Financial Disclosures

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the physician should be able to:

  • Apply evidence based medicine criteria to choose techniques and devices to treat cardiovascular disease.
  • Incorporate medical management to improve patient outcomes of endovascular therapy.
  • Utilize optimal noninvasive diagnostic techniques to diagnose, plan treatment for, and follow cardiovascular disease.
  • Apply principles and techniques of venous intervention including DVT, filters, and dialysis procedures.
  • Identify the potential role of interventionists in the treatment of severe hypertension.
  • Diagnose and manage patients with critical limb ischemia.
  • Implement advanced techniques and treatment for complex aneurysms.
  • Employ advanced techniques to treat complex cases of chronic total occlusions.

Nurses and Technologists Symposium: Innovations in Cardiac & Vascular Care

The goal of this program is to provide an overview of the latest therapies and technologies in interventional cardiac and vascular services.

7.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 7.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply UMA/CCM or ANCC endorsement of any product or service.

Upon conclusion of this activity, the nurse will be able to:
  • Describe the value and benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach for providing patient care.
  • Discuss how the Affordable Care Act is impacting healthcare economics and how accountable care models are changing hospitals.
  • Discuss the morbidity and mortality outcome data on patients 3 to 5 years after transcatheter valve replacement procedures.
  • Describe current trials evaluating the clinical performance and angiographic results of absorbable coronary stents.
  • Explain the advantages and challenges of radial artery access for coronary interventions.   
  • Discuss the latest research and improved techniques in endovascular and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair.
  • Describe complex aortic dissection cases and solutions that averted bad outcomes.
  • Discuss the latest advances and techniques for interventional treatment of venous thrombosis.
  • Discuss new robotic systems designed to help the Interventionalist perform complex procedures.   
  • Describe cutting-edge drug eluting balloons and stents and their efficacy for peripheral vascular interventions.  
  • Discuss the research and evidence in support of carotid artery stenting versus endarerectomy treatment of stenosis.  
  • Discuss the essential clinical data needed before and after neuro interventions and what is no longer considered evidence based or necessary.  
  • Explain the indications and effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty treatment for asthma.
  • Discuss the non-invasive CT and MR studies that are used to diagnose pulmonary vascular disorders.
  • Describe new techniques and treatment options for critical pulmonary emboli.
  • Identify sources of the most common hospital infections and the challenges related to drug resistant organisms. 
  • Discuss innovative programs that improve infection control.  
  • Explain the science and research supporting ultraviolet light technology to reduce hospital infections.  
  • Describe the risk and incidence of fires in operating room suites and understand safety measures required to prevent them. 

Criteria for completion include registration and attendance at the entire nurse and technologist activity and completion of an online evaluation.

Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR) AART Accreditation

Portions of the program are approved by the AVIR:

Innovations in Cardiac and Vascular Care – 7 ARRT Category A+ CE credits

VI Board Exam Review – Session 1 & 2 – 4 ARRT Category A CE credits

Target Audience

ISET will be of value to interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, clinical cardiologists, clinical radiologists, neurologists, internists and others involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.


Complete Conference Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Complete Conference Management designates this live activity for a maximum of 40.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This includes 7.0 credits in Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis.

Other Credits

For the purpose of recertification, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 40.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.


Complete Conference Management makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Disclosure Policy Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Complete Conference Management must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.  All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an CCM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Complete Conference Management requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

This educational activity provides training necessary for licensed attendees to maintain state licensing requirements. The tuition for this educational activity is subsidized in part by unrestricted educational grants, including for those attendees who have successfully completed the state licensing requirements for their respective fields.



Course Directors

Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
James F. Benenati, M.D.
Alex Powell, M.D.
Shaun Samuels, M.D.
Ramon Quesada, M.D.
Constantino Peña, M.D.
Adam Geronemus, M.D.
Jane Kiah, R.N., M.S.

Baptist Cardiac &
Vascular Institute
Miami, FL

Course Co-Director
Anthony Comerota, M.D., RVT

Jobst Vascular Center
Toledo, Ohio

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Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
James F. Benenati, M.D.
Alex Powell, M.D.
Shaun Samuels, M.D.
Ramon Quesada, M.D.
Constantino Peña, M.D.
Adam Geronemus, M.D.

Jane Kiah, RN, MS