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Arizona Brain and Heart Symposium

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Course Goal

A collaboration of Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, the 2022 Brain-Heart Symposium aims to give an overview of the current state of the art scientific knowledge in neurocardiology. The meeting will consist of a hybrid format, with live guests and speakers, as well as a web-based format for attendees and speakers who will join the meeting virtually. Reuniting speakers specialized in neurology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, and cardiac surgery, morning and afternoon sessions will consist of plenary lectures and debates, as well as live interventional cardiology sessions.

Course Learning Objectives

- Define the common conditions of brain-heart related disorders such as stroke,  seizure, encephalopathy, arrhythmia
- Cite the updated recommendation on the diagnostic work up of the above-mentioned conditions 
- Manage medically in terms of stroke prevention, arrhythmia control, and seizure control 
- Explain the options in interventional treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, rhythm control, and stroke prevention

Registration Information

ATTENDEE TYPE PRICE
In-person Physician Admission with CME Credits $100.00
Virtual Physician Admission with CME Credits $90.00
Virtual and In-Person Nurses Admission with CNE Credits Free
Virtual General Admission (No CME) Free
In-Person General Admission (No CME) Free

Registration fee includes: Symposium, program materials, and continuing education credits.

Refund and cancellation policy: Arizona Heart Rhythm Center reserves the right to cancel or change the program for due causes. Cancellation of this program by Arizona Heart Rhythm Center or by the participant before October 10th will result in a full refund of tuition.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

- Nurse CNE Approved
- Physicians CME Approved

CommonSpirit CNE Administration is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To successfully obtain CNEs for this activity, the learner must: miss no more than 10 minutes and complete a post-conference evaluation.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time

SPEAKER TOPIC
Day 1 – Friday, October 21 – Registration and Vendor Exhibit 1:00 PM
David Wang, DO, FAAN, FAHA
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS
Robert Lemery, MD
Welcome and Introductions to Brain-Heart (1:25 PM)
David Wang, DO, FAAN, FAHA Brain Health 2022 (1:30 PM)
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2022 (1:40 PM)
Robert Lemery, MD Brain-Heart: Brief Historical Perspectives and New Frontiers (1:50 PM)
Moderators: David Wang, DO; Vijendra Swarup, MD; Robert Lemery, MD Session I: Autonomic Neuromodulation to Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias
Roderick Tung, MD Cardio Neural Ablation for Vasovagal Syncope (2:00 PM)
Vivek Reddy, MD (Online Speaker) Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation (2:20 PM)
Keynote Speaker: Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD (Online Speaker) Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for the treatment of VT (2:40 PM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel Discussion and Q&A (3:00 PM)
Coffee Break 3:15 PM
Moderators: Vivek Reddy, MD, Hursh Naik, MD, Robert Lemery, MD, David Wang, DO, Vijendra Swarup, MD Session II: LIVE CASES Interventional Cardiology and Stroke Prevention
Hursh Naik, MD PFO Closure (3:45 PM)
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS LAA Occlusion (4:00 PM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel Discussion and Q&A (4:15 PM)
Moderators: David Wang, DO; Vijendra Swarup, MD; Robert Lemery, MD Session III: Neuro Toxins
Brad Racette, MD The Impact of Air Pollution on Brain and Heart Health (4:30 PM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel Discussion and Q&A (4:50 PM)
Adjourn 5:00 PM
Drinks, Cocktails, Dinner
Location TBD
6:00 PM
   
