SJRMC Presents the 24th Annual William E. Van Fleit, MD Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education
On Wednesday, May 2nd, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center will present the 24th Annual William E. Van Fleit, MD Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education, featuring James B. Froehlich, MD, MPH, Director of Vascular Medicine Service at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Offered through the SJRMC Department of Medical Education, Dr. Froehlich will speak on “Aortic Dissection in 2011: Lessons from the International Register of Aortic Dissection (IRAD)”, at 12:15 pm in the SJRMC Education Center. At the end of the symposium, participants should be able to describe risk factors for aortic dissection, discuss the treatment of patients with aortic dissection, and understand the relative advantages of different treatment strategies.
Established in 1989, the Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education is the longest and most prestigious cardiovascular medical education event in the region. Committed to excellence in patient care, the Symposium brings experts from the field of cardiothoracic medicine to educate area physicians and health care professionals on the latest in medical research.
The symposium is named in memoriam for William E. Van Fleit—a prominent, nationally-known South Bend Cardiovascular surgeon, author and teacher. It also honors the late Frances “Fran” M. Van Fleit, a valued member of the SJRMC Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for The Foundation of SJRMC. Through the generosity of Mrs. Van Fleit’s estate, the William E. Van Fleit, MD Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education will continue to be an educational treasure for many years to come.
"Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center has been honored for 24 years to be the recipient of such noteworthy generosity from the Van Fleit family,“ said Ann Rathburn-Lacopo, Chief Development Officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. “We know of no other cardiothoracic symposium in the region that attracts as many prestigious physicians and educators, or brings in such a wide array of internationally-known physician presenters.”