2023 Cardiovascular Symposium

Thursday, February 16, 2023

8:30 AM to 3:15 PM


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Please noteThis event will be recorded for online use.


Value: $210.00


  • $63 for general registrants
  • $0 for Methodist Health System employees, MHS retirees, NMC Alumni, and NMC students (do not receive CE).


We welcome all nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals interested in cardiovascular care.


This symposium will explore current evidence-based practices in cardiovascular care. Topics will include vascular procedures, updates in interventional cardiology, new medications used in cardiovascular care, thoracic updates, and much more!


Program Objectives:

  • Explore new updates in Cardiovascular care
  • Discuss new updates in interventional cardiology
  • Identify new medications used in cardiovascular patient care
  • Explain updates in surgical and vascular procedures


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form


Time Agenda
8:30am Registration
8:40am Welcome and Announcements
8:45-9:45am Vascular Updates: Dr. Gao (1.0 CH)
9:45am-10:15am Interventional Cardiology: Same Day Discharge, New Novel Coronary Technologies, etc.: Dr. Nester (0.5 CH)
10:15-10:45 Break & Time for Vendors
10:45-11:45am Guideline Updates and New Medications: Meg Kinney (1.0 CH)
11:45-12:15pm Thoracic Updates: Dr. Trujillo (0.5 CH)
12:15-1:00pm Lunch (provided) & Time for Vendors
1:00-1:45pm Surgical Updates: Dr. Merritt (0.75 CH)
1:45-3:15pm Structural Updates: Dr. Latacha & Dr. Madan (1.5 CH)
3:15pm Conference Wrap Up


All content provided here is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for individualized professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nothing contained herein establishes or shall be used to establish a standard of care.

Continuing Education

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


Nurses: 5.25 contact hours awarded. Midwest Multistate Division Provider Approval #NE1025-1

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Physicians (Surgical Technologists can use CME credit. Choose that when registering.)

The Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Department of Education reference #NED00230002 has approved this program for 6.25 Category A credits.


Respiratory Therapists

This program meets the continuing education criteria for 5.25 clock hours for Nebraska Respiratory Care Practitioners.


Education Credit: 5.25 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.


Relevant Financial Relationships with an Ineligible Company:

Name: Dr. HelenMari Merritt, MD

Relevant Relationship: AtriCure

Nature of Relationship: Dr. Merritt is a proctor for AtriCure

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated. There are no other financial relationships to disclose.



St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
15050 West Maple Road, Family Life Center
Omaha, NE 68116


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Ryan Gao, MD, Vascular Surgeon, Nebraska Methodist Health System

Meg Kinney, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Methodist Physicians Clinic

Matthew Latacha, MD, FHRS, Cardiologist, Methodist Physician's Clinic

HelenMari Merritt-Genore, DO, CT Surgeon, Methodist Physicians Clinic

Nidhi Madan, MD, MPD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, Methodist Physicians Clinic

William Nester, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Methodist Physicians Clinic

Karin Trujillo, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, Methodist Physicians Clinic

Course Materials

Handouts will be here once received from the presenter. We highly recommend you save &/or print the handouts for your use at the program.



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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

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Omaha, NE 68114


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