2020 Virtual Conference Sessions



Welcome and Introduction
Vivian Grise and Aniruddha Singh, MD, FACC
Advances in the Treatment of Stable Angina
James Slater, MD



Nutrition and Cardiovascular Mortality
Kim A. Williams, Sr. MD, FMACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC



Cardiac Imaging: The Silent Partner
Vincent Sorrell, MD, FACC, FACP



Navigating the Rising Tide of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
Walt Sobczyk, MD, FAAP, FACC



Welcome
Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Plenary Session: Presidential Speaker: Advances in Atrial Fibrillation for General Cardiologists
Vivek Y. Reddy, MD



Honorable Maestro Award Presentation
David Moliterno, MD



Plenary Session: Honorable Maestro Speaker: The Impact of Obesity in Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Meryl S. Cohen, MD



Plenary Session: ACC Speaker: Wellness/Burnout
Laxmi Mehta, MD



CV COVID 19: Cardiovascular Effects of COVID19
Ajay Kirtane, MD



Congenital Imaging Part 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)




Interventional
  • 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)




EP
  • 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 )




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


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