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2023 ALACC Winter Conference

  • 21 Jan 2023
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel, Birmingham

2023 ALACC Winter Conference

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Grand Bohemian Hotel - Birmingham, Alabama

Discounted rooms are available at the Grand Bohemian Hotel until December 20, 2022.  Click here to book your hotel room.



6:30 - 7:30 a.m.  Registration, Strolling Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:30 - 7:35 a.m.  Welcome with Education Chair Fadi G. Hage, MD, FACC

7:35 - 8:20 a.m.  Getting to the Heart of Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Nicole Lohr, MD, FACC

8:20 - 9:10 a.m.  Evaluation and Management of Right Heart Failure with Andrew Lenneman, MD – University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.  Challenging ECGs - Audience Participation Session with Harish Doppalapudi, MBBS, FACC – University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Break: Exhibit Hall

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.  COVID-19 Panel

10:15 -10:45 a.m.   Update on Management of COVID-19 with Sonya Heath, MD – University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.  COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease with Steve Bakir, MD, FACC – Cardiovascular Associates

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.  Discussion

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  Management of Right Heart Arrhythmia with Frank A. Fish, MD - Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology Laboratory – Vanderbilt University

12:20 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch Program: The Ami Iskandrian Young Investigator Abstract Poster Competition

Women in Cardiology (WIC) Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1 

General Session 1A:  Fellows in Training Jeopardy Competition with Jeopardy Hosts: Christopher Malozzi, DO & Samuel McElwee, MD

CVT Team Session 1B:  PVCs, Therapies and Drugs with Amy McElderry, CRNP – University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:30 – 4:05 p.m. Breakout Session 2 

General Session 2A:  Right Heart Valvular Disease - Moderated by Hussein Abu Daya, MD, FACC

Tricuspid Valve with Panos Vardas, MD, FACC - Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pulmonic Valve with Mark Law, MD - Pediatric Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Imaging to Guide Management with Garima Arora, MBBS, FACC – University of Alabama at Birmingham


CVT Breakout Session 2B:  Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion vs Surgical Left Atrial Ligation, and Oral Anticoagulants

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion vs Surgical LAA- Lesley Gaston, PA-C

Oral Anticoagulation - Robin Bates, PA-C

Watchman Device - Ruth Wagner, CRNP

4:05 – 4:15 p.m. Break: Exhibit Hall

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

General Session 3A:  Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension with Barry K. Rayburn, MD, FACC - Cardiology Specialists of Birmingham

CVT Breakout Session 3B:  GLP1 Agonists and Obesity in CV patients with Jody Gilchrist, ACNP-BC, APRN, BS, MSN – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama Chapter, American College of Cardiology
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Birmingham, AL 35243

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