Date | August 9-11, 2024
Location | Stonewall Resort
Cost | $150
Free to Vandalia Health Employees

Program Overview

The 2024 Vandalia Health Cardiology Symposium (VHCS|24) conference will provide a comprehensive review of current topics, treatments and strategies for Structural Heart Disease including: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), cardiogenic shock, imaging techniques, medications, case presentations, and poster sessions. This interdisciplinary conference is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, radiologic technicians and technologists, and all interested allied health professionals. On Saturday afternoon there will be concurrent breakout sessions; one for physicians and a simultaneous program for nurses and radiologic technologists and technicians.


  • Provide guidance on imaging tools and techniques for SHD
  • Advise on decision making between surgical and transcatheter therapies
  • Describe current diagnostic and treatment techniques for cardiogenic shock
  • Debate the merits of TandemHeart, LVAD, ECMO, CAD, PE, Mitral Clip
  • Describe strategies and treatments for mitral regurgitation
  • Discuss criteria for case selections for Impella and balloon pumps
  • Advise on strategies for complications of TAVR, mitral clip, Watchman for LAA
  • Explain indications for surgery for mitral regurgitation and valvular heath disease
  • Relate case-based medical treatment for closure devices
  • Enumerate techniques to manage complications of clips and closures
  • Describe medical management strategies for SHD


Register for the conference. Seating is limited.

Please not that payment must accompany registration. Conference fee includes credit processing, conference materials and lunch at Stillwaters on Saturday. 

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3:30 p.m. | Registration/Coffee in the Corridor

Session 1: Opening Lectures 

4:40 p.m. | CE Announcements 

4:45 p.m. | Welcome and Introductions - Hazaim Alwair, MD

5:30 p.m. | Case Report in Heart Failure - Haytham Alkhaimy, MD

6:00 p.m. | Aortic Surgery - Andres Jadue Tobar, MD

6:30 p.m. | Pacemaker Indication Post TAVR - Chafik Assal, MD

7:00 p.m. | Q&A - Hazaim Alwair, MD/Blase Carabello, MD

Note: There will be a concurrent Breakout Session for Nursing Team on Saturday Aug. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. "Prevention and Post Surgery"

7:30 a.m. | Coffee and Registration

Session 2: Valves

8:00 a.m. | Aortic Valve Disease: What the Guidelines Don't Tell Us - Blase Carabello, MD

8:30 a.m. | Large Bore Vascular Access and Closure - Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD

9:00 a.m. | Valve - Joseph Choo, MD

9:30 a.m. | Valve - Richard Han, MD

10:00 a.m. | Q&A - Elie Gharib, MD/Ramesh Singh, MD


Session 3: Acute Heart Failure

10:15 a.m. | Cardiogenic Shock Team - Ramesh Singh, MD

10:45 a.m. | Heart Transplant - Jacob Schroder, MD

11:15 a.m. | Cardiogenic Shock - Elise Anderson, MD

11:45 a.m. | RV Cardiogenic Shock - Michael Ritchie, MD

12:15 p.m. | Questions - Christopher Cook, MD/Basil Khalil, MD


12:30 p.m. | Break for Lunch in Stillwaters


Session 4: Coronaries

1:30 p.m. | Renal Denervation for HTN - Bradford Warden, MD

2:00 p.m. | CTO - Krishna K. Bingi, MD

2:30 p.m. | Role of Pre Operative Coronary Physiology in Contemporary Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - Ashesh Buch, MD

3:00 p.m. | High Risk PCI - Ravi Sharma, MD

3:30 p.m. | Arterial revascularization - Christopher Cook, MD

4:00 p.m. | Questions - Richard Han, MD/Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD


Session 5: Unique Experience

4:15 p.m. | Establishing an LVAD Program - Basil Khalil, MD

4:45 p.m. | Adult Congenital Heart Surgery - Bassel Alkhalil, MD 

5:15 p.m. | Charity Organization - Abdul Zanabli, MD

5:45 p.m. | Cardiac Care: Internationally, with Limited Resources - Hazaim Alwair, MD

6:15 p.m. | Q&A - Michael Ritchie, MD/Jacob Schroder, MD


Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m. | Lifestyle Modifications and Prevention - Ananda Chockalingum, MD, and Frank Annie, PhD

1:45 p.m. | Pre-Operative Services - Jennifer Ogrin, RN

2:30 p.m. | Hemodynamics and Understanding of Heart Failure - Hazaim Alwair, MD, and Michael Ritchie, MD

3:15 p.m. | Post LVAD Care - Hazaim Alwair, MD

4:00 p.m. | Patient Story 

4:15 p.m. | CHF Services


6:00 p.m. | Adjourn 

7:00 p.m. | Hearts for Happy Hour: Dissection Laboratory (Mail Ballroom)

Sunday Session

8:00 a.m. | Research - Frank Annie, PhD

8:30 a.m. | Cardiogenetic - Adam Belcher, MD

9:00 a.m. | Coronary Heart Imaging - Sarah Rinehart, MD

9:30 a.m. | EP Tsunami - Elizabeth Carpenter, BSN, RN, CCRN, CSR, and Matthew Gaskill, MD 

10:00 a.m. | Evolution of TAVR and LAAO Procedures - Ashley VanScyoc, APP, and Team


In support of improving patient care, CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

This knowledge based activity provides 11 contact hours JA0006133-0000-23-058-Lo4-P. To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each activity in its entirety and COMPLETE THE ONLINE EVALUATION WITHIN ONE WEEK following the activity. Statements of Credit will be posted to the online NABP/ACPE CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks after the activity.

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. This program has been approved for 11 hours of social work credit. Approval number #490045

This offering has been approved for 11 contact hours JA00026-23-26-567. Expiration date is two years from the course dates. 

Conference Faculty

Registration fee refunds are guaranteed until Aug. 1, 2024. If you cannot attend, you may elect to send a substitute from your organization. Registration fees can be refunded up to 50% if you cancel on or before Aug. 1, 2024. Registration fees will not be refunded after Aug. 1, 2024. Cancellations for room reservations are subject to Stonewall Resort policies. Please contact Stonewall Resort. 

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting rooms, we realize everyone's comfort zone is different. Therefore, please bring a sweater or light jacket in case the room is too cool for your comfort. 

It is the policy of the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute that any faculty (speaker) who makes a presentation at a program designated for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category I or II continuing education credit must disclose any financial interest or other relationship; (i.e. spouses/partners, grants, research support, consultant, honoraria) that faculty member has with the manufacturers(s) of any commercial product(s) that may be disclosed in the educational presentation. Program Planning Committee Members must also disclose any financial interest or relationship with commercial industry that may influence their participation in this conference. All faculty and planning committee members have disclosed no significant financial interest or relationship with a commercial product or service.