Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention Symposium - EXHIBIT & SPONSOR REGISTRATION

Houston, TX US
October 8, 2022


You are NOT confirmed to exhibit until you register.

Registration deadline: September 18, 2022 


Dear Corporate Partner,

It is our pleasure to invite you to exhibit at our third annual Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Symposium hosted at the Houston Methodist Research Institute on Saturday, October 8, 2022. On behalf of our Course Director Khurram Nasir, MD, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME), and the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center (HMDHVC) we graciously extend the opportunity for you to join us as an exhibitor and/or sponsor!

The most important way to avoid cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmias) is prevention. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented when other risk factors such as, being overweight, smoking, alcohol abuse, and not participating in physical activity are addressed. Early detection and medicine management are key for treating patients who present cardiovascular risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or a pre-existing disease. 

The number of patients with obesity and diabetes continues to rise. Therefore, more emphasis needs to be on prevention, rather than interventional. This educational event will provide updates on the most current recommendations for cardiovascular disease prevention, ranging from lifestyle interventions, to testing, and clinical decision-making for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and fellows. For example, diet, exercise, and obesity-related guidelines (primary prevention), or which patients with high cardiovascular risk require a CAC scan, and/or who to put on a statin (secondary prevention).

We estimate that this annual conference will attract approximately 150 in-person attendees and 250 virtual attendees – all potential customers for your products and services.

I encourage you to take full advantage of this excellent opportunity to network with your target market as an exhibitor. Exhibiting companies will have the opportunity to share their educational materials and interact with participants.

Due to our limited number of exhibit openings, we hope you will take this opportunity and contact us now to register.

Sponsorships are also available for purchase.

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions or need additional information.


Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Jerold B. Katz Investigator, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Department of Cardiology
Co-director, Center for Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College



Date and Time
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 7am – 1:30pm

Exhibit Location
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave.
2nd Floor Pre-Function Space
Houston, TX 77030


  • One 6’ x 3’ table-top exhibit with two chairs
  • Exhibiting companies may send a maximum of two (2) representatives to staff their exhibit table.
  • Company logo will be located on the virtual exhibit page
  • Recognition in the webpage and activity materials




Sponsorships include recognition on signage during designated program breaks.

NOTE: Companies may purchase one exhibit and one sponsorship ONLY.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/08/2022 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/08/2022 - 1:30pm CDT
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
7:50 AMWelcome and IntroductionKhurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc and William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, FAHA, MACC
 SESSION 1: Top 4 Topics in Preventive Cardiology
Moderator: William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, FAHA, MACC
8:00 AMRisking Burden of Premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD): Facing New ChallengesLeslee J. Shaw, PhD, FACC, MASNC, FAHA, FSCCT
8:10 AMPreventive Cardiology as a Dedicated Service Line: The Time Is NowMichael D. Shapiro, DO
8:20 AMWomen Heart Center: Evolving CVD Prevention Need Among WomenGarima V. Sharma, MD
8:30 AMThe Future of CVD Risk Assessment and Prevention Management: See Disease Treat DiseaseKhurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
8:40 AMQuestion and Answer Session
 SESSION 2: Lipids and Beyond for CVD Prevention
Moderator: Kershaw V. Patel, MD
9:00 AMHow to Choose from Established and Emerging Lipid Lowering TherapiesChristie Ballantyne, MD
9:10 AMShould Cardiometabolic Protective Agents be the First Choice for Diabetic Patients?Kershaw V. Patel, MD
9:20 AMPractical Tips on Hypertension Management for ASCVD and Heart Failure (HF) PreventionSadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc
9:30 AMThrombotic Balance: Underappreciated Markers for ASCVD RiskAndrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc
9:40 AMQuestion and Answer Session
10:00 AMBreak and Exhibits
 SESSION 3: Obesity: Next Frontier for CVD Management
Moderator: Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
10:30 AMCross Talk Between Obesity, Fatty Liver and Metabolic SyndromeDavid W. Victor, III, MD
10:40 AMRole of Sleep in CVD PreventionHarneet K. Walia, MD, FAASM
10:50 AMEarly Metabolic Derangements: Time to Intervene Prior to Overt Obesity Arthur S. Agatston, MD
11:00 AMEmerging Medical Management for Obesity: The Future is BrightMichael J. Blaha, MD, MPH
11:10 AMQuestion and Answer Session
 SPECIAL SESSION: Preventive Cardiology Beyond The Boundaries of Health System
Moderator: Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
11:30 AMKEYNOTE: Impacting the Environment for Sustainable Cardiovascular HealthSanjay Rajagopalan, MD
12:00 PMSocial Media: How to Use It to Promote CVD PreventionMartha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA
12:10 PMSocial Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Health Equity: CVD Prevention for All Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
12:20 PMQuestion and Answer Session
1:00 PMLunch, Exhibits, and Networking
1:30 PMAdjourn
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States



Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, MSc
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Co-Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Jerold B. Katz Investigator, Academy of Translational Research
Houston Methodist
Arthur S. Agatston, MD
Chief Executive Officer, The Agatston Center for Preventive Medicine
Developer, South Beach Diet
Miami, Florida
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Chief, Sections of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Research; Director, Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention; Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH
Director of Clinical Research, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Andrew P. DeFilippis, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC 
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Associate Director,  Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center
Associate Director, Preventive and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Smidt Heart Institute
Los Angeles, California
Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, FACC, FAHA
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
University Hospitals, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Herman K. Hellerstein MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Michael D. Shapiro, DO
Professor, Cardiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Garima V. Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Leslee J. Shaw, PhD
Professor and Endowed Chair, Director of the Blavatnik Family Research Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Harneet K. Walia, MD, FAASM
Medical Director of Sleep Medicine and Continuous Improvement, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Professor Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida
Kershaw V. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
David W. Victor, III, MD
Transplant Hepatologist, Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
William A. Zoghbi, MD, FASE, FAHA, MACC
Elkins Family Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Health, DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Chair, Department of Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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