“Advances in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention” will be the theme of the 25th annual Preventive Cardiology Forum of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), held in honor of Maureen O’Driscoll-Levy, M.D., and Carlos Vallbona, M.D.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Seven experts will present information and lead discussions on new knowledge and strategies on cardiovascular disease prevention. The event, free and aimed at healthcare professionals, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the UTHealth Medical School, 6431 Fannin St., Room 3.001.
Francisco Fuentes, M.D., UT Physicians cardiologist, program director and holder of the Theodore R. and Maureen O’Driscoll Levy Endowed Professorship in Cardiology Research, will lead a panel discussion.
UTHealth speakers include Maximilian Buja, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and executive director of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library; Prakash Balan, M.D., J.D., UT Physicians cardiologist; Sriram Nathan, M.D., UT Physicians cardiologist and director of cardiogenic shock at the Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center; Ali Marian, M.D., UT Physicians cardiologist and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Research; and Mary Haynie, R.N., M.B.A., senior nurse manager. Other speakers include David Aguilar, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; and Rhonda Leaverton, R.N., clinical manager, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Collaborators include the American Heart Association, the UTHealth Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, Memorial Health System of East Texas, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, UTHealth School of Nursing, and The University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus, part of UTHealth.
The event is sponsored by the Theodore R. and Maureen O’Driscoll Levy Endowed Professorship. Continuing Medical Education credits are available. The registration deadline is Feb. 3, 2015. To register, visit www.UTcme.net. For more details, please call 713.500.6576.
—Deborah Mann Lake, Office of Public Affairs, Media Relations