Day 2 – Saturday, October 22 – Light Breakfast and Coffee 8:00 AM
Moderators: David Wang, DO, Robert Lemery, MD, Vijendra Swarup, MD Session IV: An Introduction to Heart-Brain Interactions (8:30 AM)
Justin Hoskin, MD The Brain’s in Charge: Basic Understanding of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System (8:30 AM)
Robert Lemery, MD The Heart’s in Charge: The Concept of the Little Brain on the Heart: The Intrinsic Cardiac Nervous System (ICNS)(8:45 AM)
Terry Fife, MD Autonomic Imbalance and Dysautonomias: Primary Neurologic Disorders Affecting Day-to-Day Regulation of Blood Pressure (9:00 AM)
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD Cardiac Syncope: Primary Cardiac Causes of Loss of Conscience: Bradycardia, Tachycardia and Other (9:15 AM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel and Q&A (9:30 AM)
Coffee Break 9:45 AM
Moderators: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Sabil Kar, MD, Robert Lemery, MD, Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD Session V: Live Cases (1 Live and 1 Pre-Recorded) from the Arizona Heart Rhythm Center
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD
Live from the EP Lab – Introduction of Patient Cases (10:00 AM)
Keynote Speaker: M. Edip Gurol, MD, MSc Individualized Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: The Crossroads of Neurology and Cardiology (10:20)
Sabil Kar, MD The Role of MitraClip in the Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. (10:40 AM)
Vijendra Swarup, MD, Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD Live from the EP Lab. Progress of Clinical Cases Being Performed (11:00 AM)
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Realistic Expectations for the Referring Physician (11:20 AM)
All Moderators and Panelists Live from the EP Lab. Wrap-Up and Patient Outcomes (11:40 AM)
Lunch / Vendor Exhibits / Session Broadcast in Sonntag Pavilion 12:00 PM
Gali Gannett, PA Loop Recorder / Implants (12:15 PM)
Richard Foster The Magic of Transcranial Doppler (12:30 PM)
Andrew Kalkowski, RN Mobile Stroke Unit’s Case Study (12:45 PM)
Moderators: David Wang, DO, Robert Lemery, MD, Vijendra Swarup, MD Session VI: Stroke Therapies and Prevention
Daniel Gonzalez, MD Antithrombotics for stroke prevention, what are the current guidelines? (1:00 PM)
Supreet Kaur, MD Embolic stroke of unknown source, how do we manage? (1:15 PM)
Andrew Ducruet, MD Interventional Neuroradiology, what can endovascular therapy do? (1:30 PM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel Discussion, Q&A (1:45 PM)
Coffee Break 2:00 PM
Moderators: Moderators: Pallavi Bellamkonda MD, David Wang, DO, Vijendra Swarup, MD, Robert Lemery, MD Session VII: Covid-19, CHF and Autonomic Regulation
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD Covid-19, Autonomics and Long Covid (2:15 PM)
Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, MD Neuro Humoral Treatment of CHF (2:30 PM)
Kevin Brady, MD LVAD, Other Bridge to Permanent Devices and Cardiac Transplantation (2:45PM)
All Moderators and Panelists Panel Discussion, Q&A (3:00 PM)
David Wang, DO; Vijendra Swarup, MD; Robert Lemery MD Meeting Overview and Conclusions of Brain-Heart 2022 (3:15 PM)
Adjourn 3:30 PM

Course Directors

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VIJENDRA SWARUP, MD, FACC, FHRS 
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
ARIZONA HEART RHYTHM CENTER
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ROBERT LEMERY, MD, FACC, FHRS

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST
ARIZONA HEART RHYTHM CENTER
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DAVID WANG, DO, FAAN, FAHA  
CO-DIRECTOR
 BARROWS NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE 
Commercial Promotion

Barrow Neurological Institute wishes to recognize and thank the following company for its monetary and commercial support.

- Boston Scientific (Education Grant)
- Boston Scientific (Platinum)
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Andexxa AstraZeneca Brillanta Pharmaceutical (Gold)
- MedTronic – CRDM and Diagnostics (Silver)
- Abbott (Bronze)
- Frazer (Bronze)
- V-Wave (Bronze)

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Barrow Neurological Institute wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their commercial promotion of this educational activity.

Educational Grant:
Boston Scientific

Platinum Exhibitor:
Boston Scientific

Gold Exhibitor:
AstraZeneca

Silver Exhibitor:
MedTronic

Bronze Exhibitor:
Frazer V-WAVE Medical
Abbott
Participating Sponsor Exhibitor:
Boehringer Ingelheim Barrow Neurological Institute’s Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit

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