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?
10:00 AM    Morning Beverage Break
10:15 AM    Advances in Lipid Lowering Therapy: Non-statin Drugs and New Approaches 
11:15 AM    Building Strong Bones: What CV Nurses Need to Know about Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis 
12:30 PM    Lunch Product Theater TBD
1:45 PM    Asthma, COPD and CVD: Why is everyone short of breath?
2:45 PM    Break 
3:15 PM    Welcome to General Sessions
3:30 PM
Opening Keynote: Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions: What’s their Role in CVD Prevention and Treatment?
4:30 PM    Lipid Management in 2019: Putting Evidence-Based Guidelines into Practice 
5:30 PM    Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster 
7:15 PM    Dinner Product Theater TBD 

Friday, April 12       General Sessions

8:00 AM        Breakfast Program TBD
9:15 AM    Women and CVD: Creating Awareness and Making Prevention a Priority
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
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?
2:45 PM   Concurrent Sessions (pick one)

Cardiac Diagnostics: Using Data to Assess Risk, Diagnose and Treat CVD

E-Health Technology and Self Care: Improving CVD Outcomes for those Living in Rural or Remote Areas

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

Multi-Cultural Health and CVD: Risk Assessment and Management in Ethnic Populations

Moderated Poster Session

5:30 PM    Networking 
7:30 PM   Dinner Product Theater TBD

Saturday, April 13        General Sessions

7:00 AM              Breakfast Program TBD
8:40 AM   PCNA Awards Ceremony
9:00 AM   Lower Extremity PAD: How to Help Your Patients Get Back on their Feet
10:00 AM Movement Activity and Beverage Break

10:15 AM

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells and Heart Disease: Current Applications and Future Directions
11:00 AM   Closing Keynote: Advancing Patient Centered Care Through Shared Decision Making
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.