UCSF CME: 37th Annual Cardiology for the Practitioner 2023

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Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MFR24001
Activity Start Date: October 16, 2023
Activity End Date: October 18, 2023

Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite CA 95389

Fees: Early Bird 7/1/23
Physicians       $600.00
Allied Health Professionals     $500.00
Residents/Fellows       $400.00
Regular Fee After 07/01/2023
Physicians       $650.00
Allied Health Professionals     $550.00
Residents/Fellows       $450.00
On Site Fee
Physicians       $650.00
Allied Health Professionals     $550.00
Residents/Fellows       $450.00


This three-day symposium is an intensive course designed for internists, primary care physicians, family practitioners, cardiologists, and other health care providers who encounter patients with various heart diseases. During the last three years (the COVID-19 pandemic era) a tremendous amount of new research has become available highlighting the importance of diabetes in heart disease & heart failure as well as newer approaches for common arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation and the role of multiple newer drugs in these settings. During the 3 days, these will be discussed in detail as well as recent advances in pathophysiology, therapeutic considerations, and clinical relevance of common cardiovascular disorders will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the recent practice guidelines and updates for common cardiovascular conditions. The entire course will focus on frequently encountered clinical problems in cardiac patients by practicing physicians. • There will be state-of-the-art and comprehensive reviews on the evaluation and management of coronary risk factors, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, syncope, atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease. Special focus will be placed on review of traditional and emerging cardiac risk factors highlighting primary and secondary prevention strategies. In addition, we will discuss updates and critical review of newer diagnostic imaging modalities, use of newer therapeutic strategies based on recent clinical trials, and emerging interventional techniques for CVD. • Lastly, topics will be discussed pertaining to reviews on recent clinical trials and practice guidelines in the management of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, syncope, the role of device therapy in HF.

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Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be better able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency. 

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 16.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.  Attendees must complete the course evaluation within 30 days of the activity completion in order to receive MOC credit.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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Course Outline:

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Program Chairman:

Prakash C. Deedwania, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

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Ezra Amsterdam, MD,FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director od Coronary care unit
UC Davis School of Medicine,
Davis, CA

Michael Crawford, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology for Clinical Services
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC
Division Director, Cardiology Section,
CRMC Fresno
Associate Clinical Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Byron Lee, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Samuel T. and Elizabeth Webb Reeves Endowed Chair
in Arrhythmia Research
Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories and Clinics
UCSF School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Dan Levy, MD, FACC
Director Framingham Heart Disease Program
Bethesda, MD

Karol Watson, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director of Womens Heart Disease Program
UCLA Health center
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Professor and Director
Heart Disease Prevention Program
Division of Cardiology, UC Irvine
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, UC Irvine and UCLA and
Population Health and Disease Prevention, UC Irvine
Past President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology

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Travel & Lodging:

Yosemite Valley Lodge
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive
Yosemite CA 95389

Rates: Yosemite Valley Lodge- $290 The Ahwahnee- $562
Hotel Phone: 888.413.8869

Cutoff Date: September 7, 2023

Guests please call Central Reservations to secure a room in the group block at 888-413-8869, (7am-7pm, Arizona time, MST/PST) Please mention that you are an attendee for the UCSF Cardiology Conference for the preferred rate.

For ONLINE reservations, tap on “Have a promo code” under your preferred dates, and add the code 14J1PR to the group code box.
Please note: discount code is only applicable for rooms reserved from October 15 through October 18.


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before September 16, 2023 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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