Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology: Advances and Expert Perspectives

National Harbor, MD US
October 15, 2021 to October 16, 2021

This Masterclass, led by prominent interventional cardiologist and trialist Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, will explore the latest advances in interventional cardiology. Multidisciplinary experts will present on comprehensive interventional cardiology topics, including pre-procedural evaluation, pharmacological aspects, coronary intervention, peripheral intervention, structural intervention, and more. Each section will include patient cases and expert panel discussion, which will aim to provide practical approaches to patient management and interpret the latest advances to patient care. Do not miss your opportunity to learn from and interact with the experts!

Target Audience

This Masterclass is designed for advanced level interventional cardiology clinicians including primary care clinicians (PCPs), cardiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), pharmacists, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Integrate advances in the screening, diagnosis, and risk assessment for patients with stable coronary and peripheral artery disease, as well those with acute coronary syndrome

  • Outline appropriate pharmacotherapy for patients ACS, CAD, and PAD before and after procedural interventions

  • Interpret the results from key clinical trials and evidence for patients with structural and valvular heart disease and advanced heart failure

  • Evaluate the role of pharmacotherapy and evidence-based interventional technologies for the management of atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias

  • Discuss advances in pharmacotherapy and endovascular thrombectomy for stroke prevention in patients with arrhythmias or VTE

  • Develop individualized treatment options and interventions for patients with CAD, PAD, ACS, arrhythmias, VTE, and advanced heart failure that incorporate the latest advances in interventional technologies, drugs, and procedures to optimize outcomes

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2021 - 12:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/16/2021 - 5:00pm EDT

Friday, October 15, 2021

All sessions are in Eastern Time

12:30 PMOpening Remarks and Introduction
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ACS & AMI Management
C. Michael Gibson, MD, Roxana Mehran, MD, Shamir R. Mehta MD

  1. The STEMI Patient with Multivessel Disease: Evaluation and Screening
  2. Complete Revascularization in STEMI Patients
  3. STEMI Interventions - What Type of Stent to Use
  4. Optimal Anticoagulation Strategies
  5. ACS Pharmacotherapy (DOACs, Aspirin, AF & PCI considerations)
  6. ACS & AMI Management Session - Cases & Panel Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMExhibit Hall Break & Meet the Experts‌
3:00 PM- 5:00 PMStable CAD Session 
Sripal Bangalore, MD, William E. Boden, MD, Peter H. Stone MD
  1. Screening, diagnosis, risk assessment
  2. Medical Therapy
  3. Revascularization
  4. Patient Cases & Panel Discussion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWelcome Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMCME Symposium

Saturday, October 16, 2021

All sessions are in Eastern Time

7:00 PM - 8:00 AMCME Symposium
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMBreak
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMStable PAD Session 
Herbert D. Aronow, MD, Marc P. Bonaca, MD, Manesh R. Patel, MD
  1. Screening, diagnosis, risk assessment
  2. Medical Therapy
  3. Revascularization
  4. Acute considerations in PAD: CLI and ALI
  5. Patient Cases & Panel Discussion
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMExhibit Hall Break & Meet the Experts‌
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMComplex Thrombus Management Session  
Geoffrey Barnes, MD, Gregory Piazza, MD
  1. An Overview of VTE burden & Clinical presentations
  2. Treatment of VTE: From Anticoagulation to Thrombolysis and Beyond
  3. Panel Discussion
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMExhibit Hall Break & Meet the Experts‌
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCME Symposium
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMExhibit Hall Break & Meet the Experts‌
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMStructural and Valvular Heart Disease  
Rebecca T. Hahn MD, Gilbert H. Tang, MD
  1. TAVR
  2. TMVR
  3. Advanced Heart Failure (LVAD, pump technologies etc.)
  4. Patient Cases & Panel Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMArrhythmias
Chrstine M. Albert, MD, Mina Chung, MD, Elaine M. Hylek, MD
  1. Atrial Fibrillation Medical Management
  2. Stroke Prevention in AF
  3. Ablation and LAA
  4. Patient Cases & Panel Discussion
5:00 PMClosing Remarks
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD
5:00 PM  - 6:00 PMClosing Reception
Gaylord National Harbor
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
United States

After an unexpected year filled with numerous changes, and a significant decrease in in-person interaction, the value and importance of building connections in-person is more evident than ever. Join CMHC just outside Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor to connect with like-minded peers and industry leaders.


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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CMHC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

More CME information to come. 


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