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21st Annual
San Diego Heart Failure Symposium for
Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physicians

New Strategies for Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure
January 29 & 30, 2021

PROGRAM - Subject to Change
Friday, January 29, 2021

12:00pm

Product Theatre I

1:05pm

Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium
Barry Greenberg, MD

SESSION I - Risk Factors and Prevention
1:10pm - Barry Greenberg, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

1:15-1:30

Managing Patients Hypertension During the COVID-19 Era
Chris Mende, MD

1:30-1:45

Lipid Lowering from Statins and PSK9 Inhibitors to New Agents
Pam Taub, MD

1:45-2:00

Approaches to Treating Diabetes that Reduce Cardiovascular Events
Jia Shen, MD

2:00-2:15

Are Biomarkers Helpful in Identifying Patients at Risk for Heart Failure?
Lori Daniels, MD

2:15-2:30

Q/A and Panel Discussion
Pam Taub (Moderator) – Drs. Mende and Daniels (Panelists)

SESSION II - Cardiac Hypertrophy, Amyloid and Other Infiltrative Diseases
2:30pm - Marcus Anthony (Tony) Urey, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

2:35-2:50

Recognizing and Treating HFpEF
Barry Greenberg, MD

2:50-3:05

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
Jorge Silva Enciso, MD

3:05-3:20

Advances in the Management of Amyloid dDisease
Marcus Anthony Urey, MD

3:20-3:35

Case Discussion
Marcus Anthony Urey, MD (Presenter)- Drs. Greenberg, Silva Enciso (Panelists)

3:35-3:50

Break/Visit Exhibits

3:50-4:50

Product Theatre II

4:50

Adjourn Day 1


Saturday, January 30, 2021

7:30-8:30

Product Theatre III

8:40

Welcome to Day 2
Barry Greenberg, MD (Program Chair)

SESSION III - Focus on COVID-19 and Disparities in Care
8:45am - Barry Greenberg, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

8:50-9:10

FEATURED PRESENTATION
Treating COVID-19 and Controlling the Pandemic: Where Do We Stand?

Saima Aslam, MD

9:10-9:25

Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19
Eric Adler, MD

9:25-9:50

Role of the Renin Angiotensin System in Coronavirus Infections
Barry Greenberg, MD

9:50-10:05

Recognizing and Mitigating Disparities in Care During the Pandemic
Cheryl Anderson, MD

10:05-10:15

Q/A and Panel Discussion
Dr. Greenberg (Moderator) - Drs. Aslam, Adler and Anderson (Panelists)

10:15-10:25

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

SESSION IV - Advances in Heart Failure Management
10:25 - Howie Tran, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

10:30-10:45

Expanding the Role of ARNI’s Across the Heart Failure Continuum
Scott Solomon, MD

10:45-11:00

SGLT2 Inhibitors as First-Line Therapy for Heart Failure
John McMurray, MD

11:00-11:15

The New Kids on the Block – Vericiguat, Omecamtiv, mecarbil and IV Iron
Barry Greenberg, MD

11:15-11:30

Treating Hyperkalemia – Why and How
Uri Elkayam, MD

11:30-11:45

Learning from CHAMP-HF: How Can We Improve Drug Therapy?
Gregg Fonarow, MD

11:45-12:00

Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing
Robert Owens, MD

12:05-12:20

Q/A and Panel Discussion
Howie Tran (Moderator) – Drs. McMurray, Solomon, Greenberg Elkayam, Fonarow and Owens (Panelists)

12:30-1:30

Product Theatre IV

SESSION V - Biomarkers and Devices to Detect and Treat Heart Failure
1:35pm - Ulrika Birgersdotter Green, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

1:40-1:55

Biomarkers to Detect, Risk Stratify and Guide Therapy of Heart Failure
Lori Daniels, MD

1:55-2:10

Devices for Detecting Worsening Heart Failure
Howie Tran, MD

2:10-2:25

Devices for Preventing Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Ryan Reeves, MD

2:25-2:40

What’s New in Pacemakers, Defibrillators, CRT
Ulrika Birgersdotter Green, MD

2:40-2:55

Q/A and Panel Discussion
Ulrika Birgersdotter Green, MD (Moderator), Drs. Tran, Reeves (Panelists)

2:55-3:00

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

SESSION VI - Recognizing and Treating Advanced Heart Failure
3:00pm - Barry Greenberg, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

3:05-3:20

Detecting and Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Demos Papamatheakis, MD

3:20-3:35

Recognizing and Referring Patients for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies
Eric Adler, MD

3:35-3:50

Advances in Temporary Mechanical Support of Acute Heart Failure
Ryan Reeves, MD

3:50-4:05

Left Ventricular Assist Devices - Patient Selection and Outcomes
Mandeep Mehra, MD

4:05

Adjourn until January, 2022