Community Events

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute hosts many community events throughout the year as part of our mission to improve the health of all Oregonians.

Community lectures

Our cardiovascular experts regularly give informative talks about top heart concerns.

Note: OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic lectures are located at
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Today’s diets and your heart
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
Tina Kaufman, Ph.D., P.A.-C.

Find out from an OHSU physician assistant specializing in preventive cardiology about the latest diet plans (such as Paleo, Juice Fasts and Weight Watchers) and which diet is best for your heart health.

This event is full.

Five ways you can manage congestive heart failure
Tuesday, November 17 6:30 p.m
Jill Gelow, M.D., M.P.H.

Congestive heart failure sounds scary, but it can be managed. If you’ve been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, find out what you can do to feel better, including medication and therapy options.


Are heart attacks in your genes? Learn how to fight it
Tuesday, December 15 6:30 p.m.
Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D.

Learn how the entire family fits into your risk for a heart attack. Factors such as family history, genetic markers and environment could leave you predisposed. Find out what tests can determine your risk and what you can do to prevent a heart attack.


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Group meetings

Cooking Your Way to a Healthier Heart - OHSU cardiovascular patients are welcome to join us for a free heart-healthy cooking demonstration led by OHSU executive chef Fernando Divina. The demonstration will highlight fast, affordable, and simple cooking techniques to help you cook healthy and tasty meals at home.

Stress Reduction Class - This class teaches skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity, all which have proven health benefits for cardiovascular disease. 

When - Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Where - OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor, room 5.
Contact - For more information, email or call 503 245-9642.