Clinical Integration Forum: Heart Failure


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy
6001 West Park Boulevard

Plano, Texas 75093


Katy Lonergan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at UTSW, Division of Cardiology

Seamus Lonergan, MD, FACEP
Emergency Department Medical Director at BSW – Irving

Andrew Shedd, MD, FACEP
System Ultrasound Director, Ultrasound Director at JPS, Associate Residency Director at JPS

Detlef Wencker, MD
Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Baylor Scott & White Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

David Rawitscher, MD
Medical Director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, Baylor Scott & White, The Heart Hospital of Plano


Join us for the fall IES Clinical Integration Forum that will focus on Heart Failure. The forum is designed to present new data and evidence-based best practices to our providers with the goal of improving the care of heart failure patients.

The forum will feature a demonstration of potential uses of the point-of-care-ultrasound in the management of heart failure in the emergency department and in addition to a comprehensive review of heart failure pathophysiology and treatment, attendees will also discuss the possibilities for alternative dispositions in emergency department management.


  • Discuss the ideal emergency department evaluation and management of the heart failure patient with a consideration for a disposition other than admission.
  • Review the role of emergency ultrasound in the heart failure population.
  • Discuss aggressive heart failure management and the impact upon short and long-term prognosis.
  • Identify resources available to the emergency medicine provider to assist in the outpatient management of the heart failure patient.
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