NCVH Annual Conference New Cardiovascular Horizons 15th Annual Conference | May 28-30, 2014

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NCVH 2014 Annual Conference 

The Roosevelt New Orleans

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

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New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is a Peripheral Intervention Conference focusing on Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) with a special emphasis on Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI).

The goal of NCVH is to bring together key disciplines to focus on a team approach to total cardiovascular care in patients with PAD and CLI. This approach creates an environment for clinical collaboration to address the continuum of care for the patient.

Our educational leadership team includes 25 course directors and 200 faculty from the leading peripheral intervention centers around the world.

The course directors and faculty develop innovative contemporary content that fosters interaction among attendees. Our program provides actionable clinical insights in the areas of cutting edge interventions, new technology and education to support optimal outcomes for patients.

Each year, on average, the conference assembles 1,600 attendees and 100 exhibitors. We provide 32 LIVE interventional cases, 8 LIVE case transmission sites around the world, 300+ scientific lectures and 200+ faculty including clinicians considered preeminent in the field of medicine.

NCVH is well known for hospitality and a family friendly environment. The learning experience is like no other in a city that celebrates life!

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Thank you to our 2014 Chairman, Co-Chairmen, Course Directors, and Faculty:


Craig M. Walker, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Founder, President and Medical Director
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Houma, LA



Charles Andersen, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center
Milton, WA
Richard Kovach, MD
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Browns Mills, NJ
Robert Beasley, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami, FL
Carlos Mena, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Frank Bunch, MD
Cardiology Associates of Mobile
Fairhope, AL
D. Christopher Metzger, MD
Wellmont CVA Heart Institute
Kingsport, TN
Nick Cavros, MD
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Lafayette, LA
Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Robert Coronado, MD
Northern Heart and Vascular Institute
Redding, CA
Thomas Shimshak, MD
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Racine, WI
Edward Diethrich, MD
Arizona Heart Foundation
Phoenix, AZ
Grayson Wheatley, III, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Eric Dippel, MD
Genesis Heart Institute
Davenport, IA



George Adams, MD Robert Gallino, MD James McKinsey, MD Ariel Soffer, MD
S. Hinan Ahmed, MD Roger Gammon, MD Amir Motarjeme, MD Deepak Thekkoott, MD
Cameron Akbari, MD, MBA Julio Garcia, Jr., RN Jihad Mustapha, MD Kalyan Veerina, MD
Anvar Babaev, MD Julio Garcia, Sr., MD Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD Ron Waksman, MD
Alan Block, DPM Jaafer Golzar, MD Raghotham Patlola, MD Mark Wholey, MD
George Chrysant, MD Larry Hollier, MD Venkatesh Ramaiah, MD  
Anthony Comerota, MD Allen Jacobs, DPM Oscar Rosales, MD  
Tom Davis, MD James Klemis, MD Jas Singh, MD  
W. Britton Eaves, MD Vinay Kumar, MD David Slovut, MD, PhD  

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Commercial Support Statement

Commercial Support Statement will be updated upon availability.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of Family Physicians, General Practice Physicians, Primary Care Providers, Internists, Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Vascular Medicine Specialists, Podiatrists, Cath Lab Technologists, Residents/Fellows, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Administrators involved in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

This program highlights the benefits of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care, which includes primary-care physicians, nurses, podiatrists, surgeons, wound care specialists and lab technicians. PAD, CLI, coronary artery disease and stroke are very complex diseases that require the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team to treat successfully. The audience represents the different healthcare fields that need to come together to raise awareness among patients about CVD symptoms, the importance of follow-up care and the dangers that not seeking treatment may lead to, including stroke, amputation and death.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this offering, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss the indications, risks, and complications of medical therapies in the treatment of peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia
  • Increase knowledge of contemporary  approaches in peripheral vascular management (including carotid, renal and mesenteric, venous disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm) based on recent clinical trials and evidenced based data
  • Propose appropriate applications of new interventional technologies for patients with vascular disease
  • Describe appropriate pharmacologic management in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss various testing modalities and comprehensive spectrum of care in patients with foot ulcers and threatened limbs
  • Explain proper use and interpretation of diagnostic tools and apply appropriate screening techniques for peripheral artery disease
  • Recognize the role and responsibility of the multidisciplinary members of a comprehensive PAD clinical team

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Global Education Group (Global) and New Cardiovascular Horizon Foundation (NCVH). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
This educational activity for 24.25 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 24.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Council on Podiatric Medical Education

