Salishan Conference

Coastal Intertidal rocks in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

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Course objectives

This course is designed to provide education on state-of-the-art evaluation and management of patients with (or at risk of) cardiovascular disease. Educational formats include didactic lectures, interactive small group sessions, case-based learning, and an ECG round table.

Location and accommodations

The course will be held at Salishan Lodge at Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast. The Lodge features amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, a luxurious spa, tennis center, gym, sauna and an indoor pool for your enjoyment, along with a selection of fine restaurants and other coastal-area attractions.

For hotel reservations, please call the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort at 1-800-452-2300.

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Please make your reservations as soon as possible; the room block will be released on October 5th.



November 2, 2018

7:00 a.m.       Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       Welcome and Introduction, Babak Nazer, M.D.

8:15 a.m.       Current Lipid Guidelines, Cezary Wojcik, M.D., Ph.D., D.S.c

9:00 a.m.       Evaluation of Chest Pain in the PCP office: What is the right test and what do the results mean? Shimoli Shah, M.D.

9:45 a.m.       Break

10:00 a.m.     Cases in Pediatric Cardiology, Laurie Armsby, M.D.

11:00 a.m.     Nutrition in Cardiovascular Disease: Facts, Fiction and Practical Strategies, Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D.

11:45 a.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Put Me in Coach: Screening for the Child and Adolescent Athlete, Seshadri Balaji, M.D.

1:45 p.m.       Break

2:00 p.m.       Interactive Break-Out Session I

  • Interactice EKG Roundtable, Babak Nazer, M.D.
  • Before & After the Cath Lab: What Not to Miss in your Patient's CAD Testing, Tami Atkinson, M.D.; Shimoli Shah, M.D.
  • Cases in Lipid Management: A Multidiscinplinary Approach, Cezary Wojcik, M.D., Ph.D., D.S.c; Bruce Warden, Pharm. D.; Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D.

3:00 p.m.       Break

3:15 p.m.       Interactive Break-Out Session II

4:15 p.m.       Break

5:30 p.m.       Cocktail

5:45 p.m.       Dinner

6:00 p.m.       Keynote: Cardiology Innovations Over the Years, Joaquin Cigarroa

6:45 p.m.       Adjourn

November 3, 2018

7:30 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       Stents, Valves and Afibs - Whats the Right Dapt, Tami Atkinson, M.D.

9:00 a.m.       My Heart Skips a Beat: Evaluation and Management of PVCs, Babak Nazer, M.D.

9:30 a.m.       Break

10:00 a.m.     Cases in PAD, Enjae Jung, M.D.

11:00 a.m.     Common Cardiovascular Medicine Drugs: Pearls and Pitfalls, Bruce Warden, Pharm.D.

12:00 p.m.     Adjourn

November 4, 2018

7:30 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       Cardiovascular Care in the Older Adult: Pearls for your Geriatric Patient, Nick Kinder, A.G.P.C.N.P.-C.

9:00 a.m.       Resistant Hypertension, Jose Rueda, M.D.

9:30 a.m.       Break

10:00 a.m.     Diabetic Management in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease, Farahnaz Joarder, M.D.

11:00 a.m.     Cases in Heart Failure: Reducing Mortality and Preserving Quality of Life, Jonathan Davis, M.D., M.P.H.S.

12:00 p.m.     Adjourn


Babak Nazer, M.D., Cardiac electrophysiologist;Co-Director, OHSU Multidisciplinary Ventricular Arrhythmia Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Cezary Wojcik, M.D., Ph.D., D.S.c., Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU Family Medicine

Shimoli Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Bruce Warden, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, HC. Outpaitnet Pharmacy

Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D., Instructor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Seshadri Balaji, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology School of Medicine

Tami Atkinson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D., Head of the Division of Cardiovascular MedicineProfessor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Amir Azarbal, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine

Laurie Armsby, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine

Nick Kinder, M.S.N., Instructor of Medicine, Geriatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

Jose Rueda, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Comprehensive Hypertension CenterAssociate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension, OHSU School of Medicine

Farahnaz Joarder, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, OHSU School of Medicine

Jonathan Davis, M.D., M.P.H.S., Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Who should attend

Who should attend?

  • Family physicians
  • Internists
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants

Registration and credit

Registration fee


The conference registration fee includes continental breakfasts, Friday lunch and all course materials. Early registration is encouraged since enrollment will be limited.

To help meet administrative costs, a $35 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by October 1st; no refunds can be issued after that date. Should conditions warrant, the sponsors reserve the right to cancel this program with a full tuition refund.

For registration questions or more information, contact the KCVI CME Office at 503-494-7646 or


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.