7:50 am – 8:00 am Welcome Héctor J. Martínez, MD FACC President & Governor ACC Puerto Rico Chapter
8:00 am – 8:20 amHeart Failure Readmissions: does anything help?Gurusher Panjrath, MD
8:20 am – 8:40 amUpdate: normal echo valuesJosé Banchs, MD
8:40 am – 9:00 amUpdate: Echocardiographic evaluation of LV diastolic functionSherif Nagueh, MD
9:00 am – 9:20 amManagement of atrial fibrillation in heart failure: Anything special?Fred Kusumoto, MD
9:20 am – 9:40 amMultimodality: right ventricle & tricuspid valve evaluation Sherif Nagueh, MD
9:40 am – 9:50 amQ & A
9:50 am – 10:10 amBreak & Sponsors Announcements
10:10 am – 10:30 amSpeckle cardio-onco & beyondJosé Banchs, MD
10:30 am – 10:50 amAdult congenital heart diseaseAmi Bhatt, MD
10:50 am – 11:10 amManagement of VT in heart failureFred Kusumoto, MD
11:10 am – 11:30 amMultimodality imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathySherif Nagueh, MD
11:30 am – 11:50 amCRT: heart failure data & recommendationsFred Kusomoto, MD
11:50 am – 12:00 pmQ & A
12:00 pm – 12:30 pmLunch Satellite Symposium
12:30 pm – 12:50 pmThe epidemic of maternal mortality in developed countriesAmi Bhatt, MD
12:50 pm – 1:10 pmEmerging therapies: treating HF with antiglycemics?Gurusher Panjrath, MD
1:10 pm – 1:30 pmHow and why to incorporate telemedicine in your practiceAmi Bhatt, MD
1:30 pm – 1:50 pmBreak & Sponsors Announcements
1:50 pm – 2:10 pmRemote monitoring of cardiac electronic device: PR experienceHilton Franqui, MD
2:10 pm – 2:30 pmA Virtual Care JourneyOrlando Rodríguez Vilá, MD
2:30 pm – 2:50 pmCardiovascular update: Covid-19Richard Kovacs, MD
2:50 pm – 3:00 pmQ & A
3:00 pm – 3:05pmClosing RemarksHéctor J. Martínez, MD FACC
Jose Banchs, MD, FACC Director of Echocardiography Associate Professor of Medicine Cardiology Department MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC Director Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Hilton Franqui, MD, FACC Assistant Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Program Director Cardiovascular Disease Training Program UPR School of Medicine San Juan, PR Richard Kovacs, MD, FACC Q. E. and Sally Russell Professor of Cardiology Professor of Clinical Medicine Clinical Director, Krannert Institute of Cardiology Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN Fred Kusumoto, MD, FACC Director Heart Rhythm Services Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL Sherif Nagueh, MD, FACC Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute Full Member, Research Institute Houston Methodist Weill Cornell Medical College Houston, TX Gurusher Panjrath, MD, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Program George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington DC Orlando Rodríguez Vilá, MD, FACC Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Assistant Chief, Medical Service VA Caribbean Healthcare System San Juan, PR
The Puerto Rico Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, on its 2021 Virtual Meeting, will provide the most update information regarding the management of heart failure and the impact of telemedicine in the pandemic and post pandemic environment. According to the CDC nearly 655,000 Americans die each year of heart disease, in Puerto Rico heart disease is the leading cause of death with approximately 5 thousand death yearly; hence we chose to explore this topic in detail. This well-balanced program will highlight the application of current guidelines, existing and new technologies, and breakthroughs in the management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Besides the program will include a lecture on the cardiovascular care and management during Covid-19. Furthermore, will be addressed the impact of telemedicine from a cardiology practice perspective, its benefits and how to get started for this new manner of practicing medicine that will prevail after the pandemic is over.
Sponsorship Statement (Joint)
This activity is jointly sponsored by The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc and the American College of Cardiology Puerto Rico Chapter.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc and the American College of Cardiology Puerto Rico Chapter. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Provider’s No. 0007249, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Puerto Rico Board of Licensing and Medical Disciplines, provider’s No. 016-DC23-JLDM.
The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc designated this educational activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor and integrity in all of its sponsored educational activities.
All persons who are in a position to control the educational content of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationship(s) they and/or spouse/partner have with the commercial supporters and/or providers of commercial services and/or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed during the educational activity. All conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved prior to the release of this activity.
The faculty will report financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.
This activity has been designed for internists, general cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologist, heart failure specialist, and cardiology fellows in training, involved in the management of cardiovascular diseases and any other physicians interested in the cardiology field.
Registration closes on April 22, 2021 at 5:00pm AST