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2020 Cath and EP Essentials **Save the Date** »

2020 Cath and EP Essentials

The Society of Invasive Cardiac Professionals recommends periodic updates on current and new catheterization lab techniques and equipment. The UCI Health Cath Lab Essentials Program was created to further knowledge in this dynamic and changing field.

More UCI faculty speakers will participate in our 2019 program, allowing for an expanded topics list. Catheterization lab nurses and staff will receive updates on:

  • Procedure techniques
  • Basic hemodynamics
  • ECG interpretations
  • Use of pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs)
  • Cardiovascular pathophysiology
  • Angiography
  • Novel interventional procedures
  • Devices and electrophysiology

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 

Where: Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Time: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Registration Fees

  • $110 - Non UCI Employee
  • $90 - UCI Employee
  • $60 - Trainee/Student

After January 27, 2020 prices will increase by $15. Day of Registration is $130.

Registration Available Soon 

Agenda

Time Topic and Speaker
7:30-7:55 a.m. Registration with Breakfast/Meet and Greet Faculty
7:55-8 a.m. Welcome Remarks-Morton Kern, MD and Pranav Patel, MD
8-8:30 a.m. Patient Safety in the Cath Lab:  The Importance of Teamwork and Timeout-Arnold Seto, MD
8:30-9 a.m. The Essentials of Coronary Angiography:  What You Need to Know-Morton Kern, MD
9-9:30 a.m. Hemodynamics:  A Case Based Review-Arnold Seto, MD
9:30-10 a.m. The Basics of ECG:  ACS and Common Arrhythmias-Teferi Mitiku, MD
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-10:55 a.m. Complex Case Review and Ciomplications-Dipti Itchaporia, MD and Pranav Patel, MD
10:55-11:15 a.m. Essentials of Intravascular Imaging:  How we use OCT and IVUS- Ailin Barseghian, MD
11:15-11:45 a.m. Essentials of Pacemakers and AICD-Rajesh Banker, MD
11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1 p.m. The Nuts and Bolts of FFR and IFR-Morton Kern, MD
1-1:40 p.m. Cardiac Tamponade:  Diagnosis and Management-Pranav Patel, MD
1:40-2:10 p.m. Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Cath Lab-Michael Gibson, MD
2:10-2:35 p.m. Heart Valve Disease:  Where we are Today and What the Future Holds-Ihab Alomari, MD
2:35-3 p.m. Case Review and Complications
3 p.m. Adjourn

Faculty bios

Ihab Alomari, MD Morton Kern, MD
Ailin Barseghian El-Farra, MD                                 Teferi Mitiku, MD
Rajesh Banker, MD Chris Pan, MD
Michael Gibson, MD Pranav Patel, MD                                
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD Arnold Seto, MD

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the hemodynamics in the cardiac cath lab, identify pressure measurement, artifacts and the application of pressure waveforms to the diagnosis of valvular abnormalities
  • List indications and contraindications for cardiac catheterization, identify complications and their management, and explain the use of transfemoral and transradial catheterization techniques
  • Identify new methods for interventional cardiology procedures, the use of hemodynamic support devices, coronary stents, fractional flow reserve (FFR), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Contact

For questions or more information regarding the event, please contact Lesley Anderson at 714-456-3868 or lianders@uci.edu.

Accreditation and disclosure

Target audience. Catheterization lab nurses and technicians, cardiovascular nurses, students, fellows in training and local community hospital physicians.

Accreditation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) designation. ASRT has approved this live activity for a maximum of 7 Category A Credits. Participants must complete the entire activity as designed and approved to earn the credit.

Disclosure statement. It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California Continuing Medical Education Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all continuing medical education activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

California Assembly Bill 1195 statement. This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding AB 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.cme.uci.edu

2019 Cath Lab Essentials »

To View the Brochure 2019 Cath Lab Essentials Brochure

2019 Cath Lab Essentials CME Conference

The Society of Invasive Cardiac Professionals recommends periodic updates on current and new catheterization lab techniques and equipment. The UCI Health Cath Lab Essentials Program was created to further knowledge in this dynamic and changing field.

