October 3 Oct 3
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Sat

9th Annual Cardiology for the Primary Care Practitioner

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge - Stanford, CA


Statement of Need

This CME activity seeks to fulfill the educational needs of primary care practitioners who manage patients with heart disease. The goal of the conference is to address identified clinical challenges, to update practitioners on the latest advances and best practices in cardiac care, and to assist practitioners in developing strategies to apply this knowledge to the diagnosis, treatment and/or referral of patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Lectures with question and answer sessions will afford learners the opportunity to discuss practice dilemmas with the expert faculty.

Target Audience

This regional conference is intended to meet the specialty and subspecialty needs of internists, family physicians, primary care practitioners, cardiologists, nurses, and other interested allied health professionals.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:

  • Apply evidence based recommendations in using newer diagnostic and treatment for:
    • Ordering and/or interpreting EKG to obtain accurate etiological diagnoses and prognoses
    •  Identifying the current indications for anti-Xa inhibitor use and determine the advantages and disadvantages between warfarin and anti-Xa inhibitors for AF
    • Determining the appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting
  • Assess and implement the devices for managing patients with AF, including:
    • The use of the Watchman device as an alternative to anticoagulants for stroke prevention in AF
    • Assessing the limitations and advantages of data collection with electronic medical devices and implement them to improve healthcare maintenance and delivery
  • Consider alternative treatments in managing patients with cardiac risk by:
    • Assessing and identifying patients who would benefit from a referral to the behavior cardiology service
    • Discerning potentially useful (vs. harmful) supplements patients are taking and counsel according to the evidence  

A Continuing Medical Education Conference

Presented by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care

Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine

Conference Contact

Communications and Events Specialist, Chemical and Systems Biology Operations

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