Cardiology Update at Puerto Vallarta: A Focus on Prevention

January 16-21, 2022
In-Person or Livestream | Marriott Casamagna, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Currently accepting registrations!
Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1™ (23.75), Nursing (23.75), MOC (23.75), Price: $700 - $975 | Early Registration Saves $100

Program

Sunday, January 16
Registration (Vallarta Foyer)
Evening Workshop - Harnessing the Power of Telemedicine
6:00 p.m.
Remote Monitoring: What Sorts of Physiological and Behavioral Monitoring Have Become Available Now? How Do We Use Them To: a) Enhance Care; b) Save the Patient Time and Money?
Christopher DeSimone, MD, PhD
6:20 p.m.
Providing Remote Care Before and After the Patient Visit: a) The Actual Patient Encounter. Benefits, Regulations, What We Have Learned.
Steve Ommen, MD
7:00 p.m.
Digital Health: Ambulatory Devices (Apple Watch, etc.) in Preventive Cardiology
Joseph Murphy, MD
Evening Workshop - Building a Dynamic Practice with MDs and NP/PAs in Preventive Cardiology/Tools and Tips
Moderators: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Stephen Kopecky, MD
6:00 p.m.
Building and Driving Practice Consensus When It Makes Sense
Stephen Kopecky, MD, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
6:25 p.m.
Overview of the ACC/AHA Clinical Competencies for NPPA – With Focus on Prevention
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Alicia Mickow, APRN, CNP, MSN, Colleen Nelson, C-ANP
Moderators: Stephen Kopecky, MD, Angela Fink, C-ANP
7:05 p.m.
Putting It All Together – Optimize Team Roles/Relationships Q and A
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Alicia Mickow, APRN, CNP, MSN, Colleen Nelson, C-ANP
Moderators: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Stephen Kopecky, MD
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hors devours and Beverages
Monday, January 17
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Foyer)
7:25 a.m.
Welcome and Course Overview
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
Sports and Exercise Cardiology
Thomas Allison, PhD
7:45 a.m.
Exercise in Cardiovascular Medicine: What Does It Prevent?
Todd Miller, MD
8:05 a.m.
How to Help Your Patients Meet Current Guidelines for Physical Activity
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD
8:25 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
8:30 a.m.
Heart Disease in Athletes: Case Examples
Darrell Newman, MD
8:50 a.m.
CT or MRI to Evaluate CV Risk in Athletes: When and Why?
Eric Williamson, MD
9:10 a.m.
Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
10:00 a.m.
Finding the Cardiac Arrest Needle in the Vasovagal Haystack
Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
10:20 a.m.
Indications – and Management Issues - For ICDs
10:40 a.m.
Exercise-induced VT: Interesting Case Examples
Thomas Allison, PhD
11:00 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m.
Preventing Sudden Death In HCM
Steve Ommen, MD
11:25 a.m.
The QT Interval: Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right
Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD
11:45 a.m.
Brief Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Social Reception for Attendees, Faculty, Exhibitors, and Family Members (Beach)
Tuesday, January 18
Moderator: Randal Thomas, MD, MS
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits (Vallarta Foyer)
Risk Assessment
Four Quick Presentations on Risk Assessment
Moderator: Randal Thomas, MD, MS
7:30 a.m.
Finding the Patient At Risk for CVD Events: Let’s Calculate A Risk Score
Randal Thomas, MD, MS
7:40 a.m.
Finding the Patient At Risk for CVD Events: Let’s Do A CT
Eric Williamson, MD
7:50 a.m.
Finding the Patient At Risk for CVD Events: Let’s Do A Stress Tes
Thomas Allison, PhD
8:00 a.m.
Finding the Patient At Risk for CVD Events: Using DNA and AI and Putting Things Together
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
Management of Core Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Moderator: Randal Thomas, MD, MS
8:10 a.m.
When To Start Statin Therapy
Jorge Trejo-Gutierrez, MD
8:30 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m.
Hypertension in 2021: Guideline Updates and Practical Tips
Robert Albright, Jr., DO
8:55 a.m.
Deep Lipids: When and How to Go Beyond Statins
Stephen Kopecky, MD
9:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
Management of Core Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
10:00 a.m.
New Diabetes Medications to Reduce CV Risk
Maria Collazo-Clavell, MD
10:20 a.m.
What If I Don’t Inhale? Impact of Cigarettes, Non-cigarette Tobacco and Marijuana on Cardiovascular Health.
J. Taylor Hays, MD
10:40 a.m.
Optimal Diet for CV Risk Reduction: What Is the Evidence? Is It Just About Lipids?
Kyla Lara, MD
11:00 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m.
CV Health Benefits of Better Sleep and How to Obtain Them
Virend Somers, MD, PhD
11:25 a.m.
Medical and Surgical Options for the Management of Obesity
Maria Collazo-Clavell, MD
11:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
Wednesday, January 19
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits (Vallarta Foyer)
7:00 a.m.
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion (Vallarta Foyer)
Keto/Paleo, Fasting, Vegan Questions
Stephen Kopecky, MD
Cardiac Rehabilitation for Special Populations
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD, Randal Thomas, MD, MS
Questions and Conundrums on Advanced Imaging
Eric Williamson, MD
Familial Hyperlipidemia
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, Alicia Mickow, APRN, CNP, MSN
