Atrial Fibrillation in 2019 - Case Review and Updates for Clinical Practice...

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

789 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

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This CME activity seeks to improve the ability and skills of the practicing physician and allied professional to manage atrial fibrillation with appropriate, effective and timely interventions. The session will discuss techniques to optimize outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation. The session will utilize short presentations, interactive case scenarios, panel discussions and audience engagement to optimize learning.


This course is designed for physicians in cardiology, primary care, emergency medicine, hospitalists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, and other interested allied health professionals, such as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics and pharmacists.


Goal: To provide clinicians with the current best practices and evidence-based approaches to the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.

At the end of this program participants will:

  1. Describe the prevalence and demographics of patients with atrial fibrillation
  2. Describe the approaches to the investigation of new-onset atrial fibrillation
  3. Identify the appropriate use of anticoagulation and differentiate between the available agents
  4. Demonstrate the differences between the rate and rhythm-control strategies
  5. Incorporate appropriate use of ambulatory rhythm monitoring for patients with known and suspected atrial fibrillation into clinical practice and differentiate between the various types of rhythm monitors
  6. Describe the available resources available for advanced care of patients with atrial fibrillation

Clinicians will incorporate into their practice the evidence-based practices for

  1. Evaluation of patients with atrial fibrillation,
  2. Deciding on the appropriateness of anticoagulation
  3. Identifying the differences of the rate and rhythm-control strategies and for whom these differing approaches are best employed

The benefit of the conference will be apparent through better recognition of stroke prevention in at-risk patients as well as improved treatment of those patients symptomatic of atrial fibrillation with and without heart failure.


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is accredited by the New Hampshire Medical Society Council on Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This live educational activity is designated for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Education/Organizational Development Department is an approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


  • Atrial Fibrillation in 2019 – the scope of the problem?
  • My patient has new-onset AF – what should I do now?
  • Anticoagulation options in 2019 – which one & for whom?
  • When should I try and restore Sinus Rhythm? When does it matter?
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Heart failure – cause or effect & what to do
  • My patient had a stroke – how I can check for an arrhythmic cause?
  • Anti-arrhythmic medications – the good, the bad, & the ugly.
  • Non – pharmacological options for Sinus Rhythm.
  • Implications of Atrial Fibrillation on my practice – where is the help I need

Welcome, Registration and Breakfast from 7:30 - 7:45 am

Presentation commences at 7:45 am


  • Conor Barrett, MD (MGPO)
  • Chee Ng, MD (MGPO)
  • Stephan Danik, MD (MGPO)
  • Patrick Ellinor, MD (MGPO)
  • Ahmet Oktay, MD
  • Jane Henoch, NP
  • Kathryn Shea, RN


  • William Danford, MD
  • Christopher Lawson, MD
  • Whitney Coppolino, MD
  • Mark Jacobs, MD
  • Jean Touchan, MD
  • Greg Imbrie, MD
  • Kimberly Chapman, RN
  • Julie Sawyer, RN
  • Craig Randall, PharmD


Where at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital does the event take place? The event takes place in the Garrison Auditoriums on the first floor of the hospital.

Where do I park? Ample, free parking is available in the hospital’s adjacent parking garage.

How will I receive information? Event correspondence, including registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail. Should the event need to be canceled due to inclement weather, an e-mail will be sent out to all registrants.

What if I have dietary restrictions or need assistance? If you have dietary restrictions or need assistive devices, please contact the Community Relations office at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at (603) 740-2818 or via e-mail at

For more information about our speakers or Panelists visit our Cardiology Providers Webpage.

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

789 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

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