August 22, 2013

AZ Business Magazine

St. Luke’s Cardiology Chief Directs Symposium

Promedica International’s Cardiovascular Disease Management symposium is being held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Oct. 4 – 5, 2013. Directed by Richard Heuser, M.D., FACC, chief of cardiology at St. Luke’s Medical Center and in practice with Phoenix Heart Center, a Physician Group of Arizona practice, Inc., the two-day continuing education conference will center on recent advancements and controversial topics in multiple areas of cardiovascular disease, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual.

This interactive, case-based program combines prestigious speakers and cutting-edge, evidence-based medicine studies to give attendees a practical overview of the optimal methods and management of the informed physicians’ practice, and to discuss and debate the exciting options on the horizon.

“The goal of this summit is to help medical professionals stay abreast of new, innovative studies and approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and management,” said Dr. Heuser. “This will ultimately result into improvements in patient care and better patient outcomes for those who attend.”

Additionally, attendees will explore advances in cardiovascular device development and delivery of health care to help navigate this difficult new health care environment.

This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, basic scientists, vascular medicine specialists, nurses, perfusionists, cath lab technicians, and other health care professionals with a special interest in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Promedica International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nurses and perfusionists may also earn continuing education units (CEUs). The cost for physicians to attend is $695 through August 23, and $795 thereafter.  The cost for residents, fellows and nurses to attend is $495 through August 23, and $595 thereafter. For more information, lodging information and to register, visit

Following the two-day symposium, physicians are invited to attend the Phoenix Transradial Summit, on Oct. 6, in the same location. For more information and to register, visit