Mended Hearts Education and Training Conference 2017, Nashville, TN

Post Conference Recap

The 2017 Mended Hearts Annual Conference was a huge success! Many changes were implemented this year to create a more robust event that offered higher caliber training opportunities featuring new speakers and repeated sessions. Networking opportunities were added to promote more peer-to-peer interaction and education.  Below you will find all conference speaker presentations that are made available to be uploaded in PDF or PowerPoint format.

2017 Harken Award Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alden H. Harken, MD graduated from Case Western Reserve Medical School in 1967 and completed surgical and pediatric cardiovascular surgical residencies at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Boston Children’s Medical Center. After three years as an investigator at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. During his eight years there he published more than 100 scientific papers, was awarded two NIH grants and was quickly advanced to the rank of Professor of Surgery. In 1983, he accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center. After two enormously successful decades in Denver, he accepted his current position as Professor and Chair of the University of California San Francisco-East Bay Department of Surgery. To access the PDF copy of full bio, click here:

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Notable Sessions:

Monday, July 3, 2017 – Presentations

Norm Linsky – Mended Hearts Executive Director”The Vision Thing – Where Do WE Go From Here”

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Angel Olvera – Mended Little Hearts Vice President”Mended Little Hearts Future”

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Presentations

Patrick Farrant, Vice President: “Starting New Chapters: Rejuvenating Existing Chapter”

Panel Discussion:

Marlyn Taylor – Western Region
Gerald Kemp – Mid-Atlantic Region
Marvin Keyser – Southern Region
Linda Mason – Central Region

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Dr. Fredonia B. Williams, National Visiting Chair: “Is Reaccreditation the “Missing Piece” in Your Accreditated Visitor Program”

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Presentations

Andrea Baer, Director of Patient Advocacy: “Telling Your Story/The POWER of the Patient’s Voice”

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Sonia Lee Scalf, RN, CVSN: “Aortic Valve Disease and Transcatherter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – The Latest Treatment Option”

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JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA: “Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications”

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Presentations

John Shannon, B.S. CEP Acute Cardiopulmonary Rehab: “Mindful Movement Following Sternotomy”

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Beth Davidson, DNP,ACNP, CCRN, CHFN: “A Heart Failure Treatment Option: CardioMEMS”

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Andrea Baer and Michael Dealey: “Connections In a Heartbeat: Website, Data Base and Online Communities”

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Mike Capaldi, M Ed, AVP: “Improving Access to Care”

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Friday, July 7, 2017 – Presentations

Philip Johnston, PharmD, Professor; Dean: “Ask the Pharmacist a Question/Medication Adherence”

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Finale photo slides

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