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Program Development Session Abstracts

Developing a Women’s Heart Initiative within a Cardiovascular Product Line
Friday March 15, 2002, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Speaker: Susan R. Merrill, MBA,CHE
Sponsored by Boston Scientific

Learn how to work with the key stakeholders involved in setting up a Women’s Heart Initiative. Ms. Merrill will focus on setting goals including volume and revenue benchmarking. Gain from her practical experience as she discusses establishing a marketing plan and recognizing the pitfalls in the process.

The Multispecialty Cardiovascular Practice
Friday March 15, 2002, 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Speaker: Michael R. Jaff, DO,FACC                Peter Smith, MD                Kathleen Chumer, COOSponsored by Boston Scientific             

Find out how a multispecialty institute provides efficient and effective options for patients with vascular disease. Vascular medicine is a rapidly expanding field that encompasses comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. The presenters of this session will review an organizational chart, services and expertise needed in a comprehensive vascular center as well as obstacles faced by the group.

Research Set-Up and Implementation in the Cardiac Lab
Saturday, March 16,  2002, 8:15 – 9:30 am
Speaker: Daniella Claus, RN,BSN,CCRC
Sponsored by Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson Co.

How do you set up a research program within your institution? Sponsors of clinical trials select hospitals across the country to provide non-biased patient selection and offer alternatives to the current standard of care. Attend this session for an overview of the research process and resources on current clinical trials to determine if a research curriculum is feasible in an institution’s cath lab.

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