3rd Annual CareMore Cardiovascular Symposium 2019

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Delivering Evidence-Based Care in Real World Practice

You are invited to a unique educational experience that blends academic cardiovascular medicine with real world practice. Presenters will include nationally and internationally known experts who will share their perspective on delivering high-quality, evidence-based practice in the most resource responsible ways. This Symposium is an opportunity for physicians and healthcare providers to enjoy a state-of-the-art educational update on cardiovascular disease, tailored to Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students.


  • Incorporate current therapies for chronic and acute coronary artery disease
  • Diagnose and manage acute decompensated heart failure, chronic heart failure and advanced heart failure
  • Utilize principles of palliative care in the management of heart diseases
  • Utilize appropriate cardiac rhythm devices for arrhythmia management
  • Incorporate current guidelines on cholesterol and blood pressure management

Presented in Coordination with CareMore Health

This program is endorsed by the Arizona and California chapters of the American College of Cardiology.

Symposium Overview

Saturday April 6 Sessions

CAD (Stable, ACS, Guideline Therapy, MI Definition)
Arrhythmias (A-Fib, Syncope, LifeVest, etc)
CHF (Acute, Chronic, Advanced, Diastolic CHF)
Preventive Cardiology (Lipids, HTN, DM, etc)
Optional CME Dinner

Sunday April 7 Sessions

Valvular/Structural Heart Disease (Mitral Disease, Aortic Valve Disease)
Miscellaneous (Preop Evaluation, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Non-Invasive Testing, etc)
Peripheral /Cerebral vascular (Claudication, Carotid Disease, Stroke, etc)
Award Ceremony

CME Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Cardio Care, LLC. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This includes a 1 hour breakfast and 2 hour Saturday night dinner. Additional registration and applicable fees may apply. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 792-3500


Physicians: $200 before March 15, 2019;
$300 after March 15

Nurses: $150 before March 15, 2019;
$200 after March 15

Medical/Nursing Students, Residents and Fellows:
$25 before March 15, 2019;
$50 after March 15

Prospective attendees can be admitted to the symposium free of charge if presenting abstracts. Abstracts are due by March 20th to rmova@aol.com. Abstract may be published in the online supplement of the American Journal of Medicine or online at the CareMore Daily Pulse CME. A total of 21 CME credits will be offered.

CareMore Employees: No charge

Registration fees include food and beverage. Proceeds will be donated to the Southern Arizona American Heart Association

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caremore-healths-third-annual-cardiovascular-symposium-tickets-55261300036

For any questions please contact mhashemz1@yahoo.com
Tel: 949 374 1501


To make reservations guests may call our toll free number at 1-877-622-3140 or make reservations online using the link provided below:

Limited group rate discount available. Reference link for reservations.  https://book.passkey.com/go/CareMoreCardiovascular


The symposium will also accept abstract submissions that will be presented as a poster during breaks with a $500 award to be given to the first place winner. Abstract should be sent by March 25th to rmova@aol.com. Abstract may be published in online supplement of American Journal of Medicine or online CareMore Daily Pulse

Event Schedule

Speakers / Presenters

Scientific Chair

Dr. M. Reza Movahed, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI, FACP, FCCP
Regional CareMore Cardiology Director, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
American Heart Association President Elect of Arizona Southern Affiliate

Scientific Co-Chairs

Dr. Mazda Motallebi, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Device Services at CareMore Health
Assistant Director of Cardiology, Southern California Region, CareMore Health

Dr. Sameer Amin, MD, CareMore Health Regional Chief Medical Officer
LA/OC, National Director of Cardiology

Organizing Committee

Dr. Gadhe, MD, FACP, Chief of Clinical Services CareMore Health

Dr. Gupta, MD, Regional Medical Officer of Arizona, CareMore Health

Dr. Hashemzadeh, Ph.D, University of Arizona & Pima College, CEO & Founder LaVie Derma, Chair of Heart and Stroke Ball 2020 

Melisa Dodge, BS, RCS, Eco Technician, CareMore Health

Dr. Shah, MD, FAAFP, Associate Regional Medical Officer of Arizona, CareMore Health

Additional CareMore Health Presenters

Dr. Sachin Jain, MD, MBA< FACP, President & CEO CareMore Health

Dr. Khoubyari, MD, FACC, Geriatric Cardiologist, CareMore Health 

Dr. Oropez, MD, MHS, Pulmonologist, CareMore Health, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona

Dr. Wegrzyn, PharmD, BCACP, Lead Clinical Pharmacist, CareMore Health, Clinical Instructor, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona

Dr. Sheth, MD, Cardiologist, CareMore Health

Other Presenters

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Dr. Ebrahimi, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCLA, Director Interventional Cardiovascular Research & Co-director, Cardiac Catherterization Laboratory GLAVA

Dr. Wong, PHD, FACC, FAHA, Professor and Director Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, UC Irvine

Dr. Alpert, MD, FACC,  Professor of Medicine. Editor in Chief, American Journal of Medicine, University of Arizona

Dr. Teeple, MD, Director of Stroke, Tucson Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology University of Arizona, Neurologist, Center for Neurosciences

Dr. Ewy, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Former Chief of Cardiology, University of Arizona

Dr. Burstein, MD, FACC, Director of Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Cardiology, Good Samaritan Hospital, L.A.

Dr. Habibzadeh, MD, Interventional Cardiology Chair, Cardiovascular Review Committee & Echocardiography Lab, Carondelet Medical Group

Dr. Elkayam, MD, Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Cardiology, USC, Chairman, Heart Failure Society of America

Dr. Berens, MD, FACS, Founder Arizona Endovascular Center Medical Director, Vascular Service Line, Carondelet St. Joseph Hospital