Department of Medicine

Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine Conference Schedule


Conferences held Mondays 1–2 p.m. in BCM 069E unless noted. Core curriculum lectures in bold.

Conference Series 2020–2021




Aug. 17

Responsible conduct of research

Terry Techmanski

Aug. 24

Lipid guidelines

Salim Virani
Aug. 31 LDL-C–lowering medications (focus on nonstatins) Peter Jones
Sept. 14 Journal club Ali Agha
Sept. 28 Triglycerides—what works now and what will in the future Christie Ballantyne


Oct. 5 Dietary approaches and strategies in weight loss Invited speaker
Oct. 12 Journal club Ali Agha
Oct. 19 HDL—current relevance in CVD Baiba Gillard
Oct. 26 HDL—current relevance in CVD Henry Pownall
Nov. 2 Cardiovascular risk stratification Vijay Nambi
Nov. 9 Journal club Ali Agha
Nov. 23 AHA review Ali Agha
Dec. 7 Metabolomics and proteomics Bing Yu
Dec. 14 Hypertension management Addison Taylor
Dec. 21 Journal club Ali Agha
Jan. 11 Diabetes management in CVD prevention David Aguilar
Jan. 25 Management of inflammation in CVD prevention Christie Ballantyne
Feb. 1 Weight loss strategies Peter Jones
Feb. 8 Journal club Ali Agha
Feb. 15 Biomarkers and CVD Ron Hoogeveen
Feb. 22 Macrophages, monocytes, and CVD Huaizhu Wu
March 1 Pediatric lipid management Justin Zacchariah
March 15 ACC prep TBD
March 29 ACC review Ali Agha
April 5 Lipoprotein(a) TBD
April 12 Coronary calcium score TBD
April 19 CTA and PET scanning to assess atherosclerosis TBD
April 26 Journal club Ali Agha
May 3 Heart failure prevention Vijay Nambi
May 10 Journal club Ali Agha
May 17 Year in review—my research Ali Agha

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