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Don’t Miss LSI at These 14 Cardiac and Pulmonary Conferences in April

Don’t Miss LSI at These 14 Cardiac and Pulmonary Conferences in April

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. Not only that, we’ve also created a partnership program designed to assist your local conference in a variety of ways.

If you’re interested in learning more about our partnership program and how we can help your organization, email Marissa at

Here’s a preview of 14 cardiopulmonary conferences LSI will be attending in April 2016:



SACPR  |  April 1  |  Hattiesburg, MS

Attendees will learn about physical activity and longevity, robotic and minimally invasive CT surgery, diabetes medication, and e-cigarettes and other tobacco trends. Presenters include: Dr. Hank Williford, professor of kinesiology at UAM, Dr. Neil Scaffner, endocrinologist, Dr. Trey Brunsting, CT surgeon, Kathy Molnar and Bret Stanfield, Alabama Department of Public Health.

OACVPR  |  April 4-5  |  Columbus, OH

Connection: People, Programs and Perspective. Attendees will learn how to kick the ECG addiction, COPD medications/disease management specialty clinics and services, how to untangle the heavy CV burden of obesity and the obesity paradox, the latest in contemporary cardiopulmonary rehab and how to improve heart health in women. Presenters include Mark Vitcenda, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR, Chip Lavie, MD FACC, FACP, FCCP, Britt Cummins, MS, RPH, Karen Lui, RN, MS,  Jody Hereford, BSN, MS and Jayme Rock, FACC.

CSCR  | April 7-9  |  Fresno, CA

The Heart of the Matter. Attendees will learn about mindful eating habits for cardiac patients, AACVPR Program Certification, estimating energy expenditure in exercise prescription, the Kawasaki Treatment and implementations of ECMO, using technology in managing diabetes, effects on outcomes and satisfaction, exercise as prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, air pollution and cardiovascular health, women and cardiac rehab and the Cardio-Renal connection. Presenters include: Dr. Lisa Herzig, Barbara Flato, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, FAACVPR, Dr. Michael Coles, Kathy Rindahl, RN, DNP, FNP-C, Dr. Peter Birnbaum, Dr. Teresa Daniele, Barbara Flato, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, FAACVPR, Christi Bennett, RN, Dr. Mark Baldis, Carol Ross-McCormick, FNP, Dr. Alfred Valles, Dr. John Telles and Bob Franceschelli.

***Lunch will be sponsored by LSI

TSSCVPR  |  April 8-9 |  Newark, DE

Attendees will learn about the impact of inflammation on arteries and airways, emerging concerns and effective strategies for tobacco management, distress identification and intervention in psychosocial management, physical activity counseling and how to use body language to increase confidence and success. Presenters include: Edward Goldenberg MD, Albert Rizzo, Ana Mola, PhD, RN, ANP-C, Elizabeth White, LCSW, Greg Dominick, PhD, EP and Janine Driver.

ISCVPR  |  April 13-14 | Greenwood IN

Attendees will learn about implications for CV risk, caring for the caregiver, patient engagement, pulmonary fibrosis and receive updates about medication and heart failure technology. Presenters include: Vijay Rao, MD, Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D, Linda Daniel, PhD, Chadi Hage, MD, Raja Hanania, R.Ph, CDM, CDE, BCPS and Waqas Ghumman, MD.

PCNA Symposium  |  April 14-17  | Orlando, FL  

Attendees will learn about best practices, national guidelines and cutting-edge information for cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. Presenters include: Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, Kim Newlin RN, CNS, NP-C, FPCNA, Rhonda Cooper DeHoff, PharmD, Sue Wingate, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAP, Jan Basile, MD and Elaine Miller, RN, PhD, CRRN, FAHA, FAAN.

***Visit LSI at booth 204.

Heartland Conference  |  April 15-16  |  La Vista, NE

Attendees will learn about interdisciplinary management in the post-acute care setting, helpful apps to incorporate into your practice, talking about sex with your pulmonary rehab patients, evaluating quality in pulmonary rehabilitation, wrestling with change, current approaches to preventing chronic diabetes complications and cardiac core components. Presenters include: Dr. Mark A. Wiles, Dr. Steve Martin, Gerene Bauldoff, Gerene Bauldoff, Ash Walker, Darragh Golt and Gayla Oakley.

