16th Annual Cardiology Conference and Heart Care 2011

From press release

The Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican will present the 16th Annual Cardiology Millennium for professionals, and Heart Care 2011, a free public event for the community, Monday, Feb. 7, at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center.

The Cardiology Millennium Conference is a one-day conference, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., that explores many of the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

A number of nationally-known practitioners will be headlining this year’s conference. Dr. Nilo Edwards is professor, Department of Surgery, chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and director, cardiac transplantation at University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, Wis. His topic is “Implants, Transplants & Devices.” A former recipient of a National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Development Award, Dr. Matthew Wolff will address “Advances in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Stenting & Regenerative Cardiac Medicine.” Dr. Wolff joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1993 and became director of the adult cardiac catheterization laboratory in 1999. Since 2005, he has been chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Brad Nieder, known as “The Healthy Humorist,” will close the day. Also known as Dr. Funny, he is a unique doctor who blends healthcare humor with wellness advice and an uplifting message. The program demonstrates how laughter really is good medicine for managing pain, enhancing immune system function, reducing stress and more.

Cost of the Heart Conference is $125, which includes breakfast, lunch and conference materials. For further information or to register, call HealthConnect at (815) 968-2500, or go to SwedishAmerican’s website at www.swedishamerican.org.

Heart Care 2011 is a free public event beginning with educational booths at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., SwedishAmerican President and CEO, Dr. Bill Gorski, will introduce the evening’s speaker. Dr. Roger Greenlaw will present “Self Care is the New Primary Café for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.” Dr. Greenlaw is a clinical professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, a consultant in lifestyle medicine and a retired gastroenterologist. According to Dr. Greenlaw, “emerging science is revealing the power we have to prevent, arrest and even reverse our common chronic diseases. Rising blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and body weight signal the need for ‘lifestyle medicine.’ How we live, move, eat and manage stress predicts how long and well we live and how we die. When faced with a diagnosis, we ask ‘What can I do?’ We find answers as intelligent self-care joins ‘medical care’ to create better health at lower cost with fewer complications.”

At 7 p.m., Dr. Kenneth Brin, cardiologist, will moderate a panel of cardiologists and other physicians as they discuss the latest innovations in heart care and answer questions.

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Register online at www.swedishamerican.org or call HealthConnect at (815) 968-2500.

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