Symposia and Product Theater presentations are scheduled throughout the meeting. These independent educational programs are open to all registered meeting attendees on a first-come-first serve basis, and there is not a separate registration fee to attend. Kindly RSVP to help us plan appropriately as catering will be provided for the symposia.  Buffet lunch will be provided in the exhibit hall during Product Theater presentations.



Breakfast Symposium
Are We Doing Enough to Manage Hyperkalemia in Our Patients with Heart Failure? 

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Cynthia A. Smith, DNP
Renal Consultants, PLLC, Charleston, WV

Chris Bell, ACNP
Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi, New Albany, MS

Sponsored by Relypsa

Product Theater Presentation
Expert Conversations in Heart Failure: Connecting the Pieces
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Allen S. Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Center for Heart Failure, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Chief Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Nurse Practitioner, Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Sponsored by Novartis

Product Theater Presentation
How to Manage Heart Failure in the Real World with HeartLogic
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

John Boehmer, MD
Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Heart Failure Program Director, The Penn State, Hershey, PA

Sponsored by Boston Scientific

Dinner Symposium
Using Data to Guide Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure Hemodynamics: A Lost Art When is the Right Time for an LVAD?
Using Data to Determine LVAD Pump of Choice 

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Michele Gilbert, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN, Atlantic Health System Heart Success Program, Pompton Plains, NJ
Vika Kagan, MSN, APN-BC, Division of Cardiac Surgery Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Sponsored by Abbott 


FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2018

Breakfast Symposium
Advancing the Care of Patients with hATTR Amyloidosis: Clinical Presentation and Multidisciplinary Management of a Heterogeneous Disease 

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Cynthia Bither, NP, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC
Johana Fajardo, NP, John Hopkins Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Farooq Sheikh, MD, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC

Sponsored by Alnylam

Product Theater Presentation
An Evidence-Based Approach to Reducing Stroke Risk in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Uri Elkayam, MD
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by Janssen

Product Theater Presentation
Optimizing Treatment to Improve Outcomes: Implementing the New Guideline for Managing Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heart and Vascular Institute, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery Cleveland,OH

Sponsored by Novartis

Dinner Symposium
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD): Improving Heart Failure Patient Care Across the Continuum 

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Marc Silver, M.D. WakeMed, Raleigh, NC
Gregory Macaluso, M.D., Advocate Christ Hospital, Oaklawn, IL

Sponsored by Medtronic


Breakfast Symposium
Optimizing Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in High‐Risk Patients Through Lipid Management 

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Joette Hughes, MSN, CRNP, The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA
Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAANP, FPCNA, FAAN, Professor, Rush College of Nursing and Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Rush Heart Center for Women, Chicago, IL

Supported by a grant from Amgen