The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association has approved this conference for a maximum of 24.25 continuing education contact hours.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

Certificate Instructions

If you have any questions regarding accreditation or certificates, please visit the registration table located in the foyer outside of the meeting room. Physical accreditation certificates will not be issued at this conference.
Easy Steps to Print Your Certificate:
1. Go to, click "my user portal"(upper right corner of the website).
2. Click "login" and enter your username and password.
3. Click “Profile” and click "Update My Profile Information".
4. Update your credentials and specialty to ensure you receive the correct certificate, click "Submit".
5. Next, click "Evaluations and Certificates", locate “NCVH 2014” and click “Complete Evaluation”.
6. After submitting your evaluation, click "Evaluations and Certificates", locate "NCVH 2014" and your certificate will be available to download.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN Nothing to disclose
Amanda Glazar, PhD Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Stacey Hansen Nothing to disclose
Dana Rigdon, CMP Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and New Cardiovascular Horizon Foundation (NCVH) do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


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Exhibitors / Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2014 Sponsors


Bard Peripheral Vascular
Boston Scientific Corporation


Cook Medical
Gore & Associates


Toshiba America Medical Systems


Abbott Vascular
Terumo Interventional Systems


Abiomed, Inc
ACIST Medical Systems
Advanced Vascular Resources
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Amarin Pharmaceuticals
American Professional Wound Care Association
American Society of Cardiovascular Phlebologists
Amputation Prevention Symposium
Angio Advancements
AngioDynamics, Inc.
Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Bayer HealthCare 
Biomet Biologics
Biotronik, Inc.
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boston Heart Diagnostics
Bristol Meyer Squibb
Cardiac Services Mobile, Inc.
CardioDx, Inc.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc
Cardiva Medical, Inc.
Chicago EndoVascular Conference - CVC
Control Medical Technology
Cordis Corporation
Edwards Lifesciences
Gilead Sciences LTD
Good Blood Flow
HMP Communications
Horizons International Peripheral Group
Innovacyn Inc
International Society of Endovascular Specialists
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Koven Technology, Inc
Lafayette General Health
Lane Regional Medical Center
Lombard Medical Technologies Inc.
MAQUET Cardiovascular, USA
Medicure Inc.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc
My Leg, My Choice Foundation
New Cardiovascular Horizons
Pamlab LLC
Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
St. Jude Medical
Summit Doppler/Wallach
Syntervention, Inc.
TEI Medical
Terrebonne General Medical Center
The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana
ThermopeutiX, Inc.
TriVascular, Inc.
Vascular Solutions
Volcano Corporation

Event Location 

The Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

NCVH Contact Info 

New Cardiovascular Horizons
3639 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. | Suite 605
Lafayette, LA 70503        

Phone: 337.993.7920
Fax: 337.993.7922


The Roosevelt New Orleans

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

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News and Press

CLICK HERE for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

CLICK HERE for Thursday, June 6, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

CLICK HERE for Friday, June 7, 2013 On-Site Newspaper

Cardiatis Live Case NCVH 2013

EXCITE Trial Live Case NCVH 2013

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Spectranetics Brings Radiation-reducing Products, Physician Training Simulation - NCVH 2013

Toshiba’s Infinix-i Vascular X-ray Systems Help Treat Limb Ischemia for Better Patient Outcomes
New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), a leading peripheral intervention conference focused on peripheral artery disease with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia, will feature four live cases using Toshiba’s Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems.

Boston Scientific to introduce two new machines
Boston Scientific will introduce two new devices to treat Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia at the New Cardiovascular Horizons conference in New Orleans June 6 – 9.

IDEV Technologies Introduces SurePath Guidewires
WEBSTER, Texas, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEV Technologies, Inc. (IDEV), an emerging innovator in peripheral vascular devices, announced the United States introduction and launch of a new line of interventional guidewires manufactured with a proprietary alloy combining strength with flexibility.

Wellmont cardiologists to operate as physicians watch via satellite
KINGSPORT — Dr. Chris Metzger, who directs the carotid artery stenting program at Holston Valley Medical Center, and his partner, Dr. Rahul Sakhuja, will share their expertise Thursday with their colleagues across the country via satellite to New Orleans.

Local doctor's treatment helps patients avoid amputation
NEW ORLEANS -- Twenty million people in the U.S. have a condition that causes people to lose a leg to amputation. Smoking, diabetes and aging are the main causes. Family history of cardiovascular disease can also raise your risk. But now a local doctor is working to save patient limbs.

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