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June 28: Primary care-Lunch and Learn Series

Hypertension update: Review new ACC/AHA guidelines

Thursday, June 28

7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Wedel Auditorium, Building B Basement, Salem Hospital Campus
(Breakfast will be provided)


Eugene Yang, MD, MS, FACC (See Dr. Yang's biography below)

Program Objectives: 

Participants will:
1) Review the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines.
2) Understand how to integrate the guidelines into clinical practice.
3) Identify some of the controversies surrounding the new guidelines.

Target audience:

Primary care providers, cardiologists, hospitalists, internal medicine, and other interested medical professionals.


The Salem Health is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Salem Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live series activity, Primary Care-Lunch and Learn Series — from Jan. 28, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 — has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click here to register — or call 503-814-2778.

Dr. Yang's biography:
Dr. Yang is medical director of the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center and a UW clinical associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He receivedhis bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and his medicaldegree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced cardiac imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yang has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension and lipid disorders. He is especially interested in primary and secondary prevention of heart disease through aggressive risk-factor modification and lifestyle change. He conducts clinical research on new cholesterol-lowering therapies and appropriate treatment options for patients with coronary artery disease.

Dr. Yang is the president and governor of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and is a member of its Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease leadership council. He chairs the Hypertension Working Group for the ACC Prevention Council and is the founder of the Asian Health Initiative at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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