October 2017 Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Guest Speaker:  Scott Visovatti, MD, FACC, FCCP

"Pulmonary Hypertension"

Location -- Nacional 27, Chicago

Meeting Information


Location:  Nacional 27325 W. Huron; Chicago

Date:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time:  6:00 p.m. - Reception/Exhibitors
            6:45 p.m. - Dinner & Lecture
            8:30 - Adjourn

Valet parking is complimentary for conference guests. 


This Month's Guest Speaker


Scott H. Visovatti, MD, FACC, FCCP
Assistant Professor 
University of Michigan, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Education & Training
M.D.; Boston Univ. School of Medicine, 2003
Residency; Univ. of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine, MI, 2007
Fellowship; Internal Medicine Cardiology; Univ. of Michigan Health System, 2011

Dr. Scott Visovatti grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He first moved to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan as an undergraduate during the great era of coach Bo Schembechler. He then moved to Boston, where he attended Boston University Medical School, developed a passion for medical research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Visovatti returned to Ann Arbor for his residency, chief residency and cardiovascular medicine training. Over this eight-year period he became a vascular biologist under the research mentorship of Dr. David Pinsky. With clinical mentorship from Dr. Vallerie McLaughlin and Dr. Dinesh Khanna, Dr. Visovatti began to explore the triggers for a particularly deadly form of pulmonary hypertension that develops in patients with a rheumatologic condition called “scleroderma.” After completing his training, Dr. Visovatti accepted his dream job at the University of Michigan. He now divides his time between his pulmonary hypertension clinic, heart catheterization laboratory and research laboratory. His research remains focused on the causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with scleroderma. In his first three years, Dr. Visovatti has started a new program that uses exercise to unmask hidden pulmonary hypertension, identified an enzyme that likely plays an important role in the development of pulmonary hypertension and pioneered the use of new methods for finding pulmonary hypertension as early as possible.

Meeting Registration

Advance registration is required for this conference. Please complete the online registration form or download and print the PDF form and return it to the CRS office no later than October 16th.  Your pre-registration helps us to properly plan so you have an enjoyable evening.  

You may mail your form paper registration form to the CRS administrative office: 10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL  60061; or send by fax to: 847/680-1682

Educational Items and CME Credit

Course Director: Anisha Dua, MD, MPH
Target Audience: Practicing rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows and interested professionals

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to:

1. Discuss the causes of pulmonary hypertension and the various diagnostic options available.

2. Describe the therapy alternatives for pulmonary hypertension, including the methodology for each technique, drug delivery, dosage, etc.

3. Discuss the contra-indications, side-effects and complicating factors that could be encountered for the various therapies involved in treating pulmonary hypertension.

CME - This activity is planned and implemented by Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology (IAO) and the Chicago Rheumatism Society. IAO is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing education for physicians.

Credit Designation for Physicians
IAO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibitors – Exhibiting companies participating will be acknowledged at the time of the meeting.


Please direct any questions or concerns to the Chicago Rheumatism Society administrative office --
     10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120
     Vernon Hills, IL  60061-1730
     Phone: 847-680-1666
     Fax:  847-680-1682
     Email:  [email protected]com


Last Updated on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 03:54 PM