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
In the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Building at
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Beer, Chocolate and Heart Failure
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jonathan Davis, M.D., M.P.H.S.

Want to avoid heart disease? The first step is to examine your lifestyle: Diet, exercise, sleep and stress can all play a part. Find out more about what you can do to protect your heart.


Women and Heart Disease: Know the Facts
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Shimoli Shah, M.D.

Heart disease remains the most common disease in the United States – for women as well as men. Learn about symptoms, risk factors and prevention that are specific to women. The latest research can help keep your heart healthy.


Heart Month Screening 

Free heart health screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis and include a finger prick blood draw. Fasting is not required; however, fasting can give more accurate results. If you choose to fast, avoid all food and caloric liquids eight hours prior to your screening.
Screenings include testing for:

- Lipid panel (HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides)z
- Glucose
- Blood pressure

Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute building
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OHSU Center for Health & Healing
3rd Floor Conference Center
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland, OR 97239

Young Women's Hearts at Risk + Pregnancy Heart Health
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Abigail Khan, M.D.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Risk factors are rising for women under 45, and pregnant women may have additional cardiovascular concerns. Learn more about why and what you can do.


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Recordings of past lectures:

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.

Upcoming classes:
Wednesday, January 27, 12 -1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17, 12 -1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 12 -1 p.m.

Located in the Teaching Kitchen at March Wellness, OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 2nd floor
To register, contact Jennifer Luff at or 503 494-5690. Space is limited - reserve your seat today.

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.

The second and fourth Thursday each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Located at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor, room 5
For more information, email or call 503 245-9642.