Program Schedule

2019 Schedule 

Designed to blend the latest advancements in science with practical clinical approaches to patient management, PCNA’s Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium features keynote addresses, lectures and workshops presented by world-renowned authorities in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management.

Audience at Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

Thursday, April 11           Pharmacology Preconference and General Sessions

Pharmacology Preconference may be attended as a stand-alone event.


7:30 AM        Breakfast Program TBD
8:45 AM    Welcome to Pharmacology Preconference 
9:00 AM    Aspirin: The Magic Bullet for Prevention of CVD and Cancer?
Andy Chan, MD
10:00 AM    Morning Beverage Break
10:15 AM    An Integrative Approach to Managing Pain in an era of Opioid Misuse and Addiction
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MSN, APRN, FAANP
11:15 AM    Building Strong Bones: What CV Nurses Need to Know about Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis
Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
12:30 PM    Lunch Product Theater TBD
1:45 PM    Asthma, COPD and CVD: Why is everyone short of breath?
Lori Wilken, PharmD
2:45 PM    Break 
3:00 PM    Welcome to General Sessions
3:30 PM
Opening Keynote: Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions: What’s their Role in CVD Prevention and Treatment?
Geoffrey Moore, MD and Kim Newlin, RN, MS, ANP
4:30 PM    Lipid Management in 2019: Putting Evidence-Based Guidelines into Practice
Lynne Braun, RN, ANP, PhD
5:30 PM    Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster 

Friday, April 12       General Sessions

8:00 AM        Opening Plenary: Treating High-Risk Patients with Non-Statin Therapy for LDL-C Lowering: Optimizing Clinical Outcomes
Susan Halli-Demeter DNP, FNP-BC, CLS and Karol Watson MD, PhD
9:15 AM    Women and CVD: Creating Awareness and Making Prevention a Priority
Sharonne Hayes, MD
10:15 AM   Oral Abstract Presentations
10:45 AM   Exhibit Hall and Beverage Break
11:30 AM   Cardio-Oncology: Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Complications Associated with Cancer Treatments
Tochi Okwuosa, MD
12:15 PM   Lunch Product Theater TBD
1:15 PM   Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM
Cardiac Syncope: What Does This Mean for Return to Work and Sports?
Mike Ackerman, MD
2:45 PM   Concurrent Sessions (pick one)

Cardiac Diagnostics: Using Data to Assess Risk, Diagnose and Treat CVD
Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP

E-Health Technology and Self Care: Improving CVD Outcomes for those Living in Rural or Remote Areas
Denise Buxbaum, RN, BSN, CHFN

Moderated Poster Session
3:45 PM   Exhibit Hall and Beverage Break
4:30 PM   Concurrent sessions (pick one)

Is it Cardiac or Pulmonary? Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation of Dyspnea
Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN

Multi-Cultural Health and CVD: Risk Assessment and Management in Ethnic Populations
May Hang, RN, MS, NP

Moderated Poster Session

5:30 PM    Networking 

Saturday, April 13        General Sessions

7:30 AM              Opening Plenary: Making the Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Marilyn Tan, MD and Cindy Lamendola, MSN, NP
8:40 AM   PCNA Awards Ceremony
9:00 AM   Lower Extremity PAD: How to Help Your Patients Get Back on their Feet
Diane Treat-Jacobsen, RN, PhD
10:00 AM Beverage Break

10:15 AM

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells and Heart Disease: Current Applications and Future Directions
Tim Nelson, MD
11:00 AM   Closing Keynote: Advancing Patient Centered Care Through Shared Decision Making
Victor Montori, MD
12:00 AM    Closing Remarks and Prize Drawings

Accreditation Statement

This educational activity is provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA). Multiple educational grants have been requested to support this program. PCNA is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education (CE) programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), provider number 030602. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Policies and Commercial Support Standards.