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Dallas-Fort Worth Fall Chapter Program

October 01, 2022

10:30 am CDT -2:00 pm CDT

Join us for a complimentary educational event this fall, where you can network with colleagues, earn 2.0 CE contact hours and learn more about PCNA. Hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter.

PCNA members and non-members are welcome to register and attend. Please share this with colleagues and friends.


10:30   Welcome
10:45   Current Dietary Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Health
11:45    Presentation by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (non-CE)
12:45   ASCVD Risk Estimation and Communication
1:45     Closing

Presentation Topics

Current Dietary Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Health (1.0 CE)

Learning Objectives

  • List the dietary patterns recommended by 2019 AHA/ACC Preventive Guidelines
  • Describe mechanism by which trimethylamine-N-oxide potentially increases ASCVD risk
  • Identify newer lower sodium foods.
  • Explain the difference between a lower carbohydrate diet and a ketogenic diet.
  • ASCVD Risk Estimation and Communication (1.0 CE contact hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and enhancers that are known to increase the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
  • Explain currently available ASCVD risk estimation tools.
  • Apply tools that can predict risk for ASCVD across patient populations using a case study approach.
  • Summarize Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring considerations.