2019 Annual Meeting

15th Annual Meeting & Scientific Session

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lexington Convention Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Join us for the 2019 Kentucky Chapter – American College of Cardiology (KYACC) Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. This is an excellent opportunity for cardiovascular healthcare providers to get together for an annual update and learn more about topics relevant to cardiovascular medicine. This program is designed for physicians, cardiac care associates, cardiovascular pharmacists, echo sonographers, nurses, or other practitioners with an emphasis on current practice trends within cardiovascular medicine.

Pre-Conference Events - Friday, October 11, 2019

Practice Management Session: This educational session will focus on avoiding the pitfalls of fraud and abuse in a professional setting, discussing what physicians need to know to avoid unintentionally committing fraud and abuse. This session will also touch on updates within the KBML and how will it affect your practice.

Quality Dinner: KY-ACC’s Quality Coalition facilitates the statewide exchange of information and knowledge to improve patient outcomes in Kentucky. To that end, KY-ACC is pleased to host the Third Annual Quality Summit and Dinner on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Note: There is no extra charge for these events, but there is a maximum cap of 50 people per event. Be sure to select these options on the registration form.

Honorable Maestro Speaker

Vasilis Babaliaros, MD is the co-director of the Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center at Emory Healthcare and co-director of the Adult Congenital Heart Intervention team within the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center. He has more than 10 years experience in interventional cardiology focused on structural heart and valve disease including clinical research.

Dr. Babaliaros is a Professor of Medicine of Interventional Cardiology at Emory University. His research interests are in Valvular and Structural Heart Disease. Specifically, he was a member of the original team that pioneered percutaneous aortic valve replacement in France. His research efforts continue in the field of aortic stenosis, but have also grown to include catheter based therapies for the treatment of mitral regurgitation, aortic insufficiency, and pulmonic valve disease. He is also involved in the current circulatory assist devices that are placed percutaneously for the treatment of cardiogenic shock and high-risk intervention support. Dr. Babaliaros teaches general cardiology and heart catheterization, but devotes most of his teaching efforts training future interventional cardiologists catheter techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease and circulatory support.

Honorable Maestro Award Recipient

Jesse Adams, MD, FACC is an adult cardiologist with Baptist Health in Louisville. He was the lead author on the original clinical validation studies for cardiac troponin I and has published numerous scientific papers as well as editing two textbooks on markers in cardiology. He has served as the president of the Kentuckiana Metro chapter of the American Heart Association. He also has served in numerous roles and committees with the American College of Cardiology, including Governor for the Kentucky chapter. He currently serves on the Executive Council for the CV Management Section of the ACC and is chair of the CV Management Section’s Publication Writing Group.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

7:00 am Registration
7:30 am – 8:10 am Continental Breakfast/Poster Viewing/Exhibitors
8:10 am – 8:30 am Welcome
Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI

8:30 am – 9:15 am Presidential Speaker
Jonathon Leipsic, MD
9:15 am – 9:45 am Poster Session/Exhibits/Break
9:50 am – 10:40 am Honorable Maestro Speaker
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD
10:40 am – 10:50 am Honorable Maestro Award Presentation
10:50 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:30 am FIT Oral Abstract Presentations
11:30 am -12:00 pm LUNCH: Box Lunch with the Exhibitors
11:30 am -12:00 pm FIT Lunch
11:30 am -12:00 pm CVT Lunch
12:00 pm -12:10 pm Announcements
12:10 pm – 12:45 pm ACC Speaker
Minnow Walsh, MD
12:45 pm -1:00 pm Poster Session/Exhibits/Break
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Concurrent Session: Echo Session/Joint Congenital

1:00 PM: Assessment of VSD

Michael Brook, MD 1:20 PM: Assessment of ASD
Bryana Levitan, RDCS, FASE (UKMC) 1:40 PM: Adult Congenital Case Discussion
Steve Leung, MD 2:00 PM: Congenital Case Discussion
Michael Brook, MD
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Concurrent Session: Heart Failure

1:00 PM: Update on Transplant Allocation Criteria
1:20 PM: MCS in Preoperative/Heart Transplant Period
Raja Malyala, MD 1:40 PM: The Latest on LVAD Data: HeartMate 3
Maya Guglin, MD 2:00 PM: Management Pearls of ECMO
Thomas Tribble, BA, CST
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Concurrent Session: Latest Advances in EP

1:00 PM: HIS Pacing
John Mandrola, MD 1:20 PM: Hybrid Approach to Afib Ablation
Kevin Thomas, MD 1:40 PM: Leadless Pacing and Sub Q Defibrillator
Sofia Kuznetsov, MD 2:00 PM: 2019 Updates to Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: Focus on Anticoagulation
Melissa Czarapata, APRN
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm Concurrent Session: Echo Simulation

1:00 PM: Echo Simulation
1:20 PM: Echo Simulation
1:40 PM: Echo Simulation
2:00 PM: Echo Simulation
2:20 pm -2:40 pm Poster Session/Exhibits/Break
2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session: Echo Session

2:40 PM: Assessment of the Tricuspid Valve

Laura Steele, RDCS 3:00 PM: Echocardiographic Hemodynamic Assessment
Andrew Burchett, MD 3:20 PM: Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Right Side in Venous Thromboembolism
Nathan Kusterer, MD 3:40 PM: New and Emerging Technology to Evaluate the Right Ventricle
Paul Anaya, MD
2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session: All About Tetralogy of Fallot in Adults and Children

2:40 PM: Tetralogy of Fallot - The Basics

Walter L. Sobczyk, MD 2:50 PM: Echocardiography: Tetralogy of Fallot & Associated CHDs
Michael Brook, MD 3:05 PM: Advanced Imaging and New Technologies
Tarek Alsaied, MD 3:15 PM: Transcatheter Therapy
Andrew Leventhal, MD, PhD 3:25 PM: Surgical Therapy: Techniques & Timing of Surgery
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD 3:35 PM: Lifelong Care, Arrhythmias & Other Complications
Craig Alexander, MD 3:45 PM: Speaker Panel for Q&A
2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session: Pulmonary HTN

2:40 PM: Update on 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension

David Booth, MD 3:20 PM: Approach to CPX Interpretation
Kenneth Dulnuan, MD 3:40 PM: Latest on Pharmacotherapeutics of Pulmonary Hypertension
Jessie Dunne, PharmD, BCPS
2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session: Contemporary Interventional Therapies

2:40 PM: PE: Decision Making Algorithms and Interventional Tools

Sharat Koul, DO 3:00 PM: Anti-Platelet Therapy After PCI: Updating the Updates
Tracy Macaulay, PharmD, AACC, BCPS 3:20 PM: Radial vs Femoral Access: Is There Still Any Debate?
Michele Friday, MD, FSCAI 3:40 PM: Latest in the Management of Femero-Popliteal Disease
Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm 19 ACC Award Winners/ Prize Giveaways
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm FIT Jeopardy
Michael Brook, MD