UT Southwestern Cardiovascular Symposium: Implications Of New Prevention Guidelines (RP1504E)

Dallas, TX US
April 25, 2015

Recently, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association developed 4 new guidelines related to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Incorporating these new guidelines into practice requires not only knowledge of the new recommendations, but also an understanding of the areas of controversy and the underlying data regarding these recommendations. This program will review these topics related to the new guidelines as well as best practices and practical recommendations for guideline implementation. All practitioners whom take care of patients with cardiovascular diseases, or who are at risk for cardiovascular disease must be familiar with the optimal management of its risk factors in this constantly evolving field in order to improve patient care. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners who are interested in learning about the most recent evidence regarding the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Implement guideline recommended practices for lipid management
  2. Incorporate fitness and adiposity evaluation and develop evidenced based lifestyle interventions 
  3. Determine which diabetes agents are best suited for patients at cardiovascular risk
  4. Apply recommendations for various hypertension guidelines to design an effective, evidence based therapeutic plan


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2015 - 7:45am CDT
Event ends: 
04/25/2015 - 3:30pm CDT
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States


Jarett D. Berry, M.D., M.S., F.A.H.A.
Associate Professor of Medicine and 
Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Amit Khera, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.
Director, Preventive Cardiology Section
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology
Department of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas



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Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance


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