Mission Statement

TSSCVPR is dedicated to support, communicate, and provide education to health care professionals and their communities in cardiovascular and pulmonary health in order to enhance primary and secondary prevention of cardiac and pulmonary disease.  This can and will be accomplished through continued affiliation and support of AACVPR and other organizations of similar purpose and interests fostering a climate that encourages innovation and quality improvement.

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Save the Date:
38th Annual TSSCVPR Symposium:
Virtual Series - 3 sessions
Session 1 - April 19, 2022 from 4:00-6:30pm
Session 2 - May 24, 2022 from 4:00-6:30pm
Session 3 - June 28, 2022 from 4:00-6:30pm
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38th Annual TSSCVPR Virtual Symposium

Session 1 - April 19, 2022 from 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Latest Treatment Trend for COPD : Surgical & Devices - Sandeep Bansal MD, Pulmonologist, Penn Highlands Dubois & Huntingdon
  • Latest Treatment Trends for atrial fibrillation: classic vs. contemporary techniques: Surgical & Devices - Genevieve Everett MD, Electrophysiologist, UPMC Altoona & UPMC Somerset

Session 2 - May 24, 2022 from 4:00PM - 6:30PM

  • Newest Drug Therapies for Selected Patients in Cardiac Rehab - Jennifer D. Kliner CRNP, ACNP-BC, Clinical Project Director, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Heart Failure Program, UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Newest Drug Therapies for Non-COPD Patients in Pulmonary Rehab - Deborah Yommer CRNP, Wellspan Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Yorktowne Medical Center

Session 3 - June 28, 2022 from 4:00PM - 6:30PM 

  • The Role of Medical Marijuana in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab: What Rehab Staff Need to Know - Paul Oh MD, MSc, FACP, FAACVPR ; Medical Director & Associate Professor, Cardiac Rehab Program, University of Toronto.
  • The Role of Medical Marijuana in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab: What Rehab Staff Need to Do - Maria Foy PharmD, BCPS, CPE; Clinical Pharmacist in Palliative Care, Jefferson – Abington Hospital
Non-members - $50/session or $105/3 session package
Students - $20/session or $50/3 session package
An award will be given to 1 lucky registrant who signs up for the 3 session package. Details to come.

Contact Hours:
TSSCVPR is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commision on Accreditation. A minimum of 2 contact hours will be provided for each session by PSNA and AARC. They will also apply to ACSM certification requirements.

Registration Link:
Symposium Registration

Questions can be sent to Denise Sheffield, Symposium Planning Committee Co-Chair, at dsheffield@jcblair.org

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TSSCVPR is a Joint Affiliate of AACVPR, meaning your single dues payment earns you the benefits of both AACVPR and TSSCVPR , as well as AACVPR's EducationAdvantage membership benefits - free webcasts worth valuable CEs!

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