SHAPE to Conduct Annual Symposium on Primary Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke in Asymptomatic Populations at American Heart Association Meeting

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The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) announces its annual scientific conference on heart attack and stroke prevention to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Dallas, TX.

The latest in its ongoing series of scientific meetings on preventive cardiology through screening, early detection and treatment of atherosclerosis, the symposium includes many of the most recognized investigators, clinicians and academicians in the field.

Those presenting and moderating include Dr. PK Shah, Dr. Valentin Fuster, Dr. Lawrence Fine, Dr. Taseem Naqvi, Dr. Daniel Berman, Dr. Jay Cohn and Dr. Morteza Naghavi.

For more information and to register, go to the Society's website: or call 713-529-4484.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

2:00 PM (CST)     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Morteza Naghavi, M.D., Founder of SHAPE and Executive Chairman of the SHAPE Task Force, Houston, TX

2:10PM        Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease From Screening
                        to Vaccination for Atherosclerosis

                        PK Shah, M.D., Chief, SHAPE Task Force & Scientific Advisory Board;
                        Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Cardiology, and Director,
                        Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center,
                        UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

2:30PM        Update on Noninvasive Imaging of Atherosclerosis and Prophylactic Polypill
                    Therapy in High Risk Population

                        Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and
                        Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josee and Henry R.
                        Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Professor,
                        Richard Gorlin, MD and Heart Research Foundation, Mount Sinai School of
                        Medicine, New York, NY

2:50PM            National Institutes of Health’s Initiatives on Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic
                        Cardiovascular Disease - Future Directions

                        Lawrence J. Fine, M.D., Branch Chief, Clinical Applications and Prevention and
                        Branch, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood
                        Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

3:10 - 4:00PM Q&A with Speakers and Discussion Panel

Topic:            Primary Prevention of CVD and the Affordable Care Act

Discussion Panel:

Daniel S. Berman, M.D.
Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology; Medical Director of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program; Professor of Imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Jay N. Cohn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Director, Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,
University of Minnesota, Cardiology Division, Minneapolis, MN

Tasneem Naqvi, M.D.
Director Echocardiography; Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Invited Faculty

Arthur Agatston, M.D., Dan Arking, Ph.D., Juan J. Badimon, Ph.D., Raymond D. Bahr, MD
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., 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., M.P.H., Asher Kimchi, MD, Wolfgang Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., Daniel Lane, M.D., Ph.D., Roxana Mehran, M.D., Ralph Metcalfe, Ph.D., Morteza Naghavi, M.D., Tasneem Naqvi, M.D., Jagat Narula, M.D., Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., Paolo Raggi, M.D., George P. Rodgers, M.D., James HF Rudd, Ph.D., John A. Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., Robert S. Schwartz, M.D., PK Shah, M.D., Leslee J. Shaw, Ph.D., Henrik Sillesen, M.D., D.MSc., J. David Spence, M.D., H. Robert Superko, M.D., Allen Taylor, M.D., PJ Touboul, M.D

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