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3rd Annual Women's Heart and Vascular Symposium - Agenda


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Course Director
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC
System Director, Women's Heart Health
Dignity Health, Arizona
Assistant Professor Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine 
Chandler, Arizona

Keynote Speaker
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, FACC, FAHA (She/Her/Hers) 
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic 
Founder Women’s Heart Clinic, Mayo Clinic 
Immediate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota

Program Faculty
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD, FACC 
General Cardiologist 
Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 
Phoenix, Arizona

Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC 
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center 
New York, New York

Kevin M. Brady, MD 
Chief Cardiac Surgery 
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support 
Dignity Health, Arizona 
Co-Chairman, Mechanical Circulatory Support, CommonSpirit Health
Southwest Heart & Lung 
Phoenix, Arizona

Sonora Crittenden, MPA
Manager of Community Benefit and Health Equity at Dignity Health
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Sarika Desai, DO, FACC 
Founder, Arizona Heart 360 
Professor, University of Arizona 
Co-Chair Women in Cardiology, American College of Cardiology AZ Chapter 
Scottsdale, Arizona

Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI 
Chief Physician Executive, System Cardiovascular Service Line 
CommonSpirit Health 
Co-Director, Trans-catheter Valve Program 
Catholic Health Initiatives, Saint Joseph Heart and Vascular Institute 
Lexington, Kentucky

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH 
Professor of Medicine 
Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology 
Tulane University School of Medicine 
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute 
New Orleans, Louisiana

Wayne J Franklin, MD, FACC 
Co-Director, PCH Heart Center 
Chair, Department of Adult Medicine 
Associate Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
Professor, University of Arizona 
Phoenix Children’s Hospital 
Phoenix, Arizona

Janet K. Han, MD, FACC, FHRS 
Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Digital Health Program, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, VAGLAHS
Asst. Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service/EP Lab (VAGLAHS)
Associate Director / Site Director, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases (UCLA/VA)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Mamas Mamas, MD, FRCP 
Interventional Cardiology 
Professor of Cardiology, Keele University 
Senior Clinical Editor, TCTMD 
Associate Editor Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 
United Kingdom

Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA 
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, John Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease 
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology 
John Hopkins Medicine 
Co-Editor in Chief AJPCardio 
Baltimore, Maryland

Hursh Naik, MD, FACC, FSCAI 
Director of Structural Heart Disease and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory 
Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 
IMS Cardiology 
Phoenix, Arizona

Georges Nseir, MD 
Interventional Cardiology 
Premiere Cardiovascular Center 
Chandler, Arizona

Biljana Parapid, MD, PHD, FESC 
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology 
School of Medicine University of Belgrade 
Belgrade, Serbia

Robert Roberts, MD, MACC 
Director of Cardiovascular Genomics & Genetics 
Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 
Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine 
Phoenix, Arizona

Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD, FACOG
Academic Chairman
Department of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dignity Health Medical Group
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix Regional Campus
Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Officer - Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Dan Inder S. Sraow, MD, FACC, FSCAI 
Medical Director, Structural Heart, Dignity Health, East Valley Arizona 
Medical Director, Structural Heart, Co-Chairman Structural Heart, CommonSpirit Health
Chief Executive Officer, Sun State Cardiology 
Assistant Professor Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine 
Chandler, Arizona

Nisha Tung-Takher, MD 
Cardiac Electrophysiologist 
Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Dignity Health 
Prescott, Arizona

 


Program Agenda

7:00 am
Registration, Vendor Exhibit

7:45 am
Welcoming Remarks
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC

7:50 am
CommonSpirit Health: Mission on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

8:00 am
Session Introduction
Intersectionality of Disparities, Beyond Sex Alone

8:25 am
Keynote Lecture: Bringing Health Equity to the Forefront of CV Health in Women of Color
Sharonne N Hayes, MD, FACC, FAHA

8:45 am
Roadmap of CV Care for Women in the Military and Women Veterans
Janet K Han, MD, FACC

9:05 am
Geographical Living Environment: Women’s CV Care in Rural Communities
Nisha Tung-Takher, MD

9:25 am
Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy, Vascular Health and CVD in Transgender Women Communities
Erin D Michos, MD, MHS

9:45 am
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Biljana Parapid, MD, PHD, FESC
Panelist: Janet K Han, MD; Sharonne N Hayes, MD; Erin Michos, MD; Nisha Tung-Takher, MD

10:05 am
Break & Virtual Vendor Exhibits

10:15 am
Session Introduction
A Working Agenda for Mothers Across the Maternal Health Continuum

10:20 am
A Working Agenda for Black Mothers: A Position Paper from the Association of Black Cardiologists on Solutions to Improving Black Maternal Health
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC

10:40 am
Blood Pressure - Challenging Status Quo in Diagnosis and Treatment Across the Maternal Health Continuum
Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC

11:00 am
The OB’s Perspective of Handing Over the Baton: Women’s CV Health Beyond Pregnancy
Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD

11:20 am
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Wayne Franklin, MD 
Panelist: Natalie Bello, MD; Rachel M Bond, MD; Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD 

11:40 am
Break & Vendor Exhibits

11:50 am
Lunch & Learn
How to Cultivate an Antibias/Antiracist Environment: Personal Toolkit
Moderator: Rachel M Bond, MD
Panelist: Sonora Crittenden; Nazar Falluji, MD; Keith Ferdinand, MD; Sharonne N Hayes, MD; Mamas Mamas, MD

12:20 pm
Break & Vendor Exhibits

12:30 pm
Session Introduction
Best Practice in Management of Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Open Artery Ischemia

12:35 pm
Best Screening Tool for Diverse Patient Populations: Coronary Artery Calcium Score, Genetic Risk Assessment and Beyond
Biljana Parapid, MD, FACC

12:55 pm
INOCA/ANOCA Best Management: Emerging Lessons from WARRIOR Trial
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD, FACC

1:05 pm
New and Emerging Lipid-Lowering Pharmacotherapies for Secondary Prevention among Diverse Populations
Keith C Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FACC, FNLA, FASH

1:25 pm
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Robert Roberts, MD
Panelist: Pallavi Bellamkonda; Keith C Ferdinand, MD; Biljana Parapid, MD

1:45 pm
Break & Vendor Exhibits

1:55 pm
Session Introduction
Thought-provoking Cases: How to Address Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Management Strategies Across the Age Spectrum

2:00 pm
Case #1: Postmenopausal Female Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Moderator: Sarika Desai, DO 
Panelist: Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD; Kevin Brady, MD; Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD; Mamas Mamas, MD; Erin Michos. MD; Robert Roberts, MD; Dan Inder S Sraow, MD

2:25 pm
Case #2: Perimenopausal Female Presenting with Obstructive CAD on Cardiac CTA
Best Practice: Medical Management vs. Revascularization?
Moderator: Georges Nseir, MD
Panelist: Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD; Mamas Mamas, MD; Georges Nseir, MD; Biljana Parapid, MD

2:50 pm
Case #3: Elderly Female Presenting with Late-Presenting Myocardial Infarction
Moderator: Dan Inder S. Sraow, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI 
Panelist: Kevin Brady, MD; Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD; Mamas Mamas, MD; Hursh Naik, MD; Georges Nseir, MD

3:25 pm
Closing Speaker: Strategies to Address Sex Disparities in Cardiovascular Management Across the Age Spectrum
Mamas Mamas, MD

3:45 pm
Closing Remarks
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC

3:50 pm
Exhibits, Raffle Announcement & Networking