Friday, February 23, 2018
Southeastern Symposium on Cardiac Innovation
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • The Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN
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Guest Speakers include:

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Brooke/Roberts/William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery, Director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Immediate Past President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
Dr. Bavaria's clinical interests involve, complex aortic disease, cardiopulmonary transplantation, and cardiac valve surgery. Dr. Bavaria has published extensively on issues regarding thoracic aortic surgery, lung transplantation, and circulation management for complex thoracic aortic reconstruction.

Susheel K Kodali, MD
Director of the Structural Heart & Valve Center at New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kodali is also the director of the interventional cardiology fellowship program and an associate professor in medicine at CUMC.

William Jay Nicholson, MD
Interventional Cardiologist, Director of Interventional Cardiology/Cath Lab, Complex PCI/Chronic Total Occlusions, Structural Heart Program, York Hospital, Wellspan Medical Center, York, PA

Craig R. Smith, MD
Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor, Valentine Mott Professor of Surgery, Chair, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, Surgeon-in-Chief, Seymour Milstein Family Heart Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, 92nd President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Daniel Kraft, MD
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has served as Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University since SU's inception, and founded and is chair of Exponential Medicine a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. 

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6.75 CME/AMA Credits Provided

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine will issue Certificates of Attendance to non-physicians for attending this activity and designates it for a maximum of .675 CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and Erlanger Heart & Lung Institute. The University of Tennessee is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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