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The Arizona Brain and Heart Symposium

Course Goal

A collaboration of Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, the 2021 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 Typeprice
In-person Physician Admission with CME/CNE Credits$90.00
Virtual Physician Admission with CME/CNE Credits $90.00
Virtual and In-Person Nurses Admission with CME/CNE CreditsFree
Virtual General Admission (No CME/CNE)Free
In-Person General Admission (No CME/CNE)Free
Registration fee includes: Symposium, program materials, and continuing education credits.
Refund and cancellation policy: Barrow reserves the right to cancel or change the program for due causes. Cancellation of this program by Barrow or by the participant before October 10th will result in a full refund of tuition.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential  Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and  Dignity Health. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to  provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit  commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential  Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and  Dignity Health. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to  provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit  commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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In-Person and Virtual
Saturday, October 30, 2021
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Date, Time, and Location

In Person and Virtual
Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Goldman Auditorium
Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Target Audience

This program is designed for health professionals who work in the neurology and cardiology specialties.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).

SPeakerTopic
Registration and Vendor Exhibit7:00 AM
David Wang, DO, FAAN, FAHA
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS
Welcome and Introductions to Brain-Heart (7:30 AM)
David Wang, DO, FAAN, FAHABrain Health 2021 (7:30 AM)
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRSCardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2021 (7:40 AM)
Robert Lemery, MD Brain-Heart: Brief Historical Perspectives and New Frontiers (7:50 AM)
Early Morning SessionAn Introduction to Heart-Brain Interactions
Justin Hoskin, MDThe Brain’s in Charge: Basic Understanding of the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System (8:00 AM)
Robert Lemery, MDThe Heart’s in Charge: The Concept of the Little Brain on the Heart: The Intrinsic Cardiac Nervous System (8:15 AM)
Terry D. Fife, MDAutonomic Imbalance and Dysautonomias: Primary Neurologic Disorders Affecting Day-to-Day Regulation of Blood Pressure (8:30 AM)
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD Cardiac Syncope: Primary Cardiac Causes of Loss of Conscience: Bradycardia, Tachycardia and Other (8:45 AM)
Justin Hoskin, MD
Robert Lemery, MD
Terry D. Fife, MD
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD 
Panel Discussion and Q&A (9:00 AM)
Mid-Morning SessionBrain-Heart: Thrombus and Bleeding
Supreet Kaur, MD Antithrombotics for Stroke and TIA: Pathophysiology and the  Neurologist Perspective (9:15 AM)
Andrew Ducruet, MDBrain Bleeds: Neurosurgeon to the Rescue (9:30 AM)
David Wang, DO
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD
Supreet Kaur, MD
Andrew Ducruet, MD
Panel Discussion and Q&A (9:45 AM)
Exhibits and Coffee Break10:00 AM
Saibal Kar, MD
David Wang, DO
Robert Lemery, MD
LIVE CASES Pre-Recorded: Presentations and Debate (10:15 AM)
Vijendra Swarup,
Hursh Naik, MD,
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD
LIVE and Pre-Recorded Cases: LAA Closure Device, PFO Closure and Catheter ablation of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter.
Saibal Kar, MD Left Atrial Appendage: Clinical Trials of Appendage Closure
Hursh Naik, MD (PRO),
Paul MacDonald, MD (CON)
Debate: Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke Should Undergo Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure.
Vijendra Swarup, MDEmerging evidence: Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation for the Prevention of Stroke
Vijendra Swarup, MD,
Hursh Naik, MD,
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD,
Paul MacDonald, MD,
Saibal Kar, MD,
David Wang, DO,
Robert Lemery, MD
Panel Discussion and Q&A (11:45 AM)
Exhibits and Lunch12:00 PM
Early Afternoon SessionNew Therapies for Cardiac Arrythmias: Renal Denervation and Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation
Vivek Reddy, MD Renal Denervation to treat AF and VT: The Re-Emergence of a Promising Therapy (1:00 PM)
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MDThe Cardiac Patient with VT or ICD Storm: Stellate Ganglion Block and Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation (1:30 PM)
Vivek Reddy, MD,
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD,
David Wang, DO,
Vijendra Swarup,
Robert Lemery, MD
Panel Discussion and Q&A (2:00 PM)
Mid Afternoon SessionSudden Death, from Heart or Brain?
Asim Haque, MD, PhD, MPHThe Epileptic Heart (2:15 PM)
Robert Roberts, MDGenetics and Sudden Death: The Current (2:30 PM)
Asim Haque, MD,
Robert Roberts, MD,
Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD
Panel and Q&A (2:45 PM)
Exhibits and Coffee Break3:00 PM
Final SessionCovid-19, CHF and Autonomic Regulation
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MDCovid-19 and Brain-Heart Dilemmas (3:15 PM)
Rajakrishna Vijaykrishnan, MDThe Management of End-Stage Heart Failure (3:30 PM)
Kevin Brady, MDLVAD and Other Emerging Bridge to Permanent Devices (3:45 PM)
Teddy Youn, MDMechanical Circulatory Support Devices and Stroke: A Review (4:00 PM)
Vijendra Swarup, MDStrategies to reduce LA Pressure: Percutaneous Creation of Inter-Atrial Shunt for the Management of CHF (4:15 PM)
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD,
Rajakrishna Vijaykrishnan, MD,
Kevin Brady, MD,
Teddy Youn, MD,
Vijendra Swarup, MD,
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD
David Wang, DO
Panel Discussion and Q&A (4:30 PM)
David Wang, DO
Vijendra Swarup, MD
Concluding Remarks (4:45 PM)
PanelistsMeeting Adjourns (5:00 PM)

