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31st Annual Beaver Creek Cardiovascular Conference

31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference


February 12-15, 2023

Registration is now available.

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February 12-15, 2023

Registration is now available.

Register Now
31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference


Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

136 East Thomas Place
Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620

Event Description

A Comprehensive Review of the Latest Advances, Current Trends and New Innovative Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

The 31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado has been designed to provide a comprehensive review of the latest advances, current trends and new innovative therapies for cardiovascular disease, delivered by national leaders in the field. Interact with faculty during case-based sessions that address challenges in the diagnosis and management of common cardiovascular conditions such as atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and valve disease. The course will also feature a case-based fellows program, and a focus session on innovations in cardiovascular care.


  • Discuss the assessment and management of bioprosthetic valve failure
  • Discuss the use of SGLT2i and GLP1ra in cardiovascular disease
  • Describe new insights in INOCA and MINOCA
  • Discuss the use of virtual reality in healthcare
  • Discuss new devices and xenotransplantation in advanced heart failure
  • Describe novel approaches for the management of tricuspid regurgitation
  • Review the management of LV thrombus
  • Discuss approaches to improve survival from cardiac arrest

Course Directors

Simon Dixon, MBChB, Beaumont Royal Oak
Bernard Gersh, MBChB, Dphil, Mayo Clinic
Christopher Granger, MD, Duke University

David Haines, MD, Beaumont Royal Oak
John Messenger, MD, University of Colorado
Renato Ramos, MD, Beaumont Royal Oak


Amr Abbas, MD, Beaumont, Royal Oak
Sana Al-Khatib, MD, Duke University
Larry Allen, MD, University of Colorado
Natasha Altman, MD, University of Colorado
Richard Bloomingdale, MD, Beaumont, Royal Oak
John Carroll, MD, University of Colorado
Joseph Cleveland, MD, University of Colorado
Michael Gallagher, MD, Beaumont, Royal Oak
Michael Gold, MD
Tim Henry, MD, The Christ Hospital
Daniel Mark, MD, Duke University

Nishaki Mehta, MD, Beaumont, Royal Oak
Robert Mentz, MD, Duke University
Kristin Newby, MD, Duke University
Neha Pagidipati, MD, Duke University
Manesh Patel, MD, Duke University
Sean Pokorney, MD, Duke University
Andrei Pop, MD, Amitha Health
John Rumsfeld, MD, University of Colorado
Robert Safian, MD, Beaumont, Royal Oak
Wendy Tzou, MD, University of Colorado

Fellows Program

Willard Applefeld, MD, Duke University
Justin Armstrong, MD, Beaumont
Scott Freeman, MD, University of Colorado

Justin Morrison, MD, University of Colorado
Scott Tolan, MD, Beaumont
Zach Wegerman, MD, Duke University

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TitleSpeaker Name, Degree
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Check-inLocation: Gerald R. Ford Hall
4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.General SessionModerator: Simon Dixon, MBChB
4:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.Welcome and IntroductionSimon Dixon, MBChB
4:10 p.m.4:35 p.m.Improving Survival from Cardiac ArrestChristopher Granger, MD
4:35 p.m.5:00 p.m.Mechanical Circulatory Support in AMI and Shock:
A Critical Appraisal
John Messenger, MD
5:00 p.m.5:25 p.m.Bioprosthetic Valve Failure: Assessment and ManagementAmr Abbas, MD
5:25 p.m.5:50 p.m.Longterm Cardiac Sequelae of COVID-19:
Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Bernard Gersh, MD
5:50 p.m.6:15 p.m.Lipid Management 2023: Challenges and OpportunitiesNeha Pagidipati, MD
6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.Q&APanel

Monday, February 13, 2023

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TitleSpeaker Name, Degree
7:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Cardiovascular Disease PreventionModerator: Neha Pagidipati, MD
7:00 a.m.7:25 a.m.Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease:
When and How to use SGLT2i and GLP1
Christopher Granger, MD
7:25 a.m.7:50 a.m.Cardiac CT in 2023:
From Anatomy and Physiology to
Plaque Burden and Prevention
Michael Gallagher, MD
7:50 a.m.8:15 a.m.Clinical Updates in ObesityNeha Pagidipati, MD
8:15 a.m.8:40 a.m.COVID and mRNA Vaccine Myocarditis/Myocardial InjuryNatasha Altman, MD
8:40 a.m.9:05 a.m.Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation: A Growing EpidemicMichael Gold, MD
9:05 a.m.9:30 a.m.Q&APanel
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.LunchLocation: Crooked Hearth
4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Innovations in Cardiovascular CareModerator: Robert Safian, MD
4:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.New Insights and Approaches in AF AblationDavid Haines, MD
4:25 p.m.4:50 p.m.How Digital Health Will Transform Heart Rhythm CareSana Al-Khatib, MD
4:50 p.m.5:15 p.m.Renal Denervation:
What Have We Learned from a Decade of Clinical Trials?
Bernard Gersh, MD
5:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.Is Virtual Reality the Next 'Tech Breakthrough' for Healthcare?John Rumsfeld, MD
5:40 p.m.6:05 p.m.Remote Monitoring for Heart Failure:
Adding Value or Just Creating Noise?
Larry Allen, MD
6:05 p.m.6:30 p.m.Q&APanel
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Welcome ReceptionLocation: Gore Range Hall

