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11th Annual Orange County Symposium on CVD Prevention: The Need to Know

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868
Time: 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Symposium Topics:

  • New Perspectives on Women and Heart Disease
  • 2018 Updated Cholesterol Management Guidelines
  • Integrative Cardiology
  • How Low Should We Go on Blood Pressure?
  • Triglycerides: An Underrated Enemy
  • Does HDL-C Matter Anymore?
  • What is the Best Diet for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease?
  • Are All Omega-3 Fatty Acids the Same?
  • Cardiovascular Genetics and Personalized Medicine
  • Lipoprotein(a): A New Target for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk?
  • Cardiodiabetology?

Who should attend?

This symposium is ideal for:

  • Primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists
  • Cardiologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists and other lifestyle interventionalists

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registration fees

  • $85 - Non UCI Physicians and Other Health Care Providers
  • $75 - UCI Physicians / Faculty
  • $55 - UCI Nurses / Staff
  • $35 - Residents / Students / Trainees

After October 15, 2019 all prices will increase by $15. Day of Registration $100

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

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715-800am – Breakfast and Exhibits

8-810am - Opening Remarks – Nathan D. Wong, PhD 

Session I - Moderator, Rob Greenfield, MD

810 – 835am - Women and Heart Disease: A Different Perspective?     Ezra Amsterdam, MD 

835am – 900am - Integrative Cardiology – Where Does East Meet West? – Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

900am – 925am – Blood Pressure Control in Older Persons and Other Special Populations: How Low Should We Go ?     Jeffrey Brettler, MD

925am – 945am – Panel Discussion

945am – 1005am – Break 

Session II - Moderator, Shaista Malik, MD, PhD

1005am – 1030am - The New 2019 Prevention of CVD and Cholesterol Management Guidelines – What’s New? – Nathan D. Wong, PhD

1030am – 1055am - Triglycerides - an underrated enemy in cardiovascular disease -  Eliot Brinton, MD

1030am – 1055am - Does HDL-C matter anymore as a risk or as a target of therapy? Rob Greenfield, MD

1120am – 1140am – Panel Discussion

1150am – 1240pm – Non-CME Luncheon Program

1240pm – 100pm -    Dessert Break and Exhibits 

Session III - Moderator – Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD

100pm – 125pm - Is there a best diet for preventing cardiovascular disease?   Geeta Sikand, MS, RDN

125pm – 150pm - Are all Omega 3 FA’s the same?  EPA, DHA vs. Supplements  - R. Preston Mason, PhD   

150-215pm – Cardiovascular Genetics Update: Implications of Personalized Testing   

Robert Superko, MD

215pm – 240pm - What about lipoprotein (a)?   Who to measure? Michael Wilkinson, MD

240pm – 305pm - What is CardioDiabetology?   -   Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD 

305pm – 330pm – Panel Discussion 

330pm – Closing Remarks – Paul Rosenblit, MD, PhD


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

View our Symposium Agenda

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.

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

  • 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

    If a CE course is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Pharmacy Foundation of California (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

    Under the 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:

    • Live
    • Dietetics-related (corresponds to one of the Learning Need Codes/Performance Indicators on your Learning Plan)
    • Directed toward the education of professionals (as opposed to that of the lay public)
    • 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.