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Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Summit
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2016 Schedule______________________

Thurs., Feb. 18
Fri., Feb. 19
Sat., Feb. 20 Sun., Feb. 21

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Summit
Saturday, February 20
7:15 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

Moderator: Michael Ozner, M.D.
7:50 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:00 a.m.
Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease: Are We Getting to the Heart of the Matter?
Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia
8:20 a.m.  Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Clinical Update
Raul Santos, M.D.

Heart Disease Prevention in Women
8:40 a.m. Acute Coronary Syndrome in Younger Women: When Does Prevention Fall Short?
Sharonne Hayes, M.D.
9:00 a.m.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Pregnancy
James Underberg, M.D.
9:20 a.m.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Where Do We Stand Now?
Eliot Brinton, M.D.

Testosterone and CVD in Men: Helpful or Harmful?
9:40 a.m. Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risk: Advances and Controversies
Kevin Billups, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion With Question and Answer Session
Sharonne Hayes, M.D., James Underberg, M.D., Eliot Brinton, M.D., Kevin Billups, M.D.
10:20 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibits 

HDL and CVD Risk: Is it Dead or Alive?
10:50 a.m.
HDL-Cholesterol Versus HDL-Function: What is the Science and What is the Best Clinical Approach?
Eliot Brinton, M.D.

Gut Flora and Heart Health
11:10 a.m. Keynote Address: Gut Microbes as Participants and Therapeutic Targets in Cardiometabolic Disease
Stanley Hazen, M.D.
11:45 a.m. Question and Answer Session
12 noon Lunch and Visit Exhibits

Atherosclerotic Plaque
Moderator: Arthur Agatston, M.D.
​1:00 p.m. Plaque Burden Versus Plaque Composition: Which is More Important?
Arthur Agatston, M.D.
Atrial Fibrillation
​1:30 p.m. Medical Therapy and Catheter Ablation
Fermin Garcia, M.D.
​1:50 p.m. Surgical Therapy of Atrial Fibrillation
Ralph Damiano., M.D.
​2:10 p.m. Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers Session
Fermin Garcia, M.D., Ralph Damiano., M.D.
Heart Failure
​2:25 p.m. Medical Treatment and Prevention
Mariell Jessup, M.D.
​3:00 p.m. PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Reversible Form of Heart Failure
Fermin Garcia, M.D.
​3:20 p.m. Break and Visit Exhibits 
​3:40 p.m. Cardiac Transplantation and Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Matthias Loebe, M.D.
​4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers Session
Mariell Jessup, M.D., Joshua Hare, M.D., Matthias Loebe, M.D.,
Lisardo Garcia-Covarrubias, M.D
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
​4:30 p.m. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Where Do We stand in 2016?
Wayne Franklin, M.D.
​4:50 p.m. Question and Answer session
​5:00 p.m.



































































































Schedules are subject to change.


NOTE: Partial credit is not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s. who are responsible for claiming credit commensurate with the amount of time they participate in the session/symposium.

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