Healthy Heart Conference Presented by UA Sarver Heart Center, Feb. 16

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7:30am to 12:00pm

Do something good for your heart during February -- Heart Health Month. The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center is offering a morning where you can obtain valuable health screenings, information and lectures to help you understand your risk factors and what you can do to prevent the onset of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about the latest medications and procedures that are available to treat heart disease.

WHAT: Healthy Heart Conference, presented by the UA Sarver Heart Center

WHEN: Saturday, Feb.16; 7:30 a.m. – noon

WHERE: DuVal Auditorium, The University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson


7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration, health screenings, light breakfast, health fair information

9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Overview on Heart Disease (discussion featuring Gordon A. Ewy, MD, professor of medicine and director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, and Karl B. Kern, MD, professor of medicine, interim chief of the Section of Cardiology, UA College of Medicine, and chair of the UA Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group)

9:45 a.m. Break

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Session 1

11 a.m. – Noon Session 2

Session Topics (attendees select two topics):

Stroke: Where do we go from here? – Leslie Ritter, RN, PhD, professor of neurology and nursing

Controlling Diabetes for Cardiovascular Health – Betsy Dokken, PhD, NP, assistant professor of medicine

Heart Disease: How Men and Women are Different – Lori Mackstaller, MD, associate professor of medicine

The Mechanics of the Heart: New Procedures for Keeping the Electrical and Arterial Systems Tuned Up – Raj Janardhanan, MD, associate professor of medicine, and Peter Ott, MD, associate professor of medicine

From the Label to the Table: Choosing Heart Healthy and Carb Smart Foods – dietitians from The University of Arizona Medical Center, including Jessica Bursey, RD; Joan Wessels, RD; and Kelli Yee, RD

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure, diabetes, asthma screenings and prescription consults will be offered by UA College of Pharmacy Students until 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

PARKING: Free parking is available in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage.

COST: $15 in advance; includes continental breakfast, refreshments and information materials. Please register by Monday, Feb. 11.

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the UA Sarver Heart Center, 520-626-4146, email