Continuing Medical Education

2017 Conference Photos

Click here to view pictures from our 2017 Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Improving treatment for patients with diabetes course.

Click here to view pictures from our 2017 Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction conference.

On May 11, 2017, the 13th Annual “Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Symposium: Improving treatment for patients with diabetes” was held at the NYU Langone Medical Center.  This yearly conference is designed to educate physicians, nurses and other health professionals in the state-of-the-art management of patients with cardiovascular risk factors, with a focus on prevention.
    
The morning session focused on the latest scientific and clinical advances in the management of diabetes. Topics included recent technological advances in diabetic care, a new algorithm for choice of therapies for T2DM and the management of inpatient diabetics. The afternoon session included an update on platelets, PCSK9, APO C3, triglycerides, current strategies for atherosclerosis imaging and the clinical management of resistant hypertension.

Dr. Ira Goldberg’s presentation on ‘Glucose, fat and White Blood Cells, Unhappy Together’ was designated as the 6th Annual Leon H. Charney Lecture.  This lecture series features outstanding basic, translational or clinical research by a NYU Langone faculty member in an area related to the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

On Thursday, May 12, 2017, the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease hosted the second time course “Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction”.  

Diet and lifestyle are crucial components in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but are underemphasized in the educational training of most health care providers. The objective of the course was to review the evidence for diet and cardiovascular disease including recent guidelines, analyses and controversies while providing practical counseling advice for assessing and implementing change to patients’ diets and lifestyle patterns. The evidence for dietary supplements was reviewed as well as the evidence for exercise and how to appropriately and safely prescribe an exercise regimen for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The evidence for Mediterranean diet, DASH diet and a whole food/plant-based diet as well as other diets with evidence for CVD prevention were reviewed. Attendees learned about specific time-efficient strategies to assess patients’ diet and the use technology and motivational strategies for greater patient engagement and convey.