2018 Thursday Symposia
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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

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. 

The Prevention Symposium is designed for clinicians who want to understand how to incorporate the latest advances in pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions for lowering cardiovascular risk. The target audience will include cardiologists, internists, family medicine physicians, endocrinologists and other health care professionals interested in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.


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   Member  Non-member
 Registration rates   $100   $175


 Introduction and overview
 8 - 8:10am  Welcome and introductions
 The changing landscape of preventive cardiology: new risk assessment tools and new therapies.
 The latest guidelines and shared decision making
 8:10 - 8:30am  Controversies around the 2017 Lipid Lowering Guidelines
 8:30 - 8:50am  Overview and clinical insights of the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
 8:50 - 9:10am  Patient education resources and shared decision making in 2018
 9:10 - 9:30am  Panel discussion / cases
 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
 10:10 - 10:15am  Q&A
 10:15 - 10:40am  Will lowering triglycerides be the answer: Insights from current clinical trials
 10:40 - 11am  The role of anticoagulant therapy in lowering CV events
 11 - 11:15am  Panel discussion; Q&A
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
 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
 12:45 - 1:05pm  How much, and what kind, of exercise should we prescribe?
 1:05 - 1:25pm  How to give effective dietary advice to patients?
 1:25 - 1:45pm  What is the role of dietary supplements?
 1:45 - 2pm  Break
 PCSK9 and other novel therapeutics
 2 - 2:12pm  Which patients should be treated with PCSK9 inhibitors in 2018?
 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?
 2:27 - 2:30pm  Q&A
 2:30 - 2:42 pm  Other novel therapeutics on the horizon
 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
 3:10 - 3:20pm  Imaging will guide treatment
 3:20 - 3:30pm  Panel discussion


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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