14th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

14th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

in conjunction with the 20th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update #CPDheartlung

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Internists, Cardiologists, Hospitalists, Nurses, Residents & Students

The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond BC
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This 1-day annual conference hosted by the UBC Division of Cardiology will provide an update on key aspects of management of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on what’s new in the field relevant to the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. This annual update has had consistent high reviews from attendees for its high quality, unbiased, comprehensive program.

This conference is run concurrently with the 20th Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine UpdateYou are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you. 


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Sat, Feb 17, 2018

0800  Breakfast & Registration 
0830  Welcome & Opening Remarks Drs. Krish Ramanathan & Matthew Bennett
0835  Pathophysiology of Arthrosclerosis Speaker TBC
0905  The Basics of Risk Assessment Dr. Carolyn Taylor
0935  Aspirin for Prevention (low dose NOACs) Dr. Victor F. Huckell
1005  Question Period
1015  Refreshment Break & Exhibits
"Risk Factor Modification" 
1030   High Risk ACSVD Speaker TBC
1100   Emerging Approaches to the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: CV Protection Dr. John Mancini
1130   Life After the SPRINT Trial Speaker TBC
1200   Five Trials that Changed My Practice in 2017 Dr. Kenneth Gin
1230   Question Period
1240   Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
1340   Concurrent Workshops: run twice
1 Contemporary Approaches to Heart Failure  p EF  Dr. Mustafa Toma
2 Contemporary Approaches to Heart Failure  r EF   Dr. Sean Virani
1425   Travel time to next workshop
1430   Workshops repeat
1515   Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1530   Approach to Patients with Palpitations Dr. Matthew Bennett
1600   Novel CV Techniques (LAA closure, Mitral Clip) Drs. Jacqueline Saw & Robert Boone
1630   Triple Anti-Thrombotic Therapy Dr. Mounir Riahi
1700   Case Reviews Drs. Krish Ramanathan & Matthew Bennett
1720   Evaluations & Course Wrap-Up
1730   Conference ends


Early bird registration: Tue. Jan 16, 2018 | Add to calendar +

Physicians by Jan 16: $199
Physicians by Feb 6: $229
Physician after Feb 6: $259
Allied Health by Jan 16: $199
Allied Health by Feb 6: $229
Allied Health after Feb 6: $259
Residents & Students: $99
*Residents/Students must provide proof of status on-site.
Cancellations and Refunds


The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd
Richmond  British Columbia  V6X

Special rates starting @ $139 CDN/night.
Quote: “Heart and Lung Conference” at time of booking. Reservation deadline is Tues, Jan 16. Rooms and rates are based on availability. Confirmed rooms cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will be charged a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax. Check-in time is 3:00 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.

COMPLIMENTARY parking is available to all conference attendees on the conference date.

T: 604.276.8181

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