More UCI faculty speakers will participate in our 2019 program, allowing for an expanded topics list. Catheterization lab nurses and staff will receive updates on:

  • Procedure techniques
  • Basic hemodynamics
  • ECG interpretations
  • Use of pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICDs)
  • Cardiovascular pathophysiology
  • Angiography
  • Novel interventional procedures
  • Devices and electrophysiology

When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 

Where: Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Time: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Registration fees

  • $90 — Non-UCI employees
  • $80 — UCI employees
  • $65 — Trainees and students
  • $100 — Day of event registration

Register online 

To View the Lectures Click on the Highlighted Topics Below

Time Topic and Speaker
7:30-7:55 a.m. Registration with Breakfast/Meet and Greet Faculty
7:55-8 a.m. Welcome Remarks-Morton Kern, MD and Pranav Patel, MD
8-8:30 a.m. Patient Safety in the Cath Lab:  The Importance of Teamwork and Timeout-Arnold Seto, MD
8:30-9 a.m. The Essentials of Coronary Angiography:  What You Need to Know-Morton Kern, MD
9-9:30 a.m. Hemodynamics:  A Case Based Review-Arnold Seto, MD
9:30-10 a.m. The Basics of ECG:  ACS and Common Arrhythmias-Teferi Mitiku, MD
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-10:55 a.m. Complex Case Review and Ciomplications-Dipti Itchaporia, MD and Pranav Patel, MD
10:55-11:15 a.m. Essentials of Intravascular Imaging:  How we use OCT and IVUS- Ailin Barseghian, MD
11:15-11:45 a.m. Essentials of Pacemakers and AICD-Rajesh Banker, MD
11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1 p.m. The Nuts and Bolts of FFR and IFR-Morton Kern, MD
1-1:40 p.m. Cardiac Tamponade:  Diagnosis and Management-Pranav Patel, MD
1:40-2:10 p.m. Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Cath Lab-Michael Gibson, MD
2:10-2:35 p.m. Heart Valve Disease:  Where we are Today and What the Future Holds-Ihab Alomari, MD
2:35-3 p.m. Case Review and Complications
3 p.m. Adjourn

Faculty bios

Ihab Alomari, MD Morton Kern, MD
Ailin Barseghian El-Farra, MD                                 Teferi Mitiku, MD
Rajesh Banker, MD Chris Pan, MD
Michael Gibson, MD Pranav Patel, MD                                
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD Arnold Seto, MD

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the hemodynamics in the cardiac cath lab, identify pressure measurement, artifacts and the application of pressure waveforms to the diagnosis of valvular abnormalities
  • List indications and contraindications for cardiac catheterization, identify complications and their management, and explain the use of transfemoral and transradial catheterization techniques
  • Identify new methods for interventional cardiology procedures, the use of hemodynamic support devices, coronary stents, fractional flow reserve (FFR), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Contact

For questions or more information regarding the event, please contact Lesley Anderson at 714-456-3868 or lianders@uci.edu.

Accreditation and disclosure

Target audience. Catheterization lab nurses and technicians, cardiovascular nurses, students, fellows in training and local community hospital physicians.

Accreditation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) designation. ASRT has approved this live activity for a maximum of 7 Category A Credits. Participants must complete the entire activity as designed and approved to earn the credit.

Disclosure statement. It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California Continuing Medical Education Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all continuing medical education activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

California Assembly Bill 1195 statement. This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding AB 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.cme.uci.edu

2018 Cath Lab Essentials »

2018 CATH LAB ESSENTIALS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Event description:

The UC Irvine Health Cath Lab Essentials Program is designed to expand upon and fill knowledge gaps brought to the attention of the cath lab faculty by the nurses and staff working in the cath lab. Cath lab nurses and staff require periodic updates on procedure techniques, basic hemodynamics, cardiovascular pathophysiology, angiography and novel interventional procedures in this dynamic and changing field. The Society of Invasive Cardiac Professionals recommends periodic updates on current and new cath lab techniques and equipment.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim – Orange County, 100 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868

Time: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Registration fees: (breakfast included)

  • UC Irvine Health employees: $75
  • Non-UC Irvine Health employees: $85
  • Students/trainees: $65

Day-of registration is $100. 

