Our Symposia

Current symposia offerings by the Texas Heart Institute Office of Continuing Medical Education are listed below. To register, follow the links provided within the individual symposia pages. View your current registrationstranscripts and profile through our online portal.

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THI International Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

Unlike areas with known evidence-based knowledge, the field of clinical regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy is a nascent field in which most of the competence and performance issues are unestablished. This meeting provides an important forum to share new findings, discuss and debate the state of the field in order to direct its further development, and build the framework for clinical implementation. Advanced lectures and dynamic case presentations from international leaders in the field are provided in this intimate meeting format.

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Annual Diabetes Symposium for Primary Care Physicians

In addition to ensuring diabetic patients receive the most effective treatments, identifying optimal therapeutic interventions is crucial to preventing cardiovascular and other complications often associated with diabetes. This performance improvement-based CME program for physicians is designed to address professional practice gaps noted by the American Diabetes Association as it relates to knowledge and awareness of the collaborative approach to care and impacts this can have on patient quality measures.

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Advanced Lung Disease Conference

Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Advance Lung Disease: Novel Therapies and Controversies Conference will have engaging state-of-the-art multidisciplinary lectures focused on the causes diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs, including cystic fibrosis, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease, pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart diseases.

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Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium

The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health sponsors this annual symposium on issues concerning cardiovascular disease in women. This program is an accredited, day-long symposium for all healthcare providers caring for women today including: cardiologists, gynecologists, primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, endocrinologists, nurses and nurse practitioners.  Curriculum highlights the most current research, guidelines and strategies to improve diagnosis and treatment of disease in women specifically.

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The Ali Massumi Cardiac Arrhythmia Symposium

The field of cardiac electrophysiology has evolved from a specialty that primarily managed arrhythmias with drug therapy to one with an expanded role of various nonpharmacologic therapies in detecting and terminating arrhythmias. This symposium is designed to provide electrophysiologists, cardiologists, internists and associated professionals with state-of-the-art information on the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and the best practice approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation and management of abnormal heart rhythms.

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Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancements

Over the past decade, physicians and scientists have worked diligently to find ways to combat the various physiological and behavioral risk factors and the genetic alterations associated with cardiovascular disease. This one-day symposium features lectures and discussions by distinguished faculty who provide current information on the status and future directions of cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

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Annual Houston Echo Review: Boot Camp for Echo Board

Experts at Texas Heart Institute and the Greater Society of Echocardiography have organized a 3-day intensive review course designed to prepare cardiovascular specialists for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) examinations. The course includes lectures, interactive discussions and case presentations.

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Current Medical and Surgical Management of Esophageal Diseases

In its inaugural year, the course is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage esophageal related diseases.

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Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society Symposium

Tremendous advances have been made over the last decade in areas ranging from novel antithrombotic therapies for atrial fibrillation and deep venous thrombosis, to transcatheter therapies to treat arrhythmia and vascular diseases, as well as improvements in diagnostic techniques to improve risk assessments and better plan for percutaneous interventions. Given the increasing complexity of the cardiac specialty, this meeting hopes to provide participants with a comprehensive educational experience that is concentrated in a practical one-day format.

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