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TitleSpeaker Name, Degree
7:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.Heart RhythmModerator: Wendy Tzou, MD
7:00 a.m.7:25 a.m.Generalizability of Early Rhythm Control for Atrial FibrillationSean Pokorney, MD
7:25 a.m.7:50 a.m.Shifting the Paradigm in Management of Atrial FibrillationWendy Tzou, MD
7:50 a.m.8:15 a.m.Conduction System Pacing or Biventricular Pacing:
How Do I Choose?
Sana Al-Khatib, MD
8:15 a.m.8:40 a.m.Management of the Patient with PVCs:
When is it Time to Worry?
Bernard Gersh, MD
8:40 a.m.9:05 a.m.New Approaches with VT AblationNishaki Mehta, MD
9:05 a.m.9:30 a.m.A Futuristic View of Cardiac ElectrophysiologyDavid Haines, MD
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.Q&APanel
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.LunchLocation: Crooked Hearth
2:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.Fellows Program: Tough Clinical CallsModerator: Kristin Newby, MD;
Panel: Natasha Altman, MD,
Richard Bloomingdale, MD, Tim Henry, MD
2:30 p.m.2:55 p.m.A Case of Systemic HypoxemiaWillard Applefeld, MD
2:55 p.m.3:20 p.m.Double Trouble: A Leaky SituationJustin Morrison, MD
3:20 p.m.3:45 p.m.Pericardial Effusion MischiefScott Tolan, MD
3:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Ischemic Heart DiseaseModerator: Daniel Mark, MD
4:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.Diagnosis of Type 2 MI and Myocardia Injury:
Still Relevant in the Era of hsTn
Kristin Newby, MD
4:25 p.m.4:50 p.m.New Directions in INOCA and MINOCATim Henry, MD
4:50 p.m.5:15 p.m.Revascularization in Patients with Severe LV DysfunctionBernard Gersh, MD
5:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.Antiplatelet Therapy after PCI:
DAPT, Descalation or SAPT?
John Messenger, MD
5:40 p.m.6:05 p.m.New Trials in ACS:
Manesh Patel, MD
6:05 p.m.6:30 p.m.Noninvasive Assessment of Coronary PhysiologyRobert Safian, MD

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TitleSpeaker Name, Degree
7:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.Heart FailureModerator: Robert Mentz, MD
7:00 a.m.7:25 a.m.A Year from the ACC/AHA/HFSA 2022
Heart Failure Guidelines Release
Larry Allen, MD
7:25 a.m.7:50 a.m.In-Hospital Therapy Initiation for HF - The Time is Now!Robert Mentz, MD
7:50 a.m.8:15 a.m.Cardiac Amyloid and the Current Treatment LandscapeNatasha Altman, MD
8:15 a.m.8:40 a.m.New Devices for Heart FailureManesh Patel, MD
8:40 a.m.9:05 a.m.Xenotransplantation and Use of Donation
after Cardiac Death Donors
Joseph Cleveland, MD
9:05 a.m.9:30 a.m.SCAI SHOCK Classification: Clinical and Research ImplicationsTim Henry, MD
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.Q&APanel
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.LunchLocation: Crooked Hearth
2:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.Fellows Program: Nightmare Cases in the Cath LabModerator: John Messenger, MD;
Panel: Andrei Pop, MD,
Manesh Patel, MD, Amr Abbas, MD
2:30 p.m.2:55 p.m.A Case of Postoperative MIScott Freeman, MD
2:55 p.m.3:20 p.m.A Challenging Left Main BifurcationZach Wegerman, MD
3:20 p.m.3:45 p.m.Acute Pulmonary Edema: I Need a Snorkel!Justin Armstrong, MD
3:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.6:35 p.m.Structural and Vascular DiseaseModerator: Amr Abbas, MD
4:00 p.m.4:25 p.m.Patient Selection for Left Atrial Appendage OcclusionSean Pokorney, MD
4:25 p.m.4:50 p.m.Lifetime Management of Aortic StenosisAndrei Pop, MD
4:50 p.m.5:15 p.m.Classification and Management of
Mitral Regurgitation in the Transcatheter
Amr Abbas, MD
5:15 p.m.5:40 p.m.Mitral Annular Calcification -
Clinical and Interventional Considerations
Richard Bloomingdale, MD
5:40 p.m.6:05 p.m.LV Thrombus: Management in 2023Christopher Granger, MD
6:05 p.m.6:30 p.m.New Frontiers in Tricuspid Valve InterventionJohn Carroll, MD
6:30 p.m.6:35 p.m.ConclusionSimon Dixon, MBChB

Future Conference Dates


February 11-14, 2024


February 9-12, 2025

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