Get on the Beat: Trends in Cardiac Care


Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in America and doctors face many challenges treating this and associated heart and vascular conditions. Renown is hosting a three-day conference to discuss the latest in cardiac care.

Doctors and healthcare providers across the region are gathering for the 28th annual Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine for the Primary Physician conference Nov. 3-5 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif. hosted by Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health and the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians.

The three-day Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine conference educates primary care doctors/providers, nurses and all other physicians and healthcare personnel interested in the most recent advances and current established guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases or problems associated with heart disease.

It is also a chance for medical providers to ask first-hand questions on a variety of trending topics ranging from optimizing blood pressure control to the effects from prolonged endurance exercise on the heart.


Gary Beck, director of business development for the Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health adds, “In serving primary care physicians, providers and their patients, the Institute believes that excellence in the understanding and coordination of care is essential to successful diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of heart disease.”

A key highlight of the event will be a presentation by Dr. Tony Slonim, president and CEO Renown Health on “Approaching Population Health for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease.”

The conference objectives include:

  • An understanding on the current research on the treatment approaches for chronic pain.
  • The ability to recognize the need for referral for patients with valvular heart disease.
  • A systems approach to optimize blood pressure control.
  • An increased awareness of new avenues for managing patients with heart disease.
  • An examination of aspects of heart failure addressing decision making, support systems and caregiver issues.
  • A greater understanding of the increasing incidence of atrial fibrillation in the general population.
  • Prescribed credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians and a one hour Ethics CME lecture.

For a complete conference brochure, more information or to register for this conference, go to: