Carondelet Health Network will host a Continued Medical Education (CME) Conference for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and other interested allied health professionals. The Latest Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart & Vascular Conditions will be held at the Westin La Paloma on Saturday, September 10, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is the second annual CME heart and vascular educational program hosted by the Network. Last year’s event drew more than 250 medical professionals for continuing education opportunities.

Event: Carondelet Heart & Vascular Conference: Latest Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart & Vascular Conditions

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona, 85718

Carondelet Health Network is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. Carondelet Health Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 07288, for 7.8 contact hours.

Featured speakers at this event will include a group of distinguished cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons who will explain the current methods used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions. The keynote speaker is Ziad R. Haydar, MD, MBA, Vice President, Clinical Excellence, Physician Integration at Ascension Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare ministries. Dr. Haydar will share insight into the development of Accountable Care Organizations and their impact on physicians and healthcare.

Convenient online registration is available at

Attendees will receive valuable information from both the presentations and resource materials provided during the event. More information is available, including list of speakers and topics, at

Contact conference coordinator Lisa Contreras at 520-349-1945 or for more information and for registration forms.

About Carondelet Health Network
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the healthcare needs of Southern Arizonans. With a Mission to Heal, Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 130 years ago. Carondelet Health Network facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Other Carondelet services include nearly 20 Carondelet Medical Group primary care locations and Carondelet Specialist Group specialty care practices, an ambulatory surgery center, several outpatient imaging centers, Carondelet Hospice & Palliative Care and Carondelet Foundation. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit health care system. In Fiscal Year 2010, Carondelet provided nearly $50 million (8.3 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve community health and increase access. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at