Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update at Cabo: A Focus on Prevention

Cardiology Update at Cabo: A Focus on Prevention

Mayo Clinic Cardiology Update at Cabo: A Focus on Prevention

JW Marriott, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

1/22/2018 - 1/26/2018

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$625 - $975 | Early registration saves $100 off these rates!


The purpose of the meeting is to present state-of-the-art knowledge in cardiology with a clinically-based approach. The scope of the program is broad and will cover a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases but generally focused on prevention of coronary disease, stroke and sudden death. Expert faculty will present practical clinical approaches to diagnostics and latest management strategies of challenging and controversial topics in cardiology.


Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify basic and advanced screening strategies to identify CVD risk in clinical practice
  • Select evidence-based lifestyle and medication management strategies to manage CVD risk factors
  • Recognize indications for and impact of medication and surgical management of obesity
  • Cite the critical steps in management of patients with known CVD, including CAD, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, valvular heart disease, thromboembolic events
  • Recognize effective methods to identify and manage CVD risk in younger and older athletes

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

This course is intended for healthcare professionals in practice or in training who are interested in preventive cardiology. This may include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, exercise specialists, dieticians, health coaches, and others.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration - Mila Foyer

Monday, January 22, 2018

7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast - Mila Foyer/Ballroom
7:25 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
7:30 a.m. Get to Know the Audience/Behavioral Risk Assessment Participation
Dr. Thomas G. Allison
  Risk and Lifestyle
Dr. Stephen Kopecky, presiding
7:50 a.m. Risk Calculations for Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Amy W. Pollak
8:10 a.m. Imaging for Risk Stratification
Dr. Thomas C. Gerber
8:30 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m. Lipid Management 2018
Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky
8:55 a.m. Benefits for Exercise for Cardiovascular Health
Dr. Amanda R. Bonikowske
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Pollak, Gerber, and Bonikowske; Dr. Kopecky, moderator
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
  Risk Factors and Management
Dr. Amy W. Pollak, presiding
10:00 a.m. Case Based Challenging Discussion with Panel - Risk and Lipids
Presenter: Dr. Kopecky
Panel: Drs. Allison, Bonikowske, and Pollak and Ms. Carter
10:20 a.m.

What Is the Healthy Cardiovascular Diet?

Dr. Stephen L. Kopecky

10:40 a.m. Diabetes Prevention
Dr. M. Regina Castro
11:00 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m. AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines
Dr. Gary L. Schwartz
11:25 a.m. Selecting Therapiesfor Patients With Type II Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. M. Regina Castro
11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Allison, Bonikowske, Kopecky, Castro, Schwartz; Dr. Pollak, presiding
12:05 p.m. Adjourn
1:30 p.m. Afternoon of Volleyball - Meet at the Beach

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Mila Ballroom
  Prevention In Different Populations
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, presiding
7:30 a.m. Familial Hyperlipidemia and Other Lipid Disorders
Dr. Iftikhar Kullo
7:50 a.m. CVD Prevention in Women
Dr. Rekha Mankad
8:10 a.m. Cardiovascular Prevention in the Elderly
Dr. Shannon Dunlay
8:35 a.m. Women and Heart Disease: CAD, SCAD, Stress Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Rekha Mankad
8:55 a.m. Cardio-Oncology
Dr. Hector R. Villarraga
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Kullo, Mankad, Dunlay, and Villarraga; Dr. Lopez-Jimenez, moderator
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
  The Fundamentals of Prevention: Weight Loss, Sleep, Stress Reduction
Ms. Jane A. Linderbaum, presiding
10:00 a.m. Diagnosis of Obesity: Have We Been Wrong All Along?
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
10:20 a.m. Obesity: Management for CVD Risk Reduction: Lifestyle, Drugs, and Surgery
Dr. Maria L. Collazo-Clavell
10:40 a.m. Sleep and CV Health
Dr. Anna Svatikova
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Lopez-Jimenez, Collazo-Clavell, and Svatikova; Ms. Linderbaum, moderator
11:15 a.m. Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness and Heartfulness
Dr. Robert P. Benzo
11:35 a.m. Achieving Nicotine Independence
Dr. J. Taylor Hays
11:55 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Benzo and Hayes; Ms. Linderbaum, moderator
12:05 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Mila Ballroom
  Special Topics in CV Prevention
Dr. Thomas G. Allison, presiding
7:30 a.m. Preventing Atrial Fibrillation and Recurrence: The Role of Lifestyle
Dr. Win-Kuang Shen
7:50 a.m. Prevention of Heart Failure Progression and Exacerbations
Dr. Shannon Dunlay
8:10 a.m. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Stroke
Dr. Lindsy N. Williams
8:30 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m. Preventing Burnout in Healthcare Providers
Dr. Joseph G. Murphy
8:55 a.m. Management of Syncope and When Do We Have to Be Concerned?
Dr. Win-Kuang Shen
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Shen, Dunlay, Williams, and Murphy; Dr. Allison, moderator
9:30 a.m. Breakouts (rotate through as you wish - note, these are repeated tomorrow)
  • Cases From Guidelines for Clinicians
    Ms. Jane Linderbaum
  • Mid-Level and RNs - CV Team Prevention - Model Care
    Ms. Kari A. Carter
  • Meditation/Relaxation
    Dr. Roberto P. Benzo
10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
  Potpourri of Prevention
Dr. Rekha Mankad, presiding
10:30 a.m. Prevention in Valve Disease: Preventing Infections and Progression of Regurgitation or Stenosis
Dr. Hector R. Villarraga
10:50 a.m. Little Known Risk Factors for CVD: Energy Drinks, ED, Pollution, etc.
Dr. Anna Svatikova
11:10 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:15 a.m. DVT and PE Prevention and Treatment
Dr. Amy W. Pollak
11:35 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Villarraga, Svatikova, and Pollak; Dr. Mankad, moderator
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
1:30 p.m. Afternoon of Volleyball - Meet at the Beach

