SOURCE: Society of Chest Pain Centers

February 18, 2009 10:17 ET

Society of Chest Pain Centers Will Host Annual Conference for Coronary Health Care Professionals

International Non-Profit Announces 12th Congress of Chest Pain Centers to Be Held for Cardiologists, Nurses, Emergency Room Physicians, and Health Care Administrators

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - The Society of Chest Pain Centers (, an international non-profit focused on improving care for heart care patients, has announced its 12th Congress of Chest Pain Centers event to be held April 29-May 2, 2009 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The annual conference is a premier educational forum for coronary health care professionals on the topic of chest pain management, acute coronary syndrome care (ACS), Acute Decompensated Heart Failure care, (ADHF) and observational medicine. It will include in-depth, day-long workshops and over 40 different lectures, debates and panel discussions presented by nationally recognized cardiac care experts.

"The Society of Chest Pain Centers works to bridge communications between cardiology, emergency medicine, nursing and other professions in order to improve quality care for patients and bottom line for health care facilities," explained Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA, Executive Director, Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Conference participants will include: cardiologists, emergency room physicians, nurses, ED managers, cardiac program managers, EMS personnel, quality improvement managers, internists and health care consultants.

A few key learning objectives of the conference include:

--  Discussion of key studies that have impacted the new NSTE-ACS
--  Review of biomarkers and clinical applications in the acute setting
    for ACS diagnosis
--  Improvements on contact-to-balloon times for STEMI patients
--  How Chest Pain Center accreditation improves care for patients
--  Clinical guidelines, late breaking trials, research and new treatment
--  Opportunities to share metrics with EMS, ED cath lab and medical staff
    to drive change
--  Pharmacologic agents and devices used in Atrial Fibrillation

Additional information about the conference may be found online at:

About the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers ( is a non-profit international society that provides hospital accreditation, CMEs, and educational forums promoting 'guidelines' or protocol-based medicine for ACS. Services are delivered through a chest pain center model to address the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes, acute heart failure, and to promote the adoption of process improvement science by healthcare providers.

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