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19th Annual National Sarasota Congress for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Update 2019:
Time to Focus on Early Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Optimal Diagnosis and Management of Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Diseases
Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Held at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota, Florida

 

Directors:

Mahfouz El Shahawy, MD, MS, FACP, FESC, FASPC, FASH, FSCCT, FAHA, FACC
Program Director
President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Fellow American Society of Preventive Cardiology
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Universities of Florida and South Florida,
Golden Doctor Diploma University of Vienna Austria 2014
Member Board of Trustee American society of Preventive Cardiology [ASPC]
Past Member Board of Trustees Association of Black Cardiologists [ABC]
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Health Assessment Center
President, Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota
Medical Director and Founder SMH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center  2007 - 2010
Sarasota, Florida

Jay N. Cohn, MD, FACC,  FAHA
Program Co-Director
Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
University of Minnesota Medical School, Cardiovascular Division, Minneapolis, MN
President American Society of Hypertension, 1990-1992
President International Society of Hypertension, 1996-1998
President Heart Failure Society of America, 1995-1998
President International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, 2008-2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty Members:

Anthony DeMaria, MD, FACC
Program Co-Director
Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, U.C. San Diego, CA
President American College of Cardiology1989-1990
Editor in Chief of American Journal of Cardiology 2002-2014
San Diego, California

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVP)
Past Chairman Board of Directors Association of Black Cardiologist (ABC)
Professor of Medicine Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

ICima V. Fergus, MD FACC
Associate Professor Of Medicine
Director Mount Sinai Heart Center for Cardiovascular Disparities
Board Member Founder's Affiliate, Pres. Westchester Chapter, American Heart Association
Past President Assoication of Black Cardiologists
Founder and Director Healthy Heart Series
New York, New York

John M. Fontaine, MD, MPA, FHRS, FACC
Professor and Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology
DrexelUniversity College of Medicine
President American Black Cardiologists (ABC)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Fradley, MD
Director of Cardio-Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Robert Gillespie, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC
Director of Nuclear Imaging, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Association of Black
Cardiologists, ABC
San Diego, California

Thomas Kelly, MD, FACS
Secretary/Treasurer International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, Florida

Stephan Kopecky, MD, FACC
Asst. Secretary International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease Mayo Clinic
Past Presisentof the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
Rochester, Minnesota

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS ,FACC , FAHA
Associate Professor Of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Associate Faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Manesh R. Patel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACAI
Professor Medicine
Chief Division of Cardiology
Co-Director Heart Center
Duke University Health System

David Perloff, MD, FACC, FACP
Governor Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology (ACC)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Marc A. Pohl, MD
The Ray W. Gifford Endowed Chair in Hypertension
Past Head, Section of Clinical Hypertension and Nephrology
Past Director Center for Blood Pressure Disorders,
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

William C. Roberts, MD, MACC
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP)
Executive Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
Dean, A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education
Baylor University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Dallas Campus
Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology and the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Dallas, Texas

U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, FACR, FAHA, FNASCI, FSCBT-MR, FSCCT
Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science
Charleston, South Carolina

Allan B. Schwartz, MD, FACP, FASN, FASH
Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Drexel University College of Medicine,
Board of Directors, American Society of Hypertension
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Sell, MD, FACS
Chief Cardiovascular Surgery, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System
Sarasota, Florida

Bola Sogade, MD, FACOG
Macon, Georgia

Felix Sogade, MD, FACC, FHRS
Feorgia Arrhythmia Consultant Research Institute
Chairman of the Board, Association of Black Cardiologists(ABC)
Macon, Georgia

C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
President American College of Cardiology
Stroobants Cardiovascular Center
Lynchburg, Virginia

Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACC, MACP, FAHA
Program Co-Director
Vice President International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVDP
)
Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
President Society of Geriatric Cardiology1994-1995
AHA Chair, Task Force, Heart Education for Women1990-1999
Past Chief of Cardiology Grady Memorial Hospital
Consultant, Emory Heart & Vascular Center
Atlanta, Georgia

International Faculty:

Zlatko Fras, MD, FESC, FACC
Board Member International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ISCVP)
Professor of Medicine
Chairman Cardiology Department University of Ljubljana Medical School
President Slovenian Society of Cardiology
Immediate Past Chair European Congress for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe