It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology 2021 Virtual Conference. This year's conference will build on the success of last year's event which included more than 2,500 registered attendees and raised $55,000 as a charitable donation to WomenHeart. Over the 1-week period, from December 6-10, 2021, this innovative CME/CE experience will take you on a unique learning journey, which begins when you enter the Virtual Conference Center. In this space, 6 live streamed sessions, each running for 3 hours, will present the latest education in cardiology and discuss practical application of emerging advances into clinical care. The comprehensive agenda includes the most relevant topics that impact cardiology practice today. At a glance, these are:
- Session I: Heart Failure
- Session II: Arrhythmias, Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Therapy
- Session III: Lipid Management
- Session IV: Cardiometabolic Disease
- Session V: New Approaches in Device-Based care
- Session VI: Precision Medicine for Treatment of Rare Diseases in Cardiology
Nationally renowned faculty experts will engage you and your fellow learners in the live virtual sessions. Take a seat in the Live Theater, where audience interaction will be enhanced by polling and ample time for Q&A. You will not be denied opportunities to share best practices and to find solutions to your most difficult clinical challenges.
And, as in any live conference venue, you will find robust opportunities to interact with your colleagues beyond the educational sessions. There is much to explore, and comfortable walking shoes are not required! I encourage you to take full advantage of these conference features, in which you can
- Benefit from peer-to-peer learning in the Virtual Poster Hall
- Network with other cardiology specialists and practitioners in the Lounge
- Interact with conference faculty via intimate virtual Meet the Faculty sessions
- Enjoy friendly and fast-paced competition via MedChallenge
- Visit booths in the Exhibit Hall (without lugging a tote bag)
As outlined in the program, each of the 6 live sessions will be held on different days starting in the evening hours at 6:00. ET. Should you be unable to attend, each recorded and accredited session will be available for on-demand access until March 2022. After that, an enduring summary webcast and downloadable components will be available on Medscape Cardiology/theheart.org, on a webpage dedicated specifically to this conference. The educational content will be CME/CE-certified for an additional year.
Once again, Welcome! I hope you will enjoy this one-of-a-kind virtual conference, benefit from the learning opportunities, and gather many clinical pearls to “bring home” to your practice!
Robert A. Harrington, MD
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Going Back to the Heart of Cardiology 2020 Recap.
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ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH MEDCHALLENGE!
This event features MedChallenge, a new feature from Medscape that allows you to go head-to-head against your peers in a series of medical questions. Earn points, deepen your knowledge, and fight for the top spot on the leaderboard!