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.

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 04, 2023
7:00 am
Registration Opens, Vendor Tables Open
7:45 am
New Heart Failure Advances
Speakers include: Timothy Gong, MD, Amarinder Bindra, MD, and Parag Kale, MD
8:00 am
The Hype is Real!! New HF Guidelines 2022: SGLT2
Timothy Gong, MD
8:20 am
Will Machines Take Over the Heart? – New Devices in the Arena (to cover CCM, Barostim, EBR WiSE wireless CRT, etc.)
Amarinder Bindra, MD
8:40 am
No Longer a Terminal Diagnosis - Amyloid Updates
Parag Kale, MD
9:00 am
Panel discussion
9:30 am
Break and vendor tables
Hospitalized HF
Speakers include: Melody Sherwood, MD, Shelley A. Hall, MD, and Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD
10:00 am
Strongest Poor Prognostic Sign - Acute Decompensated HF
Dmitry Yaranov, MD
10:20 am
Recognition is Crucial - Evaluation of Cardiogenic Shock
Jaime Hernandez-Monfort, MD
10:40 am
So Many Choices! - Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock
Shelley A. Hall, MD
11:00 am
Panel discussion
Unusual Cardiac Conditions
Speakers include: Istvan Seri, MD, PhD and Farah Al-Saffar, MD
11:30 am
Will COVID Ever Leave Us Alone? Effects on the Heart
Robert L. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FACC
11:50 am
Not All Shortness of Breath is the Heart. Updates on Pulmonary Hypertension
Farah Al-Saffar, MD
12:10 pm
Panel discussion
12:30 pm
Lunch and vendor tables
Heart Transplantation
Speakers include: Hsi, MD, Melody Sherwood, MD, and Shelley A. Hall, MD
1:30 pm
Indications in the Modern Era
Brian Hsi, MD
1:50 pm
The Evaluation Process Takes Time
Melody Sherwood, MD
2:10 pm
Medical Indication is Only the First Step. Updates on the Allocation System
Cindy Martin, MD
2:30 pm
Panel discussion
3:00 pm
Durable VADs
Speakers include: Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD and Dan Meyer, MD
3:30 pm
And Then There was One! Today’s World of VADs
Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD
3:50 pm
Technology Does not Stand Still. A Review of Future Devices
Dan Meyer, MD
4:10 pm
Panel discussion
4:30 pm
Closing and Reception

Target Audience

This symposium is intended 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. The credit number is subject to change with the finalization of the agenda.
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.
The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) will provide 7 Contact Hours CE nursing credits for this program.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 17101, for 7 Contact Hours.


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.

Course Director


Shelley A. Hall, MD


Farah Al-Saffar, MD

Amarinder Bindra, MD

Timothy Gong, MD

Robert L. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, FACC

Cesar Guerrero-Miranda, MD

Shelley A. Hall, MD

Jaime Hernandez-Monfort, MD

Brian Hsi, MD

Parag Kale, MD

Dan Meyer, MD

Istvan Seri, MD, PhD

Melody Sherwood, MD

Dmitry Yaranov, MD


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