TACVPR  |  April 15-16  |  Houston, TX

Attendees will learn about the AACVPR registry update and membership benefits, what to say to patients who are smokers, the issue of sleep, untangling the heavy cardiovascular risk of obesity, heart failure medications, oxygen equipment, and the evolution of pacemakers and ICDs. Presenters include: Adam Dejong, MA, FAACVPR, FACSM, AACVPR President, Jody Hereford, BSN, MS, MINT, MAACVPR, Carol “Chip” Lavie, MD, FACC, Richard Castriotta, MD, Eric Wombwell, Ryan Diese, Neil Cisper, Matthew Strock and Mary Koehn-KanQuit.

***Lunch will be sponsored by LSI.

MOKSACVPR  |  April 15-16  |  Kansas City, MO

Technology Today for Better Health Tomorrow. Attendees will learn about regulations and reimbursement, the low technology, low cost and great medicine equation of cardiac rehab, and an overview of dietary and exercise apps. Speakers include: Karen Lui, Janie Knipper, Murray Low, Donna Webb and Carmen Winter.

WISCHPR  |  April 22-23  |  Madison, WI

Attendees will learn about personal and professional development, how health literacy affects what you do every day, 2016 regulatory considerations for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, adding years to your life and life to your years, the business of cardiac and pulmonary rehab, measuring functional capacity in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, the nurse practitioner’s role in the care of the COPD patient, new performance measures for AACVPR, behavior modification, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation from a Medicare administrative contractor perspective. Presenters include: Steven W. Sparks, MS, Kari Niesen-LaScala, JD, Lance Maerz, MS, RCEP, CCET, Karen Lui, RN, MS, MAACVPR, Carolyn Cunningham, MD, MAC, Carl King, MD, Carl King, MD, Shalon Jarozewski, RN, MSN, ACNP, BC, Bonnie Anderson, MS, RCEP, CES, FAACVPR and Jeff Lauzon, MA, PhD.

UPCRA  |  April 25-26  |  Aberdeen, South Dakota

Attendees will learn about patient assessment, nutritional counseling, lipid management, diabetes management, blood pressure management, physical activity counseling, psychosocial management, exercise training evaluation, tobacco cessation and weight management. Presenters include: Ana Mola and Leonard Kaminsky.

***Breakfast will be sponsored by LSI.

MACVPR  |  April 26 | Linthicum Heights, MD
Attendees will learn about pulmonary hypertension, AICD and resynchronization devices, what cardiopulmonary rehab staffers need to know, sex and chronic disease, managing diabetes in the cardiac and pulmonary rehab setting, MET levels and exercise prescription and legislative and reimbursement update. Presenters include: Guatam Ramani, Jill Patton, Dr. Chris Kraft, Debbie Lund, Dr. Kerry Stewart and Jennifer Moxley.

OKCVPR |  April 30  |  Oklahoma City, OK

Details still being confirmed. Stay tuned for topic and presenter information.

VACVPR  |  April 30  |  Hampton, VA

Attendees will learn about diabetes and weight loss, special considerations regarding diet and exercise, how to develop and implement a practical staff competency plan, alternative tobacco products and implications for healthcare providers, certification and recertification update, balance problems and walking abnormalities, treatment and exercise options for special populations in cardiac and pulmonary rehab, improving home management strategies, the latest clinical approach to patient management with heart disease, cardiac rehab best practices and reimbursement updates. Presenters include: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, Patricia Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR, Dr. Caroline Cobb, Kimberly Haney, MNSC, RN, BC, CCRP, Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, CCS, FAACVPR, Jennifer Smith, EP, Rebecca Crouch, PT, DPT, CCS, FAACVPR, Dr. Jose Rivera, MD and Patricia Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR.

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