Advances in

January 29-30, 2015

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Americana Ballroom, Salons 1 & 2, 2nd Floor
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sponsored by Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Supported through an educational grant from ABIOMED, Inc.

Only attending US and Canadian licensed
physicians are eligible to participate.


CRF Invites You to Participate in: Advances in Hemodynamic Support: an Interactive Discussion about Clinical Indications and Use.

Along with my program co-chairs, Drs. John Lasala and Ajay Kirtane and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, I would like to invite you to participate in this interactive, one and a half-day program discussing the evolving treatments of hemodynamically compromised patients requiring cardiovascular intervention. The sessions will take place January 29-30, 2015 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. In exchange for your active participation in this program, CRF will provide complimentary flight and hotel for all participants. There are a limited number of seats available so please apply now.

Best regards,

Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the attendees will be able to:

  • Analyze hemodynamic support strategies in high-risk patients not eligible for surgery

  • Compare evidence for percutaneous mechanical circulation support devices in cardiogenic shock

  • Discuss cases where percutaneous ventricular assist devices (PVAD) were used

  • Identify tips and tricks for reducing complications and circulatory support device management

This course is not accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for practicing US and Canadian interventional cardiologists and clinical cardiologists involved in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease requiring hemodynamic support.

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation will address content, presentation, possible bias, and future educational needs.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

Discussion of off-label product usage is made at the sole discretion of the faculty.

Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the conference directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty not complying with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.


Program Sponsorship and Support

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and funded through an educational grant from ABIOMED, Inc. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience.

Sunshine Act

This activity is not CME accredited and therefore the supporter is required, under the Sunshine Act, to report the support given to this program, including meals and expenses that are provided to you. In order to help supporters comply with the Sunshine Act, the names and contact information of all US licensed physicians participating in this function will be provided to the supporter of this program. The information provided will be used for reporting purposes only.

Advances in Hemodynamic Support



Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

John M. Lasala, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Martin B. Leon, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY


Mark B. Anderson, MD
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Navin K. Kapur, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

William L. Lombardi, MD
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

William W. O’Neill, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Theodore L. Schreiber, MD
Detroit Medical Center
Warren, MI

George W. Vetrovec, MD
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, VA


Thursday, January 29, 2015

12:00 pm


 1:00 pm

Large Bore Closure Workshops


Didactic: Access & Patient Management by ABIOMED, Inc.
Americana Ballroom, Salon 2, 2nd Floor Presenters: Dan Raess, MD, ABIOMED, Inc., and Kevin Ray, ABIOMED, Inc.


Impella Hands-on & Simulation by ABIOMED, Inc.
Outside Loews
Instructors: ABIOMED, Inc. Staff


Didactic: Large Hole Closure & Complex Interventions by Abbott Vascular
Poinciana Ballroom, Salon 1, 2nd Floor
Presenter: Heron Rodriguez, MD, Northwestern University Hospital


Perclose Hands-on & Simulation by Abbott Vascular
Americana Ballroom, Salon 1, 2nd Floor
Instructors: Abbott Vascular Staff


Perclose Hands-on & Simulation by Abbott Vascular
Americana Ballroom, Salon 1, 2nd Floor
Instructors: Abbott Vascular Staff


1:00 pm Welcome Remarks


1:05 pm Break


1:15 pm Rotation 1


2:00 pm Break


2:15 pm Rotation 2


3:00 pm Break


3:15 pm Rotation 3


4:00 pm Break


4:15 pm Rotation 4


5:00 pm Workshop Adjourns
               (Return for Reception)

 6:30 pm


 7:00 pm

Open Case Discussions Over Dinner: Roundtable Presentations

 9:00 pm


Friday, January 30, 2015

Moderators: Jeffrey W. Moses, John M. Lasala
Panel: William L. Lombardi, William W. O’Neill, Dimitri Karmpaliotis

 7:30 am


 8:00 am

Welcome and Course Goals
Jeffrey W. Moses

 8:10 am

A Compelling and Controversial Case for Complex PCI in the Modern Era
Ajay J. Kirtane

