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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium
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This program is co-sponsored by the International Atherosclerosis Society and endorsed by the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. The Prevention Symposium takes place the day before the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting and requires separate registration.

When: July 11, 2018
8am - 3:30pm
Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, Maryland 
United States

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This interactive symposium – which will feature some of the most prominent leaders in preventive cardiology - will provide an overview of the changing landscape of preventive cardiology and an update on novel therapies and risk assessment tools for preventing cardiovascular disease. Learn how to incorporate the latest advances in pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions for lowering cardiovascular risk.

Organizing Committee:

Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT, chair
Roger S. Blumenthal, MD
Matthew J. Budoff, MD
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT
Raul Santos, MD

Time Talk
8:00am- 8:10am Introduction and overview
8:10am- 8:30am The story behind the 2018 cholesterol guidelines and 2019 prevention guidelines
8:40am- 9:00am PCSK9 Inhibitors: Cost, access and predicting the future
9:05am- 9:25am Translational genomic medicine in CVD prevention management: How can it supplement existing paradigms?
9:30am- 9:50am How and when should we use eicosapent ethyl acid - and why not all fish oils are the same
9:50am- 10:10am Q&A / Break
10:10am- 10:30am Do we need gender-specific tailored prevention: Why women are different
10:35am- 11:00pm Role of CAC and CTA in prevention
11:00am -12:00pm Case based discussion on applying guidelines in clinical practice
12:00pm- 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm- 1:00pm Practical advice on stress reduction and diet
1:00pm- 1:25pm Risk stratification and management of FH
1:25pm- 1:50pm A guide for cardiologists for treating diabetes in the era of SGLT2i and GLP-1RA
1:50pm- 2:50pm 3-way Debate: How to evaluate risk in a 45-year-old with family history of premature ASCVD: Lifetime Risk Score vs. CAC vs. PRS. (each speaker 12 min + 4 min rebuttal)
2:50pm-3:10pm Role of precision medicine in preventive cardiology: Top 10 predictions for the next decade
Registration rates
Member Non-member
Physician/scientist $50 $100
Fellows & Residents $50 $50
Medical students Free Free


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Continuing Medical Education:

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicals should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration cancellation policy

The SCCT/ASPC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium registration fee is partially refundable if you cancel your registration by 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2019. Any cancellation made by May 31, 2019 is subject to a $75 administration fee. Any cancellation after this deadline will not result in refund. 

Cancellation of conference registration does not constitute a cancellation of your hotel room. Please be sure to handle both separately. 

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