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Cardiology Millennium Conference set for Feb. 3

January 29, 2014

Staff Report

Monday, Feb. 3, the Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican will present the 19th annual Cardiology Millennium Conference for professionals, and Heart Care: Ask The Experts, a free public event for the community, at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center.

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.

This year’s conference features renowned physician, teacher and best-selling author Dr. Abraham Verghese, professor for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University Medical School. Dr. Verghese’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, Atlantic, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, Forbes.com and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Verghese also has authored three best-selling books: My Own Country, The Tennis Partner and Cutting for Stone. His unique style of interacting with patients emphasizes the personal touch that is often lacking in today’s medical world.

Cost of attending the Cardiology Millennium 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 starts at 6 p.m. with a welcome and update from SwedishAmerican CEO Dr. Bill Gorski. Then, attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Humor Quest founder and national speaker Mary Kay Morrison, who will discuss healthy humor. At 7 p.m., Dr. John Myers, cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director, will moderate a panel of physicians as they discuss the latest innovations in heart care and answer questions from the audience.

Admission is free. To register, use the online registration form at www.swedishamerican.org or call (815) 968-2500.

From the Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014, issue

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