Biennial Cardiovascular Symposium

Despite progress in preventive care, public education efforts, rapid response to acute coronary events, and medical advances in the treatment of heart disease, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the US accounting for 40% of all deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined. This conference is designed to provide an update on new advances and areas of interest in cardiology for primary care providers, nurses and other interested health professionals. This year the conference is pleased to have keynote presenters Darren McGuire, MD, MHSc, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to speak on Cardiovascular Assessment of Drugs for Diabetes and Jessica Mega, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital to speak on the New Novel Anticoagulants. Additionally several local experts will address a wide range of cardiology topics.


Physicians, including primary care providers and specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, APRNs, RNs, LPNs and other interested health professionals.


  1. Review the new anticoagulants and to determine which are best tailored to individual patients.
  2. Review the evidence for cardiovascular effects of glucose-lowering medications used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and summarize the emerging therapies and ongoing cardiovascular clinical outcomes trials in this area.
  3. Identify which children are at high risk for heart disease and the best preventive strategies.
  4. Identify high risk patients with heart failure and when to refer them to a specialist.
  5. Discuss the latest trends in the treatment of CAD and Acute Coronary Syndromes
  6. Discuss the latest guidelines for treatment of hyperlipidemia.


0.700 hours CEU
6.500 hours AAFP Prescribed, Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
6.500 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
6.500 hours Contact Hours


DoubleTree Biltmore Hotel, 115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

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