SCCT/ASPC Prevention Symposium
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SCCT/ASPC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium
Thursday, July 12
8am - 3:30pm

Organizing Committee:

Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT
Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT
Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FASPC
Parag Joshi, MD, MHS 


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The Prevention Symposium takes place the day before the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting and requires separate registration. Find out more about SCCT2018.


   Member  Non-member
 Registration rates   $100   $175


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.

 Introduction and overview Faculty 
 8 - 8:10am  Welcome and introductions  Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT and Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT 
 The changing landscape of preventive cardiology: new risk assessment tools and new therapies.  Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT
 The latest guidelines and shared decision making  
 8:10 - 8:30am  Controversies around the 2017 Lipid Lowering Guidelines  Seth Martin, MD
 8:30 - 8:50am  Overview and clinical insights of the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines  Paul K. Whelton, MD
 8:50 - 9:10am  Patient education resources and shared decision making in 2018  Martha Gulati, MD
 9:10 - 9:30am  Panel discussion / cases  Parag Joshi, MD, MHS
 9:30 - 9:45am Break  
 How to measure residual risk and emerging therapies for secondary prevention  
 9:45 - 10:10am  Keynote address: Lowering inflammation in CV disease  Peter Libby, MD
 10:10 - 10:15am  Q&A  
 10:15 - 10:40am  New therapeutics in diabetes: A new opportunity to lower CV risk  Darren McGuire, MD
 10:40 - 11am  The role of anticoagulant therapy in lowering CV events  TBD
 11 - 11:15am  Panel discussion; Q&A  Ron Blankstein, MD, FSCCT
Challenging lipid/Prevention cases: Case-based panel discussion with audience participation  
 11:15 - 11:45am  Case 1: A 48 year old with XX
 Case 2: A 32 year old female with XX
 Case 3: A 68 year old male with XX

 Panel: Lawrence Sperling, MD and Seth Martin, MD

 Case presenters: Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT and Parag Joshi, MD

 11:45am - 12noon  Break/Lunch distributed  
 Going beyond medicines: How to effectively implement lifestyle therapies  
 12noon - 12:45pm  Dietary debate: Plant-based diet vs. Mediterranean diet

 Plant-based diet: Kim Williams, MD

 Mediterranean diet: Arthur Agastston, MD

 12:45 - 1:05pm  How much, and what kind, of exercise should we prescribe?  Michael Blaha, MD
 1:05 - 1:25pm  How to give effective dietary advice to patients?  Susan Rodder
 1:25 - 1:45pm  What is the role of dietary supplements?  Erin Donnelly Michos, MD, MHS
 1:45 - 2pm  Break  
 PCSK9 and other novel therapeutics  
 2 - 2:12pm  Which patients should be treated with PCSK9 inhibitors in 2018?  Lawrence Sperling, MD
 2:12 -2:15pm  Q&A  
 2:15 - 2:27pm  Cost of PCSK9 inhibitors: What are the view points of different stakeholders and how do we achieve balance of value and efficacy?  Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT
 2:27 - 2:30pm  Q&A  
 2:30 - 2:42 pm  Other novel therapeutics on the horizon  Michael Davidson, MD
 2:42 - 2:45pm  Q&A  
 2:45 - 3pm  Panel discussion  
 How should we allocate statins and advanced therapies in cardiovascular disease:  A moderated debate with audience participation    
 3 - 3:10pm  Polygenic risk score will tell us who to treat  Pradeep Natarajan, MD
 3:10 - 3:20pm  Imaging will guide treatment  Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, FSCCT
 3:20 - 3:30pm  Panel discussion  Matthew Budoff


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, 2018. Any cancellation made by May 31, 2018 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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