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A decade of discovery — then, now, and tomorrow

The 10th annual UCI Health Orange County Symposium for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention will be held Oct. 13, 2018. The event is designed to expand upon and fill knowledge gaps in the fast-evolving field of preventive cardiology.

Primary care providers — including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists — cardiologists, endocrinologists, dietitians, exercise physiologists and other lifestyle interventionalists will learn the emerging role of genomics for personalizing therapy, the role of stress and other psychosocial factors in cardiovascular risk, managing lipid disorders, hypertension, obesity and diabetes, the unique features of cardiovascular disease and its prevention in women, and lifestyle and integrative therapies aimed at reducing cardiovascular disease risk and maximizing cost-effectiveness in preventive cardiology.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868
Time: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Self-parking is $6; valet parking is available for an additional fee. 

Registration fees:

Before Sept. 1

  • $85 — Physicians
  • $85 — Non-UCI employees
  • $75 — UCI employees
  • $55 — Nurses, staff, trainees, students

After Sept. 1

  • $95 — Physicians
  • $95 — Non-UCI employees
  • $85 — UCI employees
  • $65 — Nurses, staff, trainees, students
  • $100 — Day of event registration

Register now


  • For questions or more information, please contact Nathan D. Wong, PhD, MPH, at 949-824-5561 or ndwong@uci.edu.

View our symposium agenda ›

This event is endorsed by:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology California Chapter
  • Pacific Lipid Association

Accreditation statement:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Designation statement:

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Transferrable credit:

  • Nurses

    The California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN) recognizes CME credit as transferrable for their members. Nurses may receive CEUs after submitting their UC Irvine attendance certificate directly to their board http://www.rn.ca.gov/licensees/ce-renewal#acceptable.

    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts CME-accredited courses for their members as part of their requirements for recertification. See https://www.aanpcert.org/recert/index.

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved CME-accredited courses for its members to gain CEUs (http://www.nursecredentialing.org/RenewalRequirements.aspx).

  • Physician assistants

    The California Department of Consumer Affairs Physician Assistant Board — Category 1 continuing medical education is required for physician assistants. Admissible CME must be provided by AMA and ACCME providers, among others. Visit the CA PAC Board’s Renewal Page http://www.pac.ca.gov/licensees/renewals.shtml for more information.

    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) — Certification requirements include 100 hours of CME, 50 of which must be Category 1 credits and the rest can be either Category 1 or 2. See http://www.nccpa.net/ContinuingMedicalEducation.

  • Pharmacists

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

    Pharmacy Foundation of California (PFC)

    If a CE course is not accredited by the ACPE or the PFC, or approved as CE for pharmacists, you may petition the board for CE credit by submitting a "Pharmacists Petition for Continuing Education Credit from A Non-Recognized Provider" form from http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/ and a fee of $40 per hour of coursework. When submitting the petition, a copy of the completion certificate, a copy of the course brochure or advertisement, and course outline are required.

  • Dietetic technicians and registered dietitians

    Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

    RDs and DTRs may claim credit for presentations given under CPE Activity Type 170 – Lectures/Seminars or Activity Type 171 – Webinars/ Teleseminars, provided that these activities were presented live. For any activity which is:

    1) Live

    2) Dietetics-related (corresponds to one of the Learning Need Codes/Performance Indicators on your Learning Plan)

    3) Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)

    4) In keeping with the characteristics of Continuing Professional Education as defined in the CDR’s PDP Guide

    ... an RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior approval from CDR. Simply log the program in your Step 4: Activity Log under Activity Type 170 – Lectures/Seminars or Activity Type 171 – Webinars/Teleseminars, and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity. Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline, which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity.

    When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals or exams. Only time spent in lecture/workshop may be counted. See https://www.cdrnet.org/services-RDs-DTRs.

Disclosure statement:

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the UC Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus.

ADA statement:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Lesley Anderson at 714-456-5397 by Oct. 13.

AB 1195 statement:

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.