Toronto Ottawa Heart Summit - Heart Failure Update


Program Agenda (2022)

Who should attend:

  • Cardiovascular specialists
  • Internists
  • Allied health professionals
  • Heart failure care teams
  • Cardiovascular Trainees, Residents and Fellows
  • Basic scientist interested in CV disease
  • Primary care providers

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Overall Program Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Elicit and accurately synthesize relevant research data for the purpose of diagnosing and managing patients with complex cardiovascular disease (Scholar, Medical Expert)
  • Demonstrate improved understanding of best practice clinical scenarios for patients with multiple co-morbidities and CV disease (Professional, Health Advocate)
  • Seek appropriate consultation from others as required, recognizing the limits of their own clinical expertise (Collaborator, Communicator)
  • Contribute to the dissemination, application and translation of new knowledge and practices to peers and other professionals (Professional, Manager)


Upon completion of this program participants should be able to:

  • Recognize current and emerging advancements in CV Risk Prediction
  • Demonstrate improved understanding of cardiovascular health through exercise
  • Recognize the Long-term Cardiovascular Consequences of COVID-19
  • Choose appropriate cardiac imaging in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular involvement caused by as a sequalae of COVID infection or vaccination
  • Select the appropriate antithrombotic treatment for patients with Atrial fibrillation
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Illustrate the current recommendations of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for Rate and Rhythm Control Options for atrial Fibrillation
  • Determine a practical approach to current and emerging evidence in the diagnosis and management of spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Outline a practical approach to current and emerging evidence in the diagnosis and management of MI with non-obstructive coronary arteries
  • Delineate Strategies for Disease in Women, Improving Risk Stratification, Diagnosis, and Management from a Gender Perspective
  • Recognize Presentation and Management of Acute Cardiovascular Complications in Pregnancy
  • Summarize current and upcoming advanced treatment strategies in Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Identify a practical approach to better manage and improve outcomes in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction
  • Select the current and emerging devices and remote monitoring platforms that are available to aid in the diagnosis and management of heart failure
  • Explain the Long-Term Effects of Dietary Sodium Restriction on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure
  • Examine efficacy of cardiac myosin inhibitor mavacamten, to reduce the need for invasive septal reduction therapies in patients with advanced hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Learn the rationale, methods and results of a large trial on perioperative management of blood pressure and antihypertensive medications
  • Recognize the balance, maximizing your gain and minimizing loss when using an SLGT 2 inhibitor
  • Discuss new insights into the management of a complex Cardiomyopathy case
  • Discuss new insights into the management of patients with coronary artery disease
  • Choose medical management of diabetes based on the current guidelines
  • Identify LDL lowering targets in patients with cardiovascular disease with and utilization of non statin interventions
  • Recognize and understanding the burden of obesity and the cardiovascular impact with the utilization of novel therapies for weight reduction
  • Explain the anatomy and disease process that affects the Aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid valve
  • Determine best treatment options for patients with Aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid valve disease
  • Recognize the limitations and cautions to proceeding with a valvular transcatheter intervention
  • Recognize the importance and effect of frailty on patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Determine how imaging in cardio oncology can aid in the early diagnosis and identification and follow up in patients receiving chemotherapy whom are at risk of ventricular dysfunction
  • Describe the emerging therapies in the management of Diabetic Kidney Disease, benefits , indications and limitations