 8:20 am

Introduction to CHIP: Treatment Options and Skill Sets Required
(Curriculum Preview of subsequent courses) Jeffrey W. Moses

 8:30 am

Poll of Institutional Preferences in Treating Complex PCI

 8:40 am

Hemodynamics of Cardiac Decompensation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Daniel Burkhoff

 9:20 am

The Spectrum of Available Percutaneous Devices for MCS
John M. Lasala

 9:40 am

Institutional Requirements for CHIP: The Shock Team and Beyond
Dimitri Karmpaliotis

 9:50 am

Discussion on Setting up Institutional Programs for MCS

10:00 am


Moderators: Jeffrey W. Moses, William W. O’Neill
Panel: Ajay J. Kirtane, William L. Lombardi, Theodore L. Schreiber

10:10 am

Poll on Case Selection for Prophylactic Support

10:20 am

Defining the Appropriate Patient for MCS
William W. O’Neill

10:35 am

What Is an Optimal Strategy for High-Risk Patients? A Look at the Evidence
Jeffrey W. Moses

10:50 am

Description of and Current Evidence for IABP and Nonaxial Support Devices
Ajay J. Kirtane

11:05 am

Description of and Current Evidence for Axial Percutaneous Support Devices
William W. O’Neill

11:20 am

Case Presentations: A High-Risk Case With Hemodynamic Collapse and Salvage, and a High-Risk Case Where Collapse Was Avoided
William L. Lombardi

11:35 am

Discussion on Case Selection for Prophylactic Support

12:05 pm

Lunch Break

Moderators: Ajay J. Kirtane, John M. Lasala
Panel: Mark B. Anderson, Navin K. Kapur, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, George W. Vetrovec

12:45 pm

Poll on pmCS and Revascularization in Cardiogenic Shock

12:55 pm

Definition of the Syndrome and Goals of Therapy (Including Revascularization)
George W. Vetrovec

 1:10 pm

Current Evidence for Treatment of Cardiogenic Shock with Axial Flow Support
Jeffrey W. Moses

 1:25 pm

Other Percutaneous Support Modalities in Cardiogenic Shock: A Review of the Evidence
Ajay J. Kirtane

 1:40 pm

Right-Side Failure and Biventricular Support
Navin K. Kapur

 2:05 pm

Case Presentations: Biventricular Support
Mark B. Anderson

 2:20 pm

Escalation of Therapy: When, How, and With What Options
Navin K. Kapur

 2:50 pm

Discussion on Cardiogenic Shock and Indications for pmCS

 3:05 pm


Moderators: Martin B. Leon, Jeffrey W. Moses
Panel: Navin K. Kapur, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Ajay J. Kirtane, William L. Lombardi

 3:15 pm

Expanded Uses of pmCS: VT and Aortic Stenosis
William W. O’Neill

 3:30 pm

Tips and Tricks of Patient and Device Management
John M. Lasala

 4:00 pm

Top Three Cases with Panel Discussion

 4:30 pm

Poll: What Did We Learn?

 4:40 pm

Future Directions of Percutaneous MCS: Clinical Targets and Advanced Technologies
Martin B. Leon

 4:55 pm

Summary and Questions

 5:10 pm


Post-event Reception: St. Moritz Lawn


Please be aware of the polices of registration and participation in the Advances in Hemodynamic Support Program.
Please click here to read the full terms. For more information please contact Catherine Brosnan at cbrosnan@crf.org or call 646-434-4391

Only attending US and Canadian licensed physicians are eligible to participate.

Application & Submission Criteria

The Advances in Hemodynamic Support Program can only accommodate a limited number of physicians. For an application to be considered, the applicant must be a currently licensed Canadian or US physician (now and at the time of the program). Paid attendance is not an available option.

Program Policies

There is no registration fee to attend the program. To those accepted physicians who attend the full program (check-in will be noted), CRF will reimburse up to US$500 (including taxes and fees) for coach airfare. Flights must be booked either through CRF’s authorized travel authority or by submitting the flight for review prior to booking. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.