Register online 

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of hemodynamics in the cardiac cath lab and identify pressure measurement, artifacts and the application of pressure waveforms for the diagnosis of valvular abnormalities.
  • Review the indications and contraindications for cardiac catheterization, identify complications and their management and understand the use of transfemoral and transradial catheterization techniques.
  • Identify new methods for interventional cardiology procedures, the use of hemodynamic support devices, coronary stents, fractional flow reserve (FFR), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Agenda:

7:30 am:  Registration, Breakfast, Meet and Greet Faculty

7:55 am: Welcome Remarks, Morton Kern, MD and Pranav Patel, MD

8:00 am: Patient Safety: Understanding the Importance of Time Out and Vascular Access, Arnold Seto, MD, MPH

8:30 am: Coronary Angiography and Keys to Optimizing Approach to PCI, Morton Kern, MD

9:00 am: Peripheral Vascular Intervention: Case-based Examples, Pranav Patel, MD

9:30 am: Essentials and Pearls of the ECG in STEMI, Teferi Mitiku, MD

10:00 am: BREAK

10:15 am: Complex Cath Case Review and Complications I, Dipti Itchhaporia, MD and Pranav Patel, MD

10:55 am: The “Nuts and Bolts” of FFR and iFR, Morton Kern, MD

11:20 am: Left Atrial Appendage Closure Devices and Other New Technology in EP, Rajash Banker, MD

11:45 am: LUNCH

12:30 pm: Basic Hemodynamics for the Cath Lab and ICU, Ailin Barseghian El-Farra, MD

1:00 pm: Advanced Hemodynamics: Case-based Review, Arnold Seto, MD, MPH and Chris Pan, MD, MBA

1:40 pm: Advanced Heart Failure, IABP and LV Assist Devices, Michael Gibson, MD

2:10 pm: Essentials of TAVR, Ihab Alomari, MD

2:35 pm: Case Review and Complications II: Presentations From Cath Lab Staff and Physicians, Satinder Swaroop, MD, Morton Kern, MD and Pranav Patel, MD

3:00 pm: ADJOURN

Download the conference brochure

Contact:

  • For questions or more information regarding the event, please contact Lesley Anderson at 714-456-3868 and/or lianders@uci.edu.

Accreditation and Disclosure

Target audience. Catheterization lab nurses and technicians, cardiovascular nurses, students, fellows in training and local community hospital physicians.

Accreditation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) designation. ASRT has approved this live activity for a maximum of 7 Category A Credits. Participants must complete the entire activity as designed and approved to earn the credit.

Disclosure statement. It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California Continuing Medical Education Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all continuing medical education activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

California Assembly Bill 1195 statement. This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.cme.uci.edu

2017 Cath Lab Essentials »
2016 Cath Esssentials  »
2018 Echo Essentials »

To View the Brochure 2018 Echo Essentials Brochure

2016 Echo Essentials »

2016 Essentials in Echocardiography Conference

Event Description:

The UC Irvine Health 2016 Essentials in Echocardiography Conference is designed to raise awareness within the medical community of recent advances in adult echocardiography, its versatile application and utility in diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.

The objective is to equip cardiologists, cardiology fellows, intensivists, cardiac anesthesiologists, emergency room physicians, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, sonographers and other health care providers interested in cardiac ultrasound with the latest recommendations and guidelines from professional societies, including the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology, and provide continuing medical education in the dynamic field of echocardiography.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 Location: UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Building 53, Auditorium, Orange, CA 92868 Time: 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn the highlights from the most recent guidelines including updates on diastology, the evaluation of a cardiac source of embolism, the echocardiographic assessment of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale, recommendations on the use of echocardiography in adult hypertensions, multimodality imaging of diseases of the thoracic aorta in adults and valvular heart disease. The participant should be able to know the content of the major changes in the guidelines named above and apply the knowledge toward performing and the interpretation of echocardiography.
  • Review techniques and protocols of bedside ultrasound. The participant should be able to identify the setting in which bedside ultrasound is indicated and follow, establish, perform and interpret bedside ultrasound appropriately and efficiently.
  • Learn and be familiar with novel echocardiographic methods for determining cardiac function, risk stratification and patient management. The participant should be able to understand the concepts on which the new modalities are based, the benefits and indication of the echo imaging utilizing these tools and translate/incorporate them into his or her practice in order to enhance diagnostic utility of comprehensive echocardiography and improve patient care.
  • Recognize common adult congenital heart disease conditions seen in standard echocardiography and other noninvasive imaging modalities for correlation, apply additional imaging steps to confirm/delineate the differential diagnoses and help contribute to the care plan of patients with congenital heart disease.

