Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium 2020

February 8, 2020

The Next Decade: Guidelines, Management Strategies & Technologies to Impact Outcomes

Heart and vascular disease remain the leading contributor to morbidity and mortality among both women and men. While the decrease in mortality among women is well documented, the decline still lags behind that of men, with an alarming tendency towards an increase mortality rate among younger women.

Greater life expectancy for women, together with improvements in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular, will lead to a larger proportion of women living with disease. Substantial sex differences in the burden of different manifestations of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease, are widely recognized and must be addressed as new research and best practices are developed.

 

The Next Decade: Guidelines, Management Strategies & Technologies to Impact Outcomes.

Overview & Enduring Resources

Course Director Stephanie Coulter, MD

The Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health sponsors this important, annual symposium to provide updates on the most current issues concerning cardiovascular disease in women. First held in 2010, this program is an accredited, full day symposium for all healthcare providers caring for women today including; cardiologists, surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, nurses and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women.

Related Learning & CME Offerings

Online CME

Program Overview

Heart and vascular disease remain the leading contributor to morbidity and mortality among both women and men. While the decrease in mortality among women is well documented, the decline still lags behind that of men, with an alarming tendency towards an increase mortality rate among younger women.

Greater life expectancy for women, together with improvements in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular, will lead to a larger proportion of women living with disease. Substantial sex differences in the burden of different manifestations of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease, are widely recognized and must be addressed as new research and best practices are developed.

 

Target Audience

The goal of this symposium is to educate the physicians caring for women today including; cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, nurses and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women.

Faculty

Stephanie Coulter, MD Course Director

Director, Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health
Director, Cardiology Education, Texas Heart Institute
Program Director, Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Associate Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology
CHI Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, TX

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Fellow, Interventional Cardiology
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Section Head of Heart Failure and Transplantation Sydell Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Director, Interventional Cardiology Research and Education
Co-Director Center, Heart Valve Disease
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Leachman Cardiology Associates
Houston, TX

Assistant Professor
Medicine-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Director, Peripheral Vascular Disease
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Clinical Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Don W. Chapman, M.D. Endowed Chair of Cardiology
Associate Professor, Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Tx

Heather Pemberton, MD

Fellow, Cardiovacular Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, Tx

Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
President Elect,
International Society of Endovascular Specialist
Houston, Texas

Director, Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Associate Professor, Medicine – Cardiology Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine
Investigator, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Staff Cardiologist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Associate Professor with tenure, Section of Cardiovascular Research, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

President Emeritus
Teaching Staff, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Editor-in-Chief
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Associate Program Director
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX

Agenda

The Next Decade: Guidelines, Management Strategies & Technologies to Impact Outcomes.

7:00 am   Registration & Breakfast

7:55    Welcome | James T. Willerson, MD &  Stephanie Coulter, MD

8:05   KEYNOTE

Heart Failure & Women: From Medicines and Mechanical Assist Devices to Remote Health Monitoring”

Jerry Estep, MD
Section Head of Heart Failure and Transplantation Sydell Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Cleveland Clinic
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Session I | Prevention Guidelines Update 2019

9:05 – 9:35       Cholesterol Guidelines: Emphasis on Triglycerides | Salim Virani, MD, PhD

9:35 – 10:05     Hypertension Guidelines: George Younis, MD

10:05 – 10:25   Diabetes Management for the Cardiac Patient | David Aguilar, MD

10:25 – 10:35     Break

Session II | Management Updates

10:35 – 11:05    Mitral Regurgitation: To Clip or Not to Clip | Srikanth Koneru, MD

11:05 – 11:35    CAD Assessment & Aspirin Recommendations  | Eduardo Hernandez, MD

11:35 – 12:05    What’s New in Atrial Fibrillation | Mehdi Razavi, MD

Lunch | Focused Research & Training Network

12: 05 – 1:30pm   Case Presentations | Briana Costello, MD & Heather Pemberton, MD

Session III | Specialized 

1:30 – 2:00  Risk Assessment in Pregnancy | Briana Costello, MD

2:00 – 2:30  What Is Cardio-Oncology | Juan Carlos Plana, MD

2:30 – 2:40  Break

Session IV | New Surgical Techniques & Updates

2:40 – 3:00    Cryptogenic Stroke: When Do We Close a PFO | R. David Fish, MD

3:00 – 3:20    Common Peripheral Vascular Disorders  | Miguel Montero-Baker, MD

3:20 – 3:40    Updates on TAVR vs SAVR | Zvonimir Krajcer, MD

3:40 – 4:00    Panel Discussion | Stephanie Coulter, MD and Ourania Preventza MD, FACS, MBA

4:00 – 4:20     Status of Women Cardiovascular Surgeons in the US Today |  Ourania Preventza MD, FACS, MBA

4:20 – 4:30    Closing Remarks | Stephanie Coulter, MD

4:30 pm        Adjourn

Objectives & Credit Designation

Accreditation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Cite the identification of cardiac risk factors in women.
  • Review and clarify current guidelines for prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Discuss and clarify cardiovascular risk stratification of female patients, which will be used to guide preventative treatment strategies.
  • Discuss and implement current and new diagnostic tools and techniques.
  • Develop reliable diagnostic techniques that provide guidance to physicians in developing treatment.
  • Discuss challenges of healthcare related to cardiovascular treatment and research in women.
  • Review treatment and health promotion activities that typically require action from multiple parties, including clinicians, the broader healthcare team, and the system in which health care is delivered, as well as patients.

Lodging

Meeting Location

The symposium is held in the Texas Heart Institute – The Denton A. Cooley Building located within the Texas Medical Center at 6770 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.

Entrance to the Denton A. Cooley Building is only through the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Bates Street lobby (6720 Bertner Ave.).

The meetings will be held in The Denton A. Cooley auditorium located on the lower level of the Cooley Building which is accessible by the Green Elevators.

Lodging

There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center within walking distance or short taxi.

Marriott Medical Center 
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-796-0080

Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-313-4000

Wyndham Hotel & Suites
Houston Medical Center
6800 S. Main Street
Houston TX 77030
Phone: 713-528-7744

Hotel ZAZA
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-526-1991

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center
6750 Main St, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713- 422-2779

Ground Transportation 

Taxi service to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) hotels from Hobby Airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airportaverages $50 one way. Uber & Lyft provide service in Houston. The drive to the TMC is approximately 30 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Rental car services are also available at both airports.

Parking

Parking for the event is available in Garage 2 located off Holcombe and Bertner for a fee of $13. You may also valet for $14 at the front of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center located at 6720 Bertner Avenue.

More information on parking and directions for the Texas Medical Center is available online at www.tmc.edu.