Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis: Prediction, Prevention and Management

Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis: Prediction, Prevention and Management - May 18, 2024 - Coronado Island Marriott

Join us May 18th in Coronado, California!

This CME conference will offer a comprehensive summary of new medications and clinical data pertaining to the management and treatment of atherosclerosis.

Conference Location

Coronado Island Marriott Resort

2000 2nd Street

Coronado, California 92118

Discounted guest rooms will be available until April 26th

Conference Overview

Despite notable advances in management, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and its major clinical manifestations remains a leading cause of both morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the United States alone, ASCVD is the leading cause of death in most racial and ethnic populations and is estimated to cost more than $200 billion per year due to medications, healthcare service utilization, and productivity losses. Many of these human and economic costs are largely attributable to poor implementation of prevention strategies in adults and failure to control ASCVD risk factors using available medications and lifestyle interventions. The Scripps Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis conference is designed to assist clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of ASCVD among patients in their clinical practices as well as to promote increased awareness of prudent lifestyle and dietary choices to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles and applications of personalized medicine and genomics in the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe the latest advances in the management of hypertension and its impact on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • Assess the role of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists in the pharmacotherapy of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • Evaluate the role of high-sensitivity troponin in risk assessment, including its use in combination with other clinical and laboratory assessments.
  • Explain the role of health care providers in the implementation and interpretation of genetic testing results for familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • Apply the latest guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia, including the use of lipid-lowering therapy.
  • Assess the impact of new and emerging lipid-lowering agents on patient outcomes.
  • Cite the latest guidelines and evidence-based recommendations for the selection of therapies for individual patients with heart failure.
  • Determine the potential role of supplements in the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe current principles and applications of non-invasive coronary evaluations, including computed tomography (CT) coronary artery imaging.
  • Summarize the latest information regarding nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including epidemiology, pathophysiology and contribution to cardiovascular disease.
  • Analyze data regarding the effects of testosterone on the cardiovascular system and the risk of cardiovascular disease in men receiving testosterone therapy.

Accreditation and Disclosures


Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Commercial Support

This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information:


Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.

Attendance and Cancellation Policies

Attendee Cancellation, Substitution and Refund

The course tuition is refundable, minus a $100 processing fee (MD, DO, MBBS) or a $50 processing fee (RN, NP, PA, Others, Student, Resident, Fellow), if your cancellation is received in writing no later than Friday, May 3, 2024. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by Friday, May 3, 2024. After this date, under no circumstances will refunds, credits, or substitutions be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to “no shows.” No refunds shall be made for cancellations due to inclement weather.

Scripps Conference Modification or Cancellation

Scripps reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. Scripps also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. Attendees who purchase non-refundable airline tickets do so at their own risk. Scripps encourages the purchase of travel insurance as we are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of Scripps cancellation.

Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk

By completion and submission of the online registration form, attendees certify that they have read and fully understand the Health and Safety Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement.

Family and Guest Attendance Policy

All conference activities and meals are exclusively reserved for paid conference attendees. Children and family members are not allowed to attend meal functions or permitted in the meeting space.

Recording and Photography Clause

Scripps reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations and course content sales.

Event details

Coronado Island Marriott

2000 2nd Street
Carlsbad, CA 92118
Date and time

Sat, May 18, 2024

7 am - 5 pm