Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider Conference at Salishan Lodge

Scenic photo of the ocean with rocks and trees

Nov. 6-7, 2020

This year's conference will be held online.

Registration: $100

Course objectives

This annual 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.

Accreditation and credit


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


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, 42nd Annual Salishan Conference: Cardiology for the Primary Care Provider, with a beginning date of 11/06/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Friday, Nov. 6

8 a.m.: Welcome

8:15 a.m. Keynote: Cardiac manifestations of systemic diseases: the role of imaging | Jonathan Lindner

9 a.m.: Applications of CT in cardiology: coronary calcium score vs. coronary CTA | Maros Ferencik

9:45 a.m.: Break

10 a.m.: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: phenotypes and treatments | Reyhaneh Akhavein

10:45 a.m.: Systolic heart failure: maximizing benefit of medical therapy | Nalini Colaco

11:30 a.m.: Break for lunch

1 p.m.: Time-restricted, plant-based, keto: cardiovascular effects of fad diets | Tracy Severson

1:45 p.m.: EKG roundtable

2:30 p.m.: Diabetes in the cardiac patient: what comes after metformin? | Bart Duell

3:15 p.m.: Break

3:30 p.m.: Alcohol, meth, and more: drugs and cardiovascular health | Evan Shalen

4:15 p.m.: What's new in lipids: perspectives from a cardiovascular pharmacist | Bruce Warden

Saturday, Nov. 7

7:50 a.m.: Welcome

8 a.m.: Pacemakers and ICDs: the future is now the present | Charles Henrikson

8:45 a.m.: Holter and event monitor interpretation: focus on PVCs | Babak Nazer

9:30 a.m.: My patient has chest pain: which type of stress test do I choose? | Brian Davidson

10:15 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.: The stress test is positive: impact of recent randomized trials on CAD therapy | Tami Atkinson

11:15 a.m.: Hypertension treatment in the geriatric population | Nick Kinder

Noon: Break for lunch

1 p.m.: Couch to 5K: cardiac screening prior to exercise | Sean Robinson

1:45 p.m.: Sleep disorders and cardiovascular risk | Asha Singh

2:15 p.m.: Adjourn

  • Tracy Severson, RD, LD
  • Maros Ferencik, M.D.
  • Reyhaneh Akhavein, M.D.
  • Reyhaneh Akhavein, M.D.
  • Tami Atkinson, M.D.
  • Brian Davidson, M.D.
  • Charles Henrikson, M.D., FHRS
  • Babak Nazer, M.D.
  • Bart Duell, M.D.
  • Evan Shalen, M.D.
  • Bruce Warden, PharmD
  • Sean Robinson, M.D., CAQSM 
  • Asha Singh, M.D.

Who should attend?

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