ESCAPE Speaker

Agenda

At ESCAPE, attendees will hear nationally renowned speakers discuss four prevention focused areas relevant to cardiologists, practicing physicians and clinicians: Controversies in Prevention, Hot Topics in CVD Prevention, Practical Prevention, and Prevention Potpourri. There will be several lectures devoted to the new ACC/AHA guidelines on hypertension that were released in November 2017. There will also be lectures on women's heart health, cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, and congestive heart failure.

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions.

4:00pm   Registration (Omni Amelia Island Conference Center)
PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS
4:30-5:30

Cases & Challenges in Office-Based Prevention 
Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD
Jennifer Mekhoukh, NP
Pratik Sandesara, MD (Katz CV Prevention Fellow

5:30-6:30

Vexing Cardiovascular (Prevention) Cases from the Emory Diagnostic Clinic
Clyde Partin, MD
Danny Eapen, MD

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions.

FOCUS:

CONTROVERSIES IN PREVENTION: NEW BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES - BOLDER, BETTER, OR BEWARE?
Moderator: Lawrence Sperling, MD

7:00 am REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST AND EXHIBITS  
7:25

Welcome
Laurence Sperling, MD

7:30 

Approach to Assessing Blook Pressure
Jeffer Baer, MD

7:50

New Classification of Hypertension: What is Optimal BP?
Roger Blumenthal, MD

8:10

Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Elevated BP
Laurence Sperling, MD

8:30 Treatment of Hypertension
Nanette Wenger, MD
8:50 

Resistant Hypertension: Translating Research into Clinical Practice for Success
George Mensah, MD

9:10  

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

9:30     

Panel Discussion/Q&A: New Hypertension Guidelines

9:50

Prevention of Angina with PCI: Placebo Effect?
Spencer King, MD

10:10

High Sensitivity Troponin: Hope or Hype?
Pratik Sandesara, MD

10:30

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

10:50

Cost Effective ASCVD Risk Assessment in Primary Prevention
Roger Blumenthal, MD

11:10

Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Vascular Disease
Bryan Wells, MD

11:30

Panel Discussion/Q&A

11:45

ADJOURNMENT

5:45-7:00 pm

ATTENDEE/SPOUSE RECEPTION:
Personal Journey from the Heart
Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD

Spouses are invited to participate in this session. Children’s Program: If you have children 3 years and above, we’ll provide supervised activities in an adjacent room.

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions. Attire for the Family Social is casual.

FOCUS:

HOT TOPICS IN CV PREVENTION:
Moderator: Jeffer Baer, MD

6:30 am SIGN IN, BREAKFAST AND EXHIBITS
6:45

EKGs: Pearls with the Professors
Doug Morris, MD
Byron Williams, MD 

7:30

Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of Patients with Cancer: the Argument for Cardio-oncology
Salim Hayek, MD

7:50

Radiation as a cardiovascular Risk Factor
Susmita Parashar, MD

8:10

DAPT for the Non-Interventionalist: Preventing Thrombotic & Bleeding Complications
James Stewart, MD

8:30 Panel Discussion/Q&A
8:50  BREAK AND EXHIBITS
9:10 

Testosterone of Cardiovascular Disease
Byron Williams, MD

9:30    

Hormone Therapy for Women & CV Risk: A non-option?
Gina Lundberg, MD

9:50

Novel Insight on the NAFLD Heart Connection
Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD

10:10

Panel Discussion/Q&A

10:30

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

10:50

Tobacco Cessation: Achieving Nicotine Independence
Rob Wilson, PA-C

11:10

Preventing Burnout in Healthcare Professionals
Doug Morris, MD

11:30

Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction: Awareness, Detection, and Treatment
Puja Mehta, MD

11:45

ADJOURNMENT

12:00

OPTIONAL LUNCH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:
Diets and CV Prevention
Lawrence Sperling, MD
Pratik Sandesara, MD
Jennifer Mekhoukh, NP

6:00-8:00 pm

FAMILY SOCIAL AND COOKOUT

This is an evening cookout and social that will take place under the stars and your spouse, children, and guests may attend (the conference fee covers up to 4 people plus children ages 3 years and under. Additional fees apply for extra guests – see the registration form for details). Children will be entertained with games. Please reserve your attendance on the registration form.

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions.

FOCUS:

Practical Prevention
Moderator: Arshed Quyyumi, MD

7:00 am SIGN IN, BREAKFAST AND EXHIBITS
7:30

PCSK9 Inhibition: Paving the Way for Prevention?
Danny Eapen, MD

7:50

Cholesterol Smackdown: LDL, non-HDL or Apo Β
Danny Eapen, MD

8:10

Statins for Primary Prevention in Older Adults
Nanette Wenger, MD

8:30 Panel Discussion/Q&A
8:50 BREAK AND EXHIBITS
9:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
An Interventional Cardiologist's Perspective on Prevention
Spencer King, MD

9:40 

Targeting Inflammation in CVD: Putting CANTOS in Perspective
Arshed Quyyumi, MD

10:00    

Prevention & Early Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
Faisal Merchant, MD

10:20

Panel Discussion/Q&A

10:40

BREAK AND EXHIBITS

11:00

Transforming the Heart Team Approach to Comprehensive Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes
Lawrence Sperling, MD

11:20

Using Diabetes Medications to Reduce CV Risk: Novel Insights
Peter Wilson, MD

11:40

Food Deserts & Cardiovascular Risk: Raising Awareness of Reality
Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD

12:00

ADJOURNMENT

12:10 pm

OPTIONAL LUNCH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Omega-3 Fatty Acids & CV Prevention
Peter Wilson, MD
Jennifer Mekhoukh, NP
Danny Eapen, MD
Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD 

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions.

FOCUS:

PREVENTION POTPOURRI
Moderator: Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD

6:30 am SIGN IN, BREAKFAST AND EXHIBITS
7:00

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: When to Suspect & How to Treat 
Bryan Wells, MD

7:20

Can We Predict CV Health?
Arshed Quyyumi, MD

7:40

Stress Cardiomyopathy: Approach to Broken Hearts
Puja Mehta, MD

8:00

TAVR: Preventing Surgical Morbidity
James Stewart, MD

8:20

Panel Discussion/Q&A

8:40

New Guidelines for Evaluation & Management of Syncope
Faisal Merchant, MD

9:00  

The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Brief History
Clyde Partin, MD

9:20

New NIH Definitions for Clinical Trials: Implications for Practice & Research
George Mensah, MD

9:40

Roadmap for Innovation: Cardiovascular Healthcare Transformation
Salim Hayek, MD

10:00

Apps for Cardiovascular Prevention
Gina Lundberg, MD

10:20

Depression & CV Risk: Detection & Treatment
Susmita Parashar, MD

10:45

ADJOURNMENT