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Rush Copley Medical Center 16th Annual Heart Symposium - Cardiovascular Updates for Primary Care

Directed by Mamata Alwarshetty, M.D., FACC, Rush Copley Cardiovascular

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:30 a.m.
NIU Naperville - Northern Illinois University Outreach Center
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

2019 Heart Symposium Handouts (available three days prior to the event)

Feel free to bring an electronic device to the symposium to access the handouts if you'd like, it is NOT necessary to print the handouts.


Learning Objectives — At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

* review newly published data and guidelines that affect pregnancy and congenital heart disease
* distinguish cardiovascular health benefits that can be attained from regular physical activity
* identify the minimum exercise requirements for all adults
* evaluate the vascular pathology of aneurysmal disease
* integrate surgical and endo-vascular treatment options for aneurysms
* examine the medical management and surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation
* categorize teen syncope
* discuss athletic screening of middle school and high school students
* recognize cryptogenic stroke symptoms
* discuss percutaneous management and secondary prevention of stroke - cryptogenic and associated with atrial fibrillation.


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Registration is required. Register below TODAY or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Physicians NOT on Rush Copley's Medical Staff $125 Register Online
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Healthcare Employees $60 Register Online
Medical/Nursing Students $40 Register Online
Exhibitor $750 Make Payment Online

Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event with cash or check payment only. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted online or by phone. Please specify dietary needs or other special needs at time of registration. If you choose NOT to pay by credit card, payment can be made the day of the event (cash and check ONLY). Checks can be made payable to Rush Copley Medical Center and mailed in advance to Rush Copley, Attn: Physician Services, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 50% refund will be returned if cancellation is made before February 15, 2019. No refunds will be provided after this date.

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Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, 7:30 - 8 a.m.: 

Welcome, 8 - 8:10 a.m.
Mamata Alwarshetty, M.D., FACC, Rush Copley Cardiovascular & Carmen Kaufman, PA-C, Rush Copley Cardiovascular

Morning Session I: 8:10 -10:10 a.m., Moderator: Mary McAfee, M.D., Internal Medicine, Rush Copley Medical Group                                 

  • Pregnancy and the Woman with Congenital Heart disease:  Getting to Yes and When to Say No, Marla Mendelson, M.D., Cardiology, Director, Northwestern Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program, Northwestern Medicine  (8:10 - 8:40 a.m.)
  • Interventional Treatment for Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation, Clifford Kavinsky, M.D., PhD, Professor, Interventional Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center (8:40 - 9:10 a.m.)
  • Recent Advances in the Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms:  Pushing the Envelope, Daniel Katz, M.D., Vascular Surgery, University Cardiovascular Surgeons (9:10 - 9:40 a.m.)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A (9:40 - 10:10 a.m.)

10:10 - 10:45 a.m.—Break and Exhibits

Morning Session II: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Moderator: Mamata Alwarshetty, M.D., FACC, Rush Copley Cardiovascular

  • Contemporary Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Clinical Practice, Henry Huang, M.D., Assistant Professor, Electrophysiology, Rush University Medical Center (10:45 - 11:15 a.m.)
  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, Michael Frank, M.D., Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates (11:15 - 11:45 a.m.)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

12:15 - 1 p.m.  Lunch & Fox Valley Heart Fund Recognition Award Presentation

Afternoon Session I: 1 - 2:30 p.m., Moderators: Santosh Gill, M.D., FACC, FPVI, Interventional Cardiology, Rush Copley Cardiovascular & Mamata Alwarshetty, M.D., FACC, Rush Copley Cardiovascular 

  • Athletic Screening in School Age Children, Brie Ann Muller, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center (1 - 1:30 p.m.)
  • Flex Your Heart, Deepak Patel, M.D., CIC, FAAFP, FACSM, Family Medicine & Sports Medicine, Director of Sports Medicine, Rush Copley Medical Group, Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College (1:30 – 2 p.m.)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A (2 - 2:20 p.m.)

Closing Remarks & Adjournment:  Mamata Alwarshetty, M.D., FACC, (2:20 - 2:30 p.m.)


We welcome and thank the 2019 Heart Symposium exhibitors:

  • Pfizer
  • AmGen
  • Janssen

For more information contact Dana Rauchmiller at 630-499-2324 or