8th Annual Comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Management Symposium: From Fundamentals to Innovation 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Park Ridge Marriott,
300 Brae Boulevard, Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656

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The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to present the 8th Annual Comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Management Symposium: From Fundamentals to Innovation 2024.

This in-person program, hosted by course director Suneet Mittal, MD, Chair of the Cardiovascular Service Line for Valley Health System, will be delivered by a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts from The Valley Hospital.

Participants will review the latest advances in dyslipidemia; discuss advances in medical and device management of heart failure; explore the latest advances in electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, and vascular surgery; and more.

This program is geared to all healthcare practitioners, including primary care and cardiovascular specialists, practicing cardiologists, allied health professionals, nurses, and health industry professionals.

CME Credit Provided 

The Valley Hospital is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Valley Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Download Schedule

Time Topic Presenter
07:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks Suneet Mittal, MD
08:00 Valley Health System Cardiovascular Service Line Strategic Update Julie Karcher, MBA

Session I: Clinical Cardiology – What is New?

Time Topic Presenter
08:10 Dyslipidemia: Latest Advances Gerald Sotsky, MD
08:20 Advances in Medical and Device Management of Heart Failure Kariann Abbate, MD
08:30 Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Outcomes Naser Gharaibeh, MD
08:40 Interventional Options for Pulmonary Embolism Management Mitul Patel, MD

Session II: New Techniques and Approaches in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Time Topic Presenter
08:50 Thoracic Aortic Disease - An Update Habib Jabagi, MD
09:00 CABG Surgery in 2024 - The Valley Hospital Approach Paul Burns, MD
09:10 Session I and II Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Suneet Mittal, MD

09:40 Break  - 

Session III: New Techniques and Approaches in Interventional Cardiology

Time Topic Presenter
10:00 MINOCA, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, and the Invasive Assessment of Microvascular Coronary Artery Disease Steffne Kunnirickal, MD
10:10 TAVR for Low-Risk Patients and Aortic Regurgitation Hussein Rahim, MD
10:20 Renal Artery Denervation and the Hypertension Clinic at The Valley Hospital Francis Kim,MD

Session IV: Latest Advances in Electrophysiology

Time Topic Presenter
10:30 Early Experience with Pulsed Field Ablation Mark Preminger, MD
10:40 Catheter Ablation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure Tina Sichrovsky, MD
10:50 Advances in Cardiac Pacing, From Leadless to Conduction System Pacing Advay Bhatt, MD
11:00 Device Detected Atrial Fibrillation: Anticoagulate or Not? Stephanie Kochav, MD
11:10 Left Atrial Appendage Closure: An Update Dan Musat, MD
11:20 Management of Ventricular Tachycardia: From Catheter Ablation to Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Mohammadali Habibi, MD
11:30 Session III and IV Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderator: Suneet Mittal, MD
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Sponsored

Session V: Hot Topics in Cardiology - Artificial Intelligence

Time Topic Presenter
01:00 AI and ECG Identification of Disease Substrates Dan Musat, MD
01:10 AI and Cardiovascular Imaging - Echocardiography Isha Verma, MD
01:20 AI and Cardiovascular Imaging - Cardiac CT and MRI Himanshu Gupta, MD
01:30 AI-Guided Risk Stratification of the Critically Ill Patient Yonathan Litwok, MD
01:40 AI-Guided Interventional Electrophysiology Mohammadali Habibi, MD
01:50 AI and Clinical Trials Sequoia Young, MS
02:00  Session V Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderator: Suneet Mittal, MD

Session VI: Clinical Trials Update - 2024

Time Topic Presenter
02:30 Review of Ongoing Clinical Trials in Cardiology Research Faculty
03:00 Putting it all Together: A CMO's Perspective Puneeta Sharma, MD
03:15 Adjourn