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19th Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update

December 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This conference will be presented as a webinar.

Mountain Area AHEC and the UNC Division of Cardiology present the 19th Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update on December 4, 2020.

Download conference agenda.

Register online at MAHEC

Conference Co-Directors

George A.(Rick) Stouffer, MD
Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Co-Director, McAllister Heart Institute

Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Co-Director of Cardiology Clinical Trials

Course Description

The 2020 North Carolina Cardiovascular Update is a virtual CME event featuring a half day of lectures and discussions on optimal treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including cutting-edge technologies and drug therapies, as well as a look back on COVID’s impact on treatment and care.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, family practice and primary care physicians, ER physicians, nurses, NP’s, PA’s, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of
cardiovascular disease.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify and integrate various state-of-the-art treatments for cardiovascular disease, including percutaneous and surgical therapies, by primary care physicians and cardiologists
  • Review state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and imaging options for assessing patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Review important clinical trials in cardiology that have been completed within the past year, including but not limited to, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and apply information learned to your daily practice
  • Update on the cardiovascular complications of COVID

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of Mountain Area Health Education Center and UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care. The Mountain Area Health Education Center is accredited by the NCMS to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement: MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity

Credit Designation Statement

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), as established by the National Task force on the Continuing Education Unit. You must attend the entire activity or activities to receive CEUs.

3.75 Nursing Contact Hours – Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association , an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


All registrants must register online at or call the MAHEC Registration Team at 828-257-4475.

Cancellation Policy

MAHEC has a pay-up-front policy for all CE programs. Registrations received without accompanying payment will not be processed and participants who have not paid the course fee will not be admitted into the program.

  • Cancellations must be made in writing (via fax, email, or mail)
  • Cancellations received more than two weeks prior to the event will receive 100% refund
  • Cancellations received between two weeks and two full business days prior to the first day of the event are refunded at 70% of the registration fee subject to a minimum $25 cancellation fee
  • No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than two full business days prior to the event
  • No vouchers will be issued in lieu of a refund
  • Transfers/substitute(s) are welcome (please notify us in advance of the program)


December 4, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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