Ochsner Furthers Medical Education, Helps Drive Tourism to New Orleans

Added on Apr 30, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Annual "All That Jazz" Cardiology Conference Takes Place During Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Medical Center cardiologists are doing their part to help revitalize New Orleans' medical education initiatives as well as driving tourists to the area by hosting the 17th Annual All That Jazz Peripheral Angioplasty Cardiology Conference May 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal Street, during Jazz Fest. 

"The All That Jazz Conference attracts over 300 cardiologists from around the globe with its opportunities to earn continuing medical education credit, learn the latest in interventional cardiology techniques, and visit New Orleans' historical French Quarter while experiencing our city's unique flavor," explains Dr. Stephen Ramee, Director of the Ochsner Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Dr. Ramee expects physicians to attend from 45 states, as well as Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Ramee goes on to say that, "All That Jazz will showcase continuing efforts to bring back medical education and research to the New Orleans area post-Katrina and communicates that our city is doing cutting-edge procedures and treatments." 

In addition to CME credit, this medical education symposium will also highlight interventional cardiology techniques and treatments with live procedures and demonstrations. Discussion topics include: carotid intervention, renal intervention, anti-platelet therapy, medical therapies to prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease.  For more information, visit www.allthatjazz.org.

Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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