2nd 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
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI
Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Trials Center at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Program Chair, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI-WIN) (Women in Innovations)
Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Program Faculty
Danielle Belardo, MD
Director of Cardiology and Co-Director of Research & Education
Institute of Plant-Based Medicine
Newport Beach, California

Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD, FACC

General Cardiologist
Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

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

Claudia Chambers, MD, MBA, FACOG

Academic Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dignity Health, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI

Interim Co-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

Ali Haider, MD, FACC, FSCAI 

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Springfield, MA

Mohammad R Hojjati, MD, PHD, FSCMR

Medical Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
Dignity Health, East Valley Arizona
Heart Care Center of the Valley
Gilbert, Arizona

Frances Johnson, MD, FACC
Co-Chairman, Mechanical Circulatory Support, CommonSpirit Health
Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist, Iowa Heart Center
Chief Medical Officer, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

Alexandra Lucas, MD, FRCP(C)
Interventional Cardiologist
Professor, Biodesign Institute/Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Association of Black Cardiologists, Board Chair
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Morehouse School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, AccuHealth Technologies, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia 

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

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

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

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

Sheila Sahni, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist
Sahni Heart Center
Chrisandra Shufelt MD, MS, FACP, NCMP
Associate Director, Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center
Co-Director, Prevention & Rehabilitation Cardiac Center
Director, Women’s Hormone and Menopause Program
Associate Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Smidt Heart Institute

Himal Shah, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Heart & Rhythm Solutions
Chandler, Arizona

Rajakrishnan Vijaykrishnan, MD
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

 


Program Agenda

7:00 am     Registration, Virtual Vendor Exhibit
     
8:00 am     Welcome
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC
     
8:05 am     Session Introduction
Sex-Focused Clinical Care: Heart Disease and Conditions Most Prevalent in Women
     
8:10 am     Women and Cardiovascular Health: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC
     
8:30 am     The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases in Women
Alexandra Lucas, MD, FRCP(C)
     
8:50 am     Early Menses, Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy and CVD Risk
Chrisandra Shufelt MD, MS, FACP, NCMP
     
9:10 am     The Intersection of Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Updates in 2020
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD, FACC
     
9:30 am     Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Future Cardiovascular Risk
Claudia Chambers, MD, MBA, FACOG
     
9:50 am     Panel Discussion
Moderator: Biljana Parapid, MD, PHD, FESC
Panelist: Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD; Rachel Bond, MD; Claudia Chambers, MD; Alexandra Lucas, MD; Chrisandra Shufelt, MD
     
10:10 am     Break & Virtual Vendor Exhibits
     
10:20 am     Session Introduction
Ischemic Heart Disease in Women: From Diagnosis to Best Management
     
10:25 am     Key Note Lecture: Gender Differences in PCI Outcomes
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI
     
10:45 am     Sex Differences in Functional Stress Test versus CT Angiography in Symptomatic Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease
Mohammad Hojjati, MD
     
11:05 am     Hearing Hooves, Finding Zebras. Updates on Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
Sheila Sahni, MD, FACC, FSCAI
     
11:25 am     Unique Aspects of Surgical Revascularization in Women
Kevin Brady, MD
     
11:45 am     Panel Discussion
Moderator: Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Panelist: Kevin Brady, MD; Mohammad Hojjati, MD; Roxana Mehran, MD; Sheila Sahni, MD
     
12:05 pm     Lecture & Learn
Advancing the Journey to Equity for Women in Cardiology & Leadership to Improve Women’s Heart Health: Insight from Women as One.
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, MSCAI
20-minute presentation; 10-minute Q&A
     
12:35 pm     Break & Virtual Vendor Exhibits
     
12:45 pm     Session Introduction
The Impact of Screening & Prevention on Cardiovascular Disease in Women
     
12:50 pm     Women's Cardiovascular Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise
Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
     
1:10 pm     Diabetes Management for the Cardiac Patient
Biljana Parapid, MD, PHD, FESC
     
1:30 pm     Plant Based/Plant-Predominant Diet and Prevention- An Issue of Gender?
Danielle Belardo, MD
     
1:50 pm     Sex & Gender at the Core: The Value of Precision Medicine
Robert Roberts, MD, MACC
     
2:10 pm     Panel Discussion
Moderator: Keith C Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH
Panelist: Danielle Belardo, MD; Elizabeth Ofili, MD; Biljana Parapid, MD;  Robert Roberts, MD
     
2:30 pm     Break & Virtual Vendor Exhibits
     
2:40 pm     Session Introduction
Sex-Specific Pathways from Arrhythmias, Valves, & Heart Failure to Vascular Disease
     
2:45 pm     Gender Differences in Patients Treated for Critical Limb Ischemia
Dan Inder S Sraow, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
     
3:05 pm     Sex-Specific Differences in Heart Failure Care and Outcomes
Frances Johnson, MD, FACC
     
3:25 pm     Sex Considerations in the Percutaneous Management of Valve Disease
Hursh Naik, MD, FACC, FSCAI
     
3:45 pm     Gender Matters: Best Practices for Atrial Fibrillation Management
Himal Shah, MD
     
4:05 pm     Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ali Haider, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Panelist: Hursh Naik, MD; Himal Shah, MD; Dan Inder S Sraow, MD; Frances Johnson, MD; Rajakrishnan Vijaykrishnan, MD
     
4:25 pm     Closing Remarks
Rachel M Bond, MD, FACC
     
4:30 pm     Virtual Exhibits & Networking