Thank you for attending the 2018 CardioVascular Symosium. This interactive agenda will allow you to access a pdf of the speaker's presentations by clicking on the title of each of them.

Note: All presentations will be posted by Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, and remain accessible until Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Please download the pdf files prior to the conference. There is free wi-fi, however, bandwidth is limited in the ballroom.

Parking: Free valet parking is available or you may self-park in the La Paloma garage/lots.

Please remember to complete the required surveys. The pre/post test survey is on your table.

You will receive an email from Survey Monkey this afternoon with a link to the required CME outcome and feedback survey. Please respond to complete your requirements.


7 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m.

Welcome – Karen Mlawsky, SVP, COO, Tucson Medical Center

Opening Remarks – Luis Leon, M.D., Vascular Symposium Director

8:15 a.m.

Keynote: Can AAA Rupture Be Predicted by Aortic MRI? - Natzi Sakalihasan, M.D., Ph.D.

9:00 a.m.

Diabetes: Effect on Cardiovascular Disease  Chetanbabu Patel, M.D.

9:20 a.m.

Mass Casualty: What Would You Do?  Michael Lavor, M.D.

9:40 a.m.

Early Heart Attack Warning Signs  Constantin Boiangiu, M.D.

10:00 a.m.

Treating Carotid Disease - Options and Considerations  Wei Zhou, M.D.

10:20 a.m.


10:40 a.m.

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Complex IVC Filter Retrieval  Julie Zaetta, M.D.

11:00 a.m.

Controversies on the Management of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis  Nicos Labropoulos, Ph.D.

11:20 a.m.

Q&A: New Approaches to the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease  Moderator Luis Leon, M.D., is joined by the morning's presenters.

11:40 a.m.


12:20 p.m.

Guest Speaker: How Detroit Sparked a Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock  Amir Kaki, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

1:05 p.m.

The Three Amigos: Approaches to Structural Heart - 

2:05 p.m.


2:25 p.m.

Virtual Healthcare: The Final Chapter  John Pacanowski, M.D.

2:45 p.m.

Arrhythmias - What's New and Noteworthy? Darren Peress, M.D

3:05 p.m.

The Evolution of Acute Stroke  David Teeple, M.D.

3:25 p.m.

Compassion in Medicine  Lawrence Lincoln, M.D.

3:45 p.m.

Q&A: Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovasular Disease  Moderated by Luis Leon, M.D.

4:00 p.m.

Keynote: Surgical Frailty: A Framework for Systematic Quality Improvement  Jason Johanning, M.D.

Frailty Risk Analysis Index Worksheet (please print out and bring to the symposium)

4:50 p.m.

Drawing  Anita Bach, R.T. (R), RCIS, MHA and Roxanne Lee, RN, BSN, Symposium Planning Coordinators

Closing Remarks  Luis Leon, M.D., Cardiac Symposium Director

5:00 p.m.

Thank You Wine and Cheese Reception  Patio