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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Continuing Education Agenda


7:00 am               Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:50 am               Welcome & Introduction – Kendra J Grubb, M.D., M.H.A and Lorrel Brown, M.D.

8:00 am               Opening Remarks – Lisa A. Shannon, Chief Operating Officer, KentuckyOne Health

8:20 am               Morning Address – The Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation –

                              Jo Carol Stephens, M.S.N, R.N., Director, Healthy Lifestyles Centers-CLICK HERE

9:00 am 
              Coronary Artery Disease in Women
                              Case Presentation: 70 year-old woman with unstable angina Presented by

                              Dr. H. Adam Ubert, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow
                              Moderator: Lorrel Brown, M.D.
                              Discussion Panel:  Glenn Hirsch, M.D., M.H.S ., Sohail Ikram, M.D., Rita Coram, M.D.,                               Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

9:05 am               ACS risk stratification: What is the approach and what is her risk? –

                              Glenn Hirsch, M.D., M.H.S.-CLICK HERE

9:20 am               A Case for Medical Management –

                              Sohail Ikram, M.D.-CLICK HERE

9:35 am               A Case for Percutaneous Intervention –

                             Rita Coram, M.D.-CLICK HERE

9:50 am               A Case for Surgical Revascularization –

                              Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.-CLICK HERE

10:05 am             Panel Discussion, Questions & Answers

10:30 am             Break and Meet the Faculty

 10:40 am            
Valvular Heart Disease
                              Case Presentation: 81 year-old woman with severe aortic stenosis and mitral                                                   regurgitation

                              Presented by Dr. H. Adam Ubert, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow


                              Moderator: Erle Austin, M.D.
                              Discussion Panel: John Loughran, M.D., Naresh Solankhi, M.D., Michael Flaherty,                                       M.D., Mark Slaughter, M.D.

10:45 am             Medical Management is the Preferred Therapeutic Approach –

                             John Loughran, M.D.-CLICK HERE

11:00 am             Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is the Best Treatment for Severe AS in                              Elderly Women –

                             Naresh Solankhi, M.D.


11:15 am             MitraClip Should be Offered for Severe Mitral Regurgitation –

                            Michael Flaherty, M.D-CLICK HERE

11:30 am            A Case for Surgical Double Valve Replacement – it’s the Gold Standard –

                            Mark Slaughter, M.D.- CLICK HERE


11:45 am            Panel Discussion, Questions & Answers

 12:00 pm          LUNCH and Visit Booths/Exhibits

12:30 pm          
Cutting Edge Science: UPDATES IN STEM CELL THERAPY  -

                           Roberto Bolli, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics; Chief, Division                               of Cardiovascular Medicine; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine; Director,                                   Institute of Molecular Cardiology; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

 1:00 pm           KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
The One Minute Mindset –

                                                            Dr. Haley Perlus, Ph.D.

1:40 pm             BREAK

1:45 pm            
Heart Failure in Women
                           Case Presentation: 48 year-old woman with a history of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy                                after breast cancer treatment ­– Presented by Dr. John Chaney, Cardiothoracic Surgery    


                           Moderator: Deborah Kozik, D.O.
                           Discussion Panel: Carrie Lenneman, M.D., M.Sc., Andrew Lenneman, M.D.,

                           Allen Cheng, M.D., Emma Birks, M.B.B.S., Ph. D, F.R.C.P., B.Sc.

1:50 pm              
Evaluation, Screening, and Treatment of Chemotherapy Toxicity –

                             Carrie Lenneman, M.D.-CLICK HERE


2:05 pm               Medical Management is the Key Therapy for Heart Failure –

                              Andrew Lenneman, M.D.-CLICK HERE


2:20 pm              
A Ventricular Assist Device would be the Best Treatment –

                              Allen Cheng, M.D.

2:35 pm               This Woman Needs a Transplant –

                              Emma Birks, M.B.B.S., Ph.D, F.R.C.P., B.Sc-CLICK HERE


2:50 pm               Panel Discussion, Questions & Answers

3:15 pm               Break and Meet the Faculty

 3:25 pm             
 Prevention of Heart Disease
                              Case Presentation: 42 year-old woman with a family history of early cardiac death and                                  new onset atrial fibrillation –
Presented by Dr. John Chaney, M.D., Cardiothoracic                                       Surgery Fellow


                              Moderator: Kendra Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.
                              Discussion Panel: Henry Sadlo, M.D., Sohail Ikram, M.D., Lorrel Brown, M.D.,

                              Allen G. Deam, M.D.

3:30 pm               Risk Stratification and Screening in 2015 – Coronary Calcium Scoring –

                              Henry Sadlo, M.D.-CLICK HERE


3:45 pm               Optimal Medical Therapy in the Asymptomatic Patient –

                              Matthew Bessen, M.D.

4:00 pm               A Case for Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation—

                              Lorrel Brown, M.D.-CLICK HERE


4:15 pm               A Case for Cardioversion and Early Ablation –

                             Allen G. Deam, M.D.-CLICK HERE


4:30 pm               Panel Discussion, Questions & Answers

4:55 pm               Closing Remarks

5:00 pm               Adjourn

                              Reception to follow


​*Agenda Subject to Change

Sponsored by:

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

The 2015 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: 
Case Studies from the Heart of Louisville
Saturday, May 16, 2015











Program Details

The Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: Case Studies from the Heart of Louisville, is a one-day conference to address current guidelines, trends, and the standard of care 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 case-based conference will provide multiple perspectives as to the best management of heart disease in women and provide an opportunity for audience interaction.  The conference is designed to provide physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and the community with up-to-date information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.


* Please note that we will have a Continuing Education Agenda as well as a Community Health and Wellness Agenda taking place at the same time.*

Symposium Co-Directors

Lorrel E. Brown, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center,                                      

Louisville, KY