Atlantic Health Systems Heart Failure Awareness Week Symposium Highlights Latest Research, Programs and Clinical Advances

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Sixth Annual Event Empowers Clinicians Through Education

February 16, 2017, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Annual Heart Failure Awareness Week Symposium will highlight the latest research, programs, and clinical advances in heart failure.

The sixth annual, day-long scientific symposium, to be held on February 17, during National Heart Failure Awareness Week, will feature ten Atlantic Health System clinicians presenting on topics including:

  • Basics in Heart Failure, and Guideline Updates
  • Mobile Monitoring and Transitional Care
  • Evaluating for Advanced Therapies
  • Depression and Mental Health in Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension and the Right Heart
  • Women’s Heart
  • Top Five Studies to Change Your Practice

Claire G. Boccia Liang, MD, FACC, Director of the Women’s Heart Program at Atlantic Health System, will present a keynote on congenital heart disease.

As a nationally recognized leader in cardiology, Atlantic Health System is committed to ensuring that its medical teams have access to the latest research, technology, and care delivery models so patients with heart failure receive optimal treatment that will both prolong and improve the quality of life,” said Linda Gillam, MD, MPH, chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Atlantic Health System. “The Annual Heart Failure Awareness Week Symposium also affords attendees a chance for discussion and healthy debate among multi-disciplinary care teams.”

Panelists from Atlantic Health System include:

Dr. Marc Goldschmidt, MD, FACC, HFSA - Medical Director, Heart Success Program

Ellen Berry, MSW, LCSW - Social Worker, Heart Success Program

Michelle Gilbert, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN - Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner, Heart Success Program

Kathleen Hollasch, RN, BSN, CWCA, CHFN - Transitions of Care RN, Heart Success Program

Kaitlyn Ners, BSN, RN – Nurse Navigator, Heart Success Program

Susan Pardi, RN, MSN, APN-C - Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner, Heart Success Program

Asia Silvera, RN, PCCN, CHFN - Nurse Navigator, Heart Success Program

Jon Sugarman, DNP, MSN, BSN, GNP-C, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CDP – Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics and Psychiatry  - Atlantic Health System

Linda Suplicki, RN, MSN, APN, ACNP, CCRN - Ventricular Assist Device Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator, Heart Success Program

Howard Castillo, RN, MSN, APN, CCRN-K - Ventricular Assist Device Nurse Practitioner, Heart Success Program

Sunnie Mortimer BSN, RN, HWNC-BC - Holistic Nurse and Wellness Coach Nurse, Integrative Cardiology – Atlantic Health System

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,747 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; is part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

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