2017 Fall Cardiovascular Conference (MHVI)

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Bunker Hills Event Center (Ballroom)

12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448

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At the Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute Fall Cardiovascular Conference, you will hear/learn about the latest advances in cardiovascular disease for 2017. Case studies will be used along with the audience response system to help advance your clinical knowledge.


Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to interpret & understand:

• Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
• PCKS9 Inhibitors
• Atrial & Venous Disease
• Cardio-Oncology
• Watchman Left Arterial Appendage Closure May be Indicated


5:00 PM Registration, Exhibits & Social Time

6:00 PM
Welcome & Introduction, Sites & Services
D. Brent Simons, MD

6:15 PM
Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with CAD
Todd Drexel, MD

6:45 PM
Lipid Case Studies: When to use the new PCSK9 Inhibiitors
Joseph Cherian, MD

7:15 PM
Atrial or Venous Disease: Which is What and Who do I Refer?
Daniel Dulas, MD

7:45 PM Break

8:00 PM
Cardio-Oncology Clinic: Why & When to refer
Mark Kraemer, MD

8:30 PM
Watchman atrial appendage closure: The Mercy experience
Joseph Lin, MD & Jeff Chambers, MD

9:00 PM Adjourn




Jeff Chambers, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Joseph Cherian, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Todd Drexel, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Daniel Dulas, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Joseph Lin, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Greg Path, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

D. Brent Simons, MD, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Additional Conference Coordinators

Cristin Oliver, Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute

Krista Lee, Learning & Development, Allina Health


Physician - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Allina Health and the Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute. Allina Health is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allina Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse - This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 3.60 hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Other - Individuals representing other professional disciplines may submit conference materials to their respective professional associations for 3.00 hours of continuing education credit.


The Fall Cardiovascular Update dinner is free and includes conference educational credits, materials and buffet dinner. To ensure a comfortable environment, attendance may be capped; early registration is recommended.

We ask that if you need to cancel that you do so no later than Monday, November 13. To complete your cancellation or substitution contact

In the unlikely event the program is canceled Allina Health and MHVI are not responsible for any costs incurred by participants.

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12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55448

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