Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider Conference at Salishan Lodge

Scenic view of Oregon Coast near Gleneden Beach. Photo from Getty Images.

Nov. 1-3, 2019

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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Friday, Nov. 1

8 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction

8:15 a.m.: Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids and Beyond – Cezary Wojcik

9 a.m.: Beyond Diet and Exercise: Weight Management Strategies to Reduce CVD Risk – Jonathan Purnell

9:45 a.m. Break

10 a.m.: Cardiovascular Risk with Common Medications – Bruce Warden

10:45 a.m.: Nutraceuticals – Tracy Severson

11:30 a.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.: Interactive session I

  • Topic 1: Interactive ECG Roundtable – Babak Nazer
  • Topic 2: Outpatient Stress Test: How to Choose the Right Test – Catherine Wong, Tami Atkinson
  • Topic 3: Cases in Lipid Management – Cezary Wojcik, Bruce Warden, Tracy Severson

1:45 p.m.: Break

2 p.m.: Interactive session II – repeat of first interactive sessions

2:45 p.m.: Break

5 p.m.: Cocktails

5:30 p.m.: Dinner

6 p.m.: Keynote address: Preventive Cardiology Today and Tomorrow – Sergio Fazio

Saturday, Nov. 2

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

8 a.m.: What Is the Role of Invasive Coronary Angiography: When and Why to Refer? – Tami Atkinson

8:45 a.m.: Atrial Fibrillation in 2019: Guideline Updates – Thomas Dewland

9:30 a.m.: Break

10 a.m.: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: When Is it More than Hypertension? – Catherine Wong

11 a.m.: Atrial Fibrillation: Rhythm, Rate and When to Ablate – Babak Nazer

Noon: Adjourn

Sunday, Nov. 3

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

8 a.m.: Perioperative Management of Cardiovascular Medicine – George Giraud

8:45 a.m.: Management of Aortic Disease for the Primary Care Provider – Abigail Khan

9:30 a.m.: Break

10 a.m.: Diabetes, Claudication and Peripheral Artery Disease Cases – Nick Kinder

11 a.m.: Substance and Cardiomyopathy – Albert Camacho

Noon: Adjourn

Who should attend?

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

Registration fee: $415

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.