15th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

15th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

in conjunction with the 21st Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine Update #CPDheartlung

Target Audience:

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

The Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
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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 21st Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine UpdateYou are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you. 


Sat Feb 9 click to expand agenda

0730 Breakfast & Registration 
0815 Welcome & Opening Remarks Drs. Krish Ramanathan & Matthew Bennett
0830 Tackling Obesity Dr. Ali Zentner
0900 Premature Atherosclerosis: Lessons Learned in British Columbia Dr. Simon Pimstone
0930 Aspirin in Primary Care Dr. John Cairns
1000 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1030 Concurrent Workshops: run twice
1. Who is the COMPASS Patient? Dr. Brett Heilbron
2. Preventing Heart Failure Dr. Krish Ramanathan
1115 Travel time to next workshop
1125 Workshops repeat
1210 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
1300 Salts, Fats, and Sugar Dr. Benny Lau
1330 The PAD Patient Dr. Victor F. Huckell
1400 Cannabis and Cannibanoids in the Cardiovascular System Dr. Krish Ramanathan
1430 Question Period
1445 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1500 Common ECG Abnormalities Dr. Zachary Laksman
1530 Understanding LVH on Echo - What's Next? Dr. Kevin Ong
1600 Top CV Trials 2018-2019 Dr. Kenneth Gin
1630 Percutaneous Valve Management - Present & Future Dr. David Wood
1700 LDL-C Lowering and Risk Reduction in the ACSVD Patient Dr. G.B. John Mancini
1730 Question Period
1745 Course wrap-up; complete evaluations; conference ends


Early bird registration: Wed. Jan 2, 2019 | Add to calendar +

$10 off if you register online!

Physicians by Jan 2: $229
Allied Health by Jan 2: $229
*Residents & Students by Jan 2: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Physicians by Jan 31: $249
Allied Health by Jan 31: $249
*Residents & Students by Jan 31: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Physicians after Jan 31: $279
Allied Health after Jan 31: $279
*Residents & Students after Jan 31: $119
*Proof of status required on-site

Cancellations and Refunds


The Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
1133 West Hasting St
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 3T3

Special rates starting @ $169 CDN/night.
Quote: “Heart and Lung Fest 2019” at time of booking. Reservation deadline is Mon, Jan 7. Rooms and rates are based on availability, and are offered 3 days pre- and post-conference. Confirmed rooms cancelled less than 48 hours before  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 11:00 am.There is complimentary internet in all guest rooms.

T: 604-689-9211

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