14th Annual Heart Failure Holiday Symposium

Date & Location
Friday, November 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:00 PM, NMH Feinberg Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Family Practice, General Practice, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Multiple Specialties, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Social Work

The purpose of this event is to share advances in heart failure prevention and biomarkers. In addition, to assemble some of the best leading cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, and psychologists to provide updates on the very latest clinical, scientific, genetic, behavioral and technological advances.

  1. Review pertinent new findings targeting the prevention of heart failure
  2. Describe the evaluation and treatment approach to various cardiomyopathies including those which are heritable
  3. Describe critical concepts related to the management of cardiorenal syndrome
  4. Identify the approaches used in different heart failure syndromes such as preserved ejection fraction, reduced and recovered ejection fraction.
  5. Recognize the key diagnostic and treatment nuances associated with restrictive cardiac physiology
  6. Describe the surgical and percutaneous options for patients with heart failure and valvular heart disease
  7. Describe the current state of cardio-oncology, especially with respect to the failing heart.
  8. Debate the various options for acute mechanical circulatory support.
  9. Summarize the approach to developing a multidisciplinary heart failure program.
  10. Explain the pros and cons to the current heart failure reduction readmission program including potential unintended consequences.
  11. Describe special effects of heart failure syndromes on the brain: behavior and cognition.
  12. Explore emerging trends in the digital era including how to leverage these technologies and incorporate them into your heart failure program
  13. Demonstrate the ability to describe the key considerations when managing fluids, electrolytes, and nutrition in the heart failure patient
  14. Explore various surgical and interventional therapies for heart failure
  15. Describe the controversies and usage of ICDs in patients with heart failure


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.