Partnerships in Integrative Patient Care

Program Overview

According to published statistics, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of hospitalization. Further, one third of all men and women in Canada die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is therefore one of the most important disease areas and clinical challenges for family physicians to understand and effectively manage.

As a leading medical centre of cardiovascular excellence and part of the University Health Network in Toronto, The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre has dedicated multidisciplinary teams which address the entire spectrum of CVD from innovative cellular research to its translation for improved clinical outcomes and collaborations in enhancing patient care with our local community partners. In combination with new and advanced techniques in diagnostic imaging and more effective intervention, these innovations are radically transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The integrative team philosophy of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre extends to the critical clinical and communication links with our community partners, especially family physicians, who entrust the Centre with the care of their patients. There is increasing recognition of the need to continue strengthening these links and the continuum of health care provision between our community partners and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

With this goal in mind, we extend this special invitation for you to attend our upcoming 11th Annual Peter Munk Cardiovascular Symposium on January 18-19, 2019. Please note that attendance is limited, so we ask that you register as soon as possible while space is still available.

Learning Objectives

The overall aim of this symposium is to highlight optimal assessment and management of patients at risk for the complications of CVD, through discussion of the latest thinking and best practices for office-based patient assessment with emphasis on an integrative patient-focused approach.

After attending this symposium, you will be better able to:

  • Discuss contemporary management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies across a variety of cardiovascular conditions
  • Describe latest developments in pacemaker and cardiac device technology
  • Review risk stratification, advanced imaging and management of outflow tract obstruction for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Discuss practical management of heart failure with preserved LV ejection fraction
  • Demonstrate when to consider device therapies (defibrillator / biventricular pacing) and advanced therapies (ventricular assist device) in heart failure
  • Summarize latest information on primary prevention of atherosclerosis including management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes
  • Identify the role of nutrition and high intensity training in cardiac rehabilitation
  • Review best practices for monitoring and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm disease
  • Discuss non-invasive investigation of coronary artery disease

Target Audience

  • Family Practitioners
  • Cardiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Internists
  • Nurses and Allied Health professionals involved in cardiovascular patient care