34th Annual Advances in Heart Disease


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Department: Division of Cardiology
Course Number: MDM18A02
Activity Start Date: December 1, 2017
Activity End Date: December 3, 2017
Location: Park Central Hotel
San Francisco CA
Fees: Early Bird Ends - 11/01/17
Physicians $625.00
Allied Health Professionals $425.00
Residents/Fellows $425.00

Regular Fee Begins - 11/02/17
Physicians $675.00
Allied Health Professionals $475.00
Residents/Fellows $475.00


brochure Our 34th annual course, “Advances in Heart Disease,” will again strive to present topics that highlight new evidencebased medicine findings reported within the last one to two years that impact clinical practice. These will range across a variety of cardiologic subspecialty interests including preventive cardiology, congenital heart disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, clinical cardiology, and cardiac surgery. Our faculty will include a distinguished group of visiting academicians from North America together with outstanding teachers and clinicians from the University of California, San Francisco. We plan to offer adequate time after each lecture to facilitate discussion with audience questions directed to the faculty.

This course is intended for cardiovascular specialists, practicing cardiologists, internists, family physicians, cardiovascular and critical care nurses, and paraphysicians.

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This course is intended to facilitate changes in practice with respect to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Maintenance of Certification: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Family Physicians: This Live activity, 34TH ANNUAL ADVANCES IN HEART DISEASE, with a beginning date of 12/01/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Outline:


7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:10 Symposium Overview
Peter Ganz, MD, FACC

8:15 Targeting Inflammation to Treat Atherosclerosis and Prevent Complications
Priscilla Hsue, MD

8:55 Update on Atrial Fibrillation Management
Randall Lee, MD, PhD

9:35 HFpEF - Classification into Phenotypes
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Cardio-Renal Syndrome: Prevention and Management
Van Selby, MD

11:15 Management of Right Ventricular Failure
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)


1:20 Update on Non-Statin Lipid Therapy: Should the Cholesterol Guidelines Be Changed?
Binh An P. Phan, MD, FACC

1:55 PCI for STEMI: Culprit Vessel or Complete Revascularization?
John S. MacGregor, MD, PhD, FACC

2:30 Challenging ECGs
Nora F. Goldschlager, MD, FACC

3:05 Coffee Break

3:25 Reducing Readmissions in Heart Failure
Liviu Klein, MD, MS

4:00 Pacemaker Troubleshooting for General Cardiologists
Nora F. Goldschlager, MD, FACC

4:35 Microbiome and Cardiovascular Disease
Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS

5:10 pm Adjourn


7:30 am Continental Breakfast


8:10 Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Cardio-Metabolic Outcomes
Anne Schafer, MD

8:50 Global Health: Cardio-Metabolic Disease Among South Asians
Alka Kanaya, MD

9:30 Cardiovascular Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Yerem Yeghiazarians, MD

10:10 Coffee Break

10:30 Update on TAVR
Jonathan J. Passeri, MD

11:05 RAPAPORT LECTURE: A Brief History of Cardiac Catheterization
William Grossman, MD

12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)


1:20 Left Main Stenting: Indications and Outcomes
Luke Zier, MD

2:00 Endovascular Repair of Aortic Diseases
Shant Vartanian, MD

2:40 Percutaneous Repair of the Mitral Valve
Jonathan J. Passeri, MD

3:20 Coffee Break

3:40 PCI of Chronic Total Coronary Occlusion: Is It Helpful?
Kendrick Shunk, MD, PhD

4:20 Echocardiography - Advances and Interesting Cases
Atif Qasim, MD, MSCE

5:00 pm Adjourn



7:30 am Continental Breakfast


8:15 Palliative Care in Advanced Heart Failure
Steven Z. Pantilat, MD

8:55 Treatment of the Low Stroke Risk or High Bleeding Risk Patient with Atrial Fibrillation
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

9:35 Perioperative Management of Oral Anticoagulation
Margaret Fang, MD

10:15 Update on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) in 2017
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS

10:55 Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in the ICU
Ramona L. Doyle, MD

11:35 am Adjourn

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Peter Ganz, MD, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiology Zuckerberg San Francisco General;
Maurice Eliaser Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Nora F. Goldschlager, MD, FACC
Chief, Clinical Cardiology; Director, CCU, ECG Lab and Pacemaker Clinic,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Gabriel Gregoratos, MD, FACC
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Binh An P. Phan, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General, University of California San Francisco

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(University of California, San Francisco)

Ramona L. Doyle, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General

John S. MacGregor, MD, PhD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology
Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Margaret Fang, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UCSF
Anticoagulation Clinic

William Grossman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Center for Prevention
of Heart and Vascular Disease at Mission Bay

Priscilla Hsue, MD
William Watt Kerr Professor of Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Alka Kanaya, MD
Professor of Medicine

Liviu Klein, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine

Randall Lee, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Steven Z. Pantilat, MD
Professor of Medicine
Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard
Endowed Chair in Palliative Care
Director, Palliative Care
Leadership Center
Medical Director, Palliative Service

Atif Qasim, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program


Jonathan J. Passeri, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Heart Valve Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Director, Interventional Cardiology,
Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory
Boston, MA

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology;
Director, University of Arizona
Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Palo Alto Veteran Affairs
Health Care System
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

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Travel & Lodging:

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Hotel Phone: 415-974-6400
Reservations: 888-627-8561
Website: http://www.parkcentralsf.com/
Rates: $229/night

Cutoff Date: Extended to November 10th, 2017 or once room block is filled

For ONLINE reservations, please visit this link


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation and
enter Convention Code: 03BW0136:
Hertz UCSF CME Discount
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0136

United is pleased to offer special discounts for this program including three days prior to the course date and three days after.
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZY6G767022 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 767022
Z Code: ZY6G

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before November 29, 2017 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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