Last Update: April 28, 2022
Day 1

Friday, June 24, 2022

  THEME: Resolving 0ngoing Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease
11:15 Welcome Remarks
Drs. Michael Farkouh, Michelle Graham and Peter Liu
  Session 1: Prevention/ Pandemic Impact on CV Health
Chair: Dr. Peter Liu
11:25 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Tahir Kafil
11:30 Risky Behaviour: Challenges and Pitfalls of Risk Prediction
Dr. Neil Stone
11:45 Exercise for CV Health: How Much is Good Enough or too much?
Dr. Jack Goodman
12:00 Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes of COVID-19?
Dr. Betty Raman
12:15 Cardiac Imaging in Myocarditis: COVID-19, Post-Vaccination and Beyond
Dr. Kate Hanneman
12:30 Panel discussion
12:50 LUNCH (Satellite Symposium 1)
  Session 2: Atrial Fibrillation
Chair: Dr. L. Brent Mitchell
2:00 Cardiology trainee case presentation- Dr. Laurie-Anne Boivin-Proulx
2:05 Anticoagulation in AF: Managing Your High-Risk AF Patients in Clinical Practice
Dr. Andrew Ha
2:20 Introduce George Wyse Memorial Lecture
Dr. L. Brent Mitchell
2:25 George Wyse Lecture-Rhythm Control
Dr. Jason Andrade
2:40 Risk Factor to Control Rate and Rhythm
Dr. Isabelle Nault
2:55 Panel discussion
3:10 Break
  Session 3: Women & Heart Disease
Chair: Dr. TBD
3:30 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Angel Fu
3:35 SCAD
Dr. Jacqueline Saw
Dr. Thais Coutinho
4:05 The Emerging Field of CardioObstetrics
Dr. Candice Silversides
4:20 Panel discussion
4:35 Wine & Cheese Poster Session
6:00 Adjournment
Day 2

Saturday, June 25, 2022

  THEME: Resolving 0ngoing Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease
7:15 Satellite Symposium 2
8:20 Welcome Remarks
Drs. Michael Farkouh, Michelle Graham and Peter Liu
  Session 4: Heart Failure
Chair: Dr. Harriett Van Spall
8:30 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Ismail Raslan
8:35 Update on HFpEF
Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod
8:50 HFrEF: The Many Paths to HF Optimization
Dr. Peter Liu
9:05 Devices for HF
Dr. Javed Butler
9:20 Panel discussion
9:40 Health break
  Session 5: Late Breakers from ACC Chair: Drs. Michael Farkouh and Peter Liu
10:05 Sodium HF
Dr. Justin Ezekowitz
10:20 POISE-3 Trial
Dr. Dr. Maura Marcucci
10:35 VALOR-HCM Trial
Dr. Arnon Adler
10:50 Panel discussion
  Session 6: Stump the Experts
Chair: Drs. Justin Ezekowitz, Matt Luther, Jean-Francois Tanguay and Satya Dash
11:10 Case 1: Cardio, Renal Complications-SGLT 2 Inhibitors
Dr. Varinder Randhawa (Fellow in Critical Care Medicine)
11:25 Case 2: Ischemic / Valvular / Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Lee Harel-Sterling (PGY-4)
11:40 Case 3: Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Kenza Rahmouni (Cardiac Surgery Resident)
12:15 LUNCH(Trainees meet the Experts)
  Session 7: Diabetes/Lipids
Chair: Dr. Satya Dash
1:30 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Amelie Paquin
1:35 Pragmatic Comparative Effectiveness Trial of SGLT2i, GLP-1RA in Patients with Diabetes and ASCVD
Dr. Brendan Everett
1:50 Changing the Paradigm on LDL Lowering
Dr. Scott Wright
2:05 Novel Medical Therapies for Obesity
Dr. Satya Dash
2:20 Panel discussion
  Session 8: Valves
Chair: Drs. Jean-Francois Tanguay and David Messika-Zeitoun
2:35 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Najah Adreak
2:40 Updates on Transcatheter AV Replacement
Dr. Talal Al-Atassi
2:55 Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: Latest Advances
Dr. Jean-Michel Paradis
3:10 Transcatheter Tricuspid Intervention-No Longer the Forgotten Valve
Dr. Neil Fam
3:25 Panel discussion
3:45 Health Break
  Session 9: Challenging Cases
Chair: Dr. Maura Marcucci
4:15 Cardiology trainee case presentation - Dr. Maude Roberge (Internal Medicine Fellow)
4:20 Fraility Debunked: The Right Frailty Test for the Right Patient at the Right Time
Dr. Jonathan Afilalo
4:35 New Treatment Advances-Amyloid Heart Disease
Dr. Stephen S. Gottlieb
4:50 Diabetic Kidney Disease: Where’s Aldo? Understanding Novel Treatment Approaches in DKD
Dr. Matt Luther
5:05 3 high ranked posters: Rapid Fire Oral presentation & awards
5:20 Panel discussion
5:40 Closing Remarks & Adjournment

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