Educational Programs and Telehealth
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Steve Ommen, MD
Cardio-Onc
Prevention in Different Populations I
Moderator: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
7:30 a.m.
Controversies in Preventive Cardiology 2021
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
7:50 a.m.
Hypertension in Special Populations – Practical Solutions
Robert Albright, Jr., DO
8:10 a.m.
Late Cardiovascular Sequelae of COVID-19: Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil
8:30 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m.
Preventing Cardiac Events in Patients With Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Alexander Egbe, MBBS
8:55 a.m.
Prevention of CV Events in High-Risk, Non-Cardiac Surgery
Todd Miller, MD
9:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
Rotate as you desire.
Vaping and Marijuana Cessation – Current Therapies Repeated Thursday
J. Taylor Hays, MD
Sports Cardiology – Ask Us About Your Cases Repeated Thursday
Thomas Allison, PhD, Todd Miller, MD, Darrell Newman, MD
CV Core Competencies for NP/PA and Practice Efficiencies
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Stephen Kopecky, MD, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
Prevention in Different Populations II
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
10:30 a.m.
Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Ana Casanegra, MD
10:50 a.m.
Prevention of Cardiac Events in Valvular Heart Disease
Hector Michelena, MD
11:10 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:15 a.m.
Guideline-Based Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Ana Casanegra, MD
11:35 a.m.
Exercise Prescription for Patients With Non-coronary Heart Disease
Thomas Allison, PhD
11:55 a.m.
Panel Discussion
2:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Volleyball Tournament – Lopez vs Allison Teams (Beach front, on the left side of the property) This event is open to all interested Attendees, Faculty, and Exhibitors
6:00 p.m.
Mindful Yoga and Meditation at the Beach with Dr. Benzo (Beach)
Thursday, January 20
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m.
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion
Individualized Exercise Programs for Challenging Scenarios
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD
Bariatric Surgery – Ask the Expert
Maria Collazo-Clavell, MD
Valve Disease – Questions and Conundrums
Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Hector Michelena, MD
Heal Thyself
Moderator: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
7:30 a.m.
Physician as Your Patient
Stephen Kopecky, MD
7:50 a.m.
The Heart of A Woman
Rekha Mankad, MD
8:10 a.m.
Stress Management for Optimal Cardiovascular Health and Well-Being
Roberto Benzo, MD
8:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion
8:50 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:55 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
Rotate as you desire.
Team Based CV Care
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Stephen Kopecky, MD
Vaping and Marijuana Cessation – Current Therapies
J. Taylor Hays, MD
Sports Cardiology – Ask Us About Your Cases
Thomas Allison, PhD, Todd Miller, MD, Darrell Newman, MD
9:55 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
Prevention of Stroke
Moderator: Thomas Allison, PhD
10:15 a.m.
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke
Josephine Huang, MD
10:35 a.m.
Upstream Interventions for Primary and Secondary Atrial Fibrillation
Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil
10:55 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:00 a.m.
Preventing Strokes With Devices
Guy Reeder, MD
11:20 a.m.
Atrial Fibrillation 2022
11:40 a.m.
SPECIAL TOPIC: Post COVID Syndrome
Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Joseph Murphy, MD
12:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
12:15 p.m.
Adjourn
12:15 p.m.
Mindful Yoga and Meditation in ballroom with Dr. Benzo (10-15 minutes)
Friday, January 21
7:00 a.m.
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion
Familial Hyperlipidemia
Stephen Kopecky, MD, Alicia Mickow, APRN, CNP, MSN
Educational Programs and Telehealth
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Steve Ommen, MD
Cardio-Onc
Clinical Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
7:30 a.m.
The SCAD Patient: Risk Factors, Management and Implications
Rekha Mankad, MD
7:50 a.m.
Coronary Artery Anomalies
Alexander Egbe, MBBS
8:10 a.m.
Unique and Interesting Stress Tests
Todd Miller, MD
8:30 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m.
Clinical Use of High Sensitive Troponins
8:55 a.m.
State-of-the-Art of Cardiac Rehab 2021 and Beyond
Amanda Bonikowske, PhD
9:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break - Visit Exhibits
9:55 a.m.
Special Lectures: Artificial Intelligence – Assisted Evaluation of CV Diseases
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
Coronary Artery Disease Management
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
10:20 a.m.
Myocardial Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Guy Reeder, MD
10:40 a.m.
Medical Management of Chronic Coronary Disease Post-ISCHEMIA
Todd Miller, MD
11:00 a.m.
Active Pause With a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m.
Elective Revascularization in Secondary Prevention Post-ISCHEMIA
11:25 a.m.
Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
    23.75
  • Nursing
    23.75
  • MOC
    23.75

Price: $700 - $975 | Early Registration Saves $100

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