Optimizing Health after a Cardiovascular Event: An Evening with the Experts

Date
Oct 6 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston, MA

Program Description:

Have you or a loved one recently had a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, or other heart-related event? Wondering where to begin with managing cholesterol, controlling blood pressure, exercising, or shopping for healthy food on a budget?

NATF is pleased to host an interactive program this fall on navigating life after a cardiovascular event. Our expert panel will talk about realistic ways to establish healthy habits and outline what you can do to lower the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The evening will conclude with a session dedicated to answering your questions.

Covered topics include:

  • How to control cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes
  • What a “heart-healthy diet” actually means and how to eat well on a budget
  • How to safely return exercise after a cardiovascular event
  • Myths and realities about coffee, alcohol, chocolate, and vaping

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 PM followed by a dinner program.

More information coming soon!

Agenda

Thursday, October 6
5:30 – 6:00 PM

Registration and Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM

Dinner buffet opens

6:30 – 6:40 PM

Welcome Remarks

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Director, Vascular Medicine Section, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Healthcare Provider Engagement and Education, NATF

6:40 – 6:50 PM

Getting Your Cholesterol to Goal: The Growing List of Therapies

Nick Marston, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

6:50 – 7:00 PM

Hypertension: What It Is, Why It Matters

Jennifer Cluett, MD
Clinical Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Hypertension Center and Hypertension Research Group
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

7:00 – 7:10 PM

Taking Care of Your Heart by Taking Care of Your Diabetes

Elizabeth Halprin, MD
Chief of Adult Diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

7:10 – 7:20 PM

Obesity and Heart Health: Weighing the Facts

Kenya Palmer Emrich, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, CSCS, HC
Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston Medical Center
Nursing Instructor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

7:20 – 7:35 PM

Panel Discussion 1

7:35 – 7:45 PM

Nutrition after a Cardiovascular Event: What’s Best and Why?

Sara Folta, PhD
Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

7:45 – 7:55 PM

Exercise after a Cardiovascular Event: Everything You Wanted to Know

Hicham Skali, MD, MSc
Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

7:55 – 8:05 PM

Blowing Through the Smoke: Vaping Myths and Realities

Nancy Rigotti, MD
Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

8:05 – 8:15 PM

Coffee, Alcohol, and Chocolate: Facts vs. Fiction

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP
Marshall Wolf Distinguished Clinician Educator, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

8:15 – 8:30 PM
Panel Discussion 2
8:30 – 9:00 PM

Your Questions Answered

Samuel Goldhaber, MD
Associate Chief and Clinical Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School
President, NATF

 

Joelle Hochman, RRT
Founder, Pulmonary Health Coaching
Chair of Patient Engagement and Education, NATF