Virtual Annual Meeting Agenda

Four Days of Content, 1 Year of On-Demand Access to Watch Anytime, 30 Credits/Contact Hours Available*

 

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
All times are listed in Eastern Time.

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM


Non-CE Symposium Sponsored by 
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc/Lilly USA
The Continuum of Heart Failure
Lisa Rathman, MSN, CRNP, CHFN
The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health/PENN Medicine



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Presidential Address: Heart Failure Nursing: A Light in the Darkness
Beth Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, CHFN
Tristar Centennial Medical Center

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Keynote: Spotlight on Cardiometabolic Disease and the HF Patient
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Lipid Update: Focus on Risk Stratification & Reduction
Joette Hughes, CRNP
Lancaster General Hospital/PENN Medicine

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

An Update from the Surgeon General: Priorities, Current Efforts, and Next Steps by the U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH

Happy Hour - Meet the AAHFN Executive Committee

 

Friday, June 26, 2020
All times are listed in Eastern Time.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Keynote: “Year of the Nurse”
Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, President
American Nurses Association

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Grab Coffee and Visit Exhibits and View ePosters

Product Theater Sponsored by Impulse Dynamics
Hope is Here - A Modern Approach to Heart Failure Therapy

Moderator: Lisa Rathman, MSN, CRNP, CHFN
The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health/PENN Medicine

Michael Arnold, DNP
PIMA Heart & Vascular

Jennifer Mazzoni, DO, FACC
Jefferson Health, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

 

 


Non-CE Symposium Sponsored by Abbott
Remote Monitoring in the Era of COVID-19: ICD, CRT, Pulmonary Artery (PA) Pressure Monitoring

Diane Czaplicki, RN, BSN
Grandview Health Alderfer Travis Cardiology

Christina R. Sauld, APNP
Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center

 

Concurrent Sessions


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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Fundamental: Applying Heart Failure Pathophysiology to Treatment Strategies
Sara Paul, DNP, RN, ACNP
Catawaba Valley Cardiology, Catawba Valley Health System

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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Global: COVID-19 at the Epicenter

Ulrich P. Jorde, MD
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Orly Vardeny, PharmD, MS
University of Minnesota



10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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10:45 AM - 11:05 AM


11:05 AM - 11:25 AM



11:25 AM - 11:45 AM

 



Advanced: Curbside Consults


What's New with HFpFF
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA,
University of Mississippi Medical Center

How Not to Miss AL Amyloid
Raymond L Comenzo, MD, Director, Transfusion Services
Tufts Medical Center


Work Up of the Anemic HF Patient
Marwa Sabe, MD, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


Grab Lunch and Visit Exhibits and View ePosters

Product Theater Sponsored by Amgen
What Fails in Heart Failure: A Look at the Myocardium
Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Product Theater Sponsored by CMP Pharma
To Crush or Not to Crush: Challenges & Risks of Crushing/Compounding Medications In the New Era
Rob Accetta, RPh, C-MTM, BCGP
President, RivercareRX Consulting, LLC

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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GDMT and Common Challenges in Successfully Prescribing GDMT for Heart Failure

Marie Galvao, NP
Montefiore Medical Center

Chris Bell, RN, ACNP
Cardiology Associates of North MS

Support: This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Relypsa, Inc.




 

Concurrent Sessions

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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FundamentalHemodynamics/RV Failure
Robin Miller, DNP, MPH, ACNP-BC, CHFN
OHSU Cardiology, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Lisa Jennings, RN, ACNP-BC
St. Luke’s Mid-American Heart Institute


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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Global: The 5 Most Emerging & Novel Therapies in Heart Failure

Marv Konstam, MD, FACC, Chief Physician Executive
Tufts Medical Center



2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

 

 

Advanced:

Management of Cardiogenic Shock

Michael Kiernan, MD, MSc
Tufts Medical Center

Complications and Nursing Consideration with Percutaneous Devices
Dorothy Didomenico, NP
Tufts Medical Center

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM




3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

 

 

 

Grab Snack and Visit Exhibits and View ePosters


Product Theater Sponsored by Akcea
Targeting the Source of Polyneuropathy from Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis
Carly Fostakowsky, NP
Pacific Heart Institute

Said R Beydoun, MD
USC Keck School of Medicine,
Neuromuscular Division


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 



Non-CE Symposium Sponsored by Alnylam
Unraveling hATTR Amyloidosis

Zubair Shah, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center

Dana Miller
University of Kansas Medical Center

5:00 PMHappy Hour Heart Failure Trivia
5:00 PMCertification Information Q&A

Saturday, June 27, 2020
All times are listed in Eastern Time.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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General Session: Prevention of Heart Failure
Akshay Desai, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

9:00 AM - 10: 00 AM

Non-CE Symposium Sponsored by Novartis
Selecting a First-Choice Therapy For Systolic HF: Meeting the Burden of Proof
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Mississippi Medical Center

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Grab Coffee and Visit Exhibits and View ePosters

Product Theater Sponsored by AstraZeneca
The Next Horizon in the Heart Failure Treatment Paradigm for Patients with HFrEF
Karthik Linganathan, MD, MBA, FHFSA
Biopharmaceuticals, US Medical 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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Nursing in 2020: What do Heroes Look Like?
Linda Wick, MS, CNP, CHFN, Associate Chief Nurse Executive, M Health Fairview,
CNO University of MN Medical Center, M Health Fairview, Minneapolis, MN

 

Concurrent Sessions


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Fundamental: Not All Heart Failure Admissions are Created Equal

Samer Najjar
MedStar Washington Hospital Center


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Global: Beyond TAVR: Emerging Therapies for Valvular Heart Disease
Michael Rinaldi, MD
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Atrium Health



11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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11:15 AM - 11:45 AM



11:45 AM - 12:15 PM



Advanced:EP Devices and Rhythm Management


What is New in Cardiac ResynchronizationTherapy and How to Improve YourPatient's Response

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD
Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital

AtrialFibrillation: Strategies for Management
Julie Shea, MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS
Brigham and Women's Hospital

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

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Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Referring for Advanced Therapies
Jonathan D. Rich, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Sean D. McCarney, MD
Methodist Hospital

Support: This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Medtronic.

1:15 - 1:45 PM


Grab Lunch and Visit Exhibits and View ePosters

Product Theater Sponsored by Amgen
A Life Worth Living: Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in Heart Failure
John Spertus, MD, MPH
University of Missouri-Kansas City



Concurrent Sessions


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Palliative Care in the Management of Heart Failure
Hunter Groninger, MD
MedStar Health


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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AAHFN & HFSA Joint Session: Following Flo's Footsteps: Nursing Research that Shapes HF Practices and Outcomes
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BE, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN
Cleveland Clinic


Marilyn Prasun, PhD, CCNS, CNL, CHFN, FAHA
Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Advanced: Advanced Concepts and Hemodynamics
Nir Uriel, MD, MSc, FACC
Columbia University