Session I: 

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2020

8:30AM - 5:00PM


Session II: 

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 2020

8:30AM - 4:00PM



Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2020

12PM - 3PM

The Imperial Room

1 Rhodes Place,

Cranston, RI

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

2020 CVDOE Certification Course

Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients With Diabetes

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Are you a clinician who works with patients who have diabetes?  Then you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with diabetes. You also know that reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors is a very important part of caring for your patients.  This educational program is open to all nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians who would like to learn more about the management of cardiovascular risks in patients with diabetes.  

Held over the course of two full-day sessions, this program will cover the following topics:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Related Complications
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests used in the Management of CVD
  • Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Hypertension
  • Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Hyperlipidemia
  • Nutritional Management of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Helping Patients with Tobacco Cessation
  • Physical Activity in CVD

Nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists can earn up to 12.5 hours of live continuing education contact hours through completion of the course.

This course is only held every 2 years. Register now to reserve your seat!

After completing both sessions of the course participants who are currently RI Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators (CDOEs) in good standing will be eligible to sit for an exam to earn the credential of Cardiovascular Disease Outpatient Educator (CVDOE).  You must be a current CDOE in good standing and pass the exam to become a CVDOE.

Course Agenda

October 29th, 2020 - Session I:

8:00 – 8:15 am: Welcome & Attendance

8:15am – 11:45 pm: Advanced Cardiovascular Pathophysiology & Related Complications

Wen-Chih Wu, MD

11:45am – 12:15 pm: Lunch

12:15 – 3:45 pm: Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Hypertension

Lisa Cohen, PharmD, CDE, CDOE, CVDOE

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Physical Activity for the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease

5:00 pm: Q&A/ Adjourn

November 5th, 2020 - Session II:

8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcome & Attendance

8:30 – 10:30 am: Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Hyperlipidemia

Tracey Taveira, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE

10:30am – 11:30pm: Nutritional Management of Cardiovascular Disease

Diane Pezza, RD, LDN, CDE, CDOE, CVDOE

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 pm: Tobacco Cessation

Kelly Orr, PharmD, AE-C

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests for the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease

Gaurav Choudhary, MD

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Q&A / Adjourn

Registration Fees:

Non - CDOE Members:

For continuing education credit only

2-day registration: $225

Single-day registration  $125

Current CDOEs

CVDOE Certification  $249

Includes 2-day registration and exam

For continuing education credit only:

2-day registration: $198

Single-day registration: $99

Register Now

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