Maghee Disch

9:00am - 11:30am

Science: The Foundation of Accreditation

ACC Accreditation Service's Faculty

Join the Accreditation Services Line Specialists as they each give 20 minute cardiac care didactic lectures on Chest Pain, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Cardiac Cath Lab, and Electrophysiology.

Learning Objectives: 1) Gain a better understanding of the science behind guideline based care; 2) Discover what's new from the latest clinical trials; 3) Learn about how science and guideline directed medical therapy become the building blocks of our tools 4) Understand how the use of guideline-based strategies can reduce variations in care; 5) Learn how process improvement strategies such as Accreditation can improve outcomes; and 6) Q & A

11:30am - 12:00pm

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Working in Tandem to Reduce Heart Attacks in the Hospital Community

David B. Hiltz; Drexdal Pratt, and Mary Hand

Learning Objectives: 1) Learn how to expand your EHAC educational outreach to include your local EMS; and 2) Gain insights to help your facility create a collaborative educational plan that you can use to expand your community education program.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Impacting Your Population Health as a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

Robert McNamara, Kelly Hewins, and Starr Block

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence hospitals not only achieve excellence of care inside their four walls, but more importantly, reach out into their community using an entire systems of care approach. Your AHA/ACC partners work with you to help you improve the entire health of your populaton.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to discuss how to use the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence standards to improve their community's health as a learning health system.

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Be Quiet, the Data is Speaking: Are You Listening to What Your Data is Telling You?

Red Rock F

Moderator: Elizabeth Stokes

Elizabeth Stokes and Javier A. Sala Mercado

Learning Objectives: 1) How your CV data is able to identify compliance and variability in your program; 2) How to use fundamental guideline-driven medical therapy (GDMT) data to streamline care and eliminate waste and improve margin; 3) How to define trends so that you tackle the larger problem; 4) How to hear what the data says about your program so you can tell it to others; 5) Learn how hospitals have benefited from putting their data findings to good use; and 6) Discover how an accredited Argentinian hospital deals with differing reimbursement options; capitation, bundled payments, fee-for-service or a combination of it all. "It is an interesting challenge as there is no transparency of outcomes mandated and no private information available from health providers and patients."