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Agenda and Speakers

Greg Schwem
Greg Schwem, Keynote Speaker
Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Schwem is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist and award-winning greeting card writer. (Yes, you read that last one correctly!) He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion and Jay Leno.

Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH
Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH, Speaker
Dr. Vera Bittner is an academic cardiologist with 26 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and educator. She is a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she has served as program director for the UAB Cardiology Fellowship Program for 13 years. She is also medical director of the coronary care unit and the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program there. She has held leadership roles in conducting clinical trials for more than 20 years, and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, scientific statements, editorials, reviews and book chapters.

Michael J. Rinaldi, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Michael J. Rinaldi, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Speaker
Dr. Michael Rinaldi is an interventional cardiologist at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. He completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, as well as a fellowship in vascular medicine and peripheral vascular intervention at Tufts Medical School in Boston. He was named a Top Doctor by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Heidar Arjomand, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Heidar Arjomand, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Speaker
Dr. Heidar Arjomand is an interventional cardiologist at Seacoast Cardiology Associates in Newington, N.H. Dr. Arjomand is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology, and completed residencies in both at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has received a number of research awards and his work has been published in numerous textbooks and academic journals.

Sanjeev Gulati, M.D., FACC
Sanjeev Gulati, M.D., FACC, Speaker
Dr. Sanjeev Gulati is a board-certified cardiology at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Gulati is part of the NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program and was named one of Charlotte Magazine's top doctors in 2010. His subspecialties include advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. His clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, heart failure, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension.


For more information or to register over the phone, call 864.512.1439. For online registration, click the button below.

Register for the AnMed Health 2014 Cardiovascular Symposium

Tentative Schedule*
AnMed Health Cardiovascular Symposium
Saturday, February 22, 2014

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
Keynote Address: Greg Schwem
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Lipid Management: The Next Level
How Will the New AHA Guidelines Change My Practice?

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Approaches for Keeping Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital
Sanjeev Gulati, MD
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Atrial Fibrillation:
Managing the Spectrum of Patients

Joseph Manfredi, MD
11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Structural Heart Live Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Structural Heart Disease - Current Therapies
Michael J. Rinaldi, MD
12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Evaluation of Syncope
Peter Netzler, MD
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Case-Based Approach
A.J. Arjomand, MD

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A Practical Approach to the Patient Presenting with Lower Extremity Edema
Brett Stoll, MD
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Common Sense Approach to Leg Pain
Matthew George, MD
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Q & A
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Assessment of Chest Pain in the Primary Care Setting
Scott Phillips, MD
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

* Schedule subject to change.

For more information or to register over the phone, call 864.512.1439. For online registration, click the button below.

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