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The Comprehensive 2020 Update for Clinical Cardiology

This program provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices to diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular conditions. Led by the leading clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Update for Clinical Cardiology ensures attendees are informed about recent advances in clinical cardiology and the best ways to incorporate them into daily practice to optimize patient outcomes.

Description

There is a persistent gap between the practice of cardiology and the guideline-recommended evaluation and therapy. In a time of continually changing information based on ongoing, new research findings, the practicing clinician has a hard time maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base and, therefore, competency in these areas.

As a result, the performance of the clinician frequently lags behind state-of-the-art practices. This course addresses this gap by providing an extensive review of clinical cardiology through didactic lectures, panel discussions and cases emphasizing newer concepts of diagnosis, decision-making, pharmacology and therapy in the areas of ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, diabetes, cardio-oncology, pregnancy, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and other areas.

Learning Objectives

The 2020 program offers you the opportunity to learn:

  • Important medical and procedural advances for the management of common clinical problems such as coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular heart disease
  • The latest transcatheter options and best practices to treat patients with severe valvular disease
  • The new paradigms for care of specialized populations, such as adults with congenital heart disease, cardiac patients with cancer and athletic individuals
  • The latest concepts of diagnosis, decision-making, pharmacology and therapy in the areas of ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and fellows. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in cardiology and vascular medicine, critical care and trauma, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, thoracic surgery or cardiac surgery.

Course Directors

Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Founding Director, Cardiac Performance Program, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD

Evelyn and James Jenks and Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Rory B. Weiner, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

7:00 a.m. — 7:45 a.m. - Registration

7:45 a.m. — 8:00 a.m. - Introduction
Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD

Morning Session

Moderator: Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

8:00 a.m. — 8:50 a.m. - Key Points in Evaluation and Medical Management of Coronary Artery Disease
Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD

8:50 a.m. — 9:40 a.m. - Pulmonary Embolism: Pathophysiology and Management Updates
Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD

9:40 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. - Morning Break
Refreshments provided

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m. - The Role of the Cardiologist in Diabetes Management
James L. Januzzi, MD

10:50 a.m. — 11:40 a.m. - What's New in Cardiac Markers
James L. Januzzi, MD

11:40 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. - Mitral Regurgitation: Timing of Intervention and Choice between Surgery and Percutaneous Therapy
Eric M. Isselbacher, MD

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Rory B. Weiner, MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

1:30 p.m. — 2:20 p.m. - Aortic Stenosis: Timing of Intervention and Choice between Surgery and Percutaneous Therapy
Jonathan J. Passeri, MD

2:20 p.m. — 3:10 p.m. - Advances in Medical Treatment of Heart Failure
G. William Dec, MD

3:10 p.m. — 3:20 p.m. - Afternoon Break
Refreshments provided

3:20 p.m. — 4:10 p.m. - Cardio-Oncology in 2020
Tomas G. Neilan, MD, MPH, MRCPI

4:10 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Acute Coronary Syndromes: STEMI and NSTEMI Latest Data
Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Morning Session

Moderator: Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

8:00 a.m. — 8:50 a.m. - Incorporating Advances in Electrical Therapy in Heart Failure for Improved Patient Outcomes
Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD

8:50 a.m. — 9:40 a.m. - Atrial Fibrillation: Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Therapy
Moussa C. Mansour, MD

9:40 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. - Morning Break
Refreshments provided

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m. - Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

10:50 a.m. — 11:40 a.m. - New Indications and Technology in Pacemakers / ICDs
Theofanie Mela, MD

11:40 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. - Updates to Evaluate and Treat Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Ami B. Bhatt, MD

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Rory B. Weiner, MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

1:30 p.m. — 2:20 p.m. - Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease
Michelle L. O'Donoghue, MD

2:20 p.m. — 3:10 p.m. - Thoracic Aortic Disease: Optimal Imaging and Management
Eric M. Isselbacher, MD

3:10 p.m. — 3:20 p.m. - Afternoon Break
Refreshments provided

3:20 p.m. — 4:10 p.m. - Dyslipidemia: Latest Concepts
Pradeep Natarajan, MD

4:10 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Management of Ventricular Tachycardia in 2020
Conor D. Barrett, MBBCh, BAO

Friday, October 16, 2020

Morning Session

Moderator: Adolph M. Hutter, Jr., MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

8:00 a.m. — 8:50 a.m. - Cardiovascular Care of Aging Athletes: Progress and Future Challenges
Aaron L. Baggish, MD

8:50 a.m. — 9:40 a.m. - How Exercise Protects the Heart: What the Latest Data Tell Us
Anthony Rosenzweig, MD

9:40 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. - Morning Break
Refreshments provided

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m. - Cardiomyopathies: Evaluation and Therapy
G. William Dec, MD

10:50 a.m. — 11:40 a.m. - Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy
Nandita S. Scott, MD

11:40 p.m. — 12:30 p.m. - Coronary Artery Disease: Medicate/Dilate/Operate
Rahul Sakhuja, MD, MPP

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Rory B. Weiner, MD
All sessions include 10 minutes of Q&A

1:30 p.m. — 2:20 p.m. - Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): Evaluation and Treatment
Malissa J. Wood, MD

2:20 p.m. — 3:10 p.m. - Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease in 2020
Douglas E. Drachman, MD

3:10 p.m. — 3:20 p.m. - Afternoon Break
Refreshments provided

3:20 p.m. — 4:10 p.m. - Complex Cases in the Cath Lab: Chronic Total Occlusion, PCI without Contrast, Cardiogenic Shock
Farouc A. Jaffer, MD, PhD

4:10 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Advanced Heart Failure: Acute and Chronic Therapy
Sunu S. Thomas, MD