Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute Hosts 9th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium

Crowd of people at symposium

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2024) – More than 350 health care professionals gathered for Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute’s 9th annual Cardiovascular Symposium on Friday, Feb. 23. The event was held at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, and speakers included physicians and leaders from Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute and Baptist Health Care as well as Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H, FAAFP, chief medical officer for prevention at the American Heart Association.

Each year this day-long symposium is free to the community, and health care professionals, regardless of affiliation, are encouraged to attend.

“We are delighted to continue to provide a free, full-day educational event for health care professionals,” said Rachael Dorval, MBA, BSN, R.N., executive director of heart and vascular services. “We know that this ultimately serves patients and the overall community well, and we look forward to our 10th annual event next year.”

Since its inception, Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiovascular Symposium has provided free continuing education to more than 3,000 health care professionals throughout Northwest Florida and South Alabama.

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About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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