Management of Advanced Heart Failure Conference
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Program Description & Objectives
This one-day conference is designed to provide an update on management strategies for the patient with Advanced Heart Failure. The program includes information on standard therapy as well as novel and emerging therapies that are employed to care for this complex patient population. The program covers a wide range of topics including: acute decompensated heart failure, biventricular pacing, management of diastolic heart failure, genetics of cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular function, left ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplantation. The material will be presented in lecture format by faculty from the Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, each lecture will have a case-based question and answer session and panel discussions following the lectures. At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be better able to:
  • Make recommendations for optimal management of the growing population of adults with heart failure.
  • Delineate & employ standard and emerging pharmacologic and device therapies for advanced systolic heart failure including novel pharmacologicherapies, biventicularpacing and cardiac replacement therapy.
  • Understand how to employ modern genetic testing for the evaluation of patients with advanced heart failure
  • Identify subgroups of patients with diastolic heart failure to apply targeted therapeutic interventions
  • Appropriately select candidates for mechanical assist device implantation and cardiac transplantation
  • Describe the outcomes of Cardiac transplantation in the modern era
Course Directors: Mathew S. Maurer, M.D. & Donna Mancini, MD
Continental breakfast  
Welcome with overview of day
Session I: Therapy of Advanced Systolic Heart Failure Moderator:  Donna Mancini, MD
  Management of Chronic Heart Failure  Rachel Bijou, MD
  BiV Pacemakers: indications and outcomes. Jose Dizon, MD
  Management of Acute Heart Failure  Paolo Colombo, MD
Session II: Diagnosis and Management of Diastolic Heart Failure and Role of Genetics Moderator:  Susan Restaino, MD
  What is Diastolic Dysfunction? Does my patient have it? How do I manage it?  Mathew Maurer, MD
  Cardiovascular Genetics for Dilated Cardiomyopathy.   Farhana Latif, MD
  Cardiovascular Genetics for Hypertrophic/Restrictive Cardiomypathy.   Wendy Chung, MD
  Session I & Session II:   Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Refreshment Break
Session III: Assessment of Right Ventricular Function/Pulmonary Hypertension Moderator:  Ronald Drusin, MD
  The Forgotten Ventricle - Right Heart Failure: Why, when and how?  Maryjane A. Farr, MD
  New Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension: for whom, in which order and how?  Evelyn Horn, MD
  Case Presentations/Panel discussion
Plenary Session Key note Address and Lunch
  Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD:   Advanced Heart Failure: Where we have been and where we are going.
Session IV: Device Therapy for Advanced Heart failure Moderator:  Yoshi Naka, MD
  Selection of Candidates for Left Ventricular Assist Devices.  Donna Mancini, MD
  Mechanical Assist Devices: Which patient for which device?  Ulrich P. Jorde, MD
  Management of LVAD Dysfunction/Emergencies.  Mario C. Deng, MD
  Case presentations and panel discussion
Session V: Transplant Moderator:  Sun Hi Lee, MD
  Update on Outcomes and Therapies Post Transplant. Susan Restaino, MD
  Selection of Candidates for Cardiac Transplant. Donna Mancini, MD
  Case presentation and panel discussion
Wine and Cheese Reception
Meeting Location:  New York Academy of Science, 7 World Trade Center, NYC              Tuition:  Physicians $150, Other Health Professionals: $125
An ACCME Accredited program. Disclosure: Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated. Americans with Disabilities Act: The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant with special needs must submit a written request to our office at least one month prior to the course date.
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