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    • 1 Apr 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 31 Jul 2024
    • (EDT)
    • Online Self-Paced Learning Module


    RIACC has partnered with the award-winning Gaples Institute, an educational non-profit dedicated to advancing the role of nutrition and lifestyle in medicine, to provide chapter members with free access to “nutrition essentials in medicine,” an online, 4-hr self-paced CME course endorsed by RENOWNED nutrtion experts and featuring:

    • Nutrition education with no commercial interests or diet biases
    • 4 condensed, 1-hr evidence-based nutrition science modules in an engaging format
    • Interactive knowledge-checks with customized feedback
    • 20+ realistic clinical scenarios
    • Practical tools for rapid clinical implementation
    • Direct links to 150+ printable medical references for your personal use
    • Downloadable summaries
    • Downloadable patient-education resources including printable handouts

    Enrollment for this course will be open in the following time periods:

    • April Course (Registration open from March 1 - March 25)
    • May Course (Registration open from April 1 - April 25)

    RIACC members in good standing are invited to participate in the course that best fits their schedule and must commit to completing all four modules within the course, as well as a pre- and post- test of the course.

    Gain the knowledge and competencies needed to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction in your patients through diet change.  Register for access to these web-based modules and up-to-date nutrition topics.


    • Why Poor Nutrition is a Health Crisis
    • Value of Nutrition Education in Clinician Self-Care
    • What We Know About Whole-Food Diets
    • How Much Can Diet Help?
    • Health Impact of Ultraprocessed Foods
    • How Quickly Can Diet Act?
    • Why Not Focus on Nutrients?
    • What About Cholesterol?
    • Diet and Diabetes
    • Can Diet Halt the Progression of Heart Disease?


    • Saturated Fats: Why the Concern?
    • Saturated Fat and Vascular Disease
    •  Replacements for Saturated Fat
    • Polyunsaturated Fats’ Effect on Health
    • Omega-3 and Omega-6
    • Forms of Omega-3 and What They Do
    • Monounsaturated Fats’ Effect on Health and Cardiovascular Risk
    • The Dangers of Trans Fats
    • Cholesterol: Sources, Functions, and Health Risks
    • Oils and High-Temperature Cooking


    • Classifying Carbs
    • Sugars, Their Chemistry, and Added Sugar
    • Simple vs. Complex Carbs
    • Understanding Glycemic Load
    • What about Natural Sugar?
    • Understanding Whole Grains
    • What to Know About Artificial Sweeteners
    • Fiber: One Mark of Dietary Quality
    • How Much Patients Need
    • Selecting High-Fiber Foods
    • Alcohol: Its Effect on Health
    • Proteins’ Importance and How Much is Needed
    • Varied Sources of Dietary Protein
    • Red Meat and Health Risks
    • Gluten: A Protein in the Spotlight
    • Sodium and Calcium: Sources and Amounts Needed


    Module 4 is a capstone skill-building experience to help you put into practice the nutrition knowledge gained in the previous three modules.

    • Food Insecurity and Your Role as a Clinician
    • Rx for Lower-Cost Foods
    • Tips for Building Low-Cost, Healthy Meals
    • Popular Diets: Key Attributes, Common Variations, and How to Respond to Common Patient Questions
    • Cultivating Patient Motivation
    • The 3 Skills of Motivational Interviewing
    • 4 Tips for Rapid Nutritional Counseling
    • How Clinician Resilience and Self-Care Affect Patient Care
    • More than 20 patient Q&A scenarios covering a wide variety of clinical examples

    • 10 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Marriott Providence

    2024 Cardiovascular Team Symposium: Updates in Cardiovascular Medicine

    May 10, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Marriott Providence Downtown: 1 Orms St, Providence, RI

    8:00 a.m.

    Check-In; Strolling Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

    9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Updates in ASCVD Management: New diagnostic imaging tools with Nishant R. Shah, MD, MPH, FACC - Brown University Alpert Medical School

    Updates in ASCVD Risk: Lipids/HTN with Verity Ramirez, MD – Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Updates in ACS/inflammatory/ MINOCA/SCAD/Pericarditis/ Myocarditis with Kayle Shapero, MD, PhD – Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Updates in Structural Heart with Marwan S. Saad, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI, FESC - Director, Interventional Structural Heart Research - Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Panel Discussion: Question and Answers

    11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break – Exhibit Hall

    11:15 – 1:00 p.m.

    Updates in EP with Rebecca Ginsburg, PA – Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Updates in PVD with Nancy E. Stone, PhD, ACNP-C, NP-C - Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Update in Cardionutrition - Food Is Medicine with Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS, FACC - Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

    Panel Discussion: Question and Answers

    1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    ACC Update with Dr. Karen Aspry, Chapter Governor

    Cardiovascular Team Update with Patty Leary, CVT Representative

    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Keynote Lunch Program with Snehal Bhatt, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, AACC - MA College Pharm

    *This program is being submitted for continuing medical education credits.*

    Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not receive a refund for the event.

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