Heart Hospital hosts heart care events at Giovanni’s Feb. 4

Staff Report

Monday, Feb. 4, The Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican will present the “18th Annual Cardiology Millennium” for professionals and “Heart Care: Ask The Experts,” a free public event for the community, at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.

Cardiology Millennium Conference

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.

The event kicks off with Vincent Bufalino, M.D., updating attendees on the latest developments in cardiology and how health care reform will change the practice of cardiovascular medicine.

Under the tenure of Barry Franklin, Ph.D., the cardiac rehabilitation program and stress-testing laboratories at William Beaumont Hospital have achieved national and international recognition in the treatment and evaluation of coronary artery disease. Dr. Franklin’s talk will focus on recent advances in preventive cardiology and successful strategies for counseling cardiac patients.

Keith Swetz, M.D., will define the differences between palliative care and hospice care and when each should be considered in the care of advanced heart failure.

In addition, other experts will speak about congenital heart disease in adults, new approaches to treating hypertension and updated indications of PCI in the era of evidence-based medicine.

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: Ask The Experts

Heart Care: Ask The Experts” is a free public event beginning with educational exhibits at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome and update from SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski. Then, hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Royce, who will present a heart-healthy cooking demonstration with Giovanni’s chef and co-owner, Al Castrogiovanni.

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

Admission is free. Register at www.swedishamerican.org or call (815) 968-2500.

From the Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2013, issue

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