“Innovations in the Science and Practice of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention – 2019”

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Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is intended for cardiologists, registered dietitians, primary care physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, internists, residents, medical students, respiratory therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists and healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention.

Needs Assessment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. The Preventive Cardiology Forum will provide leaders in the medical community with an intensive course and round table discussions on new knowledge and strategies on cardiovascular innovations and prevention, led by nationally recognized clinicians and scientists. Due to the tremendous disparity in cardiovascular disease within the diverse populations in the United States, there is a need to provide physicians, nurses and other health professionals with a comprehensive update on environmental and genetic cardiovascular disease prevention that is patient/community-focus.

Symposium Objectives

The Preventive Cardiology Forum XXIX goal is to enhance competencies in cardiovascular disease prevention and provide the participants with the most recent innovations in the field.  Upon the completion of this forum, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize primordial cardiovascular prevention in children as a global priority
  • Identify current challenges in the new genetic autopsy to prevent cardiovascular death
  • Review 2019 innovations in the science and practice of cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Apply contemporary approaches to lifestyle, trends, prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases

Method of Instruction

The methods of instruction for this conference includes lectures, slides, panel discussions, poster presentation, internet long distance learning, and question and answer sessions. A course evaluation will be given to each participant.

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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine.

Continuing Nursing Education

The UTHealth School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 5.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education (CNE).

Participating Institutions

  • American Heart Association
  • Memorial Health System of East Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing
  • UTHealth School of Public Health/Brownsville Regional Campus
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System-Edinburg, TX

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of McGovern Medical School that the sponsor and faculty disclose real and apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the syllabus of the course material.

Special Assistance

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the McGovern Medical School will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this meeting.

Presenters Information
Preventive Cardiology Forum Presenters List