2020 Virtual Event Agenda


Friday, September 11, 2020

Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Research Foundation and Educational Trust (WKHL)

8:00 am - 8:55 am Advances in the Treatment of Stable Angina
James Slater, MD
8:55 am - 9:50 am Preventive Cardiology- Dietary Interventions
Kim A. Williams, Sr. MD, FMACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC
9:50 am - 10:05 am Break
10:05 am - 11:00 am Cardiac Imaging
Vincent Sorrell, MD, FACC, FACP
11:00 am - 11:55 am Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Walt Sobczyk, MD, FAAP, FACC
11:55 am – 12:50 pm Heart and Lung Hemodynamics/COVID-19

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KYACC)

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome
Khaled Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
8:15 am - 9:00 am Plenary Session: Presidential Speaker: Advances in Atrial Fibrillation for General Cardiologists
Vivek Y. Reddy, MD
9:00 am - 9:15 am Break
9:20 am - 9:35 am Honorable Maestro Award Presentation
David Moliterno, MD
9:30 am - 10:15 am Plenary Session: Honorable Maestro Speaker: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
Meryl S. Cohen, MD
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Plenary Session: ACC Speaker: Wellness/Burnout
Laxmi Mehta, MD
11:15 am - 12:00 pm CV COVID 19: Cardiovascular Effects of COVID19 in Kentucky
John Dillon, MD
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Awards Announcements and Closing remark
Steve Leung, MD

On-Demand Sessions

Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KYACC)

Congenital/Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Echocardiographic Assessment of Elevated Right Ventricular Pressure (Bryana Levitan, BA, RDCS, FASE)
  • Myocardial Imaging (MRI) (Cincinnati Imager)
  • Live Scanning: ACHD Case (Melissa Perotta, MD and Meryl Cohen, MD)
  • AV Canal Echo Imaging (Ashley Neal, MD and Melodi Cheatham)
  • AV Canal Imaging: CHSS Insights (Meryl Cohen. MD)
  • Surgical Repair of AV Canal (Jim Tweddell, MD)
  • Long Term Outcomes of AV Canal (Craig Alexander, MD)
Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Evaluation of intracardiac Thrombus (Greg Sinner, MD)
  • Tips for High Quality Stress Echo (Francisco Hidalgo, MD, FACC)
  • Stress Testing vs. Coronary CTA as a First Line Test (Arash Seratnahaei, MD)
  • Non-Coronary Artery Disease Wall Motion Abnormalities (Brian Lea, MD)
Heart Failure (HFpEF)
  • Pathophysiology of ATTR Cardiomyopathy (Sateesh Kesari, MD)
  • Diagnostic Approach to ATTR Cardiomyopathy (Bassel Alkhalil, MD and Steven Heatherly, MD)
  • Medical Therapy of ATTR Cardiomyopathy (Ashley Schenk, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP)
  • Interatrial Shunt for Management of Heart Failure
Heart Failure (EP focus)
  • Update on EP in HF (Aaron Hesselson, MD)
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (Bassel Alkhalil, MD and Steven Heatherly, MD)
  • Heart Failure in Congenital Population (Josh Sparks, MD)
  • Medical Treatment of Diabetes in Heart Failure (Sally Jagielski, PharmD)
  • Are You Sure that Stenosis is Tight? Physiologic Assessment of Coronary Artery Stenosis (FFR, iFR and much more) (Mohammad Abdul-Waheed, MD)
  • Not Every Patient Needs Revascularization, Medical Therapy Still Works (Chris Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS, FKSHP, FASHP)
  • IVUS or OCT for Coronary Imaging: Gap Between Evidence and Real World Practice (Sean Stewart, MD)
  • Thrombectomy for Stroke Management: Differences and Similarities to Primary PCI (Christian Ramsey, MD)
  • Advances in A-fib Ablation (Vivek Y. Reddy, MD)