NEW ORLEANS – The New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) conference is returning to New Orleans for its 22nd year to bring together all medical disciplines for a team approach to total cardiovascular care. The conference will take place June 1-4 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
Founded by Dr. Craig Walker, Interventional Cardiologist, President and Founder of Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), NCVH is the peripheral event of the year – an international, multispecialty, educational conference showcasing excellence in vascular medicine and intervention. The conference originated from a desire to improve healthcare for patients with peripheral vascular disorders and to establish the link between these disorders and overall cardiovascular mortality. From inception, the message of NCVH is that peripheral vascular disorders are extremely prevalent and deserve far more attention than they have historically received.
“Improving outcomes requires better provider and patient awareness, effective and precise diagnosis, state-of-the-art medical therapy with follow-up, and implementation of advanced interventional and surgical therapy,” said Dr. Walker. “Outcomes are closely related to thorough evaluation and close cooperation between multiple disciplines, and that’s why we continue to host this important conference for our international attendees, now for 22 years.”
NCVH faculty members, some of which are CIS physicians, are regarded as experts in areas such as peripheral artery disease, critical limb ischemia, cardiovascular disease, vascular surgery, wound care and more. The conference offers educational sessions covering all fields of peripheral interventions—from beginner to advanced— including carotid, renal, femoral and below-the-knee procedures, as well as stent grafting for aortic dissections, abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic aneurysms and deep venous interventions. The conference stresses the importance on lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI) to address the need for amputation prevention techniques, with a focus on gender and racial disparities.
NCVH’s course for physicians-in-training has evolved into the largest cardiology fellows course in the nation, and it allows vascular experts to educate fellows on the importance of diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, the Business of Peripheral Interventions Course shares pertinent industry topics such as the financial and economic impact of amputations, peripheral interventions, reimbursements, office-based labs, and new this year, the role of telemedicine and virtual care.
One of the unique aspects of the conference is that it transmits more than 20 live and complex cases performed by some of the world’s best interventionists from locations across the globe, including Germany, Italy and more. A vein forum is also held on Friday, focusing specifically on venous disease and treatment techniques.
Physicians of all specialties, as well as nurses, medical staff and administrators have joined NCVH with a common goal of improving patient care. Since its beginning, NCVH has hosted conferences in Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica), Asia (Beijing, China) and throughout the United States (Mobile, Birmingham, San Antonio, Memphis, Atlantic City, Detroit, Davenport, Tucson, Redding, St. Louis, Miami, Orlando, Hattiesburg, Philadelphia, Austin, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Salt Lake City).
To learn more about the NCVH conference, view a full agenda, or register, visit www.ncvh.org.