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Rocky Mountain Spring Chapter Program

May 07, 2022

11:00 am MDT -2:30 pm MDT

Join us for a complimentary educational event this spring, where you can network with colleagues, earn 2.0 CE contact hours  and learn more about PCNA. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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


11:00 AM – Welcome and PCNA overview
11:15 AM –  New implications for medications to reduce CV risk (1CE)
12:15 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM –  Chapter networking activity and meeting
1:15 PM  – Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1 CE) S
2:15 PM – Closing

Presentation Topics

New Implications for Medications for Reduce CV Risk (1 CE)

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role, function, and side effects of SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 receptor agonists.
  • Review the cardio-protective effects of SGLT2is and GLP1 RAs.
  • Discuss the weight loss benefits of GLP1 RAs and SGLT2is.
  • Summarize the renal benefits for patients with T2DM prescribed SGLT2is or GLP1 RAs.
  • Apply patient and provider tools to enhance access and adherence to medication regimen.

Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1 CE)

Learning Objectives

  • Review CV risk factors, their relationship, association and prevalence in persons with obesity.
  • Discuss ASCVD risk calculators and demonstrate how to calculate 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk.
  • List the steps in performing a comprehensive cardiovascular physical assessment to screen for safety in starting an exercise program.
  • Describe best practices in exercise counseling and prescription in persons with obesity.