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Vascular Clinical Care Conferences

The delivery of high quality vascular care is challenging in an era in which the vascular knowledge base is rapidly expanding. As well, excellence in Vascular Clinical Care is dependent on the bridging of expertise from vascular medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, and vascular nursing.

The clinicians of Abbott Northwestern’s Vascular Center, in collaboration with Minneapolis Heart Institute®, meet bi-weekly at the Vascular Clinical Care Conference to review challenges in vascular diagnosis and treatment. Clinical vignettes, noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies (duplex ultrasound and physiologic), and MRA, CTA, and contrast angiographic data are integrated in the context of real world patient presentations. Each conference provides 1.0 credits for continuing education for physicians and vascular technologists.

Program Objectives:

  • To review the optimal use of noninvasive vascular diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of individuals with vascular diseases.
  • To review the use of MRA, CTA, and contrast angiographic diagnostic techniques in the evaluation of individuals with vascular diseases.
  • To integrate these data in order to create a therapeutic strategy that applies exercise, pharmacological, endovascular, and surgical therapies for the benefit of individuals with vascular disease.
  • To improve the critical collegial interplay between primary care clinician and vascular specialty provider in achieving optimal long-term vascular care outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and Registered Vascular Technologists.

Vascular Care Conferences take place in the 3rd floor conference room (H3226) of Abbott Northwestern’s Heart Hospital at 7 a.m.; the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  For more information call 612-863-3900 for updated schedule information.

There is currently no information available on upcoming Vascular clinical care Conferences at Minneapolis Heart Institute®.

Allina Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Education & Accreditation at Allina Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity. This activity for 1.2 continuing education hours is provided by Allina Health. Allina Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’ s Commission on Accreditation.

For information about our upcoming or past conferences, contact us by phone at (612) 863-9000 / toll-free (800) 582-5175 and ask to speak with the Professional Education Coordinator.