Advancing Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient
February 17-18, 2017
Park Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

Course Director(s): Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC; Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC


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Friday, February 17


8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Drs. Barac and Ky
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8:15 a.m. Why Are We “Here”?   
The Intersection Between Cardiology and Oncology

Dr. Walsh
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8:35 a.m. What is the Cardiovascular Risk Associated with Treatment for Breast Cancer?
Anthracyclines, Trastuzumab, Radiation and Hormonal Therapy

Drs. Barac and Dent
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9:10 a.m. Cardiovascular Risk in Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplant:
How to Assess?

Drs. Armenian and Herrmann
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9:40 a.m.
New Therapies — What Are the Cardiovascular Concerns?
Dr. Witteles
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10:30 a.m. Pre, During and After Cancer Therapy – The Key Questions to Ask Our Patients
Moderator:  Dr. Ky
Panelists:  Drs. Dent, Durand and Lenihan

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11:00 a.m. Guideline-Driven Care in Cardio-oncology:  Utilizing Recommendations Across Disciplines
Moderator:  Dr. Hundley
Panelists:  Drs. Armenian, Ehrhardt, Herrmann, Lenihan and Liu

12:00 p.m. How Often, Which Patient and Which Technique:  An Imaging Debate
What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Suggested Modalities?

Moderator:  Dr. Barac and Ky
Panelists:  Drs. Durand, Hundley and Liu

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1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions - Participants choose one

A. CML and Tyrosine kinase Inhibitors (TKIs) What Are the Cardiovascular Toxicities? Should Everyone Get an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Before Starting?
Speaker: Dr. Herrmann

B. Radiation Therapy : How to Mitigate Cardiotoxicity Statins and Proton Therapy for All — Childhood and Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors?
Speaker: Dr. Ehrhardt and Hundley

2:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions - Participants choose one

A. Home Monitoring Strategies
Renal Cell Cancer and TKIs – What Is My Target BP? When Should I use home monitoring?  What is my target BP in cancer patients?

Dr. Lenihan and Pina

B. Myeloma Care and Proteasome Inhibitors – Monitoring and Treatment Strategies
Dr. Weiss

3:10 p.m.
How Can We Use Biomarkers and Genetics to Predict Toxicity
Moderator:  Dr. Leja
Panelists:  Drs. Armenian and Ky


4:00 p.m. Exercise Before, During and After Therapy:  How Much Should the Cancer Patient Do?
Dr. Ehrhardt
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4:25 p.m. CV Strategies to Mitigate Cardiotoxicity
Pharmacologic Therapy – Heart Failure Medications and Statins and For How Long
Dr. Pina
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4:45 p.m. Cardiac Amyloidosis – Diagnostic Workup and Treatment Strategies
Drs. Weiss and Witteles
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5:30 p.m. Today's Take-aways
Drs. Barac and Ky
5:40 p.m. Adjournment

Saturday, February 18


7:45 a.m. Welcome Back/Highlights from Day One  
Drs. Barac and Ky
8:00 a.m. The Numbers Game:  Coding and Billing
Applying the new Quality Payment Program (aka MACRA) to Cardio-Oncology

Dr. Arnold and Ms. Biga

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8:45 a.m. Collaboration with Cardiology – The Oncologists’ Perspective and Needs
Moderator:  Dr. Durand
Panelists:  Drs. Dent and Weiss

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9:15 a.m.
Take the Cue:  Elements of a Well-championed Survivorship Program
Drs. Ehrhardt
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9:45 a.m.
Practice Readiness:  Building a Cardio-oncology Clinic and Cardio-oncology Team
Drs. Fadol, Herrmann and Leja
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10:15 a.m.
Themed Refreshment Break — Practice Readiness
Drs. Fadol, Herrmann and Leja and session speakers at tables


10:35 a.m. Case Challenges in Cardio-Oncology
Moderator:  Drs. Leja
Panelists:  Drs. Durand, Fadol, Pina, Witteles
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11:45 a.m. Call to Action:  How to Get Involved in Cardio-Oncology Science  
ACC Section, Research, Resources    
Dr. Barac with Drs. Ky and Leja
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12:15 p.m. Course Adjournment