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Leading Experts Convene in Tahoe To Focus On Scientific Advancements And The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease, The #1 Cause Of Death Globally

November 03, 2022

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Three-day medical education conference advances research, education, prevention and treatment.

Physicians and medical professionals from across the country will convene in Lake Tahoe from Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6 to explore the most recent advances and established guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, stroke and diseases or problems associated with heart disease.

Hosted by Renown's Institute for Heart & Vascular Health and the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, the 32nd annual three-day Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine conference will bring together national experts to explore challenges and solutions to cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year.

"The driving force behind this collaborative event is the shared missions of all our organizations, across the country, to advance progress in cardiovascular research, education, prevention and treatment," says Jayson Morgan, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiovascular Services at Renown. "We will be joined by colleagues from across the country including Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of Washington Medical Center, University of Chicago Medicine and locally- with experts from Renown's Institute for Heart & Vascular Health/UNR Med and Northern Surgical Associates - to discuss contemporary trends in providing excellent cardiovascular care and prevention."

New research will be presented each day from experts across the country, including the following topics:

  • “What the Fentanyl? Making Sense of a Deadly Epidemic”
  • “COVID-19: Return to Sport or Strenuous Activity Following Infection”
  • “Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Evolving Data, Evolving Guidelines, Evolving Practice”
  • “Coronary Microvascular Disease in Women: Signs, Symptoms, Evaluation and Treatment”
  • “Lipoprotein (a): A Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis and an Emerging Therapeutic Target”
  • “Gut Feeling: The Increased Importance of GLP-1 Therapies for Personalized Obesity Management”
  • "Primary Care Perspectives: Peripheral Vascular Disease”
  • “Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation and Sudden Cardiac Death in Women”
  • “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure in 2022: What Do I as a Primary Care Provider Need to Know?”
  • “Can a Patient be Low Risk without a Calcium Score?”
  • “Obesity & Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction: How Does Bariatric Surgery Change the Landscape?”

To make an appointment with a provider at Renown's Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, request that your primary care provider make a referral. For more information on Renown's Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, visit renown.org/Health-Services/Heart-Care.

About Renown Health

Renown Health is Nevada’s largest, locally governed, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. With a diverse workforce of more than 7,000 employees, Renown has fostered a longstanding culture of excellence, determination and innovation. The organization comprises a trauma center, two acute care hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a medical group and urgent care network, and the locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown is currently enrolling participants in the world’s largest community-based genetic population health study, the Healthy Nevada Project®.

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