2017 Annual Meeting

Indiana Chapter-ACC 21st Annual Meeting
October 21, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN | The Westin Indianapolis

Meeting brochure  |  Syllabus/Disclosures  |  Posters




 7:00-7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Posters

7:55 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Raymond E. Dusman, MD, FACC

8:00-8:45 a.m.  National ACC: What Is Impacting CV Providers in 2017
Richard Chazal, MD, MACC
handout  |  CV Summit

8:45-9:30 a.m. MACRA: Early Experience and Lessons Learned
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC

9:30-10:00 a.m. FIT Oral Competition
Sanjeeb Bhattacharya, MD – IU, Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Cardiogenic Shock Reduces In-Hospital Mortality – 2nd place winner
Upasana Jarori, MD – IU, Global Right Ventricular Strain is an Independent Predictor of Cardiovascular Events – 1st place winner

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break, Exhibit, Posters

10:30-11:15 a.m. Cardio-Oncology & Building a Specialty Clinic
Vijay Rao, MD, PhD, FACC – handout
Kerry C. Skurka, RN – handout
Rey P. Vivo, MD, FACC – handout

11:15- a.m.-12:00 p.m. Atrial Fibrillation: 2017 Update & Specialty Clinic Focus
Gopi Dandamudi, MD
Allison Weaver, MSN, RN, FNP-C

12:00-12:45 p.m. Break, Exhibits, Networking

12:45-1:45 p.m. Latest Technologies: Rapid Updates 
CardioMems for Heart Failure – Sanjeeb Bhattacharya, MD
Telecardiology – Michael GeRue, RN – handout – handout
Leadless Pacemakers – Kyle P. Hornsby, MD – handout
Wearable Technology – Michael J. Mirro, MD, FACC – handout

1:45 p.m. Announcement of Poster Winners and Oral Competition Winners




FIT Case 1st place – Panos Vardas, MD
FIT Case 2nd place – Asim Ahmed, DO
FIT Case 3rd place tie – Kelly Carlson, MD
FIT Case 3rd place tie – Benjamin Maatman, MD

FIT Research 1st place – Ashley Gutwein, MD

CV Team 1st place – Emily Keltner
CV Team 2nd place – Melissa Kowgitz, RN



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and Indiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American College of Cardiology Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The ACCF designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education hours. Each attendee should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in this field.

Statement of Need
While cardiovascular care is rapidly evolving due to new technologies and treatment options, healthcare providers need to be aware of the new heath care environment in which they practice as well as knowledge of the past advances and technologies which contributed to the current standards of optimal cardiovascular care. Healthcare providers need periodic educational updates on emerging clinical trials and advances in patient management to provide optimal care. Knowledge and competencies learned from case scenarios applicable to daily practice and changes to practice guidelines, will allow them to apply evidence-based research to their patient management decisions.

Overall Goal
The overall goal of this activity is to increase learner competence by discovering strategies to anticipate research-driven changes in practice, to enhance professional growth, and to demonstrate efficacy in team based patient care practice as new clinical approaches and technologies change. The Indiana Chapter-ACC Annual Meeting will include education that provides needs-based learning covering a thorough overview of health care legislation and regulations, cardio-oncology, atrial fibrillation, the latest cardiovascular technology, and improving performance by using appropriate guidelines based treatment.

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss tools and regulations that impact the practice environment and highlight the crucial role that ACC plays in shaping the practice environment.
  • Identify benefits of multi-disciplinary involvement in cardio-oncology clinics.
  • Compare and contrast the most current treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  • Apply innovative technology that can help the cardiovascular patient.

Target Audience
Adult Cardiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Cardiology Fellows-in-Training, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists

ACCF Disclosure & COI Policy Statement
ACCF/Chapter committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Full disclosure will be published in the syllabus.


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Appreciation is expressed to the following company for providing an educational grant:

Appreciation is expressed to the following companies for exhibiting at this conference:
Abbott: HeartMate
Ambry Genetics
Biosense Webster, Inc.
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Boston Scientific
GE Healthcare
Gilead Sciences
Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Business of Medicine Physician MBA
Indiana University School of Medicine/IU Health – SENECA & CONCERT Studies
iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
Itamar Medical, Inc.
Kastle Therapeutics
Lantheus Medical Imaging
Medicure Pharma
Novartis Cardiology
Purdue Healthcare Advisors
Spectranetics Corporation
ZOLL LifeVest