Thursday, January 25, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Mila Ballroom
  Sports and Exercise
Dr. Thomas G. Allison, presiding
7:30 a.m. Is Non-exercise Physical Activity Good Enough? Is Exercise Enough While Sitting Too Long?
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
7:50 a.m. Clearing Athletes for Sports Participation: The Young and Not Too Young
Drs. Steve R. Ommen and Todd D. Miller
8:30 a.m. Frailty Assessment and Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult
Drs. Terzic and Bonikowske
8:50 a.m. Interesting Cases in Sports Cardiology
Dr. Thomas G. Allison
9:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Lopez-Jimenez, Ommen, Miller, Terzic, and Bonikowske; Dr. Allison, moderator
9:30 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
9:35 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Lopez-Jimenez, Ommen, and Miller; Dr. Allison, moderator
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:20 a.m. Jeopardy
Host: Dr. Rekah Mankad
11:20 a.m. Breakouts (rotate through as you wish)
  • Cases From Guidelines for Clinicians
    Ms. Jane Linderbaum
  • Mid-Level and RNs - CV Team Prevention - Model Care
    Ms. Kari A. Carter
  • Meditation/Relaxation
    Dr. Roberto P. Benzo
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, January 26, 2018

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Mila Ballroom
  Guideline Updates
Ms. Jane A. Linderbaum, presiding
7:30 a.m. Stress Test: The Right Patient, the Right Test at the Right Time
Dr. Todd D. Miller
7:50 a.m. Lipids in the Special Population
Dr. Regis I. Fernandes
8:10 a.m. Management of Valvular Heart Disease Simplified
Dr. Samuel Unzek
8:30 a.m. Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m. Guideline-Based Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Dr. Iftikhar Kullo
8:55 a.m. Guideline-Based Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Win-Kuang Shen
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Miller, Fernandes, Unzek, Kullo, and Shen; Ms. Linderbaum, moderator
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
  CAD Management
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, presiding
10:00 a.m. Role of Revascularization in Secondary Prevention: When Medications Alone Aren't Enough
Dr. Guy S. Reeder
10:20 a.m. Benefits of Cardiac Rehab in CAD and Other Populations
Dr. Regis I. Fernandes
10:40 a.m. Management of Chronic CAD
Dr. Jorge F. Trego-Gutierrez
11:00 a.m. What Is New in Interventional Cardiology?
Dr. Malcolm R. Bell
11:20 a.m. Connective Care: Practicing Cardiology in the 21st Century
Dr. Steve R. Ommen
11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Reeder, Fernandes, Trego-Gutierrez, Bell, and Ommen; Dr. Lopez-Jimenez, moderator
12:00 p.m. Adjourn



Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., MSC
Thomas G. Allison, Ph.D., MPH

Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D.
Jane A. Linderbaum, APRN, CNP

Malcolm R. Bell, MBBS
Roberto P. Benzo, M.D., MS
Amanda R. Bonikowske, Ph.D.
Kari A. Carter, APRN, C.N.P.
M. Regina Castro, M.D.
Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, M.D.
Shannon Dunlay, M.D., M.S.
Regis I. Fernandes, M.D.
Thomas C. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Taylor Hays, M.D.
Iftikhar Kullo, M.D.
Rekha Mankad, M.D.
Todd D. Miller, M.D.
Joseph G. Murphy, M.D.
Steve R. Ommen, M.D.
Amy W. Pollak, M.D., M.S.
Guy S. Reeder, M.D.
Gary L. Schwartz, M.D.
Win-Kuang Shen, M.D.
Amma Svatikova, M.D., Ph.D.
Carment M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.
Jorge F. Trejo-Gutierrez, M.D.
Samuel Unzek, M.D.
Hector R. Villarraga, M.D.
Lindsy N. Williams, M.D.

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Other Health Care Professionals
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MD, PhD, DO, Pharm D

Registration fee paid in full by December 26, 2017

After December 26, 2017 - $975

Fellow, Resident, RN, NP, PA

Registration fee paid in full by December 26, 2017

After December 26, 2017 - $625

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch, and reception. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME (CV CME) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before January 8, 2018, (email: No refunds will be made on or after January 8, 2018. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Mayo Clinic CV CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic CV CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic CV CME will refund the registration fee, but it is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


To secure your room at the JW Marriott, call and state that you will be attending the Mayo Clinic Cardiology conference. The hotel room block is scheduled to be held until Wednesday, December 20, 2017, but may be sold out before this date. It is recommended to arrange your reservation early.

JW Marriott Los Cabos
Fraccion Hotelera FH5-C1, Subdelegacion de la Playita
Puerto Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo Baja California Sur 23403 Mexico

Group Rate: $304 Single/Double
Phone: 800-223-6388
Call In Code: Mayo Clinic Cardiology
Online reservation 

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Mayo Clinic CV CME is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is the recommended airport. The hotel is approximately 12.4 miles from the airport.


Commercial Support

At the time of posting, a complete listing of commercial supports (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Sheila Fick. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

Connect with a Mayo Clinic Cardiologist

Arizona: 866-629-6362

Florida: 800-634-1417

Minnesota: 855-MAYOHRT

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