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 four-part series will have once-a-month sessions from March to June, with each session lasting 2-3 hours. Each seminar will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served. The first three sessions will be structured to have a peek at the future, from Duke CVRC basic science labs working on advancing our state of knowledge, and a clinical talk from a skilled provider. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions that are relevant to healthcare concerns for themselves and family members.

The fourth session will be a capstone presentation from Duke Nobel Laureate and cardiovascular researcher, Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD.

Seminar Information

March 14
Session 1: Keeping the Heart Young
This session will focus on Prevention, Resilience and Exercise.  Expanded topics might include coronary disease, atherosclerosis, and stress test guidelines.  Its target will be those who are active, but want to know how to stay healthy.

Moderator

Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Interim Chair
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology 

Clinical speaker

Michael Blazing, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Basic science speaker
TBD

April 19

Session 2: Valvular Heart Disease
This session will cover Aortic and Mitral valve disease, new devices, and genetic factors.  This session will include new approaches to structural heart disease including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and percutaneous approaches for mitral valve disease.

Moderator

Magnus Ohman, MBBS

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Clinical speaker

Todd Kiefer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Basic science speaker

​Sudar Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

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.                              

Moderator

​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 
TBD

June 13

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

Moderator

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
 


Register 

  • Registration fee for four seminars is $750; lunch will be served.

Location

Washington Duke Inn; the session on April 19 will be held at the JB Duke.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Cheryl Woodard via email (cheryl.woodard@duke.edu) by no later than March 12, 2018.

Event contact

Cheryl Woodard
919-668-2520
cheryl.woodard@duke.edu