Date | August 11-13, 2023
Time | 3:30 p.m. Start
Cost | $100 (Free for Vandalia Health employees)
Location | Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV

Program overview

The 2023 Vandalia Health Cardiology Symposium (VHCS|23) 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.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • 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 heart disease
  • Relate case-based medical treatment for closure devices
  • Enumerate techniques to manage complications of clips and closures
  • Describe medical management strategies for SHD

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

5:00 p.m. | Welcome and Announcements

5:15 p.m. | Cardiac Surgery - From Mon General to Mon Health / Vandalia

Presented by Alexander Nagy, MD, FACS

6:00 p.m. | Valvular Heart Disease, Past, Present and Future

Presented by Blase Carabello, MD

6:30 p.m. | Percutaneous Management of PE

Presented by Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD

7:00 a.m. | Vandalia Health Heart Failure Team

Breakout in the Maple Room

8:00 a.m. | Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Their Use for Myocardial Recovery

Presented by Emma Birks, MD

9:00 a.m. | Pacemaker Indications Post TAVR

Presented by Chafik Assal, MD

10:00 a.m. | Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis Updates and Therapy Advances

Presented by Ahmad Elashery, MD

10:30 a.m. | Impella and the Role in Cardiac Surgery Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation with Cardiac Procedures

Presented by Hazaim Alwair, MD

11:30 a.m. | Break and Lunch

1:00 p.m. | How Big Data is Changing Cardiovascular Research

Presented by Frank Annie, PhD

1:30 p.m. | Intracoronary Physiologic Indices to Assist PCI and Conduit Selections for CABG - the Current State of the Art

Presented by Ashesh N. Buch, MD

2:00 p.m. | CT Coronary Imaging: Where Are We Going?

Presented by Sarah Rinehart, MD

3:00 p.m. | Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Interventions - The Future is (almost) Now!

Presented by Joseph K. Choo, MD

3:30 p.m. | Mechanical Circulatory Support

Presented by Elise Anderson, MD

4:30 p.m. | Structural Heart Disease: Most Invasive vs. Least Invasive

Presented by Wissam Gharib, MD

5:00 p.m. | Pre-op Evaluations

Presented by Elie Gharib, MD

5:30 p.m. | Break and Dinner

8:00 a.m. | Current State of Durable LVAD Therapy

Presented by Carmelo Milano, MD

9:00 a.m. | Mitral Regurgitation - A Structural Interventionalist's Perspective

Presented by Richard Han, MD

10:00 a.m. | What's New in Right Heart Dysfunction and Failure

Presented by Michael Ritchie, MD

11:00 a.m. | Adjourn


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-L04-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. This offering has been approved for 11 contact hours. (JA00026-23-26-567) Expiration date is 2 years from the course dates.

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.

Conference Faculty

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.

The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine controls the content and production of this CE activity and attempts to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education established by the ACCME, faculty, abstract reviewers, paper presenters/authors, planning committee members, staff and any others involved in planning the educational content must disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligible companies which may be related to their content. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest. All presenters, planning committee and faculty have declared no financial interest with an ineligible company for this conference.

Registration fee refunds are guaranteed until August 1st, 2023. 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 August 1st, 2023. Registration fees will not be refunded after 8/1/2023. Cancellations for room reservations are subject to Stonewall Resort policies, please contact Stonewall Resort.