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Kansas ACC 8th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium

October 9, 2021

7:45 AM - 2:30 PM


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President's Invitation
Throughout the pandemic, as clinicians and ACC members, we adapted and continued our work of fulfilling the ACC mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. Cardiology professionals meet challenging times with resiliency and innovation each and every day. To do so, we balance innovation with tried and true care practices based on a solid clinical foundation.

In that spirit, the Kansas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology will present the 8th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium on Saturday, October 9, 2021 leading the way to a return to a safe in-person learning environment!

Speaker presentations and interactive panel discussions will feature the latest science in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases across the care spectrum of electrophysiology, heart failure, imaging, interventional and general cardiology.

We appreciate your continued support of the Kansas ACC Cardiovascular Symposium. We look forward to your participation!

Very Sincerely,
Rajendran Sabapathy, M.D. , F.A.C.C.
KS-ACC Governor

About the Symposium

Cardiology professionals are facing challenging times in healthcare management with growing educational needs as the field continues to advance. The Kansas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology presents the 8th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This premier educational event will provide updates in cardiovascular medicine by leading experts in their field. The presenters are leaders in the cardiology realm and will discuss real world topics. Attendees will include cardiologists, primary care physicians, fellows in training, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants from surrounding areas.

Keynote Speaker
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He completed a two-year cardiovascular research fellowship focused on pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of native and genetically modified plasminogen activators. He also completed a general cardiology fellowship at Washington University, where he then served as assistant professor and medical director of the cardiac transplant program before completing an interventional cardiology fellowship at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital – Indianapolis.

In 1991, he joined the cardiology practice at St. Vincent where he continues to be a busy interventional and general cardiologist and serves as chair of the Ascension National Cardiovascular Service Line. He helped launch Navion Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary data quality management software company owned by Ascension, where he previously served as board chair.

Fry is past president and governor of ACC’s Indiana Chapter. Within the ACC, he has served on the Audit and Compliance Committee (chair), Digital Strategy Steering Committee; Interventional Section Leadership Council; Surviving MI Initiative; Integrating the Health Enterprise Health Policy Work Group; Clinical Quality Committee; Prior Authorization Work Group; ACC Telemedicine Project; ACC COVID-19 Hub; Board of Governors Steering Committee; Innovations Development Work Group; ACC Premier Oversight Work Group (chair); Board of Trustees (BOT) Task Force on Clinician Well-Being; Health Systems Task Force; ACC/AHA Ethics and Professionalism Consensus Task Force, and ACC Nominating Committee. He has been a presenter, moderator and session chair at ACC Annual Scientific Session, ACC CV Summit, MedAxiom CV Transforum, Heart House Roundtables and is a member of HeartPAC, ACC’s political action committee.

He currently serves on ACC’s BOT and MedAxiom’s Board of Managers.


Ali Al Arab, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Olathe Medical Center |Olathe, KS

Wanda Kaniewski, M.D., F.A.C.C.
MISH Hospitals and Clinics | Lenexa, KS

Loren Berenbom, M.D., F.A.C.C.
University of Kansas Health System, Bloch Heart Rhythm Center |
Kansas City, KS

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.
HCA Midwest-Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute | Overland Park, KS

Adam Blevins, Pharm.D., B.C.C.C.P.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

Kirit Masrani, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Private Practice | Lenexa, KS

Katie Christensen, M.S.N., NP-C, C.E.P.S.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

James Min, M.D.
New York Presbyterian Hospital | New York, NY

Jeffery Curtis, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Hays Medical Center | Hays, KS

Brian Olshansky, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Mason City Clinic | Mason City, IA

Edward T.A. Fry, M.D., F.A.C.C.
St. Vincent Health System | Indianapolis, IN

Parag Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Rakesh Gopinathannair, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.H.R.S.
HCA Midwest-Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute | Overland Park, KS

Rhea Pimentel, M.D., F.A.C.C.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

Bhanu Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.C.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

Andrea Russo, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., F.A.H.A.
Cooper University Health Care | Voorhees, NJ

Kamal Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., R.P.V.I.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

 Vasvi Singh, M.D.
HCA Midwest Health | Overland Park, KS

Ammar Habib, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center | Shawnee Mission, KS

Sara Zoubek, Pharm.D.
University of Kansas Health System | Kansas City, KS

Continuing Education
All attendees are required to sign rosters at the beginning of each day. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants based on completion of the program evaluation, documentation of actual attendance time, and payment in full.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and Kansas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education 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. Nurses: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, presents this offering for a maximum of 7.1 contact hour credit applicable for relicensure of APRNs, RNs and LPNs. Kansas Provider Number LT0056-0749. Continuing education credit will be prorated according to documented attendance.

Learning Objectives


    • Discuss the role of arrhythmia management in management of atrial fibrillation.
    • Evaluate and understand interesting EKGs.
    • Describe the impact of antiarrhythmics and drug interactions.

      Heart Failure/Imaging:

        • Describe the elements of effective management of cardiogenic shock.
        • Describe advances in pharmacotherapies for heart failure.
        • Recognize the options for complex transitions of care in a rural setting.

          Interventional Cardiology:

            • Explain the evaluation and treatment of peripheral artery disease.
            • Discuss the valve guideline updates.
            • Recognize the treatment options for renal denervation.

              General Cardiology:

                • Discuss the new hypertrophic cardiomyopathy guidelines.
                • Describe novel imaging modalities for plaque evaluation.
                • Recognize the role of cardiac MRI in diagnosing difficult cases.

                Closing Session

                • Discuss the treatment options for patients with obesity.
                • Discuss the treatment options for patients with cardiac dysautonomia.
                • Discuss the update on major trials of 2020-2021

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                Kansas Chapter, American College of Cardiology
                2650 S. Hanley Rd., Ste. 100
                St. Louis, MO 63144
                Phone: 877-954-7008 Fax: 314-845-1891

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