* MCS Core Competency Academy Scientific Program


 

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
 

7:45 AM – 8:05 AM

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

8:05 AM – 9:30 AM

SESSION 1 – PREPARE FOR SUCCESS
Chair:
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

8:05 AM

MCS Technology 101
Evgenij Potapov, MD, PhD, Medtronic German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
 

8:20 AM

Outcomes in MCS
Andre Simon, PhD, MD, Harefield Hospital, London, UK
 

8:35 AM

Q& A with Panel
 

8:45 AM

When Should Patients be Referred: Warning Signs
Douglas Horstmanshof, MD, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
 

9:00 AM

Quality of Life after VAD and the Impact of Frailty and Social Behaviors on VAD Success
Susan M. Joseph, MD, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
 

9:15 AM

Q&A with Panel
 

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK
 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SESSION 2 – STARTING RIGHT
Chair:
Christopher Hayward, MD, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
 

10:00 AM

Session Overview
Christopher Hayward, MD, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
 

10:15 AM

IMACS 1: Short-Term Support
Jonathan Haft, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
 

10:30 AM

Assessing and Optimizing RV Function Pre-Operatively
Finn Gustafsson, MD, PhD, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
 

10:45 AM

Surgical Implantation Overview
Jens Garbade, MD, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
 

11:00 AM

Q&A with Panel
 

11:15 AM

How Much is Too Much?
Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
 

11:30 AM

Managing the RV Post-Op
Christopher T. Salerno, MD, St. Vincent’s Heart Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
 

11:45 AM

Q&A with Panel
 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

LUNCH BREAK (a box lunch is included in the registration fee)
 

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

SESSION 3 – PUMP IT UP
Chair:
Andre Simon, PhD, MD, Harefield Hospital, London, UK
 

1:15 PM

Session Overview
Andre Simon, PhD, MD, Harefield Hospital, London, UK
 

1:25 PM

Optimal Outpatient Management of VAD Recipients
Antonio Loforte, MD, PhD, S. Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
 

1:45 PM

Aortic Insufficiency in LVAD Recipients: Incidence, Screening, and Management
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

1:55 PM

Arrythmia in MCS
Rebecca Cogswell, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 

2:10 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

2:25 PM

Alarms and Hardware Troubleshooting, Waveforms
Christopher Hayward, MD, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
 

2:30 PM

Pump Speed Optimization: The Role of Imaging and Hemodynamics
Palak Shah, MD, MS, Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
 

2:45 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK
 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SESSION 4 – CLOTS AND BUGS
Chair:
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

3:30 PM

Session Overview
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

3:40 PM

GI Bleeding
Kavitha Muthiah, MBChB, PhD, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
 

3:55 PM

Antiplatelet Therapy, Anticoagulation and Bridging Strategies
Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
 

4:10 PM

Pump Thrombosis, Embolic Complications and Hemorrhagic Stroke
Palak Shah, MD, MS, Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA, USA
 

4:25 PM

LVAD Infections: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
Saima Alsam, MD, MS, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
 

4:40 PM

Q&A with Panel
 

4:45 PM

SUMMARY / EVALUATION
Jennifer Cook, MD, Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 

4:55 PM

ADJOURN



*This scientific program is updated each Friday to reflect any changes in information, including room names, session times, speaker information, etc.