SHAPE Announces the Availability of Presentations from its Recent Task Force Meeting

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On May 10, the SHAPE II Task Force met to participate in scientific updates and to hear presentations by Matthew J. Budoff, MD and J. David Spence, MD.

The mission of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention & Eradication (SHAPE) is to eradicate heart attacks and stroke by championing new strategies for prevention while advancing the scientific quest for a cure.

To help fulfill its mission, SHAPE has embarked on a series of scientific conferences designed to maintain up-to-date awareness of novel devices and guidelines for early detection of heart attacks and stroke as well as updates to ongoing clinical trials.

On Friday, May 10, the task force met via web conference to hear presentations from some of SHAPE's world renowned scientists and clinician advisers and to discuss the following areas of interest:

  •     New data on noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis using coronary artery calcium scoring
  •     New data on noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis using CIMT
  •     3D carotid imaging & measurement of plaque volume and total plaque area
  •     Coronary calcium scanning - implications of score progression risk

SHAPE intends to convene its task force quarterly and an announcement will be sent in late summer.

To view these talks, please click on the following link to access the Youtube file:

Invited Faculty:

Arthur Agatston, M.D., John J. Badimon, Ph.D., Daniel Berman, M.D., Roger Blumenthal, M.D., Matthew Budoff, M.D., Jay N. Cohn, M.D., Michael Davidson, M.D., James E. Ehrlich, M.D., Raimund Erbel, M.D., Erling Falk, M.D., Ph.D., Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D., Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D., Steve Feinstein, M.D., Jeffrey Fine, Ph.D., Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Craig J. Hartley, Ph.D., Harvey S. Hecht, M.D., Howard Hodis, M.D., Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, Ph.D., Sanjay Kaul, M.D., Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., Daniel M. Lane, M.D., Ph.D., Roxana Mehran, M.D., Morteza Naghavi, M.D., Tasneem Naqvi, M.D., Jagat Narula, M.D., Khurram Nasir, M.D., Paolo Raggi, M.D., John A. Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., George P. Rodgers, M.D., James HF Rudd Ph.D., Robert S. Schwartz, M.D., PK Shah, M.D., Leslee J Shaw, Ph.D., Henrik Sillesen, MD, D.MSc., J. David Spence, M.D., H. Robert Superko, M.D., Allen Taylor, M.D., PJ Touboul, M.D.

About SHAPE:

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) is a tax-exempt organization founded by Dr. Morteza Naghavi, former faculty member of the Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas in Houston. SHAPE promotes education and research related to early detection, prevention and treatment of arterial plaque, the underlying cause of heart attacks. SHAPE is committed to raising public awareness about noninvasive, cost effective screening programs that detect potential heart problems in asymptomatic populations. Additional information is available at: For more information about how to get involved with SHAPE and become a volunteer, please email us at: info(at)shapesociety(dot)org or call 713-529-4484.

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