Preventive Cardiology Forum XXXI

February 6, 2021

Virtual Conference

February 6, 2021

Preventive Cardiology Forum XXXI: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention During a Pandemic

Needs Statement

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is taking an enormous toll on public health and threatens cardiovascular health. COVID-19 infection may have direct cardiovascular effects and may affect care-delivery to our population at risk for cardiovascular disease. Health care providers may not be implementing all the current strategies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease during this pandemic. COVID-19 is a novel disease and the long-term health consequences are still being identified. COVID-19 has exposed tremendous health disparities in the United States that may have future consequences on cardiovascular disease within the diverse populations in the United States. There is a need to provide physicians, nurses and other health professionals with a comprehensive update on  the impact that COVID-19 may have on cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular prevention strategies.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, dietitians, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in cardiovascular disease prevention

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate prevention strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Discuss the interplay of COVID-19, pathobiology, and prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Explain the role of socioeconomic status, vulnerable populations, and health disparities in the burden of COVID-19 and potential implications for cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Summarize the most recent evidence in the field of COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

Educational Methods

Lectures ▪ Panel Discussions ▪ Question and Answer Sessions

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 ANCC
  • 3.25 Attendance
  • 0.50 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/06/2021 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/06/2021 - 12:00pm CST
Houston, TX
United States

Conference offered virtually via WebEx.
Connection information will be emailed with registration confirmation.  


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, COVID-19: Exposing Disparities in US Health Care, has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.50 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 3.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education (CNE).

This certificate includes 0.50 out of the 2.00 contact hours required for Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics Continuing Nursing Education Requirement.

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 ANCC
  • 3.25 Attendance
  • 0.50 Ethics


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