Dr. Kevin A. Courville, an interventional cardiologist, has joined Lafayette Heart Clinic. A Eunice native, Courville received extensive training in interventional cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the top cardiovascular programs in the country. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans. Trained in a broad range of preventative, diagnostic and interventional services, Courville is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. Established in 1982, Lafayette Heart Clinic was founded by Dr. David G. Baker.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South will host the seventh annual New Cardiovascular Horizons conference Sept. 5 through 8 in New Orleans. NCVH is the fourth largest cardiology conference in the nation that offers comprehensive multidisciplinary educational sessions for each specialty, with Drs. Craig Walker and David Allie of CIS serving as co-chairmen. Since 2000, CIS has spearheaded NCVH to educate and train medical professionals, including physicians, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants and medical technologists. Renowned physicians from around the world are guest lecturers for the seminars, which will include talks by CIS physicians Walker and Allie, along with Drs. Richard Abben, Peter Fail, Antoine Keller, Michael McElderry, Raghotham Patlola and Michael Trotter. CIS Chief Executive Officer David Konur will guest lecture from an administrative standpoint. NCVH is the first multidisciplinary conference that encompasses the management, treatment and evaluation of all fields of medicine, with a primary focus on peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease. The four-day conference attracts thousands of medical professionals worldwide to discuss the latest advancements in limb salvage, podiatry, wound care and peripheral vascular treatment.