2017 Agenda - Thursday

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 - 11:00am
Session 1: Defining Myocardial Recovery 
Chairpersons: James Fang, MD,
U of Utah, Salt Lake City and Donald Lappe, MD, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City



1. What is myocardial recovery: basic, translational and clinical perspective?

Douglas Sawyer, MD, PhD,
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

2. NHLBI Working Group: “Advancing the science of myocardial recovery
with Mechanical Unloading”.

Frank Pagani, MD, PhD,
U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI        

3. How to leverage registries and big data to advance the field of cardiac recovery.

James K. Kirklin, MD,
U of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

4. “AHA HF Strategically Focused Research Network”: opportunities and challenges.

Craig Selzman, MD,
U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

11:00 - 11:45am
The Highlight of the Current Cardiology: A Movement from Disease to Health
Valentin Fuster, MD/PhD
Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Director, Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute, New York, NY
Editor-in-Chief JACC

LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING: 11:45am -  12:45pm

12:45 -2:45pm
Session 2:  New Approaches to Achieve Cardiac Recovery
Chairpersons: Dean Li, MD, PhD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City and E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, U of Iowa, Iowa City



1. Targeting Ca-Cycling in Heart Failure: Promises and Challenges.

Evangelia G. Kranias, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2. Epigenetic Control of mTOR in Cardiovascular Disease.

Joseph Hill, MD, PhD, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

3. Intercalated disc proteins, CAR and Z01, in cardiac function and conduction

Kirk Knowlton, MD, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

4. Overcoming challenges to the practical application of precision
cardiovascular medicine.

Martin Tristani-Firouzi, MD, U of Utah/Primary Children’s/CVRTI, Salt Lake City, UT

BREAK -2:45 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 4:30pm
Session 3: Right Heart Failure and Recovery
Chairpersons: Stephen McKellar, MD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City and Joshua Zimmerman, MD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City



1. Right Ventricular Recovery and Other Novel Targets in Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Trials.

John Ryan, MD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

2. Role of aldosterone in pulmonary hypertension.

Bradley A. Maron, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

3. RV failure and mechanical circulatory support.

Jonathan Rich, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

4:30 - 6:00pm
Session 4: Defining the Role of Periphery in Heart Failure and Recovery 
Chairpersons: Lillian L. Khor, M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc., U of Utah, Salt Lake City and Adrianna Torres Navas, MD, Fundacion Cardioinfantil, Bogota, Colombia



1. Skeletal muscle oxygen uptake and utilization in
heart failure.

Tim Musch, PhD, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2. Peripheral vascular function in heart failure and

Walter Wray, PhD, U of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

3. Peripheral vascular pulsatility and function in
heart failure and mechanical circulatory assist

Russell S. Richardson, PhD, U of Utah & VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

7:00 - 9:30 pm
Symposium Dinner

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