Preventive Cardiology Forum XXXIII
“Innovative Science from Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Clinical Application – 2023”
Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:00 a.m. – noon
McGovern Medical School
Houston, Texas 77030
Physicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. The prevention of cardiovascular risk factors is taking an 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 the fields of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. There are social determinants and cardiovascular risks in the United States that 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.
The Preventive Cardiology Forum XXXIII goal is to enhance competencies in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and provide the participants with the core skills necessary 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;
- Identify and practice strategies for the treatment of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
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.
- McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.
Louis Maximilian Buja, MD, John Higgins, MD, MBA (GWU), MPHIL (Cantab), FACC, FAHA, FACP, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, Tarif Khair, MD, and Sarah Wagner, MPH, RD, LD have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients to disclose.
Planners and other Administrative Support:
Vaunette P Fay, PhD, Louis Maximilian Buja, MD, Vaccaro Greaves, Tarif Khair, MD, William B Severson, Christopher Leung, MD, Mary K Sallier, Cory J Welch, Tina Dellahoussaye, MS, and Francisco Fuentes, MD have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients to disclose.
This activity is not commercially supported.
- McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Speaker: Louis Maximilian Buja, MD – UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School
“Pathological Biomarkers for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: 2023”
Speaker: John Higgins, MD, MBA (GWU), MPHIL (Cantab), FACC, FAHA, FACP, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC – UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School:
“Do 1 thing every day for your Endothelial Function”
Speaker: Sarah Wagner, MPH, RD, LD – Memorial Hermann Hospital:
“The Best Diet for Cardiovascular Disease: Putting the AHA/ACC Guidelines into Practice”
Speakers: Abi Watts, MD – UTHealth Houston and Devin Williams, MD
“Strategies to Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases” and “Center Base and Home Base Cardiac Rehabilitation”
Student Abstract and Poster Presentations:
- Mariya Fatakdawala – UTHealth Houston
- Devin Williams, MD
- Claire Viguet – UTHealth Houston
- Ashlyn Huang, MD
- Archit Singh – UTHealth Houston
- Yasmeen Abo – UTHealth Houston
Speaker: Tarif Khair, MD
“SGLT2 Inhibitors and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease”
Speaker: Amer Abdulla, MD – UTMB
“Beyond Statins: LDL-Cholesterol Lowering Therapies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease”