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SCCT Prevention Symposium
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Play a key role in applying patient care and modifying treatments to ensure patients have the best chance of preventing future cardiovascular disease.

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.

Endorsed by: 


Organizing Committee:

Ron Blankstein, MD, MSCCT, chair
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT, co-chair
Michael Blaha, MD, MPH
Matthew J. Budoff, MD
Martha Gulati, MD, MS
Erin Michos, MD, MHS




10:30am - 10:35am

Introduction and overview

Ron Blankstein, MD, MSCCT

10:35am - 10:45am

Advanced CVD risk management-What’s the role of dedicated lipid clinic?

Sergio Fazio, MD

10:45am - 10:55am

Practical tips and tricks for preventing cardiovascular disease in women

Martha Gulati, MD, MS

10:55am - 11:05am

Increased rate of MI in young patients: Implications for prevention  

Ron Blankstein, MD, MSCCT

11:05 - 11:15am

Vaping and marijuana: New risk factors for coronary heart disease?

Michael Blaha, MD, MPH

11:15am - 11:35am



11:35am - 11:45am

Cardio-oncology 101: What every preventive cardiologist must know

Juan Lopez-Mattei, MD, FSCCT

11:45am - 11:55am

PCSK9 inhibitors – Will newer agents and current trials pave the way for expanded use in primary prevention? 

Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT

11:55am - 12:05pm

Can we reduce CVD risk in primary prevention with EPA?

Matthew Budoff, MD, MSCCT

12:05pm - 12:15pm

Who needs Fish Oil, Vitamin D, or Calcium in 2020?

Erin Michos , MD, MHS

12:15pm - 12:35pm



12:35pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break


1:00pm - 1:30pm

Challenging cases in preventive cardiology – Moderated cased-based panel discussion (30 mins with 2 cases, and panel)

Michael Shapiro, MD, FSCCT

1:30pm - 1:40pm

How do I provide advice on stress reduction to my patients?

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, MD, FSCCT

1:40pm - 1:50pm

How do I provide advice on nutrition to my patients?  

Danielle Belardo, MD

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Clinical insights linking diet and cardiometabolic health

Arthur Agatston, MD

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Q & A


2:20pm - 2:30pm

The power of zero: how long does it last for, and when does it not apply?

Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT

2:30pm - 2:40pm

Implications of ISCHEMIA for the Preventive Cardiologist

David Maron, MD

2:40pm - 3:00pm






Registration rates

Member Non-member
Physician/scientist $50 $100
Fellows & Residents $50 $50
Medical students Free Free


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 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .

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


This activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen and Amarin.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsorship ($20,000)

Your support of this one-day symposium includes 8 complimentary meeting registrations, which give access to the recorded content online for 3 years and includes 3.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education; a virtual exhibit booth with a company description, contact information and live links to your content; and featured acknowledgement on the SCCT website, in member emails, social media and in program materials. Platinum sponsors have the option to record a 20-minute sponsored talk on relevant content that will be hosted on the SCCT website and promoted to all Prevention Symposium attendees.


Gold Sponsor ($10,000)

Your support of this one-day symposium includes 6 complimentary registrations to the live event; a virtual exhibit booth that includes a company description and contact information; and featured acknowledgement on the SCCT website, in member emails, social media and in program materials.


Silver Sponsor ($2,500)

Your support includes 2 complimentary registrations to the live event and acknowledgement on the SCCT website and in program materials.


Registration cancellation policy

The SCCT Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium registration fee is partially refundable if you cancel your registration by 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2020. Any cancellation made by May 31, 2020 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. 

In the event that the educational meeting, workshop or event does not take place, registration fees will be refunded. 


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