16th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

16th Annual Hot Topics in Cardiology

in conjunction with the 22nd 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 22nd Annual UBC Respiratory Medicine UpdateYou are welcome to attend plenary sessions of either conference should the topics be of interest to you. 


Sat Feb 8

0710 Breakfast & Registration 
0755 Welcome & Opening Remarks | Drs. Krish Ramanathan & Matthew Bennett
Session 1: Risk Factors and ACSVD Detection
0800 Identifying Cardiovascular Risk | Dr. Tony Verma
0830 Non-Invasive Assessment of ASCVD: What’s Changed? | Dr. Jonathan Leipsic
0900 Managing Hypertension in 2020: What’s New? | Dr. Victor F. Huckell
0930 Addressing Residual Risk in ASCVD Patients | Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski
1000 Female-Specific CV Conditions | Dr. Annie Chou
1030 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Session 2: Cardiovascular-Associated Conditions
1045 “Heart of Diabetes” | Dr. G.B. John Mancini
1110 Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease | Dr. Najib Ayas
1135 When Afib Meets ACS: Implications for Anti-Thrombotics | Dr. John Cairns
1205 Summary of Morning Sessions | Dr. Krish Ramanathan
1215 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
Session 3: Practical Cardiovascular Management
1315 Peri-Procedural Management of Anti-Coagulants | Dr. Teresa Tsang
1340 The Best of Post-Stroke Care | Dr. Oscar Benavente
1405 Heart Failure—The Patient Perspective | Dr. Krish Ramanathan
1415 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1430 Challenges with HFpEF | Dr. Margot Davis
1500 Revisiting HFrEF | Dr. Sean Virani
Session 4: The Best of...
1530 Recent Cardiovascular Trials to Shape Practice | Dr. Kenneth Gin
1600 Common ECG Questions | Dr. Matthew Bennett
1630 Vaping 101 | Dr. Krish Ramanathan
1645 Afternoon Summary | Drs. Krish Ramanathan & Matthew Bennett
1700 Complete evaluations; conference ends



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Physicians by Jan 6: $229
Allied Health by Jan 6: $229
*Residents & Students by Jan 6: $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 2020' at time of booking. Reservation deadline has been EXTENDED to Wed, Jan 15. 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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