Monday, June 11, 2012

Loyola Sponsors Symposium on How to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risks

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- On July 14, nationally renowned cardiovascular disease specialists will discuss the latest findings on how doctors and nurses can help their patients lower their risks of cardiac-related diseases.

Topics include clinical application of advanced lipid testing; bariatric surgery and weight loss; cardiovascular disease prevention; preventive cardiology update in women; current treatment of low HDL cholesterol; optimal diets for cardiovascular health; high-dose statin therapy; inflammation and cardiovascular risk; and subclinical atherosclerosis imaging.

Loyola speakers will be Bipan Chand, MD; Ivan Pacold, MD; and Binh An P. Phan, MD. Speakers from other centers will be Vera Bittner, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Michael Davidson, MD, University of Chicago; Paul Ridker, MD, Harvard Medical School; James Stein, MD, University of Wisconsin; and Peter Toth, MD, PhD, University of Illinois.

The all-day symposium will be held at the Fred Turner Training Center on the McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook. The symposium is targeted toward primary-care providers and other allied health providers who treat patients at risk of heart disease or patients who already have heart disease.

Physicians can receive up to 6.75 continuing medical education credits. Nurses also can earn CME credits. The registration fee is $175 for physicians and $125 for residents, fellows, nurses and techs. For more information, call (708) 216-3236.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.