Presentations

Bedside Echo: When Seconds Count ›

ASE Guideline Update ›

ASE 2016 Diastolic Function Guidelines Update >

ACHS. Ventricular Septal Defects >

Echocardiography for the Anesthesiologist ›

Strain Analysis by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography ›

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement ›

Low Flow, Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis ›

Echo Essentials Case Presentations:

Peg Knoll, RDCS, RCS, FASE ›

Shannon Jin, RDCS ›

Christopher Gravitt, RDCS ›

Liem Tran ›

Linda Barr, RDCS ›

Charul Bhakta ›

Registration Fees:

  • $65 - Trainees/students
  • $75 - UC Irvine Health faculty and staff
  • $85 - Non-UC Irvine Health faculty and staff

Course fees will increase $10 after Oct 17. On-site registration is available on Oct. 30.

For more information, please contact Lesley Anderson at 714-456-3868 or lianders@uci.edu.

Register online 

To view the digital brochure, click here 

Cancellation Policy:

Please send cancellation requests through email to Lesley Anderson at 714-456-3868 lianders@uci.edu.

Accreditation:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

2019 OC Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease **Save the Date** »

11TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION 

In the fast-evolving field of preventive cardiology, keeping up with the pace of new developments can be overwhelming.

The 10th annual UCI Health Orange County Symposium for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, "A Decade of Discovery — Then, Now and Tomorrow," is designed to share the latest information and close any knowledge gaps.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868 Time: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The symposium will focus on:

  • The emerging role of genomics for personalizing therapy
  • The impact of stress and other psychosocial factors in cardiovascular risk
  • Managing lipid disorders, hypertension, obesity and diabetes
  • The unique features of cardiovascular disease in women and how to prevent it
  • Lifestyle and integrative therapies aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease risk while maximizing cost-effectiveness in preventive cardiology

Who should attend?

This symposium is ideal for:

  • Primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists
  • Cardiologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists and other lifestyle interventionalists

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registration Fees

  • $85 - Non UCI Physicians
  • $75 - UCI Physicians
  • $55 - Nurses / Staff 
  • $35 - Residents / Students / Trainees

After November 4, 2019 all prices will increase by $15. Day of Registration $100

Self-parking is $6; valet parking is available for an additional fee.

Registration Available Soon

AGENDA

7:15 AM    Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors           

8:00 AM    Welcome Remarks / Housekeeping, Nathan D. Wong, PhD

SESSION I Moderator – Rob Greenfield, MD

8:10 AM    Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine and Genomics, Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

8:35 AM    The Uses of Monoclonal Antibodies in Primary and Secondary Prevention, Michael Shapiro, DO

9:00 AM    Hormones and the Heart, Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD

9:25 AM    Panel Discussion, Speakers above

9:50 AM    Break and Exhibits

SESSION II Moderator – Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

10:10 AM    Food Fight: Which Dietary Pattern is Best to Protect Your Heart?,  Geeta Sikand, MS, RDN

10:35 AM    How Your Mind Can Mend (or Kill) Your Heart, John Zamarra, MD

11:00 AM    Physical Activity for The Inactive:  How To Individualize for CVD Prevention, Stanley Bassin, EdD

11:25 PM    Panel Discussion, Speakers above

11:50 AM    Lunch Break Symposium              

12:00 PM    Non-CME Symposium  

12:45 PM    Dessert and Exhibits      

SESSION III Moderator – Paul Rosenblit, MD

1:00 PM    Fueling the Fire: Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease, Robert Greenfield, MD

1:25 PM    Cardiodiabetology: The Convergence of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Nathan D. Wong, PhD

1:50 PM    Implications of the New 2017 Guidelines and Managing Resistant Hypertension, Michael Bloch, MD

2:15 PM    Panel Discussion Speakers above

2:35 PM    Refreshments and Exhibits         

SESSION IV Moderator – Nathan D. Wong, PhD        

2:55 PM    Imaging Strategies for Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Matthew Budoff, MD

3:20 PM    Value of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Improving Patient Outcomes, Pam Taub, MD

3:45 PM    Women and Heart Disease:  Is There Really a Sex Difference?, Martha Gulati, MD

