Advanced Heart Failure Symposium 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Westin Dallas Galleria - Dallas, TX

Hosted by Baylor University Medical Center, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health

Course Description

This program is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of current advances in the diagnosis and management of heart failure. This continuing education activity is intended for hospitalists, cardiologists, internists, general practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses with an interest in heart failure care.

After attending the meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current management strategies for chronic heart failure
  • Create a framework for risk-stratification of patients with advanced heart failure
  • Illustrate the clinical usage and pitfalls of temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support
  • Recognize the importance of a thorough advanced heart failure therapies candidate and the challenges in candidacy selection

Scientific Program


Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
7:45 am
Shelley A. Hall, MD, FACC
Dan Meyer, MD
8:00 am
The Importance of GDMT
Timothy Gong, MD
8:30 am
KEYNOTE: Neprilysin and SGLT2 Who?
Milton Packer, MD
9:15 am
Susan Joseph, MD
9:45 am
10:15 am
Cesar Guerrero-Mirando, MD
10:30 am
The Rising Tide of Cardiogenic Shock: Recognition and Treatment
Shelley A. Hall, MD, FACC
11:00 am
Extracorporeal Life Support for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Dan Meyer, MD
11:30 am
Roundtable Discussion
12:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm
The Brave New World of Percutaneous Valve Therapies
Ravi Vallabhan, MD, FACC
1:45 pm
Durable VADs
Dan Enter, MD
2:15 pm
Stage D HF – When to Call the HF Team
Melody Sherwood, MD
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Afib in HF Patients
Praveen Rao, MD
3:30 pm
HF Infusion Clinics
Detlef Wencker, MD
4:00 pm
Cardiac Amyloidosis: Vision 2020
Parag Kale, MD
4:30 pm
The Genetics of Cardiomyopathies, Aortopathies, and Other Forms of Bad Luck
Robert L. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FACC
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Shelley A. Hall, MD, FACC
Dan Meyer, MD
5:15 pm
Cocktail Hour

Target Audience

A symposium for specialists and advanced practice providers with an interest in heart failure care.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET), Provider #0007001, has approved this program for 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) was reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation status as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To receive credit, attendees must complete the following steps: sign-in, attend the program, and complete an evaluation. Content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of FACET. This material has been prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information but is not comprehensive.
Participants are advised to critically appraise the information presented, and they are encouraged to consult the available literature on any product or device mentioned in this activity.


Officially endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America. The opinions presented in this educational activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the HFSA.


Westin Dallas Galleria

13340 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240


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