32nd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum set for Feb. 5


By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Preventive Cardiology ForumPhysicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other health care professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 32nd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum, Saturday, Feb. 5 via Cisco Webex.

Directed by Francisco Fuentes, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, the forum will be held from 8 a.m. until noon. Registration for the event is available here.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the word. The prevention of cardiovascular risk factors is taking an enormous toll due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Health care providers may not be implementing all the current strategies and new information, on cardiovascular disease prevention, in the fields of hypertension, obesity and diabetes. There are social determinant and cardiovascular risks in the United States that may have future consequences within our diverse population.

Upon conclusion of the Preventive Cardiology Forum, attendees should be able to identify appropriate scientific strategies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease; demonstrate the value of molecular and pathological biomarkers in reduction and prevention of cardiovascular disease; recognize the clinical significance and management of obesity and hypertension; review scientific advances and the value of cardiovascular disease prevention; and identify and practice strategies for the treatment of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.

Presenters include L. Maximilian Buja, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine; Gang Bao, MSc, PhD, chair and Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University; Olasimbo Chiadika, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine; Carole Mackavey, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP, coordinator of the MSN Program and Nursing Education Track at the UTHealth Houston Cizik School of Nursing; Natasha Cigarroa, MS4; and Randa Hazam, MD, fellow in the Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and David Aguilar, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky.

Abstract presenters include Cade Johnson, MS2; Matthew Antonioli, MS4; Anh Pham, MS4; and Jun Yun, MS4.

 Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, Women and Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.50 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.