Continuing Medical Education

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Annual CME Conferences:
Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Dietary & Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

2017 Conference Photos

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

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Cover of CV Risk Conference brochure

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Date: May 3, 2018

Course Director: Arthur Schwartzbard, MD

This one-day course will cover state-of-the-art management of patients with cardiovascular risk factors with a focus on prevention. The course will feature presentations on diabetes, obesity, hypertension, familial hypercholesterolemia and will also explore the role of liproprotein(a), platelets and PCSK(9) in cardiovascular disease risk.

The morning session will review the latest scientific and clinical advances in the management of diabetes, including topics such as the role of the RAGE receptor in diabetes-related complications, new glucose control treatments and their effects on cardiovascular disease risk.  New insulin therapies and their potential for improving diabetic care and updated guidelines in diabetes management will be reviewed. The afternoon session includes a presentation on obesity as a cardiovascular risk factor, an update on hypertension and the latest research pertaining to cardiovascular markers including lipoprotein(a), PCSK(9) and platelets. A presentation on familial hypercholesterolemia will highlight risk assessment strategies and treatment paradigms.

Attendees will participate in a lunch case conference reviewing challenging cases in cardiovascular disease risk reduction.


Diet conference brochure cover

Date: May 4, 2018

Course Director: Eugenia Gianos, MD

Diet and lifestyle are crucial components in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemias, but are underemphasized in the educational training of most health care providers.

This course will 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. The course will review the evidence for exercise, how to appropriately and safely prescribe an exercise regimen for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and review the role and evidence for cardiac rehabilitation programs.

The goal is for attendees to have a better understanding of the evidence for CVD reductions with a specific focus on the Mediterranean, DASH and plant-based whole food diets including discussions on how these diets effect CVD comorbidities such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension.  A specific focus will be placed on methods to navigate budget friendly grocery shopping for heart healthy eating and community programs available to help patients with lifestyle change.