2020 Virtual Event Agenda


Friday, September 11, 2020

Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Research Foundation and Educational Trust (WKHL)

9:00 am - 10:00 am ET
8:00 am - 9:00 am CT
Welcome and Introduction
Vivian Grise and Aniruddha Singh, MD, FACC

Advances in the Treatment of Stable Angina
James Slater, MD

10:00 am - 11:15 am ET
9:00 am - 10:15 am CT
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Mortality
Kim A. Williams, Sr. MD, FMACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC
Moderator: Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, MD, FACC

11:15 am - 11:30 am ET
10:15 am - 10:30 am CT
11:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
10:30 am - 11:30 am CT
Cardiac Imaging: The Silent Partner
Vincent Sorrell, MD, FACC, FACP
Moderator: Muhammad Shoaib Akbar, MD, FACC, FSCAI

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm ET
11:30 am - 12:20 pm CT
Navigating the Rising Tide of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
Walt Sobczyk, MD, FAAP, FACC
Moderator: Avnish Tipathi, MD, MPH, PhD, FACC

1:20 pm ET
12:20 pm CT
Closing Remarks
Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, MD, FACC

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KYACC)

8:00 am - 8:05 am ET Welcome
Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
8:05 am - 9:05 am ET Plenary Session: Presidential Speaker: Advances in Atrial Fibrillation for General Cardiologists
Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
Moderator: Kevin Parrott, MD
9:05 am - 9:20 am ET Break
9:20 am - 9:36 am ET Honorable Maestro Award Presentation
David Moliterno, MD

9:36 am - 10:15 am ET Plenary Session: Honorable Maestro Speaker: The Impact of Obesity in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Meryl S. Cohen, MD
Moderator: Tracy Macaulay, PharmD
10:15 am - 10:30 am ET Break
10:30 am - 11:20 am ET Plenary Session: ACC Speaker: Wellness/Burnout
Laxmi Mehta, MD
Moderator: Jesse Adams, III, MD, FACC
11:20 am - 12:00 pm ET CV COVID 19: Cardiovascular Effects of COVID19
Ajay Kirtane, MD
Moderator: Paul Anaya, MD

12:06 pm - 12:15 pm ET Awards Announcements and Closing Remarks
Steve Leung, MD
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm ET CVT Networking Session: Well Being/Burnout for the CVT Member
Moderators: Mary Covell, PharmD, Christopher Betz, PharmD and Craig Beavers, PharmD, FACC
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET FIT Networking Session: Off the Beaten Path: Crafting a Unique Career Perfect for You
Moderators: Farzad Azimpour, MD and Ramesh Emani, MD

This networking session will highlight for Fellows the process by which they get the "perfect" career for them, even when there is not a clear model. Dr. Azimpour did his Cardiology training at University of Minnesota before doing a device design/innovation fellowship at Stanford and is now the program director in the Innovation fellowship at Edward Lifesciences. Dr. Emani is a heart failure cardiologist who went back to do interventional training in the middle of his career to help develop Ohio State's shock network.

On-Demand Sessions

Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KYACC)

Congenital Imaging Part 1
Moderator: Brian Holland, MD, FACC
  • Right Heart Assessment (Bryana Levitan, BA, RDCS, FASE)
  • Echocardiography: Assessment of Antrioventricular (AV) Canal Defects (Ashley Neal, MD and Melodi Cheatham)
  • AV Canal Imaging: CHSS Insights (Meryl Cohen, MD)
  • Tissue Characterization by Cardiac MRI (Tarek Alsaied, MD, MSc)
Congenital Imaging Part 2
Moderator: Brian Holland, MD, FACC
  • Evaluation of Cardiac Masses (Greg Sinner, MD)
  • Echocardiographic Contrast Use in Stress Echocardiography (Francisco Hidalgo, MD, FACC)
  • CCTA vs Stress Testing for Initial Evaluation of CAD: Seeing is Believing (Arash Seratnahaei, MD)
  • Noncoronary Abnormal Wall Motion on Echo (Brian Lea, MD)
  • Repair of Atrioventricular Septal Defect (James Tweddell, MD)
HFpEF/Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
Moderator: Andrew Kolodziej, MD, FACC
  • Pathophysiology of ATTR Cardiomyopathy (Sateesh Kesari, MD)
  • Cardia Amyloidosis Uncovering the Great Masquerader (Bassel Alkhalil, MD)
  • Medical Therapy of ATTR Cardiomyopathy (Ashley Schenk, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP)
  • Interatrial Shunt for the Treatment of Heart Failure (Rami Kahwash, MD)
EP and Other Heart Failure Topics
Moderator: Andrew Kolodziej, MD, FACC
  • Cardiac Contractility Modulation in Congestive Heart Failure (Aaron Hesselson, MD)
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome and Diuretic Resistance (Juan Carlos Aycinena, MD)
  • Heart Failure in the ACHD Patient and Challenges in ACHD Transplant (Melissa Perrotta, MD)
  • Diabetes in Heart Failure: A Review (Neeti Reddy, MD)
Moderator: Hussam Hamdalla, MD, FACC
  • Optimizing Medical Therapy in Stable Coronary Disease: Lessons Learned from ISCHEMIA (Chris Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS, FKSHP, FASHP)
  • Intravascular Imaging Guided Coronary Artery Assessment: IVUS and OCT (Sean Stewart, MD)
  • Current Stroke Care and Thrombectomy... What the Cardiologist Needs to Know (Christian Ramsey, MD)
  • Coronary Physiology: Hemodynamic Evaluation of Coronary Stenosis (Mohammad Abdul-Waheed, MD)
Moderator: Kevin Parrot, MD
  • Advances in AF Ablation(Vivek Reddy, MD)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) (Gery Tomassoni, MD)
Oral Abstracts
  • Predictors of Mortality in Non-Surgical Patients Prior to Cannulation for Venoarterial Extracorporeal Life Support (Hoyle Whiteside, III, MD)
  • Cardiac Mesenchymal Cells (CMCs) Cultured at Physiologic Oxygen Tension Have Superior Therapeutic Efficacy in Heart Failure Caused by Myocardial Infarction (Robbi Bolli )
Other On-Demand Sessions
  • Ischemia Trial: Invasive vs Medical Treatment in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (Prem Subramaniyam, MD)
  • Antiplatelet Therapy After PCI: Updating the Updates (Tracy Macaulay, PharmD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (Praveen Vijhani, MD)