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Dr. Albert D'Alonzo Memorial CME
Cardiovascular Disease: Back to the Future

Evans Hall - 334 A/B
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bruce Kornberg, DO, FACC, FACOI
Program Chairman

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Today's advanced techniques in imaging of the heart has pushed the bedside diagnosis of cardiovascular disease into the background. Unfortunately, the insurance companies are not always paying for the newest imaging studies. This can leave the primary care physician to question what study is right for their patient. The Albert D'Alonzo, D.O. Memorial lectures will refresh and renew the interest of the primary care physician in bedside diagnosis for the cardiovascular patient. The symposium will go over the bedside history and physical examination of the commonly encountered murmurs, valvular disease, cardiomyopathies and peripheral vascular disease. These lectures will help point you in the direction of which study will give you the most information for your patient.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the cardiac history.
  • Explain how to evaluate neck veins and arteries.
  • Discuss the value of chest inspection and palpations.
  • Appraise the significance of systolic and diastolic murmurs, valvular disease, cardiomyopathies and peripheral vascular disease.
7:45 A.M. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 A.M. Introduction and Re-Emphasizing Cardiac History
Bruce Kornberg, D.O., FACC, FACOI, Professor and Chair, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Co-Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
8:30 A.M. Evaluation of the Neck Veins and Arteries
Christopher J. Droogan, D.O., FACC, Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College; Director of Clinical Heart Failure, Main Line Health Heart Center Failure and Transplant Program
9:15 A.M. Inspection and Palpations of the Chest
Bruce Kornberg, D.O., FACC, FACOI
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Systolic Murmurs
Christopher J. Droogan, D.O., FACC
11:00 A.M. Diastolic Murmurs
Bruce Kornberg, D.O., FACC, FACOI
11:45 A.M. Peripheral Vascular Disease at the Bedside
Wayne V. Arnold, D.O., FACOI, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
12:30-1:15 P.M. Questions and Answers/Adjourn
Continuing Education Credit
Physicians: "This program anticipates being approved for five of AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours pending approval by the AOA CCME". Sign-in and full day attendance of program is required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).
On-campus parking is available in our garage, please enter on Stout Road. All-day parking is $5.00. Please note: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five and ten dollar bills. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage
Fee Policies
Physicians $125.00, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals, $75.00. Registration fees for Saturday and Sunday programs are not refundable, nor can they be credited to future programs.
Emergency Messages
Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at (215) 871-6351 ask the guard to transfer your call to ext. 5350 which is the phone in Evans Hall.
Last Updated: 12/15/14