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AAHFN 6th Annual Advanced Heart Failure Symposium
Convene Cira Centre - Philadelphia

Click on the title of the presentation to access the speaker provided handouts. This site will be updated with additional handoutas we receive them. Please note that the handouts are in color, if you prefer to print in black & white, please update your printer settings.


Friday, March 23

When to Refer for Advanced Therapies
Samer Samir Najjar, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Cardiorenal Interactions in Heart Failure
Meredith Brisco-Bacik, MD, MSCE
Temple University School of Medicine

Fundamentals of Hemodynamics, Vasoactive Drugs & IABP in the Failing Heart

Cindy Bither, RN, MSN, ANP-C, ACNP-C, CHFN
MedStar Washington Hospital Center 

Echocardiography in the Heart Failure Patient
Samer Samir Najjar, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Lunch Presentation: Mechanical Circulatory Support: Highlighting New Data
Joyce Wald, DO 
University of Pennsylvania 
Sponsored by Abbott

Lunch PresentationFull Mag Lev Technology
Lauren Marcheskie, RN, BSN 
Sponsored by Abbott

Pulmonary Hypertension - Who, What and How
Justin Roberts, DO
Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health

Electrophysiology Update for CHF Diagnosis, Therapy, and Management
Matthew Goldstein, MD
Mark Heimann, ACNP-BC

Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Why It Should Be Considered in Every Heart Failure Patient
Penn Medicine – Lancaster General Health

Future/Emerging Therapies in HF
Kenneth Margulies, MD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Saturday, March 24

Temporary Support for Cardiogenic Shock 
Margarita Camacho, MD 
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Chronic Mechanical Support for HF
Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

Complications of VAD Therapy:

Sandeep Jani, MD, MPH
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Ylenia Quiaoit, DNP, CRNP-BC
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hypertension and Stroke
Lisa Smith, MS, APRN
Minneapolis Heart Institute 

RV Failure
Nana Afari-Armah, MD
Temple University Hospital

Lunch Presentation: The Latest Advancements in CRT & VAD Therapies: Improving Care of HF Patients Across the Continuum
Joyce Wald, DO
University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Medtronic

Assisting Decision-Making for Patient and Families Considering VAD Therapy

Colleen Kelley McIlvennan, DNP, ANP
University of Colorado

Advancing VAD Patient and Family-Centered Palliative Care
Martha Abshire, PhD, RN
John Hopkins University School of Nursing 

Organ Allocation
Joyce Wald, DO
University of Pennsylvania

Strategies Addressing Organ Shortage
Margarita Camacho, MD
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


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