Dr. Francisco Fuentes
Dr. Francisco Fuentes

“How to Control Cardiovascular Risk Factors to Improve Survival” will be the theme of the 26th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Seven experts will present information and lead discussions on new knowledge and strategies to improve survival for patients with cardiovascular disease. The event, free and aimed at healthcare professionals, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, MSB 3.001.

Francisco Fuentes, M.D., program director and holder of the Theodore R. and Maureen O’Driscoll Levy Endowed Professorship in Cardiology Research at McGovern Medical School, will lead a panel discussion.

UTHealth speakers include L. Maximilian Buja, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and executive director of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library; Charles Miller, Ph.D., associate dean for Hospital Initiatives and professor of  cardiothoracic vascular surgery; Salman Arain, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology; Jennifer Swails, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and senior associate program director of the internal medicine residency program; Susan Laing, M.D., M.Sc., John Edward Tyson Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology and director of echocardiography at McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center; and Jennifer Sanner, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor in the Department of Nursing Centers, UTHealth School of Nursing.

Collaborators include UTHealth School of Nursing, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the American Heart Association,

The event is sponsored by the Theodore R. and Maureen O’Driscoll Levy Endowed Professorship. Continuing Medical Education credits are available. The online registration deadline is Feb. 2. To register, visit www.UTcme.net. For more details, call 713-500-6576.