The Forward Symposium

What's Happening Now...What's Next

 FORWARD 2020, was an interactive two-day virtual event leading up to the AACVPR national meeting. A variety of topics relevant to the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation community were discussed with industry leaders regarding their experiences and solutions for rehab during COVID-19.
The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation landscape is shifting. Understanding how programs are adapting and preparing for what comes next will help to ensure the success of patient health and program viability. 
ScottCare Forward



  • Home-Based Cardiac Rehab

    Home-based Cardiopulmonary rehab programs have an important role in addressing the unmet needs of patients that cannot, or will not, enroll in center-based cardiac or pulmonary rehab. With the recent Public Health Emergency (PHE) there has been increasing interest in off-site delivery models for cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. This presentation will overview the essential components of a hybrid or home-based program, including demonstrating financial sustainability with and without reimbursement of home-based sessions. 
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  • Cardiac Rehab: The Present and The Future

    This panel discussion will feature several cardiac rehab professionals from across the United States to discuss their approach to cardiac rehab since the beginning of the pandemic. The speakers will also share what they have learned as they've implemented new procedures, the response from their patients, and what further changes they may be contemplating.
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Cardiac Rehab: The Evolution of CR to ICR

    This session provides attendees with an understanding of what it means to be an Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR). There is a great deal of misunderstanding in the cardiac rehab community about Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation. This session is designed to give you the facts around ICR and how it can benefit your program. The audience can gain an understanding of why and how the panelists converted their programs and the benefits of their new ICR program versus their previous CR program.
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  • Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Your Body & You, Lessons From Pritikin ICR at UT Health East Texas

    This presentation focuses on intensive multidisciplinary outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, especially psychological and behavioral factors, with additional emphasis on emotional and psychological factors related to cardiac rehabilitation health care professionals.
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ScottCare Speakers



  • Barbra Fagan

    Executive Director at Chanl Health

  • Jared Sieling

    Founder and CEO of Chanl Health

  • Jessica R Swiatocha, FNP-BC, MSN

    Manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation/Wellness Services and Cardiology NP Services at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

  • Stacey Greenway, MA, RCEP, CCRP, FAACVPR

    Director of CV Disease Management at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC

  • Tracy A. Herrewig, MS, RCEP, MAACVPR

    Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation for over 30 years and currently works at Ascension Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh, WI

  • Shelley McCabe, BA, RCEP, CCRP

    Cardiopulmonary Rehab Supervisor
    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation | Pulse Heart Institute
  • Michael McNamara, MS, FAACVPR

    Secondary Prevention Specialist
    Cardiovascular Health Program
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Deanne Marselle, MA, RD, LD

    Director of Implementation
    Pritikin ICR
  • Edwin D. Robertson, PhD

    UT Health East Texas
    Rehabilitation Hospital

Home-Based Cardiac Rehab

Speakers: Barbra Fagan, Jared Sieling



Cardiac Rehab During COVID: The Present & The Future

Speakers: Jessica Swiatocha, Stacey Greenway, Tracy Herrewig, Shelly McCabe, Mike McNamara


A Comprehensive Approach to Cardiac Rehab: The Evolution of CR to ICR

Speaker: Deanne Marselle, MA, RD, LD


Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Your Patients and You - Lessons from Pritikin ICR at UT Health East Texas

Speaker: Edwin D. Robertson, PhD


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