Ambulatory BP Monitoring Training Course

This will be a one day course on principles and implementation of ABPM. Morning didactic sessions will be followed by a hands-on segment in the afternoon. The aim of the course is to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement ABPM in their practice.

When Jan 16, 2016
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Hyatt Regency in Tyson's Corner, VA
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Why Is this Course Valuable?

Recently, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation that prior to making a new diagnosis of hypertension, ABPM should be used to confirm the diagnosis. The value of ABPM depends on obtaining quality data and interpreting it correctly. Additionally, there is a lot of practical information one has to learn prior to implementing ABPM. Our ABPM course will ensure that clinicians have the opportunity to be appropriately equipped to provide this valuable service.

Who Will Benefit from this Course?

Our primary audience is clinicians who would like to implement ambulatory BP monitoring in their practice for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Other audiences include nurses or other health care providers (e.g. nurse practitioners) who will be responsible for logistics of ABPM in the practices. Researchers interested in using ABPM will also benefit from the practical information provided in this course.

How Will the Course Work?

This will be a one day course on principles and implementation of ABPM. Morning didactic sessions will be followed by a hands on-segment in the afternoon. The aim of the course is to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement ABPM in their practice. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with ABPM manufacturers. Course content will include:

  • Review of the Evidence for ABPM
  • Clinical Uses of ABPM
  • Challenges in Using ABPM
  • Pitfalls and Practical Aspects
  • Monitors, Software and Protocols
  • Billing and Reimbursement

Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30, course will begin at 8:30 and will conclude at 4:30. A full course agenda is coming soon.

The Course Founders and Directors are Anthony Viera, MD and Daichi Shimbo, MD. Dr. Viera is a family physician at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and certified as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist, and Dr. Shimbo is a cardiologist at Columbia University. Dr. Viera and Dr. Shimbo both conduct research involving ambulatory BP monitoring. The Course Manager is Laura Tuttle, Certified Clinical Research Specialist and Assistant Director of the Hypertension Research Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Together, their teams have performed over 3,500 ambulatory BP monitoring sessions.

Where will the course be held?

The course will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Tyson's Corner. It is just 15 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport and downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is directly accessible from the Silver Line Metrorail out of DC and is connected to the Tyson's Corner Center regional mall which contains over 300 restaurants and stores.

A group rate of $125 per night is available for course attendees until 12/18 (or until full).

To make a reservation, click here or call (703)893-1234 and reference group code: UNC1.

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