At the Heart of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave, Edina, MN 55424

Join us for a cardiovascular prevention education event!

According to the CDC, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The aging population, increase in obesity and cardiometabolic disease, ongoing health disparities and the suboptimal control of risk factors will likely exacerbate the incidence of cardiovascular disease in future years.

This cardiovascular disease prevention conference will educate physicians, advanced care providers and the broader healthcare team on current guidelines and opinion on weight loss & obesity prevention, calcium scoring, the social determinants of health and lipid medications. Join us in-person or virtually and earn education credits!

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
5:00pm - 8:30pm



Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave, Edina, MN 55424


After attending this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify anti-obesity pharmacotherapy options and discuss prescribing considerations.
  • Review contemporary treatment options for lipid management.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of calcium scoring in further defining cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Recognize racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and name ways to close that gap.

Target Audience

Primary care, internal medicine, OB/GYN and cardiology physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) and other health care professionals on their care teams.



Registration, Dinner, Exhibits




Michael Miedema, MD, MPH


Obesity Medicine: Overview and Pharmacotherapy

Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH


Current and Future Approaches to Lipid Management

Michael Miedema, MD, MPH


Does My Patient Need a Calcium Score?

Thomas Knickelbine, MD


Heath Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease – Successes, Setbacks and Future Directions

Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, MS


Expert panel

Moderator: Michael Miedema, MD, MPH





Michael D Miedema, MD, MPH
Director, Cardiovascular Prevention | Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute
Director, Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine; Department of Medicine; Department of Pediatrics | University of Minnesota

Thomas Knickelbine, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT
Director, Lipid Research | Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute

Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, MS
Cardiologist | Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute 
Medical Director of Health Equity and Health Promotion | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Registration Fee

In Person: General Admission: $75.00

In Person: Industry Representative: $100.00

Webinar: General Admission: $50.00

Webinar: Industry Representative: $75.00


Allina Hospitals & Clinics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Allina Learning & Development, Office of Accreditation at Allina Hospitals & Clinics designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 2.0 hours of credit. 


Contact us: or 612-863-3625

Thank you to our exhibitors!

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Edwards Lifesciences
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals 
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 

About Us

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) aims to create a world without heart and vascular disease. Our efforts are focused on improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education. This bold vision fuels efforts to investigate new protocols and treatments designed to save lives. Research findings and expertise are disseminated through our professional and community education programs. Learn more about MHIF’s education work by clicking the button below.