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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cardiovascular professionals prepare for Franciscan St. Francis Health symposium

INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of health-care professionals are expected to attend the fifth annual Franciscan St. Francis Health Cardiovascular Symposium on Friday, Sept. 13.
Participants at the day-long conference will discuss new treatment options for patients with heart failure, heart valve disease and atrial fibrillation and discuss recent landmark studies in cardiovascular care.

Presenters include cardiologists and an endocrinologist from Franciscan Physician Network, along with cardiovascular surgeons from Cardiac Surgery Associates.

Other topics will include the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; device therapy; and how Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organizations will enhance delivery of care.

Also on deck is a session led by Mary Starvaggi, a communications and etiquette expert who has worked nationally to help health-care professionals hone their communications and listening skills with patients and amongst colleagues.
Held at The Westin Indianapolis, the symposium offers continuing medical education credits and will give primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health professionals insight into new treatments and procedures advancing patient outcomes.
Click here for a full listing of presenters, agenda and more details about the 2013 symposium.