Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society Twelfth Symposium

Friday August 21, 2020

Innovative Technologies and Techniques in TAVR, Peripheral Vascular ad Coronary Disease, CRM, Structural Heart Disease & More...

The Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society was founded in 1989 to provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas relating to the clinical and research activities among the present and former cardiac fellows, trainees, and teaching staff of the Texas Heart Institute. The society also coordinates social activities for its members. The symposium is an educational tradition coordinated by The Society members and designed for cardiologists, imaging specialists, and internists with a special focus on TAVR, peripheral vascular and coronary disease, structural heart disease, electrophysiology treatments, and prevention.

Interactive Case Presentations & Live Panel Discussions

Treatment challenges and methods

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and our concern for everyone’s safety, the event will take place virtually and broadcasted live from the Denton A. Cooley building on Friday, August 21, 2020, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The meeting is open to all cardiology fellows; residents; medical students and other individuals with an interest in cardiovascular advancements.

This year’s keynote, Dr. William (Billy) Cohn, will present “Past, Present, and Future of the Total Artificial Heart.” The program will include presentations by several leaders in their field, including Drs. Zvonimir Krajcer, Neil Strickman, O.H. Frazier, Emerson Perin, Reynolds Delgado, and John J. Seger. Attendees will learn from engaging, interactive case presentations that will allow clinicians and faculty to discuss specific treatment challenges and methods that will be useful in their practices.


Joggy George, MD Course Director

President, Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society
(Houston, Texas)

Director, Cardiology Education
Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Executive Director, Center for Device Innovation, Texas Medical Center
(Houston, Texas)

Houston Electrophysiology Associates
(Houston, Texas)

(Houston, Texas)

Heart Clinic, PLCC
(McAllen, Texas)

EP Heart, Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Connected Cardiovascular Care Associates, Medical Director, Peripheral Vascular Interventions
Cardiac Innovation and Digital Health BSW THHBP
( Dallas, Texas)

Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc.
(Bedminster, New Jersey)

Houston Heart
(Houston, Texas)


11:00   Virtual Lunch Discussion & Edutainment with the Hosts

Join our hosts and panelists for a unique, online lunch & learn with the sponsors. Our virtual lunch hour will include a dash of multimedia education about some of the latest technologies and techniques in our ORs and Cath Labs today, and a healthy slice of stimulating discussion with family-style debate on hot topics.

12:00      Welcome and Introduction | Joggy George, MD Stephanie Coulter, MD

12:10       Introduction of Guest Speaker | Joggy George, MD

12:15       Past, Present, and Future of the Total Artificial Heart | William (Billy) Cohn, MD


Moderators: Drs. Zvonimir KrajcerNeil StrickmanO.H. FrazierEmerson PerinReynolds Delgado, and John Seger.

1:20         Complex Peripheral Intervention | Jonathan Aliota, MD

1:50        Coronary| Federico Azpurua, MD

2:10        Virtual Break 

2:20         Direct Left Bundle Pacing | Brian Greet, MD

2:40         Why Cardiovascular Specialists Must Embrace Digital Health in 2020 | Tony Das, MD

3:10        Virtual Break 

3:20         OK! We Know About PCSK9 Inhibitors. What’s Next? | James J. Ferguson III, MD

3:45         Mitral Valve Disease Therapy | Pranav Loyalka, MD

4:15          Q & A

4:45         Announcements and adjournment

Virtual Exhibitors