December 15, 2020

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Virtual Welcome and Introductory Comments


Dan Burkhoff (Columbia), The State of the Field: Our Current Understanding of Ventricular Unloading

Session I

Advances and New Frontiers in Science of Acute Unloading and Myocardial Salvage

Panel Discussion: A Successful Industry Academic Collaboration

Elazer Edelman (MIT, MGH), Steven Keller (MIT), Christian Moyer (Abiomed), Ahmed El Katerji (Abiomed), Noam Josephy (Abiomed)

Moderator: Jerry Curran

Navin Kapur (Tufts Medical Center), A New Role for Circulatory Support Devices to Limit Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury


Bob Kloner (Huntington Medical Research Institute), Investigating Treatment with Therapeutic Hypothermia for Ischemia of the Heart


Kiyo Ishikawa (Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai) Mechanical Left Ventricular Unloading and Therapeutic Hypothermia   

Session II

New Frontiers and Clinical Translation of Unloading

Panel Discussion: Unloading in a Pediatric Population

Sebastian Tume (Texas Children’s Hospital), Iki Adachi (Baylor College of Medicine), Brian Morrary (University of Washington Seattle), Athar Qureshi (Texas Children’s Hospital), Christina J VanderPluym (Harvard Medical School), Ryan Davies (UT Southwestern)

Moderator: Vivian Dimas

Herman Reichenspurner (University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf), Impella 5.5® as an Ideal Bridge to Left Ventricular Assist Device


Mark Anderson (Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine), A New Strategy for the Treatment of Patients with Type 1 Cardiorenal Syndrome with Impella®


Bill O’Neill (Henry Ford Health System) Update from the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative


Elric Zweck (Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf) Identification of Three Phenotypes of Cardiogenic Shock


Zach George (University of South Carolina) ST-segment Elevation MI-Door-to-Unload (STEMI-DTU) Trial Updates

Session III

Research Grant Competition Finalists

Lija Swain (Tufts Medical Center), Abstract finalist, Left Ventricular Unloading Protects Against Both Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury


Pankaj Jain (Tufts Medical Center), Abstract finalist, Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Left Ventricular Mechano-energetics: The Ramp and Clamp Study


Jakob Josiassen (Copenhagen University Hospital), Abstract finalist, Impella RP® vs. Pharmacological Vasoactive Treatment in Profound Cardiogenic Shock due to Acute Ischemic Occlusion of the Right Coronary Artery: Ventricular Unloading and End-organ Perfusion in a Large Animal Model


Taro Kariya (University of Tokyo), Abstract finalist, Right Ventricular Energetic Efficiency Improvement during LV Unloading in Post-Myocardial Infarction Pig


Kay Everett (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Abstract finalist, Acute Hemodynamic Effects of Pre-emptive Impella Unloading Before Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Preclinical Model of Acute MI


Renata Mazurek (Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai), Abstract finalist, Negative Impacts of Acute Reloading Following Use of Mechanical Left Ventricular Unloading

Closing Comments, Audience Feedback, and Adjourn