Program Description: 

Cardiology Grand Rounds is designed to supply knowledge to our audience to allow them to improve their competence and performance in delivering cardiovascular care.  Topics are identified through departmental findings, morbidity and mortality conferences, opinion leader reviews, literature reviews, epidemiological data, and national guidelines.  Examples of topics being address in the 2017 Grand Rounds Series.

  • Severe aortic stenosis and severe coronary artery disease is difficult to manage since symptoms are similar and ofter overlap.  The timing of diagnostic and percutaneous treatment procedures are often difficult to determine what should be addressed first.
  • Emerging imaging technologies are changing the manner in which we are assessing patients for ischemic coronary artery disease.  Updating and enhancing our knowledge in how to choose the best tests for individual patients is important for high quality care.
  • Patient with systemic and other inflammatory diseases are at higher risk than the average population for adverse cardiovascular events.  There are emerging data for our providers to learn about unique risk features of these patients to improve their overall care.
Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Target audience: 
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiology Fellows
  • Ancillary Staff
Learning objectives: 

1. To learn current practice guidelines in the evaluation and treatment of heart disease and to be able to discern how practice guidelines derived from large population groups will apply to specific individual patient groups.

2. To identify barriers for the implementation of best practice guidelines in heart disease to daily current practice and discuss means of overcoming these barriers.

3. To learn cost-effective strategies to diagnose and treat heart disease. 

4. To learn the potential advantages and potential applications of promising new advances emerging from the research laboratory into clinical practice or cardiology.

Faculty & credentials: 
Course Director:
Jennifer Strande, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine


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Deb Turtenwald
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-6861
Series date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 6:00am to Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Series location: 
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W. Watertown Plank Road
A1710 Mellowes Boardroom
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States