MACVPR New England Symposium 2017


Agenda for October 19, 2017
Hampton Inn
319 Speen St
Natick, MA 01760

8:15 – 8:30 

Coffee, tea and a make your own yogurt parfaits!
Sponsor tables will be open for viewing

8:30 – 9:00 

Welcome President’s Address and Update
Lynne MacDonald, PT, CCRP – Attendees will be provided with updates in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab on the local and National level.

9:00 – 9:30 

Update on the CCRP and New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certificate: “How it evolved and where are we now”
Karen Lafond MSN, CCRP – Karen is a member of the AACVPR Professional Certification Committee: Attendees will be provided with updates re: the CCRP and will learn about the development and implementation of the new AACVPR Pulmonary Certificate.

9:30 – 10:30

Hot off the Press from 2017: Research Advances for the Cardiopulmonary Clinician
Quinn Pack, MD,M.Sc – Dr. Pack is an accomplished researcher and has published numerous peer reviewed publications. His presentation will identify current trends in CV risk factors and how they will impact the cardiopulmonary clinician as well as describe cutting edge CV therapies that will be encountered in CR in the future.  He will apply new research findings from smoking cessation to the cardiopulmonary rehab setting.

10:30 – 11:00

Break and Networking
Please take advantage of our sponsor exhibits

11:00 – 12:00

Heart Failure Population Health
Richard Soucier, MD, FACC – Dr. Soucier has dedicated much of his clinical and academic practice to heart failure teaching and research. He will describe the basic principles of population health and how it relates to chronic heart failure care as well as identify differences between HF with reduced EF and HF with preserved EF. He will discuss population level interventions designed to improve quality and duration of life in patients with HF.

12:00 – 1:00

Catered luncheon will be served

1:00 – 2:00

Weight Management Strategies for the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Population
Jessica Unick, PhD – Dr. Unick is an experienced researcher in the areas of weight management and weight loss maintenance. This lecture will focus on the health risks associated with excess body weight and the health benefits of achieving a clinically significant weight loss. It will discuss primary predictors of successful weight loss and weight loss maintenance and identify practical strategies for motivating and assisting CR and PR patients in achieving weight loss goals   

2:00 – 2:30

Break and Networking
Please take advantage of our sponsor tables

2:30 – 3:45

Outpatient Rehabilitation of the Post Lung Transplantation Patient
Abby Folger, PT, DPT, CCS – Abby is an experienced clinician and lecturer in PR at MGH. Her presentation will describe a typical postoperative course following lung transplantation. She will identify signs and symptoms of common acute and chronic complications after lung transplantation as well as common physical impairments in patients status post lung transplantation. She will help the attendee to understand considerations for exercise progression after clamshell incision. She will describe exercise interventions to address functional limitations in the post op lung transplantation patient.

3:45 – 4:00

CEU’s will be awarded


This program will offer 5.7 Nursing Contact Hours through Berkshire Health Systems & 5.0 AACVPR Contact Hours
Please note that in order to receive CEU’s, you must stay for both lectures in their entirety
Registration cancellations must be done before October 12th in order to receive a refund
~ This program is sponsored by MACVPR and Berkshire Health System ~

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