Program Description and Target Audience

Heart disease and cardiovascular related illness continues to be one of the top causes of death in Americans. The New York Cardiological Society (NYCS) has a long history of developing programs to provide members of the cardiology community guidance and updates relevant to cardiovascular (CV) care. Important breakthroughs have redefined opportunities to change the outlook of the disease with a broad range of medical therapies, devices, and care strategies.

The purpose of the 13th Annual CVT Symposium is to update the cardiovascular team (CVT) with emerging studies and to provide practical guidance in heart failure therapies, structural heart therapies, health policies and to update them on heart disease as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Rochester Academy of Medicine and The New York Cardiological Society. The Rochester Academy of Medicine is accredited by the Medical Society of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The Rochester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AGENDA

8:00 a.m. – WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

8:15 a.m. – MYOCARDITIS: SILENT BUT DEADLY

Himabindu Vidula, MD, MS, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure Program, University of Rochester
President, The New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

8:45 a.m – SGLT2 INHIBITORS, THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF HEART FAILURE THERAPY

Michael Gagnier, MD
Chief Fellow
University of Rochester

9:30 a.m – KEYNOTE LECTURE: “DEFINING MOMENTS: LIFE LESSONS TO SET GOALS, NOT LIMITS, THAT BRING YOU CLOSER TO A HEALTHIER LIFE”

David J. McGillivray
Founder
DMSE Sports

10:10 a.m. – THE TRACEY SHANNON LECTURE: “HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: GET INVOLVED IN HEALTH POLICY”

Heather Ross, PhD, DNP, ANP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

10:55 a.m – COVID-19: THROMBOSIS AND LONG-TERM CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

Jeffrey Berger, MD, MS, FAHA, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery Director
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
New York University School of Medicine

11:35 a.m. – AN UPDATE IN PERCUTANEOUS STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE THERAPIES

Marcia Romeo, NP
Structural Heart Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center

12:15 p.m. – WHAT’S NEW IN CARDIAC PACING?

Seth Bender, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Langone Health

5:00 p.m. – SUMMER SOIRÉE

To Log-on to the CVT Symposium use the following information:

https://zoom.us/j/93677103487?pwd=ZHFaQzIwVldNTWtLN2dtekxBU042UT09

Passcode: 495126

To Log-on to the SUMMER SOIRÉE use the following information:

https://zoom.us/j/94374965527?pwd=YlMvVmpBcFp2L1BBTS9FUXNaNlNDUT09

Passcode: 091449

About

The Annual Cardiovascular Team Symposium is presented by the New York Cardiological Society, the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and the New York Cardiac Center and is a unique academic event designed to enhance current knowledge about the etiology, prevention, intervention and management of cardiovascular disease.

The program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, technologists, physicians and all members of the cardiovascular team.

Session Lineup