Cardiac Care Conference 2014

Cardiac Care Conference 2014

May 1, 2014 (All day)
GateWay Community College
108 North 40th Street Phoenix, Arizona 85034

NCE215AE   Class#  27563

0.5 Credit hours or 8 contact hours awarded with certificate. There is a Non-credit offering for the following out of state residents: traveling nurses, healthcare professionals, out of state facilities.

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Conference Objectives

  1. Discuss cutting edge treatment for patients with peripheral vascular disease and the interventions for revascularization of a limb. 

  2. Assess guidelines, clinical management and treatment strategies for the stroke patient.

  3. Critique current palliative practice for quality care at the end-of-life for cardiac patients.

  4. Identify the healing art of aromatherapy to enhance psychological and physical well-being in the cardiac patient.

  5. Recognize and explore the current research utilized in the treatment for cardiac care.
  6. Evaluate and analyze how congenital heart disease affects the structure of the heart and causes a number of different problems for the cardiac patient. 


Steven Gonzales
President, GateWay Community College
Elie S. Semaan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Deborah Liable BSN, RN, CNRN
Stroke Program Coordinator 
Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
Doreen Zokvic, MS, APN, CCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Pain & Palliative Care
Banner Baywood Medical Center
James Geiger, MD
Clinical Certified Aromatherapy Practitioner
Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Clinical Massage Therapist
Cindy Via RN, B.M.
RN Sr Manager, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab 
Banner Desert Medical Center 
Rebekka Holmes PhD, MBA
Research Director – Cardiovascular Service Line
Banner Health
Ernerio T. Alboliras, M.D.
Banner Children’s Specialist
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Conference Schedule

6:45 - 7:45          Registration, Vendor Visitation & Continental Breakfast 
7:45 - 8:00          Welcome, Dr. Steven Gonzales, GateWay Community College
8:00 - 9:00          Vascular Limb Salvage, Dr. Elie Semaan
9:00 - 9:45          Care of the Stroke Patient, Deborah Liable BSN,RN, CNRN
9:45 - 10:15        Break
10:15 - 11:15      Palliative Care & the Heart Failure, Patient: When to Consult, Doreen Zokvic MS, APN, CCNS
11:15 - 12:00       Evidence-based Aromatherapy: Medical Applications of Essential Oils, Dr. James Geiger /
                            Cindy Via RN, B.M.
12:00 - 1:00         Lunch & Vendor Visitation 
1:00 - 2:00           Current Research in Cardiac Care, Rebekka Holmes, PhD, MBA
2:00 – 3:00          Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Ernerio T. Alboliras
3:00 – 3:30          Evaluations / Wrap up


In-person: $80.00 including registration fee for any Arizona Maricopa County Residents.  There is a Non-credit offering for the following out of state residents: traveling nurses, healthcare professionals, out of state facilities.

Register Early. Space is Limited.

If you've been a GateWay Community College student please provide your student ID number and date of birth when registering.


Administrative Assistant

Phone: (602) 286-8024
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF234