The 46th Annual

Williamsburg Conference on Heart Diseases

December 08 - 10, 2019

Williamsburg Lodge (Host Hotel) - Williamsburg, Virginia

Program Directors

William C. Roberts, MD and Charles S. Roberts, MD

Accreditation provided by the Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET)


The 45th Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease will attempt to provide both the physiologic and structural bases for cardiac dysfunction and ischemia, and therapeutic means to reverse them or to slow their progress. The primary focus is on coronary artery disease, its treatment, and its prevention, but other topics also will be discussed.

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Scientific Program

Day One

Sunday, December 08, 2019
  • 9:00 am: Registration
  • 1:00 pm: Welcome
    William C. Roberts, MD
  • 1:05 pm: Treating Coronary Heart Disease Without Percutaneous or Operative Intervention
    William E. Boden, MD
  • 2:30 pm: Future State of Coronary Evaluation and Interventions - From Cardiac Computed Tomography to Robotic Coronary Stent Placement: How Technology is Impacting the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
    Jeff Schussler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • 4:00 pm: Treating Coronary and Valvular Heart Disease and Aortic Disease by Operation
    Charles S Roberts, MD
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn
  • 6:30 pm: Witness The Grand Illumination Fireworks

Day Two

Monday, December 09, 2019
  • 7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Providing Optimal Echocardiographic Studies
    Paul A. Grayburn, MD, FASE
  • 9:30 am: Diagnosing and Treating Patients with Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Regurgitation, Mitral Regurgitation, and Tricuspid Regurgitation
    Robert O. Bonow, MD
  • 11:00 am: Coffee and Conversation
  • 11:30 am: What is Optimal Medical Therapy for Heart Failure in 2019?
    James C. Fang, MD
  • 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: Management of Atrial Fibrillation in 2019: State of the Art
    Hugh Calkins, MD
  • 3:30 pm: How Morphologic Studies Provide Useful Clinical Information: Usefulness of Total 12-Lead QRS Voltage; Hazards of Mitral Valve Replacement Secondary to Mitral Annular Calcium Causing Mitral Stenosis; Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Sarcoidosis (With and Without Granulomas); Amyloidosis and Arhythmogenic and Managing Appropriately the Dilated Aorta in the Setting of Unicuspid or Bicuspid Aortic Valve Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy; Usefulness of Showing Transplant Recipients Their Native Hearts; Importance of Diagnosing Aortic Syphilis
    William C. Roberts, MD
  • 5:00 pm: Adjourn

Day Three

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Real Progress
    Barry J. Maron, MD
  • 9:30 am: Decoding Cardiovascular Genetics for the Practicing Cardiologist: How to Use This New Information in the Clinic
    Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
  • 11:00 am: Coffee and Conversation
  • 11:30 am: Exercise, Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Other Lifestyle Modifications to Live a Healthy Life*
    Barry A. Franklin, MD, PhD
  • 1:00 pm: Adjourn

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, internists, cardiovascular surgeons in active clinical practice involving the management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

  • Cardiologists
  • Internists
  • Cardiovascular Surgeons

Accreditation & Credit Designation

Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Directors


Charles S Roberts, MD

  • Cardovascular Surgeon
  • Medical Director, Cardiovascular Research and Education
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas, Texas
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina


William C. Roberts, MD

  • Executive Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Dean, A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Dallas Campus
  • Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings


William E. Boden, MD

Professor of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Chief of Medicine, Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center
Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York

Robert O. Bonow, MD

  • Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology
  • Director, Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Chicago, Illinois

Hugh Calkins, MD

Nicholas J. Fortuin MD Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Services Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory Director, Johns Hopkins ARVD/C Program Member, Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland

James C. Fang, MD

Chief, Cardiovascular Division Professor of Medicine John and June B. Hartman Presidential Endowed Chair Executive Director, Cardiovascular Service Line University of Utah Health Sciences Center Salt Lake City, Utah

Barry A. Franklin, MD, PhD

Director, Preventive Cardiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation
William Beaumont Hospital
Professor of Internal Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Rochester, Michigan

Paul A. Grayburn, MD, FASE

  • Director, Cardiology Research
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Dallas, Texas

Barry J. Maron, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Boston, Massachusetts

Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Dallas, Texas

Jeff Schussler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas


Williamsburg Lodge (Host Hotel)

310 South England Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
PHONE: (757) 229 -1000

For room reservations, please reference booking ID 31927

Rooms are also available at:

Embassy Suites Williamsburg
3006 Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA  23185

Hampton Inn 
1880 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 


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