DANVILLE - Dr. Peter Berger, chairman of cardiology throughout the Geisinger Health System, recently was selected to speak at the seventh annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress in Boston, Mass.
The event's featured session - "Hot Topics in Thrombosis and ACS" - was moderated by Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology at VA Boston Healthcare System, both in Boston. Each year Bhatt chooses two expert panelists to debate the most important issues relating to treating patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). For 2012, he chose Berger and Dr. Matthew Roe, associate professor, division of cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
"Being invited by Dr. Bhatt to speak at this world-renowned event was an honor and reflects the esteem in which clinical innovation and research at Geisinger Health System is held," Berger said.
He shared with the audience some innovative treatment strategies offered at Geisinger that the physicians at Harvard and Duke acknowledged had not yet been initiated at their institutions.
The congress, held from Oct. 10-13, featured 64 world-renowned expert faculty, 15 scientific sessions, 16 corporate-supported and corporate-sponsored symposia and about 30 continuing medical education credit hours.
The health congress also provides the most advanced-level cardiometabolic education encompassing a multitude of risk factors, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension, thrombosis, ACS, chronic kidney disease and related conditions.