Additionally, two (2) nights hotel stay in a standard King room at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (or similar nearby hotel) will be booked and covered by the organization for accepted attendees. Any additional hotel arrangements or special requests are the responsibility of the individual. Meals and breaks will be provided during the program. Ground transportation, meals outside of program functions, the guest’s travel/expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses are not reimbursable and are the responsibility of the attendee.

Reimbursement forms will be provided at the program. Full attendance, completion of the provided Program Evaluation Form, and a completed reimbursement form is required in order to be reimbursed.

Additional information will be provided upon acceptance. Any arrangements made outside of CRF’s policies or prior to acceptance will not be reimbursed or covered.

Explanation of Application Process

When will I receive notification?

Licensed Canadian and US physicians who apply will receive an email notification the week of November 3, 2014, if they have been accepted into this program. Please read this letter carefully.

If you are accepted, you will need to respond for your place to be held. Accepted registrants are required to participate in the FULL program. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please email cbrosnan@crf.org immediately, as your spot will be issued to another applicant.

Note: Please do not contact CRF to confirm the status of acceptance. All correspondence will come from cbrosnan@crf.org to the email provided in the registration form. Please add this email to your safe sender list to ensure you receive all communications.

My application has been accepted. What happens next?

If you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance confirmation letter via email from Catherine Brosnan. This letter will include information about housing details and travel arrangements. Please read this letter carefully!

Please do not book any airfare or hotel rooms prior to receiving an acceptance email, as you will not be reimbursed unless you use our specific companies and follow the requirements provided.

My application has not been accepted. Are there other options available to attend this course?

At this time paid registration is not available for the program. This being said, in some cases spots may open up at a later date. If this is the case, notifications of acceptance may be sent afterwards.

What is the meeting cancellation policy?

If you have been accepted and you need to cancel, please notify the Cardiovascular Research Foundation no later than December 11, 2014, by emailing cbrosnan@crf.org.

Physicians who cancel their attendance to this program will not be reimbursed for any expenses including travel, and based on the date of cancellation, may be subject to hotel (or other) charges incurred by the program organizer.

Housing at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (or similar nearby hotel)

Housing (room and tax only) is booked and paid for by the course sponsor for physicians have been accepted and who have notified CRF they plan to attend. Physicians attending the course must arrive at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (or similar hotel if assigned) on Thursday, January 29th by 11:30 AM (Pacific) and stay through the end of the program, Friday evening, January 30th. In the event of a late cancellation, a no-show, or an early departure, an invoice will be issued for any charges incurred by CRF.

Extra Person Charge: Each extra person above the maximum occupancy (listed below) will be charged an additional $35.00 plus tax per night for a roll-away bed (maximum one roll-away per room). There is no charge for children who share the room with their parents as long as the maximum occupancy is not exceeded. Maximum occupancy per room is two (2) people per king bedded room and four (4) people per double bedded room.

Housing Cancellation Policy: If you have housing at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel (or similar hotel if assigned), your reservation must be cancelled within the timeframe described in the hotel’s policy, or an invoice will be issued for any charges incurred by CRF. You must contact Catherine Brosnan at cbrosnan@crf.org to cancel your reservation.

Travel Arrangements

It is requested that air travel arrangements be made through AMEX Business Travel. The credit card provided will be used by AMEX Business Travel to book your airfare. The charge will not be made to your credit card until you have approved the itinerary.

Alternately, bookings may be made outside of AMEX Business Travel by submitting the desired flight itinerary to Catherine Brosnan in advance of booking. Flight itineraries must be approved in advance of booking to ensure they meet the arrival and departure requirements as outlined in the acceptance letter.. Note that accepted participants are required to participate in the full program as a stipulation of their attendance.

You will be reimbursed the cost of the airfare (up to a maximum of US$500.00) after attending the full meeting, completing the evaluation, and submitting a reimbursement form.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of any specific accommodations, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing in order to receive service. Please contact Catherine Brosnan at cbrosnan@crf.org. All requests must be received by January 10, 2015.


Thank you for your interest. The program is now full.