2023 Agenda

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Saturday, september 30, 2023

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Registration – Pacific Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00 – 7:30 AM – Industry Breakfast Session Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb – LOCATION: Caspian Room

Redefining the Treatment Landscape of Symptomatic NYHA Class II-III Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Camzyos (Mavacamten)

Speaker: Benjamin M. Kalsmith, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Specialists of Pittsburgh
This is a non-CME event.

7:00 – 7:35 AM – Breakfast with the Exhibitors – Pacific Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

7:35 – 9:20 AM – Session I: TAVR in 2023

Moderators: John Forrest, MD, and Jacqueline Latina, MD
Panel Members: Joseph Carrozza, MD; Mohiuddin Cheema, MD; Fuyuki Hirashima, MD; Michael Reardon, MD; Mazen Roumia, MD

7:35 – 7:40 AM – Introduction and Opening Remarks 

Ashquel Islam, MD – Program Director

7:40 – 7:55 AM – Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis and Moderate AS with Cardiac Dysfunction

7:40 – 7:50 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): James Devries, MD

7:50 – 7:55 AM – Panel Discussion

7:55 – 8:10 AM – Valve Durability, Degeneration and Dangers: An Update on the Latest Clinical Data

7:55 – 8:05 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Amit Vora, MD

8:05 – 8:10 AM – Panel Discussion

8:10 – 8:35 AM – The Low Risk 70-year-old with Severe AS

8:10 – 8:20 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): SAVR Should be the First Option: Sylwia Karpinski, MD

8:20 – 8:30 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): It’s 2023 and the Data Supports TAVR: Charles Resor, MD

8:30 – 8:35 AM – Panel Discussion

8:35 – 9:20 AM – Keynote Speaker: Lifetime Management of Aortic Stenosis (PDF): Michael Reardon, MD

9:20 – 9:40 AM – Refreshment Break with the Exhibitors – Pacific Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

9:40 – 10:35 AM – Session II: Challenges in TAVR I

Moderators: Harold Dauerman, MD, and Anthony Rousou, MD
Panel Members: Paul Gordon, MD; Nikolaos Kakouros, MD; Rony Lahoud, MD; Sleelagh Pousatis, MD; Alison Tsao, MD

9:40 – 9:55 AM – Coronary Protection and Access in TAVR

9:40 – 9:50 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Tanush Gupta, MD

9:50 – 9:55 AM – Panel Discussion

9:55 – 10:15 AM – My Worst TAVR Complication (Case 1: Vascular Complication)

9:55 – 10:00 AM – Fellow’s Case Presentation (PDF): Sahoor Khan, MD

10:00 – 10:10 AM – Attending Discussion (PDF): Gautam Gadey, MD

10:10 – 10:15 AM – Panel Discussion

10:15 – 10:35 AM – My Worst TAVR Complication (Case 2: Valve Embolization/Geographic Miss)

10:15 – 10:20 AM – Fellow’s Case Presentation (PDF): Philip LaCombe, MD

10:20 – 10:30 AM – Attending Discussion: J. Raider Estrada, MD

10:30 – 10:35 AM – Panel Discussion

10:35 – 11:35 AM – Session III: Challenges in TAVR II

Moderators: Suzanne Baron, MD, and Immad Sadiq, MD
Panel Members: Tariq Bhat, MD; Afshin Ehsan, MD; Sherif Labib, MD; Piotr Sobieszczyk, MD

10:35 – 10:55 AM – Management of the Failing TAV (SAVR After TAV and TAV-in-TAV)

10:35 – 10:50 AM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Lindsey Prescher, DO

10:50 – 10:55 AM – Panel Discussion

10:55 – 11:15 AM – TAVR or Not: Low Flow Low Gradient AS

10:55 – 11:00 AM – Fellow’s Case Presentation (PDF): Hafiz Imran, MD

11:00 – 11:10 AM – Attending Discussion (PDF): Marwan Saad, MD

11:10 – 11:15 AM – Panel Discussion

11:15 – 11:35 AM – TAVR or Not: Concomitant  Aortic Stenosis and Mitral Valve Disease

11:15 – 11:22 AM – Faculty Presentation: Treat the Aortic Stenosis First Then See (PDF): Aakash Garg, MD

11:22 – 11:29 AM – Faculty Presentation: Don’t Undertreat Double Valve Disease If You Can Help It (PDF): Ansar Hassan, MD

11:29 – 11:35 AM – Panel Discussion

11:35 AM – 12:40 PM – Lunch with the Exhibitors – Pacific Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

11:30 AM – 1:35 PM – Advanced Practice Provider & Valve Clinic Coordinator Session – LOCATION: Caspian Room
Panel Members: Holly Benard, RN; Jimmy Doolittle, PA-C; Katie Morganti-Stewart, NP; Caitlin O’Callaghan Reen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN, CNP

11:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction

11:35 AM – Exercise in Structural Heart Disease (PDF): Katie Morganti-Stewart, NP

11:45 AM – Panel Discussion

11:50 AM – Multi-faceted Role of the Structural Heart Disease APP (PDF): Melissa Todice, APRN, FNP-BC

12:00 PM – Panel Discussion

12:05 PM – Anticoagulation in Valvular Heart Disease (PDF): Sarah Capano, PA-C

12:15 PM – Panel Discussion

12:20 PM – Imaging Review – Sex Differences in Structural Heart Disease (PDF): Janet Ma, MD

12:30 PM – Panel Discussion

12:35 PM – Pregnancy in Structural Heart Disease – A Case Presentation (PDF): Anna O’Kelley, MD

12:45 PM – Panel Discussion

12:50 PM – Heart Failure in Structural Heart Disease (PDF): Jessica Vittengl, APRN

1:00 PM – Panel Discussion

1:05 PM – How to Grow a Successful Structural Heart Disease Program From the Ground Up (PDF): Jimmy Doolittle, PA

1:15 PM – Panel Discussion

1:20 PM – Use of the TVT Registry (PDF): Beatie Ultimo, DNP, NP-C

1:30 PM – Panel Discussion

1:35 PM – Adjourn

12:00 – 12:40 PM – Fellows Breakout Session – LOCATION: Mediterranean Room
Panel Members: Thomas Piemonte, MD; Marwan Saad, MD; Immad Sadiq, MD; Tariq Bhat, MD; Pinak Shah, MD
Structural Cases with Tips of Techniques, Complications and Innovative Approaches

12:05 PM – Fellows Presentation 1 (PDF): Matthew Lawlor, MD

12:15 PM – Fellows Presentation 2 (PDF): Abdullah Pervaiz, MD

12:25 PM – Fellows Presentation 3 (PDF): Audrey Ready, MD

12:40 – 2:30 PM – Session IV: Challenges in Tricuspid Valve Disease
Moderators: Ashequl Islam, MD, and Ashraf Sabe, MD
Panel Members: Anita Asgar, MD; Joseph Flack, MD; Nathaniel Langer, MD; Evin Yucel, MD; Kelly Wanamaker, MD

12:40 – 1:25 PM – Keynote Speaker: Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Interventions – Current Evidence and Future Directions (PDF): Anita Asgar, MD

1:25 – 1:50 PM – Debate: Edge to Edge Tricuspid Valve Repair Should be The Treatment of Choice for All Patients with Symptomatic Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation

1:25 – 1:35 PM – Faculty Pro (PDF):  Michael Young, MD

1:35 – 1:45 PM – Faculty Con (PDF): Siavash Saadat, MD

1:45 – 1:50 PM – Panel Discussion

1:50 – 2:10 PM – Technical Challenges in Trans-catheter Edge to Edge Tricuspid Valve Repair

1:50 – 2:05 PM – Faculty Presentation:  Roger Laham, MD

2:05 – 2:10 PM – Panel Discussion

2:10 – 2:30 PM – Imaging Consideration in Trans-catheter Edge to Edge Tricuspid Valve Repair

2:10 – 2:25 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF):  Yee-Ping Sun, MD

2:25 – 2:30 PM – Panel Discussion

2:30 – 2:50 PM – Refreshment Break with the Exhibitors – Pacific Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

2:50 – 4:30 PM – Session V: Challenges in Mitral Valve Disease
Moderators: Mark Cunningham, MD and Pinak Shah, MD
Panel Members:
Sean McMahon, MD; Thomas Piemonte, MD; Gregory Valania, MD; Pradeep Yadav, MD; Evin Yucel, MD

2:50 – 3:10 PM – Updates in Trans-catheter Mitral Valve Repair

2:50 – 3:05 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Fahad Gilani, MD

3:05 – 3:10 PM – Panel Discussion

3:10 – 3:30 PM – TMVR: Current Challenges and Future Directions

3:10 – 3:25 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Pradeep Yadav, MD

3:25 – 3:30 PM – Panel Discussion

3:30 – 3:50 PM – Managing LVOT obstruction in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

3:30 – 3:45 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, MD

3:45 – 3:50 PM – Panel Discussion

3:50 – 4:10 PM – Technical Considerations of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

3:50 – 4:05 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Sergei Melnitchouk, MD

4:05 – 4:10 PM – Panel Discussion

4:10 – 4:30 PM – Moving Beyond the Valves- Transcatheter Left Ventricular Remodeling and Interatrial Shunting Procedures in Heart Failure

4:10 – 4:25 PM – Faculty Presentation (PDF): Lavanya Bellamkonda, MD

4:25 – 4:30 PM – Panel Discussion

4:30 PM – Adjourn

4:30 – 6:30 PM – Networking Reception with the Exhibitors – Pacific Grand Ballroom Salons A-D

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