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CardioRheum Symposium
Friday, June 17, 2022, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
Category: Other Educational Events

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Targeting Inflammation: Emerging Approaches to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

About this event

Targeting Inflammation: Emerging Approaches to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

On June 17, an international team of experts will discuss the latest evidence on the management of rheumatic patients at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This symposium will include in-depth information linking rheumatic and cardiovascular diseases, and a practical guide for optimizing metabolic health, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular events.

The event features a global series of speakers, with question and answer sessions and panel discussions spread throughout the day. Delivered fully online, this year's symposium will be accessible to attendees internationally. Information, including login credentials, will be emailed to registrants beginning one week prior to the event date. Features of the online format include:

  • A customized digital conference platform
  • Live interaction during plenary sessions and panel discussion
  • Networking with attendees via text and video conferencing
  • Access to recorded sessions and content for 6 months following the event

To view or download the full program brochure (as seen below), click here

 

CME Accreditation Statement:

The Cardio-Rheumatology Symposium is an accredited group learning activity, as defined by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. A Certificate of Accreditation will be issued to registrants upon conclusion of the event. Participants may claim hours of credit under the following certification programs:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada - Mainpro+ Group Learning: 5.0 credits
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1 : 5.0 hours
  • American Medical Association - AMA PRA Category 1: 5.0 credits
  • European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 5.0 credits

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Program Directors:

Lihi Eder, MD, PhD

  • Co-Director, Cardio-Rheumatology Network
  • Staff Rheumatologist and Scientist, Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Paula Harvey, BMBS, PhD

  • Co-Director, Cardio-Rheumatology Network
  • Physician in Chief, Cardiologist and Scientist, Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Guest Speakers:

Shadi Akhtari, MSc, MD

  • Cardiologist, Women's College Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Maya Buch, PhD, FRCP

  • Professor of Rheumatology
  • Director, Experimental Medicine at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD

  • Professor of Nutrition Science
  • Shearer Chair of Health Community Practice
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Michael S. Garshick, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Cardio-Rheumatology Program, Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, New York, NY, USA

Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA

  • Lasker Senior Investigator
  • Chief, Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

Tosin Osuntokun, MB BCh BAO, MRCI

  • Cardiologist and Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Jean-Claude Tardif, MD

  • Director, Research Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

About Us:

This event is organized by the Cardio-Rheumatology Network, a collaboration among clinicians and scientists within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Established in 2017, the Cardio-Rheum Network aims to improve the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in rheumatic patients by developing novel approaches to risk stratification using traditional risk factors, laboratory biomarkers and cardiovascular imaging