Heart Failure 2010 - Oct. 21-22, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio Heart Failure 2010 - Oct. 21-22, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio Heart Failure 2010 - Oct. 21-22, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio
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American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)



  Thursday, October 21, 2010

7:55 am Welcome and Announcements
Session I: Contemporary Issues in Heart Failure Management
Moderators:  Randall C. Starling, MD, MPH and Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
8:00 am Quality and Outcomes Data in Heart Failure - Clyde W. Yancy, MD
8:20 am Expanding Indications for CRT: Putting MADIT-CRT into the Context of Heart Failure Practice - Bruce D. Lindsay, MD
8:40 am Risk Stratification in Heart Failure Using Novel Imaging Techniques - Thomas Marwick, MD, PhD
9:00 am The Evolution of MCS over the Past 30 Years - O. Howard Frazier, MD
9:20 am Are We Ready for LVADS in Class III Patients? - Joseph G. Rogers, MD
9:40 - 10:00 am Panel Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
Session II: Contemporary Issues in Heart Failure Management
Moderators:  Christine S. Moravec, PhD and Robert Hobbs, MD
10:30 am Registries and Guidelines: Have They Helped Us Provide Better Patient Care in the Real World? - Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH
10:50 am Addressing Anemia in Heart Failure: What Have We Learned? - W. H. Wilson Tang, MD
11:10 am New Insights into the Cardiorenal Syndrome - Maria Rosa Costanzo, MD
11:30 am Vasodilators in the Setting of ADHF - John R. Teerlink, MD         
11:50 - 12:10 pm Panel Discussion
12:10 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Session III: Kaufman Center Award and Lecture
Introduced by Randall C. Starling, MD, MPH
1:15 pm James B. Young, MD
Session IV: Clinical Trials of Drugs and Devices for Heart Failure
Moderator:  James B. Young, MD
1:45 pm Will Clinical Site Research Survive in the U.S. and Can We Afford It? - Robert M. Califf, MD
2:05 pm The STICH Trial: What Went Wrong, What Went Right? - John V. Conte, MD
2:25 pm Are the Patients We Study Those We Treat? - Clyde W. Yancy, MD
2:45 pm The Economics of Developing New Drugs and Devices: Is the Pipeline for New Drugs “Drying Up”? - Steven Nissen, MD
3:05 pm LVAD: Regulatory Issues Ileana - Ileana L. Piňa, MD, MPH
3:25 - 3:45 pm Panel Discussion
Session V: Update on the Medical and Surgical Management of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Moderator:  Soon J. Park, MD
3:45 pm State of the Art Cardiac Regeneration with Stem Cells - Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD
4:05 pm Ventricular Reconstruction: Indications, Physiologic Impact, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes - Robert A.E. Dion, MD
4:25 pm The Treatment of Ischemic Mitral Valve Disease:
Imaging - Robert A. Levine, MD
Repair - Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD
5:00 pm Panel Discussion
5:30 pm Poster Presentations / Attendee Reception / Exhibits
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  Friday, October 22, 2010

Session VI: Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplant: Patient Selection
Moderators:  David O. Taylor, MD and Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
8:00 am Where is the Data That Obesity is a Contraindication to Heart Transplant and MCS? - David O. Taylor, MD
8:20 am Gastric Bypass Surgery for Heart Failure: The Impact of Weight Loss on CV Structure and Function - Philip R. Schauer, MD
8:40 am Strategies for LVAD Therapy: Does BTT, BTC and DT Impact Management and Outcomes? - Benjamin C. Sun, MD
9:00 am Pre-Operative Predictors of Post LVAD Mortality - Leslie W. Miller, MD
9:20 am A Good LVAD is Better Than a Bad Transplant! - George M. Wieselthaler, MD
9:40 - 10:00 am  Panel Discussion
10:00 - 10:20 am Break
Session VII: Management of the Patient on MCS in the Continuum of Care
Moderator:  Nicholas G. Smedira, MD and George M. Wieselthaler, MD
10:20 am Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Shock (Point/Counterpoint)
Back to the Future:  ECMO Should be the First Choice - Pascal N. Leprince MD, PhD
Avoid an Oxygenator At All Costs: Tandem Heart or Impella - Edward Soltesz, MD
10:50 am Managing RV Failure (Point/Counterpoint)
Temporary RV Support is the Best Strategy - Leslie W. Miller, MD
Early Planned BiV Support Results in Improved Outcomes - Michael A. Acker, MD
11:20 am Eliminate Drive-Line Infection - Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
11:35 am Neurological Events: Patient? Device? Management? - Maria Mountis, DO
11:50 am Are ICDs Beneficial in the LVAD Population - Daniel J. Cantillon, MD
12:05 pm Outpatient Management of the “Destination” Patient: Are Focused Clinics and Telemanagement the Answer? - Robert L. Kormos, MD
12:20 pm Utilizing Best Practices to Reduce Readmissions in the LVAD Population - Laura D. Damme, RN, MPH
12:35 - 12:55 pm Panel Discussion
12:45 pm Lunch
Session VIII: The Present and Future of Innovation in MCS
Moderator:  Robert L. Kormos, MD
2:00 pm Total Artificial Heart
Why I Love It - Jack G. Copeland, MD
Why I Hate It - Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
2:40 pm Update on New Technology:  Duraheart, Terumo, and Heartware - Aly El-Banayosy, MD
3:00 pm Update on New Technology: Tandem Heart, Impella, Circulite - William E. Cohn, MD
3:20 pm Maximizing Reimbursement for Innovation - Robin Roberts Bostic
3:40 pm Will MCS Replace Heart Transplant in this Decade? - Leonard Golding, MD
4:00 - 4:20 pm Panel Discussion
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