Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Targeting Success

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:35 AM Welcome Remarks Claudius Mahr, DO, and Jennifer Beckman, ARNP

Session 1: Addressing the Heart Failure Continuum

Moderators: Claudius Mahr, DO, and Greg Wood, MD
7:45 AM The A, B, C and D’s: Diagnosing, Staging and Therapeutic Overview of Heart Failure Speaker: April Stempien-Otero, MD
8:15 AM Heart Failure Prevention: Where to Start? Speaker: Alec Moorman, MD 
8:45 AM  Utilizing Pulmonary Artery Pressure Sensors to Optimize Heart Failure Care Speaker: Ajay Srivastava, MD
9:15 AM  A Timeline of Addiction in Advanced Heart Failure Speaker: Thomas Soeprono, MD
9:45 AM  Refreshment Break

Session 2: Heart Failure Innovations

Moderators: Jason Bjelkengren, RN, and Ajay Srivastava, MD
10:30 AM When Enough is Enough: When to Refer to an Advanced Heart Failure Program Speaker: Jacob Kelly, MD
11:00 AM Electrophysiology in Heart Failure: What Helps the Cause? Speaker: Nazem Akoum, MD
11:30 AM Recognizing Shock: Diagnosis and Management Speaker: Song Li, MD
12:00 PM VAD Therapy in 2019: Novel Management Strategies for Optimal Outcomes Speaker: Claudius Mahr, DO
12:30 PM Lunch Break

Session 3: Opportunities for Improvement in Heart Failure Management

Moderators: Claudius Mahr, DO, and Gautam Nayak, MD
1:45 PM Concomitant Treatment: Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure Speaker: Peter Leary, MD
2:15 PM Looking for the Zebras: Diagnosing and Managing Amyloidosis Speaker: Richard Cheng, MD
2:45 PM Other Organs Matter: Identifying and Managing Cardiorenal Syndrome in the Heart Failure Patient Speaker: Nayan Arora, MD
3:15 PM Utilization of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Heart Failure Speaker: Yonatan Buber, MD
3:45 PM  Refreshment Break

Session 4: Multidisciplinary Approach to Optimize Heart Failure Patients

Moderator: Jennifer Beckman, ARNP, and Myung Park , MD
4:15 PM Advanced Care Planning for Patients and Families with Heart Failure Speaker: Jason Tran, MSW
4:45 PM Medical Management: Optimization Strategies Speaker: Todd Dardas, MD
5:15 PM Difficult Conversations: How to Address Heart Failure Throughout the Continuum Speaker: James Fausto, MD
5:45 PM What Would You Do? Challenging Heart Failure Cases Speakers: Erik Kellison, PharmD; Jacob Kelly, MD; and Ajay Srivastava, MD
6:15 PM Closing Remarks Claudius Mahr, DO 
6:15 PM Networking Reception
7:15 PM  Adjourn


Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Sessions: Acute Heart Failure Management OR General Heart Failure Management

Acute Heart Failure Management Moderators: Kevin Koomalsingh, MD, and Brendan Riordan, PA
9:00 AM  Defining Cardiogenic Shock: Fundamentals of Hemodynamics Speaker: Greg Wood, MD
9:30 AM Echocardiography Pearls in Advanced Heart Failure Speaker: Burkhard Mackensen, MD
10:00 AM Temporary Support for Cardiogenic Shock Speaker: Kevin Koomalsingh, MD
10:30 AM  Protecting the Right Ventricle Speaker: Pingping Song, MD
11:00 AM Panel Discussion Panelists: Burkhard Mackensen, MD; Pingping Song, MD; and Greg Wood, MD
General Heart Failure Management Moderator: Kevin O’Brien, MD
9:00 AM Cardiology in Athletes: When Hypertrophy is a Normal Finding Speaker: David Owens, MD
9:30 AM Physical Assessment Pearls of Heart Failure Speaker: Wayne Levy, MD
10:00 AM Mitral Valve Intervention in Heart Failure: When and How? Speaker: Jamie McCabe, MD
10:30 AM  Managing Comorbidities in Heart Failure Speaker: Shin Lin, MD
11:00 AM Panel Discussion Panelists: Wayne Levy, MD; Shin Lin, MD; Jamie McCabe, MD; and David Owens, MD
11:15 AM Adjourn Concurrent Sessions
11:15 AM Refreshment Break

Session 5: Putting it All Together

11:45 AM  The Patient and Caregiver Perspective
Patients options: Patient Panel
Panel: Jennifer Beckman, ARNP; Jason Bjelkengren, RN; Claudius Mahr, DO; Miko F. Mergens, MSW, LICSW; Lisa Wiederspan, BSN; and Leah Wong, MN, RN
12:30 PM Closing Remarks Claudius Mahr, DO; Jennifer Beckman, ARNP; and Jason Bjelkengren, RN