Inaugural TL1 Visiting Scientists Debate Forum

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Registration now open: Inaugural TL1 Debate on November 9, 2021

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at Washington University in St. Louis, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan, the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC), and the William Schnaper Visiting Scientist working group are pleased to invite you to attend the Inaugural TL1 Debate on Tuesday, November 9, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT on Zoom.

The theme for this debate is: “Should statins be prescribed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among the very elderly (>=75 years old)?”. The event will feature a debate on Pro’s and Con’s of Statins from 4 pre and postdoctoral TL1 fellows from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan

Inaugural TL1 Debate: ‘Statin Wars’

Tuesday, November 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm Central Time, on Zoom

Debate Schedule in Central Time:
11:00 – 11:05am: Welcome, Introductions and Debate opened by the Moderator
11:05 – 11:20am: Group A Pro’s: Washington University in St. Louis
11:20 – 11:35am: Group B Con’s: University of Michigan
11:35 – 11:50am: Q & A Open Floor
11:50 – 12:00pm: Closing Remarks and Survey – future topics and audience choice for winner

Welcome – Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
Introductions – Jay Piccirillo, MD
Debate Moderator – Steven Nissen, MD
Debate Team Group A: Pro’s – WU TL1 Fellows:
Samuel Cortez, MD
Alexander Zdonczyk
Annahita Fotouhi
Ameen Awad
Debate Team Group B: Con’s – UM TL1 Fellows:
Rachel Botbyl
Yoonhee Ryder
Anuj Patel
Eric Steinbrook
Closing Remarks: Steven Nissen, MD

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 12:00 pm EST – Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 01:00 pm EST

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