New York Cardiovascular Symposium
December 9 − 11, 2016
New York Hilton Midtown
New York City

Course Director(s): Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

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Pre-Conference: Managing Dyslipidemia and ASCVD Risk: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways Slides:

What have we learned since 2013 AHA/ACC updated guidelines
Dr. Virani

Putting it all together: The 2016 ECDP on non-statin therapies
Dr. Morris

Case Challenge Model
Dr. Birtcher 


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7:15 a.m. Shalom Jacobovitz
Chief Executive Officer
American College of Cardiology

Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC
American College of Cardiology

Timothy J. Malins, MD, FACC
President, New York State Chapter
American College of Cardiology

Friday, December 9

Coronary Artery Disease -- Challenges in 2016
Session I: New Frontiers
Dr. Bhatt, Presiding

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7:30 a.m. New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Scientific and Funding Challenges
From Disease to Health, From Aging to Birth
Dr. Fuster
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8:00 a.m. New Frontiers in Atherosclerotic Disease and Myocardial Infarction
From Local Inflammation to Systemic Progenital Stem Cells Reaction  

Dr. Nahrendorf
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8:25 a.m. New Frontiers in the Evolving Field of Omics
From Generic to a Personalized Cardiovascular Disease Management

Dr. Roberts
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8:50 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Fuster, Nahrendorf and Roberts

Session II: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
Dr. Halperin, Presiding

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9:40 a.m. STEMI 1 - Timing to Reperfusion/Reperfusion Injury
A Multi-Layer Challenge to Decrease Infarct Size

Dr. Ibanez
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10:05 a.m. STEMI 2 – Complete vs. Lesion Only Primary PCI
Towards a Personalized Approach

Dr. Bhatt

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10:30 a.m. STEMI vs. NSTEMI vs. STABLE CAD – Post PCI Optimal DAPT Duration    
Scoring the Complexity of Stenting and Disease

Dr. Yeh

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10:55 a.m. STEMI vs. NSTEMI vs. STABLE CAD – Five Challenging Cases  
Five Challenging Antithrombotic Approaches

Dr. Halperin

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11:25 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Bhatt, Halperin, Ibanez and Yeh

Session III: Chronic Coronary and Systemic Arterial Disease
Dr. Gersh, Presiding

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1:00 p.m. Complex Stable CAD -- Evolving Management Strategies
Anatomy (SYNTAX), Ischemia (FFR) and the Microcirculation (PET, CT, MRI)

Dr. Fuster
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1:25 p.m. Revascularization in Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Approach and is the Assessment of Viability is Still Viable?

Dr. Gersh

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1:45 p.m. Acute Ischemic Stroke vs. Chronic Carotid Artery Stenosis
Evolving Acute Endovascular Approaches vs. Watching and Thinking

Dr. Yagaval

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2:05 p.m. Evolving Challenges in the Evaluation and Treatment of Lower Extremity PAD
The Peripheral Academic Research Consortium (PARC)

Dr. Jones

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2:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Fuster, Gersh, Jones and Yagaval

Session IV: Trends and Challenges of Prevention
Dr. Chazal, Presiding

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3:15 p.m. Chest Pain Evaluation
No Test, Stress Test or CT Angio?

Dr. Douglas
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3:35 p.m. Aspirin Therapy in Primary Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention
Only for Those at High CVD Risk, the Dose under Trials

Dr. Patrono

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3:55 p.m. Four Evolving “Thinkings” on Lipid Evaluation and Management  
Cholesterol Genetics, ApoB, HDL-Infflux Capacity and PCSK 9 Inhibitors  

Dr. Rader

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4:15 p.m. Three Evolving “Thinkings” on Patients with High Blood Pressure (pHBP)
Identify All pHBP, Reduce Salt in all Foods and Personalize BP Rx Targets

Dr. Messerli

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4:35 p.m. The Four “Links” of Obesity -- Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Cardiomyopathy and AF    
The Potential Benefit and Rapid Evolution of Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Farkouh
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4:55 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Douglas, Farkouh, Messerli, Patrono and Rader

5:30 p.m. Adjournment  

Saturday, December 10

Cardio-pulmonary and Electrical Failure 2015
Session V: Systolic Heart Failure and Basis for Management
Dr. O'Connor, Presiding

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7:00 a.m. Imaging Diagnostic/Prognostic Approaches to Six Cardiomyopathies:
Myocarditis, Dilated, Amyloid, Sarcoid, Hypertrophic, Non-compaction

Dr. Garcia
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7:25 a.m. Clinical/Therapeutic  Approaches to Three Specific Cardiomyopathies:
Acute/Subacute Myocarditis, AL/TTR Amyloid, Non-Compaction  

Dr. Dec

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7:50 a.m. Systolic Dysfunction – Early Diagnosis and Therapeutic Advances
Prognostic Circulating Neprilysin and Therapeutic Neprilysin/Enalapril  

Dr. Bayes-Genis

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8:15 a.m. Diastolic Dysfunction – Early Diagnosis and Therapeutic Failures
Should Management be Focused on the Comorbidities?

