Preventive Cardiology Update 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

cardiology

Location

UT Southwestern Medical Center
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building – 14th Floor
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX 75390

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners who are interested in learning about the most recent evidence regarding the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications.

Topics

  • Introduction – State of the “heart” in the U.S. and Texas 2013
  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive diabetes care plan
  • Generics, new studies, failed paradigms: Where are we with lipid management in 2013?
  • How to evaluate and treat patients with resistant hypertension
  • Managing patients with very high LDL: Looking beneath the surface, looking toward new options
  • Promotion of improved eating and regular exercise

Credit

UT Southwestern designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 4.5 contact hours.

Overview

Modifying cardiovascular risk factors has been an effective means of reducing mortality rates from this illness over the past several decades. New data, however, is constantly emerging about optimal methods of improving risk factors and specific targets of therapy. Incorporating these data into practice requires not only knowledge of changing guidelines, but also practical recommendations and algorithms for implementing these advances. All practitioners who take care of patients with cardiovascular disease, or patients who are at risk for cardiovascular disease, must be familiar with the optimal management of risk factors in this constantly evolving field in order to improve patient care.

Additional Information

For additional information, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education, 214-648-3138, 1-800-688-8678. Register by email at cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu.

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