2017 CardioVascular Symposium

Keynote Speakers: Victoria Maizes, M.D. and Mariano Palena, M.D.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
7 a.m. - Registration and Exhibits
8 a.m. -  5 p.m. Presentations

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Drive

BONUS! Interactive Vascular Ultrasound Imaging Course

Oct. 19-20, 2017
7 a.m. - Registration
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Course

The Atrium Building
5099 E. Grant Road
Classrooms: Kino A and B

Who should attend:

Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Emergency Department Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, RNs, Rad Techs, Echo Techs and Allied Health Professionals

Keynote Presentations By:


The Heart of the Matter

Victoria Maizes, M.D.

While most health providers know that heart disease is preventable, we tend to think about it too narrowly. While we prescribe statins and recommend diets and exercise, we don't necessarily look at the larger causes that might be “breaking our hearts.” In her presentation, Dr. Victoria Maizes, executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. will discuss this broader paradigm and provide practical strategies to improve the health of our patients as well as our own well-being.


Extreme Imaging for Interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Mariano Palena, M.D., is the co-director, Interventional Radiology Unit, Policlinico Abano Terme, Abano Terme, Italy. He has authored numerous articles on peripheral artery disease and presented at numerous conferences, most recently including a live case presentation as a part of the Global Summit on Advanced Aortoiliac and Femoral Interventions for Peripheral Artery Disease at the NCVH Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Eventbrite - TMC CardioVascular Symposium 2017 and Interactive Vascular Ultrasound Imaging Course

Community Physician Topics:  

  • A New Vision for Treating Blocked Arteries: OCT
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Nutrition: The Battle of the Bulge
  • Post-Stroke Care
  • Pelvic Vein Congestion Syndrome
  • Caring for Wounds Post-Discharge
  • Non-Invasive Coronary Risk Stratification
  • Lipid Management
  • TAVR vs SAVR
  • A-Fib Management

5K Walk/Run - Join us at 6 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, for this run/walk. Locker and shower facilities will be available at the Westin Workout Room near the Red Door Spa.

BONUS! Interactive Vascular Ultrasound Imaging Course:

Date: Oct. 19-20
Time: Registration begins at 7 a.m. Coursework 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Place: The Atrium Building, 5099 E. Grant Road, Classrooms Kino A and B

This two-day course focuses on real-time training of physicians, vascular surgeons, nurses, echo techs, vascular techs and others in all aspects of venous ultrasound, including patient presentation, diagnosis, reporting and follow-up.Instructors: Luis Leon, M.D., and Nicos Laboropoulos, Ph.D. This course is being made available as a special enhancement to the CardioVascular Symposium at minimal cost through the efforts of Dr. Leon.

Click to open a pdf file with course schedule, instructor bios and more.

Conference Fees

  Early Bird*  


   At the Door   

Physicians     $100     $125     $150
NP, PA     $ 85     $110     $125
RN, ASRT, Allied Health, Students        $ 65     $ 90     $105
TMC Employees     $ 50     $ 75     $  85
Morning Run/Walk FREE
Interactive Vascular
Ultrasound Imaging Course - MD
Interactive Vascular
Ultrasound Imaging Course - All others

*Early-bird ends Sept. 10, 2017.

Conference registration includes continental breakfast, heart healthy lunch, breaks and all materials. 

Questions? Please email:

Eventbrite - TMC CardioVascular Symposium 2017 and Interactive Vascular Ultrasound Imaging Course

Pay by check: Make check payable to THMEP. Include the name of the event, attendee name, email, contact phone and address on the check. Mail to:

THMEP, CardioVascular Symposium
PO Box 42195
Tucson, AZ 85712

Registration Terms and Conditions:

• Substitute registrants will be honored.
• Refunds: Registration fee (less a 10% handling fee) will be issued within 10 days of written request for refund. Cancellations or no-shows after Oct. 15, 2017 are not eligible for a refund.
• One person per registration is allowed. Registrations cannot be split among multiple people.
• For reasons beyond our control, it is occasionally necessary to alter the content and timing of the program or to substitute speakers. Thus, the speakers and agenda are subject to change without notice. In the event of a speaker cancellation, every effort will be made to find a replacement speaker.

Symposium Directors and Event Coordinators:

Directors: Luis Leon, M.D., and Gulshan Sethi, M.D.

Planning Coordinators: Anita Bach, RT (R), RCIS, MHA, TMC Service Line Administrator for CardioVascular and Imaging Services, and Roxanne Lee, RN, BSN,TMC Manager, Cath Lab/Pre-Post/CNIS & CNS