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8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast-

8:30 am Welcome & Introduction – Lorrel Brown, M.D. and Kendra J. Grubb, M.D., M.H.A

8:35 am Opening Remarks: The Power of Knowledge – Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, School of Medicine, University of Louisville

8:45 am “You need open heart surgery” – a patient story - Regan Judd, American Heart Association, Senior Heart Walk Director

9:10 am Meal Prep Demo- Connie Ammon with AmmonHI Fitness

9:15 am Break 

Morning Session: Moderator Kendra J. Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

9:20 am Fatigue, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath – It’s time to see a doctor –Bassel Alkhalil, M.D. 

9:45 am University of Louisville Preventative Cardiology Clinic I: Diabetes Control, the effect of sugar on the heart – Shahab Ghafghazi, M.D., MRCP

10:00 am University of Louisville Preventative Cardiology Clinic II: Stop Smoking! – The harmful effects of tobacco on the heart – Rachel Keith, PhD, ANP-C

10:20 am The Heart Healthy Diet – You are what you eat – Jessica Pillarella, M.D. -Click Here

10:40 am “I have a blockage” – Medicines, Stents, or Surgery – Michael Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D- Click Here

11:00 am Healthy Lifestyles Center: What is the deal with exercise and heart disease? – Greg Brislin, M.S., CES, CEM- Click Here

11:20 am Heart Health After Cancer – Wendy J. Bottinor, M.D.- Click Here

11:40 am HOT TOPIC: The Opioid Epidemic – John H. Loughran, M.D.

12:00 pm LUNCH, visit booths, EKG screening and Corus Test

1:00 pm Key Note Speaker – “Fighting the Ladykiller: Updates in Women and Heart Disease Prevention”  Margo Minissian, PhDc, ACNP, CNS, AACC, FAHA, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute- Click Here

Afternoon Session: Moderator Lorrel Brown, M.D.

1:40 pm Atrial Fibrillation, Understanding Treatment Options – Medicine, Ablation, or Surgery – Rajdeep Gaitonde, D.O., FHRS- Click Here

2:00 pm Watchman Device – What is it and Who needs it? – Rakesh Gopinathannair, M.D., M.A, FHRS, FACC

2:20 pm Open Heart Surgery – Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Options – Kendra J. Grubb, M.D., M.H.A.

2:40 pm “I’m a Ticking Time Bomb” – Aneurysms and Dissections – Ferenc Nagy, M.D.- Click Here

3:00 pm When Medical Therapy Has Failed – Surgical options for assist devices and heart transplantation – Mark Slaughter, M.D.

3:20 pm Break

3:30 pm Looking to the Future of Heart Care – Stem Cell Therapy and Healing the Heart – 
Dr. 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

4:15 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Please join us for the 4th annual Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women:  

Essentials of Heart Healthy Living. 

Topics include:

Heart Healthy Diet
Congestive Heart Failure
Ischemic heart disease
Valvular heart disease
Cardiac imaging and diagnostics
Therapeutic dilemmas in cardiovascular management in women 

The conference will provide expert 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, and allied health professionals with the most cutting edge information pertaining to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.​Type your paragraph here.


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Brought to you by:

Lorrel E. Brown, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center, Louisville, KY

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

We are also pleased to Welcome Regan Judd: former University of Kentucky dance team member and now Senior Director of the Heart Walk for The American Heart Association

The 4th Annual Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women
Essentials of Heart Healthy Living
Saturday, July 15, 2017​​
Muhammad Ali Center 
144 North 6th Street * Louisville, KY 40202

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