Friday Schedule_________________________

Thurs., Feb. 22 Fri., Feb. 23 Sat., Feb. 24

7:15 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
Moderator: Michael Ozner, M.D.
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Khurram Nasir, M.D.
8:00 a.m.
Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis
Barry Katzen, M.D.
8:25 a.m. The Reveal Trial: Is CETP Inhibition Alive and Well?
Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D.
8:50 a.m. Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Health
Michael Ozner, M.D.
9:15 a.m. Meditation for Health and Well-being: Does It Really Work?
Amishi P. Jha, Ph.D.
9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session
Barry Katzen, M.D., Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D., Michael Ozner, M.D.,
Amishi P Jha, Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibits
SESSION II Risk Factor Management: Practical Tips for Busy Practitioners
Moderator: Theodore Feldman, M.D.
10:30 a.m. Smoking Cessation
Michael Hernandez, M.D.
10:55 a.m. Obesity: Beyond Lifestyle and Bariatric Surgery
Theodore Feldman, M.D.
11:20 a.m. Exercise Prescription for Primary and Secondary Prevention
Michael J. Blaha, M.D.
11:45 a.m.
Resolving Coronary Confusion
Arthur Agatston, M.D.
12:10 p.m. Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session
Michael Hernandez, M.D., Theodore Feldman, M.D., Michael Blaha, M.D.,
Arthur Agatston, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
SESSION III Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Management: Options Beyond Statins and Aspirin
Moderator: Michael Ozner, M.D.
1:30 p.m. FOURIER: Extensive Lipid Lowering (PCSK9) 
Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D.
1:55 p.m. Hypertension Guidelines 
Roger Blumenthal, M.D.
2:20 p.m. EMPA REG: Anti-Diabetic Agent to Lower Cardiovascular Events  
Theodore Feldman, M.D.
2:45 p.m. CANTOS: Residual Inflammation
Christie M. Ballantyne, M.D.
3:10 p.m. Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session
Roger Blumenthal, M.D., Christie Ballantyne, M.D.,
Theodore Feldman, M.D.
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Schedules are subject to change.

NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.