The Annual Pittsburgh Heart Team Summit provides tools to physicians and physician extenders, including those in surgery and cardiology, which enables collaboration in the care of patients with cardiovascular diseases. The objectives remain to advance the team concept of patient care.
The target audience includes cardiologist, cardiac surgeons and physicians/providers caring for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Nurses, physician assistants, and perfusionists also find educational opportunities by attending the summit. Our needs assessment indicates the target audience benefits by the Summit’s education as it relates to:
Physicians infrequently have the opportunity to interactively discuss current guideline based care with surgeons and cardiologists. The summit encourages improved team dynamics and compare cooperative expertise while educating physicians and health care providers about ways to work together for improved patient safety and clinical efficiency.
In 2023, the Summit will integrate the cultures and expertise of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and affiliated specialties primarily from the Greater Pittsburgh Medical Community. Western Pennsylvania regional physicians, physician extenders and providers will interact with the speakers and faculty during the live, interactive presentations and discussions. Learners may earn educational credits during this in-person event.