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2021 ALACC Annual Meeting

  • 6 Aug 2021
  • 8 Aug 2021
  • Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

2021 ALACC Annual Meeting

The NEW Hotel Effie - Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Earn up to 10.25 CME/CE Hours on the latest in cardiology to wrap up your summer!

The Alabama Chapter is committed to providing a safe and socially distant Annual Meeting for our members and guests, so please be aware of a few changes in the registration and agenda:

All registrations must be completed and paid for by August 1st due to changes at the registration desk.  There will be no onsite registration this year.

Please complete the registration form fully; we do need an accurate headcount to ensure a safe and socially distanced space.

Click here to register! 

Hotel Rooming Options

Should you not find the rooming options you need, please contact Rebecca Sanchez, Group Reservations Coordinator, Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort at groupreservations-effie@hoteleffie.com.

We are pleased to offer TWO conference room blocks for 2021:

The New Hotel Effie @ the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Sandestin Traditional Rooms: Beachside, Luau, Baytowne Village, The Grand, Westwinds, Lakeside

Reservations must be made by July 5, 2021.


Friday, August 6, 2021

Welcome Reception - The Grand Lawn

Saturday, August 7, 2021

7:00 a.m.  Independent CME/CE Program

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension & Post-Capillary Hypertension Related to Left Heart Disease

Karen A. Fagan, MD

7:50 a.m.

Welcome & Announcements - Fadi Hage, MD

7:55 - 8:00 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation: 

Maulikkumar Patel, MD - University of South Alabama

8:00 - 8:40 a.m.

Richard Russell Lecture: Anti-platelet and Anti-coagulation Therapy For CAD Patients               


8:40 - 8:45 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation:

Jordan Gunn, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:45 - 10:10 a.m. Evaluation of Chest Pain

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. The Anatomic Approach

Jason Cole, MD, MSc, FACC

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. The Functional Approach

Venk Murthy, MD

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Open Discussion

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Break and Exhibits

10:30 - 10:35 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation:

Usman Sarwar, MD - University of South Alabama


10:35 - 11:15 a.m.

Early Career Section Lecture: Evaluation and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Riem Hawi, MD

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Innovations in Cardiovascular Care

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD

12:00 - 1:15pm: ACC Update

ACC National Update - Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC - ACC President 

Chapter Update - Paul Tabereaux, MD, FACC - ALACC Governor         


6:30 p.m. 

ALACC Family Night - The Beach House Restaurant Pool Deck

Sunday, August 8, 2021

5:30 - 6:30 a.m.

Alain Bouchard Fun Run

7:45 - 7:50 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation:

Nilarun Chowdhuri, MD - University of South Alabama

7:50 - 8:30 a.m.

Evaluation and Management of Hypertriglyceridemia

Vera Bittner, MD, FACC      

8:30 - 8:35 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation:

James Barrios, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:35 - 9:15 a.m.

Physiologic Pacing

Michael Kaufmann, MD

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Break and Exhibits

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Why I Became A Doctor

Heval Kelli, MD

10:30 - 10:35 a.m.

FIT Case Presentation:

Stephen Infanger, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:35 - 11:15 a.m.

Assessment of Myocardial Blood flow by Imaging

Venk Murthy, MD

11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Recent Clinical Trials in Cardiology

Paul TabereauxMD, FACC and  Fadi Hage, MD   


Alabama Chapter, American College of Cardiology
P.O. Box 43212
Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: 205-972-8510

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