Cardiology Update at Puerto Vallarta: A Focus on Prevention

January 15-20, 2023
In-Person or Livestream | Marriott Casamagna, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Registration Closed
Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1™ (23.75), Nursing (23.75), MOC (23.75), Price: $700 - $975

Program

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration (Vallarta Foyer)
Evening Workshops - Harnessing the Power of Telemedicine
Moderators: Steve Ommen, MD, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
6:00 p.m.
Remote Monitoring: Harnessing Mobile Telemetry to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes
Christopher DeSimone, MD, PhD
6:20 p.m.
Providing Remote Care Before and After the Patient Visit The Actual Patient Encounter. Benefits, Regulations, What We Have Learned.
Steve Ommen, MD
6:40 p.m.
Digital Health: Ambulatory Devices (Apple Watch, etc.) in Preventive Cardiology
Joseph Murphy, MD
7:00 p.m.
Future of Digital Health in Cardiology
Paul Friedman, MD
7:20 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Evening Workshops - 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
6:15 p.m.
Overview of the ACC/AHA Clinical Competencies for NPPA – With Focus on Prevention
Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
6:25 p.m.
Setting Up A Specialty Practice Teams
Gayle Flo, APRN, CNP, Colleen Nelson, C-ANP
Moderators: Angela Fink, C-ANP, Stephen Kopecky, MD
7:05 p.m.
Putting It All Together – Optimize Team Roles/Relationships Q and A
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Gayle Flo, APRN, CNP, 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 16, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Ballroom Foyer)
7:25 a.m.
Welcome & Course Objectives
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
Sports and Exercise Cardiology
Moderator: Thomas Allison, PhD
7:45 a.m.
Exercise in Cardiovascular Medicine: What Does It Prevent?
Thomas Allison, PhD
8:05 a.m.
How to Help Your Patients Meet Current Guidelines for Physical Activity
Ray Squires, 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
Darrell Newman, MD, Ray Squires, PhD, Eric Williamson, MD
Moderator: Thomas Allison, PhD
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break
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
Christopher DeSimone, MD, PhD
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
Michael Ackerman, MD, PhD, Thomas Allison, PhD, Christopher DeSimone, MD, PhD, Steve Ommen, MD
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
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 17, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Ballroom Foyer)
Four Quick Presentations on Risk Assessment
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
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 Test
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: Stephen Kopecky, MD
8:10 a.m.
When To Start Statin Therapy and When Not To…
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
8:30 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m.
Hypertension in 2023: 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
Robert Albright, Jr., DO, Thomas Allison, PhD, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, Eric Williamson, MD
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Management of Core Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
10:00 a.m.
New Diabetes Medications to Reduce CV Risk
Pankaj Shah, MD
10:20 a.m.
What If I Don’t Inhale? Impact of Cigarettes, Non-cigarette Tobacco and Marijuana on Cardiovascular Health.
Melody Christians, MD
10:40 a.m.
Optimal Diet for CV Risk Reduction: What Is the Evidence? Is It Just About Lipids?
Kyla Lara-Breitinger, MD
11:00 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m.
Sleep and Belly Fat - You Lose Some, You Gain Some
Virend Somers, MD, PhD
11:25 a.m.
Medical and Surgical Options for the Management of Obesity
Pankaj Shah, MD
11:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Melody Christians, MD, Stephen Kopecky, MD, Pankaj Shah, MD, Virend Somers, MD, PhD
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Product Theater by Amryt – No CME - An Oral Adjunct Treatment for Adult Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Independent of the LDL Receptor - Dr. Eliot Ashby Brinton – President, Utah Lipid Center Sign up by Monday 12 p.m. at the Amryt Booth
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Ballroom Foyer)
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion (Foyer by Breakfast)
Keto/Paleo, Fasting, Vegan Questions
Stephen Kopecky, MD
Cardiac Rehabilitation for Special Populations
Ray Squires, PhD
Familial Hyperlipidemia
Gayle Flo, APRN, CNP, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
Educational Programs and Telehealth
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Steve Ommen, MD
Prevention in Different Populations I
Moderator: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
7:30 a.m.
Controversies in Preventive Cardiology 2023
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
Joseph Murphy, MD
9:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break
9:30 a.m.
Breakouts (rotate as you desire)
Fashionable Diets and Rapid Fire Questions (Repeated Thursday)
Kyla Lara-Breitinger, MD
CV Core Competencies for NP/PA and Practice Efficiencies
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Stephen Kopecky, MD, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
Sports Cardiology – Ask Us About Your Cases (Repeated Thursday)
Thomas Allison, PhD, Darrell Newman, MD
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
Thomas Allison, PhD, Ana Casanegra, MD, Hector Michelena, MD
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
2:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Volleyball Tournament – Lopez vs Allison Teams (Beach front, on the left side of the property) Open to all interested attendees, faculty & exhibitors
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Ballroom Foyer)
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion (Foyer by Breakfast)
Individualized Exercise Programs for Challenging Scenarios
Ray Squires, PhD
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.
Coronary Artery Disease Regression: The Time Has Come
Stephen Kopecky, MD
8:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Stephen Kopecky, MD, Rekha Mankad, MD, Eric Williamson, MD
Moderator: Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
8:50 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
8:55 a.m.
Breakouts (rotate as you desire)
Team Based CV Care - Triage and Transitions
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Stephen Kopecky, MD
Fashionable Diets and Rapid Fire Questions
Kyla Lara-Breitinger, MD
Sports Cardiology – Ask Us About Your Cases
Thomas Allison, PhD, Darrell Newman, MD
9:55 a.m.
Refreshment Break
Prevention of Stroke
Moderator: Thomas Allison, PhD
10:15 a.m.
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 2023
Paul Friedman, MD
11:40 a.m.
Special Topic: Provider Wellness
Joseph Murphy, MD
12:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Paul Friedman, MD, Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, Josephine Huang, MD, Joseph Murphy, MD, Guy Reeder, MD
Moderator: Thomas Allison, PhD
12:15 p.m.
Adjourn
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market along the Marina Vallarta Promenade/Boardwalk of the Marina
Friday, January 20, 2023
Livestream will be aired Central Standard Time
7:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Vallarta Ballroom Foyer)
Special Breakfast Discussions – High Top Discussion (Foyer by Breakfast)
Familial Hyperlipidemia
Stephen Kopecky, MD
Educational Programs and Telehealth
Angela Fink, C-ANP, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP, Steve Ommen, MD
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
Thomas Allison, PhD
8:30 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
8:35 a.m.
Diagnosis of MI in the Era of Ultrasensitive Troponins
Guy Reeder, MD
8:55 a.m.
State-of-the-Art of Cardiac Rehab 2023 and Beyond
Ray Squires, PhD
9:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Thomas Allison, PhD, Alexander Egbe, MBBS, Rekha Mankad, MD, Guy Reeder, MD, Ray Squires, PhD
Moderator: Stephen Kopecky, MD
9:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break
9:55 a.m.
Special Lecture: 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
Joseph Murphy, MD
11:00 a.m.
Active Pause with a Teaching Point
11:05 a.m.
Elective Revascularization in Secondary Prevention Post-ISCHEMIA
Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil
11:25 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, Joseph Murphy, MD, Guy Reeder, MD
Moderator: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn
Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
    23.75
  • Nursing
    23.75
  • MOC
    23.75

Price: $700 - $975

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