CV-Well's 2022-23 continuing education program includes:

  • Webinars
    • At least 8 per year on a variety of topics for members at all stages of their careers
    • On-demand viewing 24/7/365

      Upcoming Webinars

      CV-Well Webinar (sponsored by FlavaNaturals):

      Cocoa Flavanols and Cardiovascular Health: From the Kuna Tribe to Harvard’s the COSMOS Trial

      Thursday, August 11, 2022
      1 PM - 2 PM (CT)

      Howard Sesso, ScD, MPH
      CPEU: 1, pending CDR approval

      Data supporting the benefits of cocoa flavanols on heart health and the prevention of cardiovascular disease continues to strengthen. This webinar will describe the mechanisms through which cocoa flavanols may exert cardiovascular health benefits, review key clinical trial data (including the recently published COSMOS trial of 21,442 participants taking daily cocoa flavanol supplements with 3.6 years of follow-up) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and review practical strategies for incorporating cocoa flavanols and other flavanol food sources as part of a healthy dietary pattern.

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      Speaker Bio:
      Dr. Howard D. Sesso is an Associate Epidemiologist at the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He leads the design and conduct of randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, focusing on dietary supplements and lifestyle factors in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, cancer, and other aging-related outcomes. Dr. Sesso is also the Associate Director of the Division of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Sesso has led the Physicians’ Health Study, consisting of trials testing aspirin, beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, and a multivitamin on aging-related outcomes in 29,071 men with long-term follow-up. Dr. Sesso is also examining vitamin D and fish oil supplements on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and hypertension in an ancillary study of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) trial. Finally, Dr. Sesso is Co-Principal Investigator of the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS), a recently completed randomized trial testing cocoa flavanol and multivitamin supplements in the prevention of CVD and cancer in 21,442 older women and men. He has published more than 300 papers, teaches courses on clinical trials and epidemiology, and enjoys mentoring students and junior faculty.

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        Past Webinars

        How Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, and Social Connection Complete the Well-being Puzzle

        This webinar is sponsored by Hass Avacado Board

        Dr. David Sabgir, Cardiologist, CEO/Founder of Walk with a Doc

        Hosted live on April 21, 2022

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        Unlocking the Cardiovascular Benefits of Tea

        This webinar is sponsored by Lipton, a proud ekaterra brand.

        Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, Head of Scientific Affairs & Nutrition, Americas at ekaterra;
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        Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, Principal and CEO at the Think Healthy Group

        Hosted live on February 1, 2022

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        Wellness for the Professional: Controlling Your Health During Uncontrollable Times

        Speaker: Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD

        Hosted live on January 6, 2022

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        Top 10 Dietary Strategies for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

        Speaker: Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA

        Hosted live on November 10, 2021

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        Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapies for Reducing Inflammation with a Focus on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

        Speaker: Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH

        Hosted live on September 29, 2021

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        Diet Quality and CVD Risk Reduction

        Speaker: Kristina S. Petersen, PhD, APD, FAHA

        Hosted live on July 28, 2021

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        The New 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Prevention of CVD and other Chronic Diseases: An Update

        Speaker: Linda Van Horn, PhD, RDN

        Hosted live on April 28, 2021

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        Eating Beyond the Headlines: Sorting Evidence from Emotion

        Speaker: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

        Hosted live on February 24, 2021

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        Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Reduction: An Update

        Speaker: Kevin C Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA, FTOS, FACN

        Hosted live on February 10, 2021

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        The DASH Difference: Relevant, Timely, Sustainable, A Physician & Dietitian’s Perspective

        Speakers: Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND & Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE

        Hosted live on January 12, 2021

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        Update on Heart-Healthy Eating for Vascular Health: Focus on Endothelial Function and the Gut Microbiome

        Speaker: Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

        Hosted live on December 9, 2020

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        Cardiovascular Nutrition Assessment Update: What’s in Your Toolbox?

        Speakers: Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND and Ellen Aberegg, MA, RDN, LD, FAACVPR

        Hosted live on November 4, 2020

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        Cultural Competency and Humility in Dietetics

        Speaker: Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND

        Hosted live on September 16, 2020

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        The Potential Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy as a Treatment for Acne

        Speaker: Jennifer Burris PhD, RD, CNSC, CSSD, CDE, CSG

        Hosted live on June 25, 2020

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        Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations on the Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Very-Low-Carbohydrate (including Ketogenic) Diets for the Management of Body Weight and other Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

        Speakers: Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA and Susan J. Vannucci, PhD, RDN

        Hosted live on June 22, 2020

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        Speaker: Jean Storlie, MS, RD

        Hosted live on May 21, 2020

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        Speaker: Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS

        Hosted live on March 31, 2020

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        2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Part 1, Lifestyle and Behavioral Factors – An Important Role for Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists

        Speaker: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RDN, FNLA

        Hosted live on February 5, 2020

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        Nutraceuticals for Lowering LDL-C: A Review of the Evidence

        Hosted live on September 1, 2019

        Note: CPE credits are not available.

        The global nutraceutical market (including both functional foods and dietary supplements) is expected to reach $578.23 billion by 2025, and a search for "cholesterol-lowering supplements" on an online shopping site yields over 600 results. Patients are seeking out natural methods of treating hypercholesterolemia, and dietitians must be equipped to support them with evidence-based recommendations. While not intended to replace pharmacological therapy, many nutraceuticals can help achieve treatment targets, particularly in patients with mild to moderate lipid elevations, statin-intolerant patients, and patients on pharmacological treatment but not quite at goal. This webinar will review the evidence behind common LDL-lowering nutraceuticals, focusing on those with well-designed studies to demonstrate their efficacy. Upon completion, you will be able to identify nutraceuticals to consider, either alone or in conjunction with pharmaceuticals, in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, along with dosing information, possible side effects, and anticipated LDL-C improvements.

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        The Role of Prunes in Optimizing Health

        Hosted live on September 1, 2019

        More than ever, consumers are demanding more than "a capsule for this, and a tablet for that." From gut and bone health to weight management and healthy aging, this session is dedicated to exploring how everyday foods like prunes can help support a healthy body.

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        Health and Wellness Coaching for the RDN

        Hosted live on February 28, 2019

        The emerging professions of health and wellness coaching are helping people avoid quick fixes, overcome their challenges, build bridges to master health and well-being behaviors and make changes that last. This webinar will expand your skill-set as an RDN.

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