AGENDA

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 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.

9:40 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.

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Session: Moderator Lorrel Brown, M.D.

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

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.

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

Joint Provider Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital. The University of Louisville is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 7.6 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-1009. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.



The 2017 Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women: Essentials of Heart Healthy Living
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at the Muhammad Ali Center



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