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Thursday, October 24, 2019

7:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
7:50 am
Welcome and Introduction
Adam L. Myers, MD
Lars Svensson, MD, PhD

Session I: Prevention

Moderators: Adam L. Myers, MD and Andrea Sikon, MD
8:00 am
Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Making Sense of the New Guidelines and New Trial Results
Steven Nissen, MD
8:20 am
Management of HTN: Evolving Evidence and Changing Guidelines
Luke Laffin, MD
8:40 am
Glucose Lowering Agents in the Prevention of CV Events in Type II Diabetes
Betul Hatipoglu, MD
9:00 am
When Should Primary Preventative Therapies be Stopped in Elderly Patients and Should They?
Ardeshir Hashmi, MD
9:15 am
Who Should Receive ASA for Primary Prevention?
Julie Huang, MD
9:30 am
Shifting the Paradigm: Cardiology and Population Health
Adam L. Myers, MD
9:50 am
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
10:05 am
Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Session II: Diagnosis and Management of CVD

Moderators: Christine Jellis, MD, PhD and Paul Cremer, MD
10:30 am
Calcium Score and CTA Screening for CAD and Prognosis: When and Who?
Christine Jellis, MD, PhD
10:50 am
Appropriateness of Cardiac Stress Testing
Paul Cremer, MD
11:10 am
Chronic Stable Angina: Medical Therapy or Coronary Stent?
Mouin Abdallah, MD
11:30 am
Peripheral Artery Disease: Prevalence, Significance, and Evidenced Based Management
Douglas Joseph, DO
11:50 am
Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease: Single, Dual, or Even Triple Therapy? How Intense? Optimal Duration?
Mouin Abdallah, MD
12:10 pm
Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Pathophysiology and Risk Stratification
Joseph Campbell, MD
12:30 pm
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
12:45 pm
Lunch Break

Session III: Structural Heart Disease: Timing and Management Decisions

Moderators: Amar Krishnaswamy, MD and Leslie Cho, MD
1:45 pm
Degenerative MR: How Long Do You Watch and Wait and New Evidence for Earlier Referral and Intervention
Paul Cremer, MD
2:05 pm
Gender Differences in Surgical Mitral Disease
Leslie Cho, MD
2:25 pm
Emerging Data in the Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Grant Reed, MD
2:45 pm
Aortic Stenosis: Trends in TAVR vs SAVR and the Impact of Expanded Indications for TAVR
Amar Krishnaswamy, MD
3:05 pm
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
3:25 pm
Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Session IV: Special Conditions

Moderator: Patrick Collier, MD, PhD
3:45 pm
Cardiovascular Care and Surveillance of the Cancer Survivor
Patrick Collier, MD, PhD
4:10 pm
Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension: Definition, Diagnosis, and Management
Miriam Jacob, MD
4:25 pm
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
4:40 pm

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Friday, October 25, 2019

7:00 am
Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

Session V: Heart Failure

Moderators: Jerry Estep, MD and Mazen Hanna, MD
8:00 am
Success with Systolic Heart Failure: Contemporary Medical Therapy and Drug Initiation
Jerry Estep, MD
8:20 am
Addressing the Important Co-Morbidities: Sleep Apnea, Iron Deficiency and AF
Mazen Hanna, MD
8:40 am
Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Antonio Perez, MD
9:00 am
Decision Making in Advanced HF: Transplant, MCS and Palliative Care
Michael Tong, MD
9:20 am
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
9:35 am
Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Session VI: Aortic Disease

Moderators: Venu Menon, MD and Milind Desai, MD
10:05 am

Acute Aortic Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to a Time Critical Disease
Venu Menon, MD

10:25 am
Optimal Surveillance Strategies and Treatment of Aneurysms (Thoracic, Splenic, Renal)
Milind Desai, MD
10:45 am
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period

Session VII: Heart Rhythm

Moderator: Khaldoun Tarakji, MD
11:00 am
The Patient With Chronic Sinus Tachycardia With an Unclear Etiology: What Do I Do?
Kenneth Mayuga, MD
11:15 am
Management of New Onset AF: Rate vs Rhythm Control and Anticoagulation Options for Stroke Prevention
Walid Saliba, MD
11:35 am
Non Pharmacologic Stroke Prevention: WATCHMAN Device - Patient Selection and Outcomes
Walid Saliba, MD
11:55 am
Subcutaneous ICD & Leadless Pacemakers: What Do I Need to Know as a Primary Care Provider?
Khaldoun Tarakji, MD
12:10 pm
Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Period
12:30 pm

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