Heart Disease

Las Vegas, NV • November 8-10, 2018

Our world-class faculty will review and discuss current approaches to the prevention and treatment of heart disease with a focus on practical application for an interdisciplinary healthcare team.  Attendees will have ample opportunity for interaction with the faculty through a variety of learning formats and networking opportunities, as well as an opportunity to grow their professional network.

Conference Details

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Highlights & Benefits

  • The latest developments & recommendations in the treatment of hypertension, lipids, and diabetes to prevent heart disease.
  • Current and optimal drug and device therapy to reduce the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation.
  • Evaluation of systolic & diastolic heart failure and optimal treatments to both improve quality of life and prolong life.
  • Examine the role of diet & physical activity in improvement of health and reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Identify pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment of heart disease in women.

Conference Chair
Paul Fenster, MD, FACC
Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Program Manager
Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Contemporary Forums

Who Should Attend?

We invite all primary care providers to attend, including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Office and Clinic Staff Nurses
  • New Graduates

Why You Should Attend:

The options and recommendations for prevention and treatment of heart disease are constantly advancing. This conference is an opportunity to understand the latest clinical applications of these advances.
Nationally known, highly knowledgeable and engaging presenters, including MDs and NPs who are leaders and respected clinicians in their fields.
Emphasis on the role of the primary care provider in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
An update on current guidelines and key issues surrounding the new hypertension guidelines, treatment of heart failure, heart disease in women and more.
Advance your knowledge through a variety of learning formats, including didactic lectures, interactive sessions, faculty Q&A panels, and lively case study discussions.
A chance to engage your colleagues by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay.
Return to work with increased knowledge and confidence in the excellent care you provide!

Conference Objectives:

  • Recognize behaviors that increase the risk of developing heart disease.
  • Evaluate contemporary recommendations for prevention of heart disease by lifestyle changes, control of blood pressure and lipids, and use of aspirin.
  • Review contemporary recommendations for treatment of stable ischemic heart disease by lifestyle changes, medical therapy and coronary interventions.
  • Identify atrial fibrillation, assess risk for stroke, and discuss treatment to reduce risk of stroke.
  • Discuss devices and interventions for atrial fibrillation.
  • Understand the impact of diabetes on heart disease and treatments to reduce this impact.
  • Define pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment of heart disease in women.
  • Determine evaluation of dyspnea, including systolic and diastolic heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and sleep apnea.

Paul Fenster, MD, FACC
Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Sophia Airhart, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Lillian Hansen, NP
Pulmonary Hypertension Nurse Practitioner and Program Manager
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona

Raj Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging
Medical Director, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson Arizona

Sharon Morgan, NP
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona

Sylvia Ortega-Jones
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Peter Ott, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Medical Director, CHF Program
Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Host City: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dazzling Location
Viva Las Vegas! It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet…and Las Vegas is so much more and constantly evolving. Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Gordon Ramsey, Bobby Flay and Nobu Matsuhisa, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of Cirque du Soleil productions, Absinthe, a can't-miss circus-style spectacular, the Blue Man Group or an ever-changing variety of celebrity performers at Caesars Palace, MGM Resorts, Hard Rock Café, Pearl Concert Theater and T-Mobile Arena.

Discover a transformative experience at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel. The outstanding location, just one block from the famous strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, enables you to be as close to (or as far from) the action as you'd like to be. Settle in to your refined, intuitively designed guest room, which offers modern amenities and the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed. Enjoy a delicious meal at Jake & Eli, maintain your healthy lifestyle with a visit to the WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio, a treatment at Hibiscus Spa and Salon, or take time to explore the strip and the surrounding area; the hotel is steps away from some of the most exciting things to do in Las Vegas!

