The 2021 ASPC Preventive Cardiology Experts Course (PCEC) will be live in Las Vegas October 1-2, 2021 and is led by key experts and leaders in the field.  The course provides an in-depth review of the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement preventive therapies in cardiology. Primary and secondary prevention strategies including management of cardiovascular risk factors, therapeutic management, and lifestyle changes will be addressed.  This series of lectures, provides an excellent update on core concepts in preventive cardiology.

The target audience for this course is the healthcare professional interested in intensive and in-depth preventive cardiology education including, but not limited to: cardiologists, lipidologists, endocrinologists, internists, family practitioners, osteopaths, and allied health care professionals.

The ASPC Preventive Cardiology Experts Course is $695 (ASPC member discounted fee is $595 and ASPC member's that are fellows in training are discounted to $295) and includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee/tea breaks during the Course days (10/1/21 and 10/2/21) 
  • Reception on Friday evening (10/1/21) with attendees and Faculty
  • The Preventive Cardiology Manual 2nd Edition

Activity Overview
The Experts Course is a 2- day course for health care professionals interested in intensive and in-depth preventive cardiology education. The Experts Course is led by key experts and leaders in the field and will cover topics such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, Familial Hypercholesterolemia, anticoagulants and more.  The course will be accredited for approximately 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Target Audience
This activity is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, research scientists and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Critically Evaluate the benefit of physical activity has on CVD risk reduction and define strategies to incorporate behavior into daily clinical practice.
  • Assess the clinical benefits, mechanisms, and safety profiles of new and emerging anti-obesity medications.
  • Describe the link between cardiovascular and metabolic disease and discuss potential pharmacological strategies.
  • Summarize the evidence-based recommendations for therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk for cardiovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Recognize the gender differences in treatment and outcomes in CVD Prevention.
  • Assess the cardiovascular risks of testosterone replacement therapy.
  • Evaluate the application and limitations of lipid and non-lipid biomarkers and risk assessment tools for cardiovascular risk detection.
  • Understand how to properly manage stroke patients with aggressive lipid lowering therapy to reduce their likelihood of a second stroke.
  • Recognize and understand the pathophysiological role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify the causes and classification of elevated triglycerides, the clinical manifestations of primary hypertriglyceridemia and the management of patients with elevated triglyceride levels.
  • Summarize the role of therapeutic agents for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Analyze and discuss new treatments for heart failure so clinicians can utilize effective treatments in practice.
  • Outline current patient guidelines on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hypertension.
  • Translate clinical trial data of PCSK9 inhibitors to the individualized and targeted management approach of high-risk hypercholesterolemia patients.
  • Educate clinicians on the issues associated with CVD in minorities and discuss effective strategies for prevention.
  • Describe evidence-based clinical strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Educate clinicians on the relationship of sleep apnea and the risks of cardiovascular consequences.
  • Evaluate the use of imaging and stress testing in the treatment of cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • Understand ASCVD and the risk assessment tools that are available for clinicians to use to estimate their patient’s risk.
  • Educate clinicians on the importance of polygenic Scoring and its relation to Predication and prevention of ASCVD.
  • Review the evidence for dual antiplatelet versus monotherapy strategies for patients with CAD.
  • Understand the clinical data with stents and prevention of coronary artery disease.
  • Critically evaluate the literature involving diets to reduce cardiovascular risk and implement this knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Critically evaluate coronary CT angiography and discuss best practices to implement into clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the medical and lifestyle management of PAD that incorporate therapies to improve functional outcomes, reduce adverse cardiovascular, and limb events.
  • Explain new management strategies associated with peripheral venous disease.
  • Educate clinicians on coronary calcium scoring and discuss best practices to implement into clinical practice.

Criteria for Success

Certificates of completion will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance, completion of pre-test and submission of the activity evaluation/claim credit and post-test form at http://akhinc.formstack.com/forms/20281 after October 2, 2021. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at lritley@akhcme.com.

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Society for Preventive Cardiology.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Society for Preventive Cardiology. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of the CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.75 medical knowledge MOC points and 0 patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AAPA Credit Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 16.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commercial Support
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3709 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.698.7500  |  www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Hotel Health & Sanitization Guidelines

ASPC will take proper precautions to ensure current state and national recommendations and guidelines for COVID-19 are followed during the ASPC 2021 Preventive Cardiology Experts Course. It is the responsibility of the attendee to stay up-to-date on travel policies, guidelines, and recommendations relating to traveling and COVID-19.

Helpful Links:

www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas-smart

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19

Room Rates:

  • Thursday, Sept. 30 - $189 per night + tax
  • Friday, Oct. 1 - $239 per night + tax
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 - $259 per night + tax

Cutoff Date for Group Rates: September 10, 2021

Reservations: For Reservations, call 702-698-7575 (local) or 855-435-0005 (toll free) by referencing your group code, SASPC1 or use https://book.passkey.com/go/SASPC1 to book your reservation through August 30, 2021. Reservations make after this date will not be guaranteed at the Group rate.