31st Annual URMC Cardiology for Clinicians Spring Symposium

Program Overview

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and morbidity in the United States despite substantial gains in diagnostics, prevention and treatment.  Cardiovascular healthcare providers are challenged to determine and recommend the best therapies for their patients.

Major professional practice gaps exist in helping clinicians and allied healthcare personnel practice preventive strategies to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease events.  This program will focus on major opportunities to improve cardiovascular health by prevention.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the health and prevention benefits of plant based diets.
2. Explain expert motivational strategies to counsel patients and motivate healthful eating behaviors.
3. Summarize and explain how to implement the 2017 hypertension guidelines.
4. Describe specific self-care behaviors, such as diet and exercise, barriers to self-care, and the effectiveness of self-care.
5. Describe the concept of residual cardiovascular risk and the evidence-based use of medications to treat residual lipid and inflammatory cardiovascular risks including rosuvastatin, ezetimibe, fibrates, niacin, and the PCSK9 inhibitors evolocumab and alirocumab.
6. Identify resources for Prevention in clinical practice in the Rochester community.
7. Explain past, present and future patient centered cardiovascular prevention strategies.
8. Describe the best cardiac imaging studies of the year in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac MRI including valvular, ischemic and infiltrative diseases (sarcoid and amyloid).
9. Review the relative safety and efficacy of Regadenoson in vasodilator cardiac stress testing.

Conference Details

  • When

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    415 Elmwood Avenue
    Rochester, New York 14642

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