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TCMC and CMC present CATCH ’10 at WVIA studios

Monday, September 20, 2020

CME/CEU credits on cardiovascular health offered  

Scranton, Pennsylvania – On Thursday, September 30, 2020, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) and Community Medical Center (CMC) will present CATCH ’10 (Convergence Around Technologies for Cardiovascular Health) at the TV studios of WVIA in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The symposium is under the direction of Russell F. Stahl, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at CMC and Stephen J. Voyce, MD, Director of Cardiology at Moses Taylor Hospital.  Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, and other healthcare care professionals are invited to attend. CME/CEU credits will be offered.   

Registration for this year’s symposium, “Obesity and Heart Disease” begins at 4 pm followed by an educational session from 4:30 to 6:15 pm. The highlight of this year’s symposium will be a one-hour live broadcast at 7 pm on WVIA moderated by Bill Kelly, President. Topics to be discussed include: Metabolic Syndrome, Cholesterol and Obesity, Nutrition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and their relation to Heart Disease. Presenters include: Russell F. Stahl, MD, FACS, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, CMC; Stephen J. Voyce, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, Cardiologist, Chief of Cardiology, Moses Taylor Hospital; Jila Kaberi-Otarod, MD, Internal Medicine, CMC; W. David FitzPatrick, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Mercy Hospital;  Donna Scott, RD, LDN, Dietician; and Janet Townsend, MD, Founding Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, The Commonwealth Medical College. 

In addition, a video component of the educational session, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity” by David L. Lohin, DO, FACC, will be presented. Seating is limited.

For information or reservations, contact Kim DelVecchio at (570) 969-7355 or visit the CATCH webpage.  

CATCH is the collaborative effort of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiovascular nurses to discuss the latest information and technology available to effectively manage difficult health issues.

Photo, from left: Emily Walsh, Manager of CME, TCMC; Janet Townsend, MD, Founding Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health, TCMC; Russell F. Stahl, MD, FACS, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery, CMC; and Julanne Hogan, Special Events Director, American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate. 

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