Upcoming Events

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium
Date:
September 22; October 6; October 20, 2020 – VIRTUAL

The Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium has gone virtual and converted to a lecture series that will occur over three dates in 2020:

  • September 22, 2020 at 3:30pm (CST): Cardiovascular Nursing in the Age of COVID-19: A view from the front lines
  • October 6, 2020 at 3:30pm (CST): Critical Thinking! Lessons learned during COVID-19
  • October 20, 2020 at 3:30pm (CST): The Heart of the Matter: Understanding the pathophysiology and nursing management of heart and renal disorders

Each date will be comprised of a three-hour lecture on CME topics aimed to provide bedside caregivers with the most up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of complex cardiac and thoracic patients. Past topics included arrhythmia management, post op care, TAVR and ECMO. The target audience includes clinical cardiac nurses, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurse coordinators, case managers or any healthcare providers interested in increasing their knowledge related to the care of the cardiothoracic patient.

For more information, visit our website.

Heart Team Summit Lecture Series
Date:
 September 16, 2020-April 7, 2021 – VIRTUAL

The Heart Team Summit joins Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery faculty at Northwestern University in Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, and Ascension/St. Vincent in Indianapolis. This educational initiative was developed to provide a forum for discussing and presenting laboratory and clinical research concerning the care of patients through case based coronary and structural heart intervention cases. This initiative strives to help those treating cardiology patients with the latest updates.

For more information, visit our website or view the event brochure.

42nd Annual Echo Northwestern Program
Date: 
November 7, 2020 – VIRTUAL

Echo Northwestern is in its 42nd year and is the longest running echo course in the United States! The health and well-being of our guests, physicians, and staff are important to us so we have decided to move forward with a virtual program this year! Our Course Directors have put together an exciting agenda which includes live virtual panel discussions and on demand lectures. The course faculty consists of renowned physicians and sonographers from Northwestern and from around the United States. This course will provide physicians and sonographers at all levels with the knowledge and insight into the application of basic and advanced echocardiographic techniques. Topics include valvular heart disease, interventional echo, heart failure, contrast echo, 3D echo, diastology, stress echo, cardio-oncology and more. By the end of the course, participants will have improved skills that can be immediately applied to everyday practice as well as an understanding of future applications.

For more information, visit our website or view last year's event brochure.


16
th Annual Heart Failure Holiday Symposium
Date: December 10-12, 2020 – VIRTUAL

Now in its 16th year, this symposium is respected as a top tier regional heart failure meeting and is once again endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA). Critical updates and thoughtful contemporary reviews delivered by national experts in the field, including recognized Northwestern faculty, have been the hallmark of this program. This year we will once again assemble leading cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and psychologists with expertise in heart failure and cardiac surgery to provide updates on the very latest clinical, scientific, genetic, behavioral and technological advances for managing patients with heart failure.

For more information, visit our website or view last year's event brochure.

45th Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium
Date: 
December 10-12, 2020
Location: TBD

The Northwestern Vascular Symposium provides a comprehensive analysis of the current management of vascular disease and brings together national experts from various fields of vascular care. The target audience includes healthcare professionals who detect, diagnose, manage and treat vascular diseases, including but not limited to aneurysms, stroke prevention, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease and blood flow issues.

For more information, visit our website or view last year's event brochure.

 

Northwestern Snowbirds: Hot Topics in Cardiovascular Medicine
Date: 
TBD in 2021 
Location: Miami Beach, FL

This meeting will adopt an evidence based, guideline driven update of the critical domains in cardiovascular medicine. World-renowned faculty and guest speakers will deliver seminars on hypertension, prevention, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and heart disease, valvular heart disease, and others. Significant new data and summaries will represent the platform for discussions.

For more information, visit our website.

Nutrition Science: From Populations to Plates
Date: TBD in 2021

Jointly sponsored by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Gaples Institute, this innovative one-day event includes a review of evidence-based nutrition essentials, counseling strategies and hands-on cooking that will help you guide your patients—and yourself—to better health.

For more information, visit our website.

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Symposium
Date: 
TBD in 2021

By assembling experts in the field to discuss the latest advances and research, the aim of this CME conference for healthcare providers is to provide up-to-date information about the cardiovascular care of women of all ages.

For more information, visit our website.

Chicago Cardiovascular Update
Date: TBD in 2021

This two-day CME conference provides a contemporary scholarly update on the latest developments in cardiovascular medicine and includes presentations by highly regarded national experts from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and beyond. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and other healthcare providers who participate in the care of adult patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

For more information, visit our website.

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension
Date: TBD in 2021

This CME conference is designed to increase knowledge of the presentation and diagnosis of the different etiologies of pulmonary hypertension and address ways to implement the latest practice guidelines into clinical practice. The program is designed to improve the competence of physicians in managing patients who present in the community and know when to refer to specialty centers for advanced care.

For more information, visit our website.

Catheter and Surgical Therapies for Atrial Fibrillation (CAST-AF)
Date:
TBD in 2021

This conference has attracted an international community of leading interventional electrophysiologists and cardiac arrhythmia surgeons, to present the contemporary and most advanced techniques for both the catheter and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. In addition, current recommendations for the management of the left atrial appendage will be presented and debated and the results of new LAA occlusion devices will be discussed.

For more information, visit our website.