1. Walter, Katy BS

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Call for Abstracts: Share Your Work

We invite healthcare professionals involved in innovative patient care projects or original research related to cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association's Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is proud to provide this forum for members and colleagues to share their ideas and best practices.


The PCNA will:


* Select 2 outstanding abstracts for oral presentations during the annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium and publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.


* Publish 6 outstanding poster abstracts in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.


* Recognize all presenters and winners during the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium General Sessions.



There are 2 categories for submission: original research and innovation project. The PCNA will only consider original abstracts not previously published or presented before submission. The PCNA will not consider literature reviews or case studies. Abstracts should include complete results; projects with incomplete or pending results will not be accepted.


Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present a poster if accepted. Poster presenters must register to attend the meeting; PCNA will give priority to poster presenters for scholarships.


The deadline for submission is December 4, 2020. The PCNA offers abstract mentors for individuals before submission. Request a mentor and submit online at For quick tips on how to write a strong abstract for scientific conferences, please visit


New Continuing Education Courses in the On-Demand Library

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has just released 12 new member-only continuing education courses. All courses are free and available in our On-Demand Library, found at


New courses include the following:


* Cardio-Oncology: Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Complications Associated with Cancer Treatments


* Cardiac Diagnostics: Using Data to Assess Risk, Diagnose, and Treat CVD


* Is It Cardiac or Pulmonary? Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation of Dyspnea



Pocket Guide: Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association's new resource, Guidelines for Managing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk in Persons With Diabetes, is geared to help cardiovascular clinicians with diagnosis and treatment for these patients. This pocket guide (available for download and as a folded, laminated card) serves as a quick overview and compilation of the latest guidelines from American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Diabetes Association, and World Health Organization. With easy-to-use tables and a medication algorithm to help guide treatment, this ready reference for busy professionals will aid in the preparation for clinical encounters and in applying the most up-to-date treatments with the goal of improved patient outcomes. Order your copy at


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Resource

Affecting an estimated 0.16% to 0.29% of adults worldwide, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic heart disease in the United States. Although many individuals are asymptomatic, others have severe symptoms and complications, often during exertion. To aid clinicians in the diagnosis and general management of patients with this underdiagnosed disease, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has created a quick reference, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know. Learn who is at risk, as well as the symptoms, types, and diagnostic tests to help identify this disease in your patients. Members may order for free at


Educational Opportunities: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Flu

Stay current with guidelines and clinical practice strategies by joining the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association for a series of webinars in fall 2020. Explore live and recorded educational sessions focused on the link between cardiovascular disease and flu, diabetes, and heart failure; a multisession heart failure summit; and secondary prevention in acute coronary syndrome. Events are free for members; information and registration at