Course Directors

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Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director
Arizona Heart Rhythm Center
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Robert Lemery, MD, FACC, FHRS
Electrophysiologist
Arizona Heart Rhythm Center

Commercial Support

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

Commercial Support:

  • Boston Scientific

Exhibitors and Sponsors

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

Platinum Exhibitor:

  • Boston Scientific

Gold Exhibitor:

  • Abbott
  • MedTronic

Silver Exhibitor:

  • MedTronic
  • AstraZeneca

Bronze Exhibitor:

  • Frazer
  • BioSense Webster
  • Nova Signal
  • Respicardia
  • Acutus
  • Impulse Dynamics
  • Bio Tel Heart

Participating Sponsor Exhibitor:

  • Allergan
  • Aziyo Biologics 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any ineligible company held in the last 24 months. Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Barrow Neurological Institute & St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Faculty: All Relevant Financial Relationships Have Been Mitigated

Disclosures
Moderators/Arizona Heart Rhythm Center Faculty/Guest Faculty
David Wang, DO, FAAN, FAHA
Financial disclosures – Speaker; Boehrinjer Ingelheim 
Terry D. Fife, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Justin Hoskin, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Supreet Kaur, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Paul MacDonald, MD
Financial disclosures – None 
Andrew Ducruet, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant: Stryker/Penumbra, Medtronic/Oculus, Cerenovus, Koswire
CMO; Aneuvas
Asim Haque, MD, PhD, MPH
Financial disclosures – None
Teddy Youn, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Robert Roberts, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant, Cumberland Pahrma
Kevin Brady, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant; Edwards LiveSciences
Hursh Naik, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant, Boston Scientific, Edwards, Abbott, Abiome, Sarannas
Rajakrishna Vijaykrishnan, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Moderator
Pallavi Bellamkonda, MD 
Financial disclosures – None
Arizona Heart Rhythm Center Faculty
Vijendra Swarup, MD, FACC, FHRS
Financial disclosures- Consultant; Abbott, Boston Scientific
Robert Lemery, MD, FACC, FHRS
Financial disclosures – None
Sudarone Thilhalolipavan, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant; Abbot, Zoll
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, FACC,FHRS
Financial disclosures – None
Guest Faculty
Saibal Kar, MD
Financial disclosures – Consultant; Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Vivek Reddy, MD, FACC, FHRS
Financial disclosures – Speaker/Faculty; Ethicon, Medtronic, Consultant; Acutus, Abbott , Bionese
Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy, MD FHRS
Financial disclosures – None 
Shephal Doshi, MD, FACC
Financial disclosures – Consultant; Boston Scientific, Jansen, Baylis
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, FACC,FHRS
Financial disclosures – None