Jose “Pepe” Alvarez Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease: GLP-1 Receptor Antagonism: A New Frontier in Cardiovascular Health

Miami, FL US
May 21, 2024

Hybrid Conference | 1 Cat. 1
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Baptist Hospital, 5 MCVI Conference Room / Zoom

Cardiovascular diseases are still among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the world today. To address this critical issue, the past decade has witnessed a surge in cardiovascular outcome trials focused on evaluating the cardiovascular safety and efficacy of various drugs. One class of drugs that has gained significant attention is the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA). 

Please join us to hear Dr. Herbert D. Aronow discuss the novel cardiovascular applications of GLP-1 RA drugs in the assessment and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

About Jose A. “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., M.D.

José A. “Pepe” Alvarez, Jr., M.D.,  a longtime clinical leader of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and its distinguished medical director of vascular surgery, died of brain cancer in 2006 at the age of 53.  Dr. Alvarez, who was also chief of vascular surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami, was the first Board-certified vascular surgeon in South Florida and essentially pioneered the development of his specialty in this community. He was an integral part of the development of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a respected colleague and cherished friend.

As a tribute to the professional achievements and the memory of Dr. Alvarez, an endowment has been established for the annual José A. "Pepe" Alvarez, Jr., M.D., Memorial Lecture on Vascular Disease. 

For 20 years, Dr. Alvarez practiced general and vascular surgery at Cedars Hospital and Baptist Hospital of Miami as a member of the Surgical Group of Miami. An active member of the American Board of Surgery with special qualifications in vascular surgery, Dr. Alvarez was past president of both the South Florida Vascular Society and the Florida Society of Vascular Surgery. He was an active member in the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate GLP-1 RA mediated cardiovascular risk factor modification.
  • Assess reduction in atherothrombotic event risk through GLP-1 RA.
  • Explore potential novel cardiovascular applications for GLP-1 RA.

Who Should Attend

Cardiologists, hematologists, nephrologists, primary care physicians, general internists, neurologists, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, hospitalists, nurses and other interested healthcare providers.


6:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m.CME Lecture
7:30 p.m.Adjourn

Registration and Fees

This conference is offered free of charge.

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/21/2024 - 5:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/21/2024 - 7:30pm EDT
Baptist Hospital 5 MCVI Conference Room / Zoom
8900 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States


Herbert D. Aronow, M.D., MPH, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM
Past President, Society for Vascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Services
Benson Ford Chair in Heart & Vascular
Henry Ford Health
Detroit, Michigan

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Herbert D. Aronow, M.D., MPH, faculty for this educational activity, is a consultant for Philips, ReCor Medical and Silk Road Medical, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will include off-label or unapproved product usage.

The following non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*:

  • Barry T. Katzen, M.D. – Consultant for Philips, Gore and Boston Scientific. 
  • Howard Katzman, M.D. – has nothing to disclose

Others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


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Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a total of 1 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-498028, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Techs. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
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