Program Information

Wednesday, April 9       Pharmacology Preconference | Preconference FAQs
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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Lunch
Product Theater (non-CE)
The Evaluation of Women For Obstructive CAD: Sex Differences and New Diagnostic Approaches
Sponsored by: CardioDx
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Welcome
Course DirectorJoanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  

Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA

 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  

Unintended Cardiovascular Effects of Mood, Sleep and Pain Medications
Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Antiplatelet Therapy
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Anticoagulants
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Case Studies with All Faculty Panel

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

Thursday, April 10          Annual Symposium

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  


8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  

Breakfast CE Program
Improving Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes:
Exploring Oral Antiplatelet Therapies and Transitions of Care

Supported by: AstraZeneca and Organized by: Voxmedia

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  

Awards, Annual Review, President's Address

10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  

Cardiovascular Disease to Health: Journey of the High Risk Plaque
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.  

Optimal Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health Across the Life Course
Eric Rimm, ScD

12:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.  

Exhibits, Lunch
Chronic Angina: The Need for Complete Assessment and Ongoing Monitoring
Product Theater Lunch: Hosted by Gilead 

2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Navigating Barriers to Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in the African American Patient 
Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
co-sponsored by our colleagues at ABC 

Breakout Sessions   Choose Two Sessions

3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  Update on Pharmacologic Strategies in the Management of Overweight and Obesity
Jan Meires, Ed.D, ARNP, BC
4:05 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
    Lifestyle vs. Technology: Integrative Approaches to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease
Stephen Devries, MD

Need to Know: Implantable Devices
Carolyn Brown, RN, MN, CCRN


Just a Phone Call Away: Mobile Apps for CVD Health
Jerilynn K. Allen, RN, ScD, FPCNA, FAAN

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Exhibits, Opening Reception, and Poster Presentations


Friday, April 11

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  

Opening: Fellow Recognition, Poster Winners Announced

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.   Breakfast CE Program
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Sponsored by: Aegerion and FH Foundation
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  


10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  

Winning Abstract Presentations 

11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  

Public Health Approaches to Decreasing Dietary Sodium Intake: A CDC Perspective
Janelle P. Gunn, RD, MPH

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Exhibits, Lunch
Product Theater Lunch: Hosted by AstraZeneca 
2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.  

Move It: Physical Activity to Improve Heart Health in Older Adults
Daniel E. Forman, MD

Breakout Sessions   Choose Two Sessions

3:15 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

  Moderated Poster Session  
4:15 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.    

Winning the Tobacco Battle: One Smoker at a Time
Carol Southard, RN, MSN


When Lifestyle Isn't Enough: Pharmacologic Management of Type II Diabetes
Michael W. Neville, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

    Hey Coach! Winning Strategies for Behavior Change
Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA 


Saturday, April 12

8:15 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.  


8:25 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.   Breakfast CE Program
Risk Matters: A Case-Based Approach to the New Prevention Recommendations
Neil Stone, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACC
9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  

Pregnancy Complications: A Wake Up Call for Future CVD Risk
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

The Heart Failure Patient as Partner in Care
Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  

Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Cancer Survivors
Carolyn Miller Reilly, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAHA
co-sponsored by our colleagues at AAHFN 

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

Using Genomics to Target Preventive Strategies
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

12:35 p.m.  


Designed to blend the latest advancements in science with practical clinical approaches to patient management, PCNA’s Annual Symposium features keynote addresses, lectures and workshops presented by world-renowned authorities in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. New this year: Pharmacology Preconference made specifically for Advance Practice Nurses in cardiology. Pre-course work and post-course evaluation required; earn 7 hours of pharmacology credit.

2014 Schedule

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 is accredited for 16 contact hours of continuing education, which includes 3 hours of pharmacology. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Policies and Commercial Support Standards.

Access Slides from 2013 Sessions

Access slides from the 2013 PCNA 19th Annual Symposium