Many thanks to the faculty of the 2019 LRH Cardiovascular Symposium! We had over 200 registrants for 6 hours of great cardiovascular CME. From left to right, Dr. Parag Patel (Mayo Clinic), Dr. Anuja Dokras (University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Jeff Williams (LRH), Dr. Carl Pepine (University of Florida), Dr. Edward Tadajweski (WellSpan Health), Dr. Philip Owen (LRH), Dr. Matthew Martinez (Lehigh Valley Health Network), and Dr. Kathryn Lindley (Washington University). Dr. Denise Edwards (University of South Florida) is not pictured.

We had over 200 registrants to this year’s CV Symposium with physicians and nurses traveling from all over Florida. Our faculty was fantastic and their lectures are included below.

Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Penn Fertility Care, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dokras lectured about the role of obstetric and gynecologic issues and the future risk of heart disease in women.

Denise Edwards, MD, Director, Healthy Weight Clinic, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, USF Health. Dr. Edwards lectured about the assessment and treatment of obesity in adolescents and women.

Kathryn J. Lindley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Woman’s Heart Disease, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindley spoke about the risks of women’s heart disease in pregnancy.

Matthew W Martinez, MD FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida, Medical Director – Sports Cardiology and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, Lehigh Valley Health Network. Dr. Martinez discussed the current state-of-the-art in the management of cardiovascular disease in sports participation.

Phil Owen, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiology, Lakeland Regional Health. Dr. Owen gave a nice summary on the potential risks and management of CV disease with cancer therapies.

Parag Patel, MD, Mayo Clinic, Program Director for the Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Fellowship. Dr. Patel described issues and techniques to decrease readmission rates for congestive heart failure.

Carl J Pepine, M.D., MACC, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Florida Health. Dr. Pepine discussed the management of resistant hypertension including common treatment issues.

Edward Tadajweski, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiology, WellSpan Health (Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA). Dr. Tadajweski spoke about acute coronary syndromes in women.

Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS, Co-Director, LRH Heart Rhythm Center, Course Director, 2019 Lakeland Regional Health Cardiovascular Symposium. Dr. Williams lectured on the diagnosis and treatment of common supraventricular tachycardias.