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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

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Friday, January 29, 2021

11:55am

Janssen Product Theatre Introduction
Barry Greenberg, MD
(a special invitation email with instruction on accessing the Jannsen Product Theatre was sent directly to attendees)

12:00pm

Product Theatre - Non-CME
Advancements in VTE Prophylaxis of Acutely Ill Medical Patients and Treatment
Featuring: Victor Tapson, MD - Pulmonary-Critical Care Cedars-Sinai
Sponsored by: Janssen -

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

2:15-2:35

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

2:35-2:50

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

SESSION II - Cardiac Hypertrophy, Amyloid and Other Infiltrative Diseases
2:50pm - Marcus Anthony (Tony) Urey, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

2:55-3:10

Recognizing and Treating HFpEF
Barry Greenberg, MD

3:10-3:25

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

3:25-3:40

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

3:40-3:55

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

3:55

Adjourn Day 1


Saturday, January 30, 2021

7:20

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

SESSION III - Focus on COVID-19 and Disparities in Care
7:25am - Barry Greenberg, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

7:30-7:50

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

Saima Aslam, MD

7:50-8:05

Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19
Eric Adler, MD

8:05-8:25

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

8:25-8:40

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

8:40-8:55

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

9:00-10:00

Product Theatre - Non-CME
Thinking Beyond Glycemia: The Importance of Managing Heart Failure Risks in Type 2 Diabetes
Warren Fegenbush, PharmD
Presented by: AstraZeneca

10:00-10:10

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

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

10:15-10:30

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

10:30-10:45

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

10:45-11:00

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

11:00-11:15

Managing Hyperkalemia: Potential Impact on Use of RAAS Inhibitors
Uri Elkayam, MD

11:15-11:30

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

11:30-11:45

Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing
Robert Owens, MD

11:45-12:00

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

12:10-1:00

Product Theatre - Non-CME
Selecting a First-Choice Therapy for Systolic HF: Meeting the Burden of Proof
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Presented by: Novartis

1:00-1:15

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

SESSION V - Biomarkers and Devices to Detect and Treat Heart Failure
1:15pm - Ulrika Birgersdotter Green, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

1:20-1:35

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

1:35-1:50

Devices for Detecting Worsening Heart Failure
Howie Tran, MD

1:50-2:05

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

2:05-2:20

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

2:20-2:35

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

2:35-2:45

Break/Visit Virtual Exhibits

SESSION VI - Recognizing and Treating Advanced Heart Failure
2:45pm - Barry Greenberg, MD (Moderator) – Introduction of Session Speakers

2:45-3:00

Detecting and Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Demos Papamatheakis, MD

3:00-3:15

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

3:15-3:30

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

3:30-3:45

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

3:45

Adjourn until January, 2022