Preventive Cardiology Forum returns for 33rd year

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Physicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other health care professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention are invited to attend the 33rd annual Preventive Cardiology Forum, Saturday, Feb. 4.

The forum will be held virtually 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 world. The prevention of cardiovascular risk factors is taking and enormous toll due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare providers may not be implementing all the current strategies and new information on cardiovascular disease prevention in hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.

Social determinants and cardiovascular risks in the United States may have future consequences within our diverse population. There is a need to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals with a comprehensive update on the clinical application of cardiovascular prevention strategies.

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 the 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; John Higgins, MD, professor of internal medicine; Sarah Wagner, MPH, RD, LD; Abi Watts, MD, chief fellow of pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine at UTMB; Tarif Khair, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine; and Amer Abdulla, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine at UTMB.

Abstract presenters include Mariya Fatakdawala; Devin Williams, MD; Claire Viguet; Ashlyn Huang, MD; Archit Singh; and Yasmeen Abo.

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 McGovern Medical School. McGovern Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McGovern Medical School 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.

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 Hour(s) Attendance w/ No Credit. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.