Inova Heart and Vascular Institute to Welcome Newt Gingrich at Cardiovascular Symposium
Conference Draws Experts Nationwide; Focuses on Management of Cardiac Diseases to Improve Patient Care
Falls Church, VA – On Feb. 26 Inova Heart and Vascular Institute will welcome about 200 medical professionals, including expert faculty from across the country, to its inaugural Cardiovascular Symposium. The goal is to enhance knowledge and increase competency of cardiovascular clinicians to improve patient care. Guest speaker Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will present “The Cost and Consequences of Healthcare Reform.”
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Symposium
Contemporary Strategies for Practice Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease
Saturday, Feb. 26
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noon to 1 p.m. – Guest Speaker Newt Gingrich, “The Cost and Consequences of Healthcare Reform”
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Physicians Conference Center
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
“We’re very excited to be hosting this event and expect a full house,” said Merdod Ghafouri, DO, Symposium Director and cardiologist at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. “The faculty is a group of world-renowned cardiologists and leaders in their field, the sessions are clinically and practically oriented, and those attending will have the opportunity to connect with these experts to learn about the latest research and treatment in cardiovascular disease.”
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. About 80 million people in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease. This unique program will focus on strategies for the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It will also provide opportunities for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to come together to discuss innovations in practice, recent findings from research and the challenges that confront them in current cardiovascular care.
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute’s state-of-the-art flagship location on the Inova Fairfax Hospital campus is one of the most technologically-advanced cardiac care centers in the United States. It also holds a three-star rating, the highest available, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is the only hospital in the Washington, DC area and in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be recognized on Hospital Compare for better than expected survival outcomes for heart attack patients.
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.