The incidence of heart failure is increasing worldwide. It is estimated that there are 600,000 Canadians living with heart failure. It is the second leading cause of hospitalization of Canadians over the age of 65 and accounts for 9% of all deaths in Canada per year.
The management of heart failure requires a multi-disciplinary team. The symposium is designed to provide health care providers across the province of British Columbia an opportunity to meet and discuss the latest advances in heart failure management.
The symposium will be hosted by the University of British Columbia and will feature an expert panel of speakers. Educational sessions will include lectures and interactive workshops.
The symposium will begin with an evening session on June 23rd and continue with a full day of activities on Saturday June 24th.
The symposium is ideal for family physicians, internists, cardiologists, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health members and researchers who are involved in the care of patients with heart failure. The event is CME accredited with 6.25 MOC Section 1 and 6.25 MAINPRO+ credits.