Saturday, June 28th, 2014


7:00 am          Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am          Welcome & Introduction - Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A. Program Director

8:05 am          Opening Remarks - Ruth Brinkley, President & CEO KentuckyOne Health

8:20 am          Healthy Lifestyles Center- Jo Carol Stephens, MSN, RN-C, Director Healthy Lifestyles Center

8:25 am       Morning Address - Building the Future of Medicine - Toni Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., Dean University

                            of Louisville, School of Medicine

9:00 am          Current Trends in Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

                           Moderator:  Glenn Hirsch, M.D., M.H.S.

                         Discussion Panel:  Andrew DeFilippis, M.D., M.Sc, Connie Anggelis, M.D., Atul Chugh, M.D.,
                             M.P.H., Rakesh Gopinathannair, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.

9:05 am          Cardiac Risk Assessment in Women - Andrew DeFilippis, M.D., M.Sc

9:20 am          Hypertension:  New Targets and Treatments in Women - Current Guidelines and

                           Trends - Connie Anggelis, M.D.

9:35 am          Statins and Aspirin: Do They Really Work in Women? - Atul Chugh, M.D., M.P.H.

9:50 am          Atrial Fibrillation: New Guidelines for Stroke Prevention and the Role of Surgery -

                             Rakesh Gopinathannair, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.

10:05am        New Advanced Imaging Techniques: Stress Imaging, 3-D ECHO, Coronary CT, and

                          Cardiac MRI - Atul Chugh, M.D., M.P.H.

10:20 am        Panel Discussion

10:30 am        BREAK

10:40 am        Valvular Heart Disease

                           Moderator:  Brian Ganzel, M.D.

                             Discussion Panel:  Marcus Stoddard, M.D., Matthew Williams, M.D.,

                             Michael Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D.,  Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

10:45 am        2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease - 

​                           Marcus Stoddard, M.D.

11:00 am        Repair orReplace - Surgical Strategy for the Mitral Valve and Bioprosthetic vs

                          Mechanical Valve Options in Women - Matthew Williams, M.D.

11:15 am        Emerging Technologies - MitraClip and the Future of Transcatheter Therapies - 

                          Michael Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D.

11:30 am        Indications and Outcomes of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), 2014

                          Update - Do Women Have the Advantage? - Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

11:45 am        Panel Discussion

12:00 pm        LUNCH and Visit Booths/Exhibits

                           12:30 THE HEART TEAM APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE:

                           CHALLENGING CASE:  

                           Medical Management, Transcatheter, Hybrid, or Open Surgery - The

                           Management of Intermediate Risk Women with Severe Aortic Stenosis

                            - Case Presentation:  Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

                            - Discussants:  Matthew Williams, M.D., Michael Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D., Naresh Solankhi, M.D.,

                              Brian Ganzel, M.D.

1:00 pm          Keynote Speaker -

​                           Introduced by Rita Coram, M.D., Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, University 

                             of Louisville

                          Cardio-Oncology: Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment and Strategies to  

                          Improve Outcomes - Carrie Ann Geisberg Lenneman, M.D., M.Sci


​1:40                 Break


1:45 pm          Heart Failure in Women

                           Moderator:  Erle Austin, M.D., M.D.

                            Discussion Panel:  Deborah Kozik, D.O., Andrew Lenneman, M.D., Emma Birks, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.,

                            B.Sc., Allen Cheng, M.D.

1:50 pm          Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult Female, Focus on Pregnancy and the                  

                           Management of the High Risk Patient - Dr. Deborah Kozik, D.O.

2:05 pm          Medical Management of Heart Failure in Women​ - Andrew Lenneman, M.D.

2:20 pm         Mechanical Circulatory Support and Ventricular Assist Devices  

                        - Emma Birks, Ph.D., F.R.C.P., B.Sc. 

2:35 pm          Cardiac Transplantation in Women - Allen Cheng, M.D.

2:50 pm           Panel Discussion

3:00 pm          BREAK

3:15 pm          Coronary and Vascular Interventions in Women

                          Moderator:  Sohail Ikram, M.D.

                           Discussion Panel:  Rita Coram, M.D., Naresh Solankhi, M.D., Matthew Williams, M.D.,

                           Ferenc Nagy, M.D.

3:20 pm         Plaques, Squeezes, and Tears:  Diagnosing Coronary Disease in Women and Current

                          Guidelines in Ischemic Heart Disease - Rita Coram, M.D.

3:35 pm          PCI or CABG - Standard or Care for Multi-vessel CAD Amenable to Stenting - 

​                          Naresh Solankhi, M.D.

3:50 pm          Surgical Revascularization - Matthew Williams, M.D.

​4:05 pm          The Aortic Center: Aortic Disease and Peripheral Vascular Disease in Women - 

                            Ferenc Nagy, M.D.

4:20 pm          Panel Discussion

4:35 pm          Closing Remarks

5:00 pm          Adjourn

​                          Reception to follow

*Agenda Subject to Change

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The 2014 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women:

Update on Treatment and Prevention

Saturday, June 28th, 2014


Program Details

The Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: Update on Treatment and Prevention, is a one-day conference to address current guidelines and trends in the field of cardiovascular medicine especially as it relates to:

* Ischemic heart disease
* Valvular heart disease
* Heart failure
* Arrhythmias
* Congenital heart disease in the adult
* Cardiac imaging and diagnostics
* Therapeutic dilemmas in cardiovascular management in women 

The conference is designed to provide physicians, nurses, allied health professional, and the community with up-to-date information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.

​​Symposium Director

Kendra J. Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital - KentuckyOne Heath,                                       Louisville, KY