Seminar to update doctors on pulmonary hypertension
Keeping up with the fast-changing world of pulmonary hypertension can be tough, but an upcoming seminar at the University of Louisville aims to keep doctors on the cutting edge.
"Pulmonary Hypertension Updates: 2010" will give clinicians involved with all aspects of pulmonary hypertension the opportunity to interact and gain a greater mutual understanding of the diseases, hopefully resulting in improved care for patients.
There is no registration fee for the seminar.
Dr. Jinesh P. Mehta, director of the University of Louisville Pulmonary Hypertension Program and part of U of L's Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine will direct the seminar.
"It is to help update clinicians with the latest developments in pulmonary hypertension," Mehta said. "With everyone being so busy with work these days, it is often hard to keep up with the literature and such an event provides the perfect opportunity to do so. It also serves as a good networking opportunity for clinicians from different specialties."
The seminar will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Donald Baxter Biomedical Research Building auditorium (Baxter 1) located at 570 South Preston Street. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m. Lunch will also be provided free of charge.
U of L's Continuing Health Sciences Education office designates the education activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Among the learning objectives of the seminar are identifying the current classification of pulmonary hypertension, diagnosing pulmonary hypertension, discussing the updates in management of pulmonary hypertension and evaluating specific populations at risk for developing pulmonary hypertension.
Course faculty for the seminar include:
Charles Burger M.D. (Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.)
Murali Chakinala, M.D. (Associate Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.)
Hunter Champion, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Bibhuti Das, M.D. (Associate Professor, University of Louisville)
Raed Dweik, M.D. (Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio)
Anna Hemnes, M.D. (Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.)