This course is a tribute to our friend and colleague, Denise L. Carrabine, RN. Denise was a member of the Coronary Care staff at Akron General Medical Center from 1983 until 1992. Her dedication to learning and love of cardiology inspired the establishment of this annual conference in her memory. Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Carrabine family, the Akron General Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Department of Nursing Professional Development, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Heart & Vascular Center and our many other supporters named in the syllabus for their support of this annual event.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this educational activity, healthcare providers will be updated and knowledgeable with new evidence, trends and challenges in healthcare related to cardiovascular care of patients.


Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Bath – Summit Room
4125 Medina Road
Akron, OH 44333
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Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


  • Ankur Kalra, MD
  • Dennis Wright, MD
  • Zenab Laiq, MD
  • Angela Barsa, PharmD
  • Diane Moriconi, MSN, RN
  • Kathleen Rogers, MD
  • Debra Hudock, MSN, RN, CNS
  • Carol Santalucia


Thursday, May 2, 2019 Conference Agenda
  TAVR Update
Ankur Kalra, MD
  Updates in Vascular Access
Dennis Wright, MD
  Cardiac Oncology
Zenab Laiq, MD
  Illegal Drug Use & Cardiac Effects
Angela Barsa, PharmD
  Cardiac Lifestyle Changes
Diane Moriconi, MSN, RN
  Delirium vs Dementia in the Critical Care Setting
Kathleen Rogers, MD
  Endobronchial Valve Treatment
Debra Hudock, MSN, RN, CNS
  Care for the Caregiver
Carol Santalucia


Cleveland Clinic Akron General is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

You need to attend the entire program and complete an evaluation to receive the CE credit.

Contact: Jennifer Feldman, 330.344.7693, feldmaj@ccf.org



  • Registration deadline is May 8, 2020.
  • Fees included a continental breakfast and lunch.
  • Deadline for registration refund is May 8, 2020. There will be no refunds after this date.
  • For any questions, please contact Jennifer Feldman at 330.344.7693 or feldmaj@ccf.org.
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Conference Fees Before May 8, 2020 After May 8, 2020
Cleveland Clinic Employee $50 $75
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee $65 $75
Students (pre-licensure) $25 $75