Heart Failure Expo 2020
Tuesday, September 15


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Heart Failure Expo is a continuing education activity.
This event has been approved for up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Physicians, Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners and 6.5 CE contact hours for Nurses.



All Times CDT

In-Patient/ Acute-Care

Multidisciplinary Care

Additional Care/ Therapies

Post-Acute Care

AHA Evidence- Based Programs


PANEL: Get With The Guidelines -360

Care Pathway

Moderator: Robin Kiser, RN, BSN

Panelists: Georges Chahoud, MD; Zack Tebb, MD; Lori Effland, NP; Kate Schmidt, NP


PANEL: Bridging the Gap- The Importance of Transitional Care Teams


Moderator: Jacqueline Tomei
Panelists: Fatimata Castro, LSW; Joshua Margaritondo, LSW; Kannan Mutharsan, MD; Sandra Mikulich, NP



PANEL: Rapidly Improving Adherence with Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure 

Moderator: Lynn Serdynski, RN, BSN
Panelists: Nancy Nozika, APRN-CNS; Jacqueline Fitzgerald, MSN; Mary Conti, RN, BSN; Zaneta Ahuja, MS

9:15AM- 9:30AM


BREAK- Time to Visit ePosters & Virtual Exhibitor Booths



Heart Failure in the Acute Care Setting


Georges Chahoud, MD

SSM Health

St. Louis, MO

Including Palliative Care in Heart Failure Management


James Fletcher, M.D

University of Arkansas Medical Science

Little Rock, AR

COVID-19 Impact on Heart Failure Acute Care Processes


Norma Keller, MD

Bellevue/NYC H+H

New York City, NY

Heart Failure Post- Acute Care Coordination


Michaelle P. Callihan DNP

Allegheny Health

Pittsburg, PA

Diabetes & Heart Disease- The Journey to Quality Improvement


Greg Liptak American, Diabetes Association; Katherine Overton, American Heart Association



BREAK- Time to Visit ePosters & Virtual Exhibitor Booths


10:45AM- 11:45AM


Keynote: Get With The Guidelines-360 Initiative Results & Discussion - Clyde Yancy, MD




BREAK- Time to Visit ePosters & Virtual Exhibitor Booths


12:30PM- 1:45PM

PANEL: Managing Heart Failure Comorbidities


Moderator: Mindy Cook, RN, BSN

Panelists: Nancy Albert PhD, CCNS; Larry Allen, MD; Paul A. Heidenreich, MD

PANEL: Racial Disparities & Social Determinants of Health


Moderator: Lauren Rauscher, PhD

Panelists: Khadijah Breathett, MD; Divya Gupta, MD; Amber Johnson, MD; Deborah Crabbe, MD


Impact on Telehealth & Heart Failure Post- Acute Care Processes


Moderator: Sruthi Cherkur

Panelists: Yolanda Smith, RN, MSN; Jonathan Mawere, DPT, MD; Frances Dooley, MSN, ANP-BC

PANEL: Transitions of Care and CMS Readmissions


Moderator: Kathleen O’Neill

Panelists: Asad Ghafoor, MD; David Min, MD; Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM


Heart Failure Post-Acute Care Certification Process for Skilled Nursing Facilities


Carlos Tellechea, MD

Beth Abraham Center

New York City, NY

1:45PM- 2:00PM


BREAK- Time to Visit ePosters & Virtual Exhibitor Booths



Appropriate Guideline-Directed Medical Therapies for Hospitalized Patients


Meagan Doyle, PharmD

CHI St. Vincent

Little Rock, AR


Psychosocial Risk and Behavioral Health


Alyssa Vela PhD, LP

Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, IL

Advanced Heart Failure Care & Management


Bryan Smith, MD UChicago Medicine Chicago, IL

Community Paramedicine


Armando Suarez Del- Real, CCEMT-P

West Allis Fire Department

West Allis, WI



Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy for Heart Failure


Gopi Dandamudi, MD

CHI- Franciscan 

Tacoma, WA


Recognizing Heart Failure in the ED/ Door to Diuresis


Zack Tebb, MD

SSM Health

St. Louis, MO

Building a Heart Failure Clinic


George Sokos, DO

WVU Heart & Vascular

Morgantown, WV

Virtual Cardiac Rehab


Linda Peterson, MD

Lucas Rydberg, BS

St. Louis, MO

American Heart Association Heart Failure Guidelines


Mitchell Saltzberg, MD,

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Wauwatosa, WI