Dr. O’Connor
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8:40 a.m. Support Devices for Acute CHF and Destination LVADs to Exclude Transplant
Expectations, Indications, Benefits and Risks

Dr. Mancini

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9:05 a.m. State-of-the-Art Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:
Based on Understanding of the Various Etiopathogenesis

Dr. McLaughlin

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9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Bayes-Genis, Dec, Garcia, Mancini, McLaughlin and O’Connor

Session VI: Rhythm Disorders, Contemporary and Future Topics of Focus
Dr. Reddy, Presiding

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10:20 a.m. Innovations in Device Therapy and Follow-up Results
Subcutaneous ICDs, CRTs New Indications, Leadless Pacemakers  
Dr. Wilber
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10:40 a.m. Ventricular Tachycardia: Catheter Ablation
Who? How? When? Results?

Dr. Reddy
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11:00 a.m. Atrial Fibrillation:  Catheter Ablation
Who? How? When? Results?

Dr. Marchlinski

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11:20 a.m. Atrial Fibrillation 2016 – The Fourteen Non-Ablation Clinical Challenges  
Quality of Life and Preventing Stroke

Dr. Fuster

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11:40 a.m. Left Atrial Appendage Closure as an Alternative to Anticoagulants
Who? How? When? Results?

Dr. Holmes
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12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Fuster, Holmes, Marchlinski, Reddy and Wilber

Valvular Heart Disease and Aorta — Challenges in 2016
Session VII: Management of Aortic Valve Disease, IHSS and Aorta
Dr. Leon, Presiding

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1:30 p.m. Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Valvular Stenosis
Diagnostic Approaches and Therapeutic Strategies (LF/LG/NEF/LEF)

Drs. Leon and Vahl
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1:55 p.m. Symptomatic Severe Aortic Valvular Stenosis (LF/LG/NEF/LEF)
TAVR in Patients at High, Moderate or Low Risk

Drs. Bavaria and Sharma

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2:20 p.m. Symptomatic & Asymptomatic Aortic Valvular Incompetence
From Medical Therapy to Surgical AVR to Transcatheter AVR (?)

Drs. Bonow and O’Gara
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2:45 p.m. Obstructive and Non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Prevalence, Genetics, Natural History and Evolving Management

Dr. Maron
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3:10 p.m. The Dilated Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta and Complicating Dissection
Evolving Understanding of the Basic Biology and Management

Dr. Fuster
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3:35 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Bavaria, Bonow, Fuster, Leon, Maron, O'Gara, Sharma and Vahl

Session VIII: Management of Mitral Regurgitation
Dr. Bavaria, Presiding

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4:20 p.m. Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Secondary Mitral Regurgitation (EF, PH, AF)
From Medical Therapy to Surgical MVR to Transcatheter MVR (?)

Drs. Bavaria and Bonow
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4:45 p.m. Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Primary Mitral Regurgitation  (EF, PH, AF)
From Medical Therapy to Surgical MVR to Transcatheter MVR

Drs O’Gara and Rodes-Cabau
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5:10 p.m. Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation
Evolving Approaches Under Investigation

Dr. Rodes-Cabau
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5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Drs. Bavaria, Bonow, O'Gara and Rodes-Cabau

6:00 p.m. Adjournment  

Sunday, December 11

Session IX: Novelties on Genetics, Cell Regeneration and Molecular Signaling
Dr. Fuster, Presiding

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7:30 a.m. MicroRNAs and Genome Editing– Two Evolving Protagonists in Medicine
A New Understanding of Cardiovascular Physiology, Pathology and Future Therapies

Dr. Dorn
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7:55 a.m. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Direct Cardiac Reprogramming – Solving Barriers for a Powerful Future
The 2016 New Experimental and Clinical Information

Dr. Ieda
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8:15 a.m. Gene Therapy Studies on the “Go” – Solving New Barriers
The 2016 New Cardiovascular Information  

Dr. Hajjar
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Session X: Novelties on Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies

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8:35 a.m. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Trends in Congenital Heart Disease
Watch the Next Decade

Dr. Newburger
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8:55 a.m. An Evolving Reality of Medicine, Part Genetic, Part Acquired
Two Tangible Examples – The Long QT and The Brugada Syndrome

Dr. Brugada
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9:15 a.m. The Rapid Progress of Cardiovascular Imaging
Redefining its Role in Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice

Dr. Di Carli
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9:35 a.m. Handheld Echocardiography – It Depends What Hands are Holding it
Educational? Diagnostic? Overshadowing the Physical Examination?

Dr. Goldman
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9:55 a.m. Hybrid Coronary Revascularization
An Evolving Paradigm in Coronary Care

Dr. Puskas
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Session XI: Perspectives of the Future Based on the Past

10:35 a.m. HENRY RUSSEK LECTURE 2016
“The Heart Healers”
Rebels and Risk Takers Behind the Medical Breakthroughs of Our Lives

Dr. Forrester
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Experiences from the Platform of “60 Years of Observations”
A Few Reflections for the Medical and Cardiovascular Communities

Dr. DeSanctis
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11:30 a.m. Course Adjournment