MEDIA ALERT: PCNA 18th Annual Symposium features leading scientific and educational sessions for preventive cardiology

Washington, D.C. - Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) will be hosting their 18th Annual Symposium from April 12-14, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The symposium, which currently boasts a 30% higher registration rate than in 2011, will feature keynote speakers and concurrent sessions from world-renowned faculty in the field of cardiovascular care. Media is invited to attend the 18th Annual Symposium and join PCNA in the newsroom to interview presenters of the leading scientific and educational sessions for preventive cardiology.

WHAT:  PCNA 18th Annual Symposium – Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Leading the Way in Prevention - Featuring speakers and concurrent sessions from leading cardiovascular health care professionals.

WHERE: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

Newsroom: Level 2 of the Gaylord National Convention Center (Please see next page for full list of locations)

WHEN:  April 12: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; April 13: 8: 30 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.; April 14: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A newsroom and speaker interview schedule is listed here. Presenters will be available in the media newsroom immediately before or after their session. Presenters are also available for interviews before the Symposium or via phone, if you are unable to join us on-site.  Two sessions from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET on April 12 be streamed live on – they include: NHLBI Guidelines Update: Hypertension, Obesity, Cholesterol and Lifetime Risk and Evaluating CVD in Women: A Scientific Update.

MEDIA CONTACT: Abby Gutowski, Public Relations & Marketing, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, 920.606.2115,