Duke CVRC Executive Seminar Series

The Duke Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) is launching the CVRC Executive Seminar Series, a series of seminars that will provide the latest thinking in cardiovascular research and clinical care to attendees. 

The series will feature a capstone presentation from Duke Nobel Laureate and cardiovascular researcher, Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, on June 3. Each seminar will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions that are relevant to healthcare concerns for themselves and family members.

Seminar Information

May 18

Session 3: Atrial Fibrillation
This session will include diagnosis and new therapeutic approaches for this common arrhythmia.  The new watchman device will also be featured in this discussion.                              


​Manesh Patel, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine

Clinical speaker

Jonathan Piccini , MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Basic science speaker 

Christopher Holley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

June 13

Capstone Session 4: Signaling in the Heart.  Or, “A funny thing happened on the way to Stockholm”


Howard Rockman, MD

Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Executive Director, Duke Cardiovascular Research Center                

Primary speaker

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Chemistry


  • Registration fee for two seminars is $100; lunch will be served.


Washington Duke Inn

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Cheryl Woodard via email (cheryl.woodard@duke.edu) by no later than May 16, 2018.

Event contact

Cheryl Woodard