Legislator in the Lab: Meeting Agenda

Group photo of University of North Carolina LILApril 15-16, 2010
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

In 2010, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will host five “Legislator in the Lab” meetings at medical schools across the country. These meetings took state legislators into medical laboratories to learn from doctors and other medical professionals about the diagnosis, impact and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

In April, NCSL hosted such a meeting at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Legislators saw presentations on disparities in outcomes from cardiovascular disease, therapeutic substitution and cardiac electrophysiology. In addition legislators were able to tour the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.  

Information on developing healthy communities that ward off cardiovascular disease.

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Thursday | Friday

Thursday, April 15

 Welcome and Introductions

  • Cam Patterson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. -Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief, UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Director, UNC McAllister Heart Institute; Chief, Division of Cardiology; Associate Chair, Research
  • Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD, Director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Professor Department of Nutrition,
  • North Carolina State Senator Katie Dorsett
  • North Carolina State Representative Verla Insko

Health Fair for Attendees

  • Paula Miller, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Director, Women’s Heart Program

Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Room

  • Chuck Cairns, M.D., Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medical Networks

  • Chuck Cairns, M.D. -Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine

Advances in Cardiac Imaging

  • Larry Klein, M.D. -Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Department of Medicine-Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology

Lunch and Informal Discussion

Therapeutic Substitution: Implications for Cardiovascular Therapy

  • Phil Mendys, PharmD -Co-Director of the UNC Lipid and Prevention Clinic; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Pharmacotherapy, Department of Medicine-Division of Cardiology, School of Pharmacy

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Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Ross Simpson, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. -Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Director, UNC Lipid and Prevention Clinic

The Future of Cardiology

  • Cam Patterson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. -Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief, UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Director, UNC McAllister Heart Institute; Chief, Division of Cardiology; Associate Chair, Research

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Travel to UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont


Rehabilitation in Patients with Heart Disease

  • Betty Matteson, MA, ACSM-CES -Program Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

Risk Factor Evaluation and Discussion

  • Paula Miller, M.D. -Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Director, Women’s Heart Program

Friday, April 16

 Cardiac Catheterization- History, Development and Current Uses

  • Rick Stouffer, M.D. -Chief of Clinical Cardiology; Director of Interventional Cardiology; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
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Hands on Heart Catheterization Tools and Techniques

  • Rick Stouffer, M.D. -Chief of Clinical Cardiology; Director of Interventional Cardiology; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Tour of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  • Rick Stouffer, M.D. -Chief of Clinical Cardiology; Director of Interventional Cardiology; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Interventional Technology- A Look into the Future

  • Rick Stouffer, M.D. -Chief of Clinical Cardiology; Director of Interventional Cardiology; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology- High Tech Approaches to Cardiac Arrest and Heart Rhythm Disturbances

  • J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. -Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Atrial Fibrillation- New Treatments for a Common Problem

  • J. Paul Mounsey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C. -Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing