September 23, 2016

UAB Cardiovascular Center to host annual symposium

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heart symposium 2016The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center will host its annual symposium at Grand Bohemian Hotel.The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center will host its fifth annual symposium, titled “Focus on Ischemic Heart Disease,” Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook.

The objective of the symposium is to identify new therapies and intervention in the treatment of ischemic heart disease, discuss risk factors and prevention, and highlight recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ischemic heart disease.

The keynote speaker at the symposium will be David J. Lefer, Ph.D. Lefer is the director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and professor of pharmacology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He has studied in the field of myocardial protection and coronary physiology for more than 20 years, making large contributions to these fields.

The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center’s mission is to help position UAB as a premier institution for cardiovascular research and expand growth in newer high-impact areas of science. For more information, visit the official Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center website.