You’ll want to take in Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the LINQ Promenade. This dining, shopping and entertainment complex features a 550 foot observation wheel right in the heart of the Strip. The views of the Las Vegas valley are spectacular! The LINQ is the first Las Vegas destination resort designed to appeal to the socially motivated traveler, with direct access to unique and authentic attractions, shopping and dining experiences all encompassed in one urban entertainment district. Highlights include the famed restaurants Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Hash House A-Go-Go and the Nook Café. The LINQ has the largest and finest collection of antique, classic, muscle, race, exotic and special interest automobiles in the world—$100 million worth—and most are for sale!

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for our Heart Disease conference and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps. For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

Hotel Accommodations

  • To reserve your room online click here.
  • The conference will be held at the The Westin Las Vegas, 160 East Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV, 89109. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from November 7 through November 11, 2018 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $ 139.00 single/double
  • Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • Daily Resort fee of $29 – see Hotel website for what this includes.
  • Attendees will make reservations directly with the Hotel via a direct web link or the telephone call center. Attendees may call the Hotel at 866-837-4215 on or before the cut-off date. Individuals must identify themselves as part of the Contemporary Forums Heart Disease Conference to receive the special Group rate. If reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, the first night’s guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder’s account.
  • All reservations made via the Telephone Call Center will be assessed a fee of $15 per reservation. This fee will NOT apply to reservations made via the internet.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before October 11, 2018. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (702) 836-5900.

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZEFA851558. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000265. 

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive up to 14.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.



Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Main Conference: 14.25 ANCC/ 17.10 CA BRN contact hours
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs
This course provides a maximum 8.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

Main Conference: 14.25 hours
The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit.


Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
Main Conference: Up to 9 hours available
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Main Conference: 14.25 credits
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistants
Main Conference: 14.25 hours
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of the listed hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Other Professionals
Main Conference: 14.25 hours
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team.


NEW!  Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals!

Contemporary Forums has developed an interactive, self-paced online course to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. You earn a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credit when all modules are completed. Even if you are fluent in Spanish, you would learn the appropriate vocabulary for human anatomy and medical terminology.

Visit www.contemporaryforumsonline.com for more information or call (925) 361-4822.


Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Heart Disease  conference.

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specialists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

Download prospectus

Register to become an exhibitor

View conference calendar

Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact exhibits@cforums.com or call (949) 398 -2363 for details.

Registration Information: Heart Disease 

Reserve your spot now! Only a $75 refundable deposit necessary. The deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable if balance is not paid in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference. To guarantee Early Registration pricing, attendee must make deposit prior to the Early Registration deadline and pay balance in full at least 30 days prior to the start of conference; thereafter, Early Registration pricing will be forfeited. All other cancellation terms apply.

Registrations faxed without deposit or payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Deposit or full payment  is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Completion and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

  • To qualify for Early Registration discounts your registration must be postmarked or submitted via phone/fax/online and fees received on/before September 12, 2018.
  • Residents: To qualify, submit facility verification of status with registration.
  • New Grads (graduated 2015 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Attendance Rules
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. Registration may not be shared. Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited. Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference or New Grads. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply.

All cancellations will be assessed a $75 processing fee (“Fee”). Cancellations must be made in writing to info@cforums.com prior to Conference start date. Only cancellations received at least 30 days from Conference start date are eligible for refund. Attendees may use non-refunded tuition, less the Fee, towards ONE Contemporary Forums conference occurring within 12 months of original conference. ENTIRE TUITION FORFEITED FOR NO-SHOWS.

Force Majeure
Should this conference be cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of God, labor strikes, civil unrest, or acts of terrorism, Contemporary Forums’ liability is strictly limited to full refund of registration fees paid.

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

ADA Needs and Special Requests
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Host City: Las Vegas, Nevada

Viva Las Vegas! It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet…and Las Vegas is so much more and constantly evolving.


Nurses, PAs, Residents, Others Physician New Graduates
Early Reg. Fee
(On or before September 12, 2018)
$649.00 $749.00 $425.00
Regular Reg. Fee
(After September 12, 2018)
$749.00 $849.00 $425.00