Thank you for attending the 2017 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 Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, and remain accessible until May 1, 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.

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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.

8:35 a.m.

8:55 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

Management of Chronic Venous Obstruction – Nicos Labropoulos, Ph.D.

Cardio-Oncology – Samir Dahdal, M.D.

Post-Stroke Care – David Teeple, M.D.

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: The Common Problem You’ve Never Heard Of  – Julie M. Zaetta, M.D.

9:35 a.m.


9:50 a.m.

Post-Operative Wound Care of the Vascular Patient  – Michael Lavor, M.D.

Lipid Update: What’s News?  – Nicole Ciffone, ANP-C, AACC, FNLA

Non-Invasive Coronary Risk Stratification – Timothy Marshall, M.D.

Patient-Centricity and Technology: Health Care’s Fifty-One Shades of Grey – John Pacanowski, M.D.

11:10 a.m.

Panel Discussion – Dr. Dahdal, Dr. Teeple, Dr. Zaetta, Dr. Lavor, Ms. Ciffone, Dr. Marshall, Dr. Pacanowski. Moderator: Luis Leon, M.D.

11:30 a.m.


12:20 p.m.

Extreme Imaging and Interventions for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Mariano Palena, M.D., Co-director, Interventional Radiology Unit, Policlinico Abano Terme, Abano Terme, Italy.

1:05 p.m.

1:35 p.m.

1:55 p.m.

TAVR vs SAVRThomas Waggoner, D.O. vs.  Raj Bose, M.D.

A New Vision for Treating Blocked Arteries: OCT – Eric Berens, M.D.

Management of A-fib – Darren Peress, M.D.

2:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Dr. Bose, Dr. Waggoner, Dr. Berens, Dr. Peress. Moderator: Gulshan Sethi, M.D.

2:45 p.m.


3 p.m.

Battle of the Bulge – Salvatore Tirrito, M.D., Luis Leon, M.D., Dietmar Gann, M.D., Jeffrey Monash, M.D.

4 p.m.

The Heart of the Matter
Victoria Maizes, M.D. – Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine.


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

Closing Remarks – Gulshan Sethi, M.D., Cardiac Symposium Director

5 - 6 p.m.

Thank You Wine and Cheese Reception - Patio