Cardiology 2021 Agenda: Sunday Feb. 14

Note: All times listed below are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 10 – 11 a.m. “Coffee and Talk” – chat room discussions and opportunity for engagement with the faculty


Plenary Session VI

Innovations in Diagnostics and Care for Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease 2021

Moderators: J. William Gaynor and Andrew Glatz

  • 11 a.m. 3D Imaging for Fetal Coarctation of the Aorta: John Simpson
  • 11:15 a.m. Artificial Placental Support: A New Approach to Prenatal Cardiovascular Disease: Jack Rychik
  • 11:30 a.m. Noninvasive Optical Monitoring Techniques in Congenital Heart Disease: Insights and Potential Impact on Practice: Daniel Licht
  • 11:45 a.m. Development of Novel Materials Used for Cardiac Surgery: David Hoganson
  • Noon New Concepts in Conduit Design for CHD Care: David Winlaw
  • 12:15 p.m. Catheter-based Rerouting of Blood Flow in Complications Related to the Fontan Circulation: Jonathan Rome
  • 12:30 p.m. How Do We Best Go About Optimizing Mental Health and Quality of Life in CHD?: Nadine Kasparian
  • 12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Q & A: Faculty
  • 1 P.M. ADJOURN


1 – 2 p.m. Break: Visit our Virtual Exhibits, Supporting Satellite Events and E-Abstract Posters

E-Abstract Poster Session #3




The Evolving Form and Function of Future Practice in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care (Impact of Healthcare Economics, COVID-19, Shift in Patient Populations, etc.)

Panel Discussion

2 – 4 p.m.

Moderator: Joseph Rossano

Panelists: Stuart Berger, Denise Donaghue, Denver Sallee, Daniel Penny, Joseph Rossano, Mark Schwartz, Robert Shaddy, Girish Shirali, Paul Viviano


Lymphatics 2021

Moderator: Aaron DeWitt

  • 2 p.m. Genetic Influences on the Lymphatic Circulation: Hakon Hakonarson
  • 2:15 p.m. Understanding the Unique Physiology of the Lymphatic Circulation in Cardiovascular Disease: Vibeke Hjortdal
  • 2:30 p.m. Mapping and Changing Lymphatic Flow in CHD: Yoav Dori
  • 2:45 p.m. Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Catheter-based Lymphatic System Interventions: Christopher Smith
  • 3 p.m. Post-procedural Care Following Lymphatic Intervention: Aaron DeWitt
  • 3:15 p.m. Surgical Decompression of the Lymphatic System in the Fontan Circulation: Christian Kreutzer
  • 3:30 p.m. Nutritional Aspects of Lymphatic Disorders: Melanie Savoca
  • 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Faculty
  • 4 P.M. ADJOURN


Arrhythmia Focus 2021

Moderator: Maully Shah

  • 2 p.m. Ventricular Arrhythmias: Significance and Management: Mitchell Cohen
  • 2:15 p.m. Fetal Tachyarrhythmia Management: Edgar Jaeggi
  • 2:30 p.m. Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Complete Heart Block: Jay Pruetz
  • 2:45 p.m. Ablation Fortachyarrhythmias: Indications and Tricks of the Trade: Ramesh Iyer
  • 3 p.m. Innovations in Imaging for Mapping Ablation for WPW: Christopher Janson
  • 3:15 p.m. What We Have Learned — and Unlearned — About Channelopathies: Shubhayan Sanatani
  • 3:30 p.m. Arrhythmia in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: Maully Shah
  • 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Faculty
  • 4 P.M. ADJOURN


Nursing Breakout — Cardiovascular Drug Update: Antiarrhythmics, Pain & Sedation, Anticoagulation, Pulmonary Hypertension, Diuretics, and Transplant 

Melissa Olen, Jenna Heichel, Rachel Keasen, Pam Finn, Grace George, Trudi Barry, Stacy Reynolds
Moderators: Kathryn Dodds and Stacy Reynolds


  • 4 P.M. ADJOURN


Thinking Outside the Box: Mechanical Circulatory Assist

Moderator: Kellie Schiavo

  • 2 p.m. VADs for Babies; Berlin Heart vs. Pedimag: Tracy Geoffrion
  • 2:15 p.m. HVAD vs. HM3 in the Pediatric Congenital Population: Katsuhide Maeda
  • 2:30 p.m. Optimizing Anticoagulation for Mechanical Support: Is There a One-size-fits-all Strategy? Matthew O’Connor
  • 2:45 p.m. Centrimag Use in Pediatrics: Optimizing Use: James Reagor
  • 3 p.m. Pedimag Long-term Care on a Short-term Device: Case Report: Kellie Schiavo
  • 3:15 p.m. Tools to Streamline Care and Timing of Discharge for Mechanical Assist Patients: Rachel White
  • 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Faculty
  • 4 P.M. ADJOURN

4 – 4:15 p.m. Break 


Plenary Session VII

What’s New in Single Ventricle Care?

Moderator: Ram Subramanyan and Jack Rychik

  • 4:15 p.m. Prenatal Factors Influencing Postnatal Outcomes: Jill Savla
  • 4:30 p.m. Mechanical Support as Rescue: When and with What Tools? Katsuhide Maeda
  • 4:45 p.m. Impact and Value of Systematic Inter-stage Monitoring: Monique Gardner
  • 5 p.m. Tricks of the Trade: ICU Strategies to Optimize Neuro-outcomes at Each Phase of Staged Reconstructive Care: Maryam Naim
  • 5:15 p.m. Thromboprophylaxis: For Whom and with What Agents? Alexander Egbe
  • 5:30 p.m. Evidence Base for Drug Therapies in Management of Fontan Circulation: David Goldberg
  • 5:45 p.m. Exercise and Fontan Circulation: Catherine Avitabile
  • 6 p.m. Panel Discussion Q & A: Faculty
  • 6:15 P.M. ADJOURN

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