4:10 PM    Panel Discussion Speakers above

4:30 PM    Closing Remarks - Nathan D. Wong, PhD

View our Symposium Faculty Here

FACULTY BIOS

Stanley Bassin, EdD                             Paul Rosenblit, MD,PhD                  
Michael Bloch, MD     Michael Shapiro, DO
Matthew Budoff, MD   Geeta Sikand, MS, RDN
Robert Greenfield, MD  Pam Taub, MD
Martha Gulati, MD Nathan Wong, PhD
Shaista Malik, MD, PhD    John Zamarra, MD

Contact

For questions or more information, please contact Nathan D. Wong, PhD, MPH, at ndwong@uci.edu or 949-824-5561.

View our Symposium Agenda

Endorsements

This event is endorsed by:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology California Chapter
  • California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pacific Lipid Association

Accreditation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Transferrable credit

  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
    • The California Department of Consumer Affairs Physician Assistant Board — Category 1 continuing medical education is required for physician assistants. Admissible CME must be provided by AMA and ACCME providers, among others. Visit the CA PAC Board’s Renewal Page http://www.pac.ca.gov/licensees/renewals.shtml for more information.
    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) — Certification requirements include 100 hours of CME, 50 of which must be Category 1 credits and the rest can be either Category 1 or 2. See http://www.nccpa.net/ContinuingMedicalEducation.
  • Pharmacists

    If a CE course is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Pharmacy Foundation of California (PFC) or approved as CE for pharmacists, you may petition the board for CE credit by submitting a "Pharmacists Petition for Continuing Education Credit from A Non-Recognized Provider" form from http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/ and a fee of $40 per hour of coursework. When submitting the petition, a copy of the completion certificate, a copy of the course brochure or advertisement, and course outline are required.

  • Dietetic technicians and registered dietitians

    Under the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), RDs and DTRs may claim credit for presentations given under CPE Activity Type 170 – Lectures/Seminars or Activity Type 171 – Webinars/ Teleseminars, provided that these activities were presented live. For any activity which is:

    • Live
    • Dietetics-related (corresponds to one of the Learning Need Codes/Performance Indicators on your Learning Plan)
    • Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)
    • In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR’s PDP Guide

    An RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior approval from CDR. Simply log the program in your Step 4: Activity Log under Activity Type 170, Lectures/Seminars, or Activity Type 171, Webinars/Teleseminars, and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity. Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline, which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.

    When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals or exams. Only time spent in lecture/workshop may be counted. See https://www.cdrnet.org/services-RDs-DTRs.

Disclosure statement

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the UC Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

ADA statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Lesley Anderson at 714-456-5397 by Oct. 13.

AB 1195 statement

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.

2018 OC Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease »

10TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION 

In the fast-evolving field of preventive cardiology, keeping up with the pace of new developments can be overwhelming.

The 10th annual UCI Health Orange County Symposium for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, "A Decade of Discovery — Then, Now and Tomorrow," is designed to share the latest information and close any knowledge gaps.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868 Time: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The symposium will focus on:

  • The emerging role of genomics for personalizing therapy
  • The impact of stress and other psychosocial factors in cardiovascular risk
  • Managing lipid disorders, hypertension, obesity and diabetes
  • The unique features of cardiovascular disease in women and how to prevent it
  • Lifestyle and integrative therapies aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease risk while maximizing cost-effectiveness in preventive cardiology

Who should attend?

This symposium is ideal for:

  • Primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists
  • Cardiologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists and other lifestyle interventionalists

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registration fees

Before Sept. 1

  • $85 — Physicians
  • $85 — Non-UCI employees
  • $75 — UCI employees
  • $55 — Nurses, staff, trainees, students

After Sept. 1

  • $95 — Physicians
  • $95 — Non-UCI employees
  • $85 — UCI employees
  • $65 — Nurses, staff, trainees, students
  • $100 — Day of event registration

Self-parking is $6; valet parking is available for an additional fee.

