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2023 Charleston HFpEF Conference

 

Charleston HFpEF Conference: The Latest Knowledge on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

July 28-30, 2023
Hyatt Place Hotel
Charleston, SC

 

Conference Description

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, heart failure specialists, practicing cardiologists, cardiovascular advanced practice providers (NP or PA), internists, family physicians, pharmacist, cardiovascular nurses, critical care nurses, and industry representatives.

Knowledge Gaps

There are now more patients who have Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) than those with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF). Making the diagnosis of HFpEF is more challenging than HFrEF as many commonly used screening tools such as physical examination, echocardiography and measurement of natriuretic peptide levels are less sensitive and specific in this population. Most importantly, no therapies have yet been shown to improve major cardiovascular outcome (i.e. reductions in hospitalization rates or lower mortality). Several ongoing studies are evaluating novel treatments for this disorder.

Conference Schedule and Faculty 

The conference schedule can be found on the conference agenda

Objectives:

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to: 

Objectives available soon.

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

Physician Credit Statement

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit Statements

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PAs: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and Prescribed credit from AAFP from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. The MUSC Office of CME provides certificates to PAs with a statement, approved by AAPA, that PAs may receive a maximum of 12.0 AAPA Category 1 Credits for this conference.

ABIM MOC logoSuccessful completion of this CME activity which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration Fees 

The registration fees for in-person attendance and virtual attendance are the same. 

Early Bird                               Regular
(on/before 3/31/2023          (on/after 4/1/2023)

Practicing Physicians $350                                        $400
Other Healthcare Specialist $250                                        $300
MUSC Employee* $250                                        $250

*MUSC Division of Cardiology faculty and staff should call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to register.   

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance. The fee for live streaming the meeting includes tuition, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance.

Pre-registrations will be accepted until July 21, 2023 or until the conference capacity is reached. After this date, you must contact the MUSC Office of CME (cmeoffice@musc.edu or 843-876-1925) to see if space is still available.

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register. Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

1. Online Registration Portal

2. Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:
Elizabeth Gossen
MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE 221A, MSC 754
Charleston, SC, 29425

3. Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

4. Fax: (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only

5. Email: cmeoffice@musc.edu

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to July 19, 2022; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after July 19, 2022. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs.  By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information

TheHyatt Place Hotel
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843)414-1900

 A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place Charleston, 560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. The conference rate is $269++ and the room block for conference registrants will be held until Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The room block may fill prior to June 27, 2023 and availability cannot be guaranteed. We suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible. To make your reservation,please call the hotel at 1-800-993-4751 and reference the Charleston HFpEF Conference. You can also make your reservations by going to the following link:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHSZH/G-HFPE or the following QR Code:

QR Code for Hotel reservations

Parking: Current Parking fees per day are as follows: Valet Parking rate is currently $36.00 per day & will be charged to individual guest rooms on a nightly basis. Self-parking is located in the Charleston County Municipal Parking Garage located behind the Hotel. Self-parking is a separate charge paid directly to the garage upon exiting. Current fee is $20.00 per day, and subject to change. Make your hotel Reservation before June 27!

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.