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Leading Cardiologists To Convene In New Orleans For Cardiovascular Horizons Conference

Mary McGowan, CEO of WomenHeart

NEW ORLEANS – The Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting the New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference (NCVH) Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2, at The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way.

         The NCVH is the international, multispecialty, educational conference showcasing excellence in vascular medicine and intervention. Entering its 18th year, NCVH will concentrate on limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques for patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI).

         The goal of the conference is to empower healthcare providers with knowledge of head-to-toe vascular treatments and to promote interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration to improve patient outcomes.

         Cardiologists, vascular physicians, surgeons and podiatrists from around the world are expected to attend the conference that will feature live and intricate interventional cases that function as distinctive teaching methods focusing on advanced techniques throughout the 300 scientific lectures from 200 faculty members.

         Guest speakers will include:


• Dr. Craig Walker, Interventional Cardiologist, president and founder of CIS in Houma, Louisiana and chairman of the New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference.

• Mary McGowan, CEO of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

• Fred Goad, industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience managing health care companies including WebMD, and patient of Dr. Walker who was treated for PAD, a disease that affects more than 20 million Americans yet most show no symptoms.


         NCVH  educational activities include an annual multi-day conference, Fellows Course, Business of Peripheral Interventions Course, CO2 Angiography Society event and Vein Forum along with one-day regional meetings around the United States. Internationally, NCVH participates with focused educational sessions at various meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates.

         Founded by Dr. Walker in 1983, CIS is the largest single specialty cardiology practice in Louisiana. CIS cardiologists represent nearly every specialty in heart and vascular medicine, reps said. CIS is a world-leader in preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular disease. The institute offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with specialized medical professionals trained in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, prevention services and lipid management, as well as interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS is also world-renowned for making significant advancements in the development of non-surgical treatments to treat PAD, reps said. CIS has earned international acclaim as a leader of research, development and education. With a team of more than 675 dedicated members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care to 14 communities in south Louisiana, with locations in Mississippi and affiliations in Texas, reps said. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 33 years of service to south Louisiana.

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