For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2001

Center for Healthy Communities
Focuses on Healthy Heart Promotion

DAYTON, OHIO--The Center for Healthy Communities is sponsoring, "Heart of Gold: Issues in Cardiovascular Health Promotion," a conference for health providers from medicine, nursing, psychology and social work. The conference is October 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David H. Ponitz, Sinclair Center on the Sinclair Community College campus in Dayton. The cost for the conference, parking, and lunch is $40.00. Registration is required by October 17.

The keynote speaker for the event is Carol M. Mason, N.P., C.S., G.N.P, clinical director for the Lipid Clinic and the St. Paul Heart Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. The focus of her address is the new National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment. The NCEP is a group of national experts that design clinical guidelines for national cholesterol testing and management.

Conference topics and panel discussions include: cardiovascular health promotion; cardiovascular metabolic syndrome; coronary heart disease prevention strategies for childhood and adolescence; depression and its connection to coronary heart disease in women; community-based management of cardiac patients; and ethical issues in cardiac care.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for the conference. For more information about the event contact the Center for Healthy Communities at 775-1114.