Cardiac and pulmonary state affiliate conferences offer invaluable opportunities to gather relevant information and best practice recommendations, learn about cutting-edge research and technology, and network with other cardiac and pulmonary professionals. LSI supports the mission and initiatives of each local, state and national conference we attend. Here’s a preview of 13 conferences LSI will be attending in April 2017.
CARDIOPULMONARY CONFERENCES IN APRIL 2017:
OACVPR | April 3-4 | Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about exercise for patients with REF, PEF and VADs, pulmonary rehab for lung transplant patients, program certification, the impact of personal relationships on physical health and wellbeing, dietary guidelines, and motivational interviewing for tobacco dependence.
PCNA | April 6-8 | Denver, Colorado
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Attendees will learn about CVD risk assessment and prevention, engaging patients in health behavior change, evaluating for ischemia, improving outcomes for heart failure patients, structural heart interventions, health effects of marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaping, effective EVT treatment, healthy aging, and stroke prevention and management.
IACPR | April 7-8 | West Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about using physical activity data and physical activity trackers, addressing tobacco use, overcoming educational challenges associated with chronic heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, realistic approaches to healthier eating and shopping, legislative updates, pulmonary function tests, obesity and metabolic syndrome, exercise and AF management.
TSSCVPR | April 7-8 | Wilmington, Delaware
Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
The theme of this year’s conference is Moving Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Programs & Practitioners Forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to compare their program’s current ITP to the content and format of the 2017 module presented. Attendees will also learn about the impact of marijuana and alcohol abuse on heart and lung function, how to discuss end-of-life planning with patients, the new AACVPR performance measures, and how to work smarter.
WISCPHR | April 7-8 | Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health & Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about managing stress, the seven performance measures, AACVPR’s Roadmap to Reform (R2R), COPD, mindfulness, left ventricular assist device patients, nutrition, and exercise evaluation and prescription.
ISCVPR | April 19-20 | Greenwood, Indiana
Indiana Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn how to prepare for 2018 program certification, AACVPR’s Roadmap to Reform (R2R), health literacy and its impact on CV outcomes, effective long term oxygen therapy, women’s CV health, wellness through nutrition, and assessing physical activity as a core component.
TACVPR | April 21-22 | Dallas, Texas
Texas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
*LSI is the Lone Star (Audio Visual) Sponsor
Attendees will learn about best practices in exercise, tobacco cessation, stress management and nutrition, recent advancements in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, lung transplantation and diabetes treatment, changes to Medicare regulation and practice, effectively using humor for patient and staff development.
NWCVPR | April 22 | Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about AACVPR’s Roadmap to Reform (R2R), phase 1 pulmonary rehabilitation pilot, interval training in cardiopulmonary rehab, bundled payments, reimbursements, the importance of outcomes, and pulmonary artery hypertension.
MACVPR | April 25 | Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Maryland Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about the safety of NSAIDs for cardiac patients, interventional trends in the cath lab, an NIH clinical trial for interstitial lung disease, the Million Hearts agenda, legislative and reimbursement updates, and using the transtheoretical model to change patient behavior.
VACVPR | April 29-30 | Roanoke, Virginia
Virginia Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
*LSI is the sponsor of the keynote speaker
Attendees will learn about motivational interviewing, AACVPR’s Roadmap to Reform (R2R), changes in dietary assessment and nutrition education, patient assessment, pulmonary fibrosis, best practices for cardiac and pulmonary rehab, reimbursement updates, and navigating change.
ASCVPR | April 29 | Tempe, AZ
Arizona Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about bioreabsorbable stents, balance testing, Alpha-1Antitrypsin deficiency, mitral clips, yoga for heart health, and incorporating dance in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
NYSACPR | April 29 | Syracuse, NY
New York State Association for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about optimizing revenue in pulmonary rehab, addiction and abuse as co-factors of depression in COPD, COPD update including new GOLD classifications, LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, and state updates.
OKCVPR | April 29 | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Attendees will learn about AACVPR’s Roadmap to Reform (R2R), higher intensity interval training, airway clearance for pulmonary rehab, heart failure, healthy diet, this year’s Day on the Hill and updates about legislative decisions affecting cardiac and pulmonary rehab.