CME Courses

Meeting Location:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Harvey Morse Conference Center
8701 Gracie Allen Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

This in depth educational symposium will explore gender specific issues in prevalence, risk factors, screening modalities, and medical management strategies, including antiatherosclerotic preventive management, symptom management, hypertension, cholesterol, hormone therapy, STEMI, resorbable stents, heart failure, statin intolerance, and coronary microvasculary dysfunction. The purpose of this conference is to close the knowledge gap of physicians and allied health care professionals regarding sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease, the impact these differences have on treatment options, and to highlight the importance of identifying women at risk for cardiovascular disease by utilizing the most current evidence-based treatment strategies for improved patient outcomes.

Earn up to 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Registration Fees

Received by April 28, 2017
Physicians:               $185.00
Non-Physicians:       $140.00
Residents/Fellows:     $25.00

Received after April 28, 2017
Physicians:              $235.00
Non-Physicians:      $185.00 
Residents/Fellows:    $25.00

To Pay by Check:

Mail registration form and payment (with checks made payable to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) to:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Attn: Registrations
8797 Beverly Boulevard, #250
Los Angeles, CA 90048


All cancellations must be submitted in writing, and refunds will be subject to a $45 administrative charge. No refunds
will be given in the last two weeks before the course. Please e-mail cancellation requests to cme@cshs.org. If you do not
receive confirmation of your cancellation via e-mail, please call 310-423-5548.

Ahmed Al-Badri, MD
- Los Angeles, CA
C Noel Bairey Merz, MD
- Los Angeles, CA
Phyllis L Blaunstein
- WomenHeart - los angeles, CA
David Chang, MD
- Beverly Hills, CA
Michele Hamilton, MD
- Beverly Hills, CA
Amir Lerman, MD
- Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Virginia Miller, PhD
- Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Margo Minissian, NP
- Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Barbra Streisand Womens Heart Center - Los Angeles, CA
Margareta Pisarska, MD
- Los Angeles, CA
Florian Rader, MD
Assist. Professor of Medicine; Co-Director of Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies - Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute - Los Angeles, CA
Prediman Shah, MD
Director, Division of Cardiology - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Chrisandra Shufelt, MD
- Los Angeles, CA
Siddharth Singh, MD
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Balaji Tamarappoo, MD, PhD
- Los Angeles, CA
Louise Thomson, MD
Director of Cardiac MRI - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Janet Wei, MD, FACC
- Los Angeles, CA
Parham Zarrini, MD
- Los Angeles, CA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits 7:15AM - 7:45AM  
Introduction 7:45AM - 7:50AM C Noel Bairey Merz, MD
4th Annual Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Leadership Award 7:50AM - 8:00AM  
Keynote: Assessing cardiovascular risk for women: genes, hormones and life circumstances 8:00AM - 9:00AM Virginia Miller, PhD
Breaks and Exhibits 9:00AM - 9:15AM  
Coronary microvascular dysfunction 9:15AM - 9:40AM Amir Lerman, MD
Case presentation – CMD Case 9:40AM - 9:50AM Ahmed Al-Badri, MD
Question and Answer 9:50AM - 10:00AM  
What is new in heart failure in women diagnosis, management 10:00AM - 10:25AM Michele Hamilton, MD
Question and Answer 10:25AM - 10:35AM  
How do you know you are not at risk for a heart attack – including CAC testing, MRI, and ultrasound 10:35AM - 11:00AM Janet Wei, MD, FACC
Question and Answer 11:00AM - 11:10AM  
Morning Faculty Panel Discussion
Virginia M. Miller, PhD
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
Amir Lerman, MD, FACC
Michelle A. Hamilton, MD
David Chang, MD
Louise Thomson, MD
Janet Wei, MD
11:10AM - 11:35AM  
Overview of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease 11:35AM - 11:45AM C Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Women’s Heart Alliance (advocacy update) 11:45AM - 12:00PM Phyllis L Blaunstein
Lunch 12:00PM - 12:45PM  
Science Fiction or Science Fact: weight loss, hormone changes, supplements, oh my! 12:45PM - 1:10PM Chrisandra Shufelt, MD
Question and Answer 1:10PM - 1:20PM  
Case Studies

Plant-Based Eating - 4 min case 6 min discussion
Janet Wei, MD

Preventive Screening- 4 min case 6 min discussion
Balaji Tamarappoo, MD

Tobacco and Depression-4 min case 6 min discussion
Margo B. Minissian, PhDc, ACNP, CLS, AACC, FAHA

1:20PM - 1:50PM  
Cholesterol 2017: How to manage statin intolerance PSCK9 inhibitors 1:50PM - 2:15PM C Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Question and Answer 2:15PM - 2:25PM  
Hypertension, SPRINT Trial results what does this mean for older patients? 2:25PM - 2:50PM Florian Rader, MD
Hypertension case presentation 2:50PM - 3:00PM Parham Zarrini, MD
Question and Answer 3:00PM - 3:10PM  
Afternoon Faculty Panel Discussion
Margaret D. Pisarka, MD
Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD, MS, FACP, NCMP
Prediman K. Shah, MD
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
Siddharth Singh, MD
Florian Rader, MD
3:10PM - 3:35PM  
Post Test 3:35PM - 3:40PM  
Adjourn 3:40PM - 3:50PM  

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.