Dr. Francisco Fuentes
Dr. Francisco Fuentes

Students and clinicians in cardiology are invited to attend the 28th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Feb. 3, presented in collaboration with The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and The American Heart Association.

This year’s event, focused on “Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death and the New Chain of Survival,” will be held 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MSB 3.001. The forum is free to all attendees and online registration will close midnight Jan. 31. The forum opens with a breakfast and features a variety of speakers, topics, and panels, along with networking opportunities.

Among the event’s speakers includes program director Dr. Francisco Fuentes, professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, leading a panel discussion; Dr. L. Maximilian Buja, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and chief of cardiovascular pathology research at the Texas Heart Institute, who will be welcoming attendees, offering a history of the forum, and speaking about “Pathobiology of Ischemic Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death;” Dr. Christopher Stephens, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, who will address “First Responders and the Chain of Survival;” and Dr. Sunil Reddy, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and associate program director for the Cardiology Fellowship and Cardiac EP Fellowship, who will speak about “Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Adults,” among others.

Other participating institutions include the Memorial Health System of East Texas, Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center, Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth School of Public Health/Brownsville Regional Campus, and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System, Edinburg, Texas

To register for the forum, visit https://cmetracker.net/UTMB/Catalog. For more details, call 713-500-6585.