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Title: Enhanced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Autoimmune Disorders
Joan M. Bathon, MD
Dates: Friday - Saturday, December 7-8, 2012
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Description & Objectives:

1. To delineate the clinical and epidemiological relationship of autoimmune disease to accelerated cardiovascular disease.

2. To elucidate cellular mechanisms of atherosclerosis and plaque rupture.

3. To probe the role of individual cytokines in the generation and promotion of atherosclerotic lesions and plaque rupture.

Additional Information Contact: Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
       622 West 168th Street, PH8 East, room 105
       New York, NY 10032
       Telephone: (212) 342 - 2107
       Fax: (212) 305 - 8466

Accreditation/ Designation of Credit An ACCME accredited program, up to 13.25 ACCME category 1 credits.
Disclosure Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with

a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or

b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.
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Group rate available until December 1, 2012. Subject to Availability.
Meeting Location Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032


Registration fee
Physicians $195.00
CUMC/NYP Faculty $100.00
Allied Health Professionals $95.00


Space is Limited. Early Registration is Encouraged.

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Directions & travel tips to Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center is located at West 168th Street and Broadway, immediately southeast of the George Washington Bridge, in the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan.

Columbia University Medical Center is located at West 168th Street and Broadway.

Columbia University Medical Center is located at West 168th Street and Broadway.

By Public Transportation 

Subway: Take the 1, A, C trains to the 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service.


A number of city buses serve the medical center: M-2, 3, 4, 5 and 100. For additional bus and subway information, call the Transit Authority at 718-330-1234.

By Car

The fastest and most convenient way to reach the medical center by automobile is to follow directions to the George Washington Bridge. Then exit onto Riverside Drive. From there, proceed south and turn left onto West 165th Street (the first left), and then right onto Fort Washington Avenue to the medical center parking facility.

From upstate New York and New Jersey After crossing the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to the Henry Hudson (also called the West Side Highway), and then to Riverside Drive.

From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at the Riverside Drive exit, which is immediately past the George Washington Bridge.

From Westchester, Connecticut, or the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway, or Harlem River Drive approaching the George Washington Bridge, take the Henry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left and follow signs to Riverside Drive.

From the West Side of Manhattan Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to exit 15-Riverside Drive South.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant with special needs must submit a written request to our office at least one month prior to the course date.

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