Agenda - Thursday, January 16, 2020

7:30 - 8:00AM Registration & Check-in
8:00 - 8:45AM

Keynote Address

Douglas Mann, MD- Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

"Myocardial Remission: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?"

Introduction by Edward M. Gilbert, MD - U of U Health

8:45 - 10:30AM

UCAR Collaborations: Outline of Strategy for Clinical and Translational Innovation.
Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD - U of U Health

UCAR and Collaborators: (A) Clinical Innovation

Chairs: James Fang - U of Utah Health and Kirk Knowlton, MD -Intermountain Healthcare

UTAH-INOVA Reverse Remodeling Stages.
Palak Shah, MD, Inova

Non-invasive Pressure Volume Loops to Monitor and Diagnose Cardiac Recovery.
Christopher Hayward, MD - Sydney, Australia

What Happens Long-Term After We Wean a Cardiac Assist Device in Chronic Heart Failure Patients?
Snehal Patel, MD - Montefiore/Albert Einstein 

How to Start a Cardiac RecoveryProgram: the Example of Allegheny.
Manreet Kanwar, MD - Allegheny

10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00AM - 12:30PM

UCAR and Collaborators: (B) Translational Innovation

Chairs: Robin Shaw, MD, PhD - U of U Health and Joseph Yost, PhD - U of U Health

Long Non-Coding RNAs and Myocardial Recovery Mechanisms. Saumya Das, MD - MGH/Harvard

Innate Immunity, Macrophage Heterogeneity and Myocardial Recovery.
Kory Lavine, MD, PhD -Wash U

Regeneration in the Human Heart.
Olaf Bergman, PhD -Karolinska, Sweden

12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch - Moderated Posters Session (Non-CME)

Commitee Chair: T. Jared Bunch, MD - U of U Health

Committee Members: Mark Ibrahim, MD -U of U Health; Sihem Boudina, PhD, U of U Health; Virginia Hebl, MD -Intermountain Healthcare; Viet Le, PA-C-Intermountain Healthcare; Jose Nativi-Nicolau, MD - U of U Health; Benjamin Steinberg, MD - U of U Health and Eric Tuday, MD, PhD - U of U Health

The committee will grade the posters and the top 3 will receive an award.

1:30 - 3:00PM

Innovation in Myocardial Recovery: Bench to Bedside

Chairs: Jared Rutter, PhD - HHMI/ U of U Health and Scott Summers, PhD - U of U Health

Mitochondria and Myocardial Recovery: Lessons From Disease Models.
Dipayan Chaudhuri, MD/PhD - U of U Health

The Role of Metabolism in Cardiac Repair.
Filio Billia, MD/PhD - U of Toronto

Role of the Acute Sterile Immune Response in Cardiac Rejuvenation by Cell Therapy.
Jeff Molkentin, PhD - HHMI/U of Cincinnati

3:00 - 3:15PM Break
3:15 - 4:45PM

Innovation in Myocardial Recovery and MCS

Chairs: Boudi Kfoury, MD - Intermountain Healthcare and Antonio Cabrera, MD, Primary Children’s/U of U Health

Do We Effectively Unload the Heart During Chronic Mechanical Circulatory Support? Should We?
Nir Uriel, MD - Columbia

Exercise Physiology During Mechanical Circulatory Support: Implications for Myocardial Recovery.
Finn Gustafsson, MD - U of Copenhagen, Denmark

What is a Sufficient Degree of Cardiac Improvement During LVAD to Lead to Favorable Long-Term Outcomes After Device Weaning?
Evgenij Potapov, MD - Berlin Heart Institute, Germany

What are We Learning From Pediatric Cardiac Recovery Programs?
Melanie Everitt, MD - U of Colorado

4:45 - 6:00PM

“How To” – Focused Practical Discussions

A)   i) How to Treat Patients During LVAD Support

ii) How to Serially Screen for Cardiac Recovery

iii) Weaning Criteria – INTERACTIVE CASES

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD - Columbia; Iki Adachi, MD - Texas Children’s/Baylor & Omar Wever Pinzon, MD - U of U Health (25 min)

B)   Myocardial Recovery: Ventricular Assist Device Explantation versus Decommissioning – INTERACTIVE CASES

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Ivan Netuka, MD, PhD - Prague & Craig Selzman, MD - U of U Health (25min)

C) Patient-centered decision making and PRO in patients with “Recovered-EF”-
Interactive Participation of Patients and Clinicians

DISCUSSION LEADERS: Kathleen Grady, PhD, RN, MS, FAAN - Northwestern University & Josef Stehlik, MD- U of U Health (25min)

 6:30 - 10:00PM

U-CARS Symposium Reception
University of Utah Rice Eccles Stadium
451 S 1400 E

All U-CARS registrants are welcome to attend with a guest


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