Program 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. 

Pharmacology Preconference may be attended as a stand-alone event.
7:30 AM Balancing Therapies in Patients with Hyperkalemia and Heart Failure
8:45 AMWelcome to Pharmacology Preconference
9:00 AMAspirin: The Magic Bullet for Prevention of CVD and Cancer?
Yin Cao, MPH, ScD, Kathy Berra MSN, ANP-BC
10:00 AMMorning Beverage Break
10:15 AMAn 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
Sponsored by Amarin
Reduce Cardiovascular RiskWith Vascepa® (Icosapent Ethyl): Evidence From Reduce-It™
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 PMOpening 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 PMLipid Management in 2019: Putting Evidence-Based Guidelines into Practice
Lynne Braun, RN, ANP, PhD
5:30 PMOpening Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Presentations
7:15 PMCase Studies in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Non-statin Therapies: Rapid Fire Roundtable
Speakers: TBD
8:00 AMOpening Keynote: 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 AMOral Abstract Presentations
10:45 AMExhibit Hall and Beverage Break
11:30 AMCardio-Oncology: Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Complications Associated with Cancer Treatments
Tochi Okwuosa, MD
12:15 PMLunch Product Theater
Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.
Lower Together: Ldl-C, Risk, Hassle, Cost
1:15 PMExhibit Hall
2:00 PMThe QT Interval: Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right
Mike Ackerman, MD
3:00 PMConcurrent 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 PMExhibit Hall and Beverage Break
4:30 PMConcurrent 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
5:45 PMDinner Product Theater
Sponsored by Astrazeneca
Advancing the Understanding of Heart Failure and Renal Dysfunction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
7:30 AMOpening Plenary: Making the Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Marilyn Tan, MD and Cindy Lamendola, MSN, NP
8:40 AMPCNA Awards Ceremony
9:00 AMLower Extremity PAD: How to Help Your Patients Get Back on their Feet
Diane Treat-Jacobsen, RN, PhD
10:00 AMBeverage Break
10:15 AMRegenerative Medicine, Stem Cells and Heart Disease: Current Applications and Future Directions
Tim Nelson, MD
11:00 AMClosing Keynote: Advancing Patient Centered Care Through Shared Decision Making
Victor Montori, MD
12:00 AMClosing Remarks and Prize Drawings


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.

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