Register for the webcast and have the option to watch the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium as it happens or view the recording for three months afterward. Either way, you’ll be earning 17.0 hours of CE (including 2.0 hours of pharmacology) while learning the latest in CVD prevention and management.
  • 17.0 hours of CE (including 2.0 hours of pharmacology) 
  • Recording available for three months
  • Interact with speakers
Webcast of the General Sessions - April 7 - 9, 2017
$199 for members, $269 for non-members

Questions? Check out our webcast FAQ or contact the PCNA office at 608-442-3440.  

If you have trouble accessing the Webcast on April 8th or 9th, please email support@peachnewmedia.com directly.

Webcast of the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium


All times are in Standard Mountain Time.

Friday, April 7

8:30 - 8:45 AM   President's Welcome 
8:45 - 9:35 AM   A Call to Action: Population Health and CVD Prevention
John Rumsfeld, MD PhD
9:35 - 9:50 AM   Break 
9:50 - 10:40 AM   CVD Risk Assessment and Health in Women Across the Lifespan 
Judith Regensteiner, PhD
10:40 AM - 11:30 PM
Obesity and Health Behaviors: Success Stories from the National Weight Control Registry 
James O. Hill, PhD
11:30 - 12:00 PM   Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers
John Rumsfeld, Judith Regensteiner, PhD and James O. Hill, PhD
12:00 - 2:15 PM   Lunch Break
2:15 - 3:15 PM   Pharmacological and Surgical Management for Weight Loss
John Morton, MD, MPH
3:15 - 3:30 PM    Afternoon Break 
3:30 - 5:30 PM   Skill Building Sessions: Effective Strategies for Engaging Patients in Health Behavior Change
Lola Coke PhD, RN, ACNS-BC and Nancy Houston Miller BSN, RN

Saturday, April 8

7:30 - 8:30 AM   LDL Cholesterol Lowering in the Management of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk:
Emerging Insights
Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS
8:30 - 8:45 AM    Welcome and Announcements
8:45 - 9:45 AM   Heart Failure: Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes
Kim Newlin, MS, ANP
9:45 - 10:45 AM    Million Hearts in 2017: The 5-Year Challenge to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
Janet Wright, MD 
10:45 - 11:30 AM   Morning Break
11:30 - 12:30 PM    Physical Activity: The Magic Bullet
William Haskell PhD
12:30 - 1:30 PM   Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 PM    Winning Abstract Presentations
2:00 - 2:45 PM   Making the Head Heart and Vascular Link: CVD Risk Factors and Dementia
Valentin Fuster MD, PhD
2:45 - 3:30 PM   Cardio-Metabolic Risk Management: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
Robert Eckel MD
3:30 - 4:00 PM   Panel Discussion with Afternoon Speakers
Valentin Fuster MD, PhD and Robert Eckel MD
4:00 - 4:15 PM   Afternoon Break
4:15 - 5:15 PM    Structural Heart Interventions: Valves, Clips and Plugs, Oh My!
Michael Kim, MD

Sunday, April 9

7:45 - 8:45 AM   A Team-Based Approach for Effective VTE Treatment
James Williams, MD
G. Clinton Shedd, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Randy Fenniger
8:45 - 9:15 AM  

PCNA Member Celebration and Awards Ceremony

9:15 - 10:15 AM   Healthy Aging: Improving Quality of Life in Older Adults with Diabetes and Chronic Disease
A Joint Session of the AHA CV Nursing Council and PCNA
Deborah Chyun PhD, RN
10:15 - 10:30 AM    Morning Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM


Prevention and Management of Stroke Across the Continuum of Care
Sarah Livesay DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM


Technology and Cardiovascular Health: Harvesting the Power of Innovation 
Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE
12:15 - 12:30 PM   Closing Remarks


Where will the 2017 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Webcast take place?
The webcast will take place online, in real time. Travel is not required for participation.

When will the 2017 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Webcast take place?
Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017, although you will be able to watch the recording of the webcast for three months afterwards.

What are the registration options?
PCNA members may register for $199 or non-member for $269. *Purchases must be made prior to April 9th to have access to the Webcast recording.

What types of sessions are included?
All general sessions will be available to virtual attendees. In addition, the following Skill Building and Break Out sessions will be available:
  • Skill Building Session: Effective Strategies for Engaging Patients in Health Behavior Change: Lola Coke, RN, PhD, ACNS-BC and Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN
  • Break Out Session: Structural Heart Interventions: Valves, Clips and Plugs, Oh, My! Michael Kim, MD
I only want to view one-day, is this an option with the live webcast?
No, because this is our first year with a live webcast, we have decided to offer it as the full meeting. If you would like to watch one day, you will have to purchase the entire webcast.

How can I check if the live webcast is viewable on my computer?
You can check that your computer is compatible by clicking here>
How many credits can I earn for viewing the live webcast?
You can earn 17 hours of CE (including 2 hours of pharmacology)

What if I already signed up for the In-person event? Can I cancel my in-person registration, and purchase the live webcast?
Yes, there is a $50 cancellation fee up to two weeks prior to the Annual Symposium. If you cancel after March 24th you will forfeit all registration costs.

Can a few coworkers and I get together to watch the live webcast as a group?
You are welcome to gather a group to watch, but it is important to note that everyone who wishes to receive credit is required to purchase the webcast.

Are we able to ask questions during the webcast? 
Yes, you will be able to ask questions on the interface. There will be a trained staff member onsite who will read questions submitted by webcast attendees. 

What if I cannot attend the in-person meeting or the live webcast? Will I be able to view the session(s) at another time?
If you purchase the webcast, you will have exclusive access to a recording of the webcast for 90 days post the event.

When will the recording be available?
Up to a week after the live event.

How can I access the recording?
The recording will be in your CE Classroom under the same link as the webcast. The webcast recording is available until July 14th.

I have a family member who cannot attend the in-person Annual Symposium, but would like to view my award/poster presentation. Will they have access to the recording?
While the moderated poster sessions/general poster sessions will not be viewable through the webcast (ll poster abstracts will be available, in print, on the JCN website), The award ceremony and the 2-winning oral abstract presentations will be part of the virtual program. Your family member would have to purchase the webcast at the regular price.

Do I need to have internet connection to view the webcast?

I can’t view/hear the video – what do I do?
First, confirm that your internet is working. If it is, then this is likely a technical issue.  Please call Freestone Support Team at 1-866-702-3278. They will be available during the webcast. 

The link in my confirmation email doesn’t work, how do I get to the webcast?
Log into your PCNA account, go to your CE classroom - the webcast will be under ‘streaming classroom’. If you have issues logging in to your PCNA account, contact the PCNA office at 608-442-3440.

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.