Educational opportunities that might interest our membership

NC Thoracic Society is holding a conference Sept 24 at Duke entitled Digital Health in Respiratory Diseases and includes talk on wearables and a talk on remote pulmonary rehab by Dr Alva at Cone
Please see below a unique program on digital health that encompasses a broad range of topics. This hybrid meeting will be held at Duke University Hanes House on Sat Sept 24. Our keynote Richard Costello, MD has tremendous perspective on many aspects of making respiratory practice digital. Most speakers will be there in person. Lots of perspective to be gained from this program.
Regards, Roy Pleasants, Executive Director
Digital Health in Respiratory Diseases
7:30 – 8:00 am Registration for in-person attendees
8:00 – 8:15 am Introduction (Mashael Al-Hegelan, MD, MBA President and Praveen Mannam, MD Vice-President North Carolina Thoracic Society)
8:15 – 9:00 am (Keynote) The Journey to a Digital Respiratory Practice (Richard Costello, MD – Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin)
9:00 – 9:35 am Overview of Digital Inhalers in the US (Roy Pleasants, PharmD, UNC)
9:35 – 10:10 am Cybersecurity and Remote Patient Monitoring (Dee Young, HCS UNC CH, Exec Director and CISO Info Technology)
10:10 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:05 am Wearables in Pulmonology: A Landscape of Digital Measures and Connected Sensors (Manuel Fanarajian, MD HumanFirst, Boston)
11:05 – 11:40 am Studies in Pediatric Asthma Employing Digital Health –(Speaker TBA)
11:40 – 12:10 Lunch
12:10 – 12:45 pm Precision Remote Monitoring and Care Through Lung Oscillometry (Rajoshi Biswas, PhD – Cognita Labs, Houston)
12:45 – 1:20 pm Remote Digital Monitoring in OSA (Carlos Nunez, Resmed and Jason Thomason, MD, Salem Chest)
1:20 – 1:55 pm Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Rakesh Alva, MD Cone Health)
1:55 – 2:00 pm Closure
Fee: $50 (LEARNERS ARE FREE, contact NCTS to register.

East Carolina Cardiovascular Symposium 2021: Guideline Directed Medical and Surgical Therapies
7:45 a.m. Welcome and Program Overview Hassan Alhosaini, MD, FACC, FHFSA
8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Cardiovascular Manifestations & Complications Hassan Alhosaini, MD, FACC, FHFSA
8:45 a.m. Updates in Hyperlipidemia Diagnosis & Management R. Scott Wright, MD, FACC, FESC, FAHA
9:30 a.m. What’s New in Essential Hypertension James R. Powell, MD, FACP
10:00 a.m. Break/Exhibits
10:15 a.m. Cardiac MRI in Cardiovascular Medicine Constantin Bogdan Marcu, MD, FACC, FESC, FASE
11:00 a.m. New Developments in Heart Failure Management Adam D. DeVore, MD, MHS, FHFSA, FAHA, FACC
11:45 a.m. Updates in Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Therapy Mark Kolasa, MD
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. What’s New in Valvular Heart Disease Blase Anthony Carabello, MD
2:00 p.m. The Latest in Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis & Therapy Lisa Rose- Jones, MD, FACC
2:45 p.m. Break/Exhibits
3:00 p.m. Updates in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Richard Krasuski, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
3:30 p.m. Cardiovascular Disease During Pregnancy Courtney B. Saunders, MD
4:00 p.m. Post-Cardiac Surgery Recovery Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN

Dare to Own the Power of Your Voice
Designed to serve as inspiration to help healthcare professionals remember and reconnect to the power of their voice when navigating professionally and personally. Grounded in Dr. Katrina Hutchins’ innovative research on voice and the creation of The Voice Positioning System (VPS)™, the overall goal of the session is to give participants insights and strategies for harnessing the power of individual and collective voice to maximize professional and personal well-being. The aim of the session is for participants to be energized, engaged, educated, and empowered, while gaining an understanding of how daring to own the power of voice does the following:
• Enhances personal and professional well-being
• Catalyzes support, inspiration, creativity, productivity, and cohesiveness
• Establishes a mode of operation that leads to greater positive impact and success

Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes (Livestream Event)
Participants will self-assess a gain in knowledge related to understanding the risk factors, prevention, and targeted treatment guidelines for people with type two diabetes associated cardiovascular disease.

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