Cardiovascular Health Promotion: Contemporary Approaches to Prevention

COURSE OVERVIEW/STATEMENT OF NEED

The battle against heart disease continues to burn and the high stakes need for preventive cardiology couldn't be any higher. Being at the frontlines of the battle, cardiologists and members of the cardiac care team must shift the paradigm from management and treatment of disease to not only prevention but also to healthy lifestyles. Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are not only caused and exacerbated by high blood pressure and high cholesterol but also poor lifestyle behaviors such as unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, stress, and smoking. The implication is clear: healthcare professionals must promote preventive measures and a healthy lifestyle to their patients.

The American College of Cardiology presents Cardiovascular Health Promotion: Contemporary Approaches to Prevention, an educational opportunity to bridge the gap between what we know and what can be done. Join peers with a similar passion in preventive cardiology and lifestyle medicine for two days of evidence-based strategies, tools and techniques, interactive case discussions, and lively debates facilitated by our cardiovascular experts in prevention.

Course Sessions will include practical approaches to guideline and healthy lifestyle implementation in addition to the below highlights:

  • Getting It Right: Blood Pressure Measurement for Hypertension Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Counseling in a Skinny Minute: Essential Messages for Promoting a Heart Healthy Diet
  • Difficult Conversations in Smoking Cessation: Counseling and Referring in Busy Clinical Practices
  • New Recommendations, New Controversies: Great Debates of 2018 ACC/AHA Blood Cholesterol Guideline
  • Trending CV Nutrition Controversies: What do I Tell my Patient?
  • Emerging Opportunities in Diabetes and Beyond: Preventing Heart Failure
  • Calm the Chaos! Managing CV Disease and Stress with Mindfulness and Meditation

Learning Objectives

The overall goal of this course is to provide the latest in evidence-based practice for cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention as well as practical strategies for lifestyle medicine for the cardiac care team.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to –

  • Identify best practices in blood pressure management including accurate blood pressure measurement.
  • Employ evidence-based strategies to address lipid and lifestyle modifications necessary to promote heart health.
  • Analyze smoking cessation strategies, including the use of pharmacologic agents and devices.
  • Compare emerging trends on dietary recommendations to prevent or manage cardiovascular disease.
  • Select specific pharmacotherapies and lifestyle modifications for reducing CV risk in patients with diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Target Audience
This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists and members of the cardiac care team including advanced practice providers and pharmacists that are strong advocates of both preventive management strategies and positive lifestyle changes.

Course Directors

Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC
National Jewish Health

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC
Medical University of South Carolina

Carl E. Orringer, MD, FACC
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Planning Committee

Kim K. Birtcher, PharmD, AACC
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Lynne T. Braun, PHD, CNP
Rush University Medical Center

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner has, occurring within the past twelve months, with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by course directors, ACCF education staff, and members of the Accreditation Compliance Workgroup through a process that includes appropriate peer review for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Click Here to view the Cardiovascular Health Promotion: Contemporary Approaches to Prevention Agenda.

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Registration Tuition

Please register me as: Designation   Early Before 2/28/19
Advanced
3/1/19 – 5/3/19
Regular
5/4/19 – 6/1/19
Member Physician (includes International Associate)
MD, DO, PhD $475
$575
$675
Non-member Physician
MD, DO, PhD $600
$700
$800
Member Reduced (Includes CCA Members, CVT, FIT, Resident, Student and Emeritus)
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD, FIT, Emeritus, Resident, Student
$350 $450
$550
Non-member Reduced
PA, RN, NP, CNS, PharmD
$450
$550
$650
Industry Professional
  $700
$800
$900

Tuition
The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch and course materials.

Cancellations
Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

Physicians
This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses
The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Pharmacists
This activity is eligible for ACPE credit, see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.

LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS

Learner Bill of Rights

TRAVEL

Location
All sessions will be held at Heart House, 2400 N Street, NW, Washington, DC. The meeting site telephone number is 202-835-0500.

Accommodations
Location:

The Washington Marriott Georgetown, 1221 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037

Online Reservation Link:
Click here to make your reservations online.

Reservations via telephone:
To make a reservation by phone, you can either call the hotel direct at 506-474-2009 or 877-212-5752 and identify yourself as being with the American College of Cardiology/Cardio Health Promotion group.

Room Rates
The ACC negotiated room rate is $199 per night plus state and local taxes (currently 14.5%) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until May 2, 2019, but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.

Clinical Topics: Prevention

Keywords: Primary Prevention, Secondary Prevention