Register now

AGENDA and LECTURES - To View the Slides Click on the Highlighted Presentations Below

7:15 AM    Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors           

8:00 AM    Welcome Remarks / Housekeeping, Nathan D. Wong, PhD

SESSION I Moderator – Rob Greenfield, MD

8:10 AM    Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine and Genomics, Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

8:35 AM    The Uses of Monoclonal Antibodies in Primary and Secondary Prevention, Michael Shapiro, DO

9:00 AM    Hormones and the Heart, Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD

9:25 AM    Panel Discussion, Speakers above

9:50 AM    Break and Exhibits

SESSION II Moderator – Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

10:10 AM    Food Fight: Which Dietary Pattern is Best to Protect Your Heart?,  Geeta Sikand, MS, RDN

10:35 AM    How Your Mind Can Mend (or Kill) Your Heart, John Zamarra, MD

11:00 AM    Physical Activity for The Inactive:  How To Individualize for CVD Prevention, Stanley Bassin, EdD

11:25 PM    Panel Discussion, Speakers above

11:50 AM    Lunch Break Symposium              

12:00 PM    Non-CME Symposium  

12:45 PM    Dessert and Exhibits      

SESSION III Moderator – Paul Rosenblit, MD

1:00 PM    Fueling the Fire: Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease, Robert Greenfield, MD

1:25 PM    Cardiodiabetology: The Convergence of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Nathan D. Wong, PhD

1:50 PM    Implications of the New 2017 Guidelines and Managing Resistant Hypertension, Michael Bloch, MD

2:15 PM    Panel Discussion Speakers above

2:35 PM    Refreshments and Exhibits         

SESSION IV Moderator – Nathan D. Wong, PhD        

2:55 PM    Imaging Strategies for Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Matthew Budoff, MD

3:20 PM    Value of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Improving Patient Outcomes, Pam Taub, MD

3:45 PM    Women and Heart Disease:  Is There Really a Sex Difference?, Martha Gulati, MD

4:10 PM    Panel Discussion Speakers above

4:30 PM    Closing Remarks - Nathan D. Wong, PhD

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FACULTY BIOS

Stanley Bassin, EdD                             Paul Rosenblit, MD,PhD                  
Michael Bloch, MD     Michael Shapiro, DO
Matthew Budoff, MD   Geeta Sikand, MS, RDN
Robert Greenfield, MD  Pam Taub, MD
Martha Gulati, MD Nathan Wong, PhD
Shaista Malik, MD, PhD    John Zamarra, MD

Contact

For questions or more information, please contact Nathan D. Wong, PhD, MPH, at ndwong@uci.edu or 949-824-5561.

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Endorsements

This event is endorsed by:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology California Chapter
  • California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pacific Lipid Association

Accreditation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Transferrable credit

  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
    • The California Department of Consumer Affairs Physician Assistant Board — Category 1 continuing medical education is required for physician assistants. Admissible CME must be provided by AMA and ACCME providers, among others. Visit the CA PAC Board’s Renewal Page http://www.pac.ca.gov/licensees/renewals.shtml for more information.
    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) — Certification requirements include 100 hours of CME, 50 of which must be Category 1 credits and the rest can be either Category 1 or 2. See http://www.nccpa.net/ContinuingMedicalEducation.
  • Pharmacists

    If a CE course is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Pharmacy Foundation of California (PFC) or approved as CE for pharmacists, you may petition the board for CE credit by submitting a "Pharmacists Petition for Continuing Education Credit from A Non-Recognized Provider" form from http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/ and a fee of $40 per hour of coursework. When submitting the petition, a copy of the completion certificate, a copy of the course brochure or advertisement, and course outline are required.

  • Dietetic technicians and registered dietitians

    Under the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), RDs and DTRs may claim credit for presentations given under CPE Activity Type 170 – Lectures/Seminars or Activity Type 171 – Webinars/ Teleseminars, provided that these activities were presented live. For any activity which is:

    • Live
    • Dietetics-related (corresponds to one of the Learning Need Codes/Performance Indicators on your Learning Plan)
    • Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)
    • In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR’s PDP Guide

    An RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior approval from CDR. Simply log the program in your Step 4: Activity Log under Activity Type 170, Lectures/Seminars, or Activity Type 171, Webinars/Teleseminars, and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity. Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline, which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.

    When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals or exams. Only time spent in lecture/workshop may be counted. See https://www.cdrnet.org/services-RDs-DTRs.

Disclosure statement

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the UC Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

ADA statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Lesley Anderson at 714-456-5397 by Oct. 13.

AB 1195 statement

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.

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