* Meeting agenda subject to change. Talks selected from abstracts TBA on Sep 26

November 3, 2022

TBA in Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome and Networking Dinner

Pre-conference cocktail reception and dinner with A-CURE faculty and attendees

November 4, 2022

TBA in Downtown Chicago

In-person: Chicago, IL
Virtual: Access link will be provided to registered attendees via email

All meeting times are Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Check-in

Location: TBA

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Comments & Opening Video

8:00-8:20 a.m.

Opening Lecture

Dan Burkhoff, MD, PhD (Cardiovascular Research Foundation)

Annual Update: The State of the Field in Cardiac Unloading

8:20-9:50 a.m.

Session I

Advances in Basic and Preclinical Science of Acute Unloading and Myocardial Recovery

Discussion leaders: A-CURE faculty

8:20-8:35 a.m.

TBA 

Topic: LV Unloading and Reverse Remodeling in an Ovine Model of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

8:35-8:50 a.m.

TBA (MIT/MGH)

Topic: Hybrid Flows in ECMO+IABP vs ECMO+Impella in a Swine model of Cardiogenic Shock

8:50-9:05 a.m.

Talk Selected from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

9:05-9:20 a.m.

Talk Selected from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

9:20-9:35 a.m.

Best in Research Award

Runner-up from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

9:35-9:50 a.m.

Young Investigator Award 

Top-ranked from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

9:50-10:00 a.m.

Session I – Open Floor Q&A

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15-12:00 p.m.

Session II

Clinical Science and Evidence for Cardiac Unloading and Recovery

Discussion leaders: A-CURE faculty

On-going Trials

10:15-10:30 a.m.

William O’Neil, MD (Henry Ford Hospital)

Topic: Impact of CMR-derived Infarct Size on LV Remodeling: the Roll-in DTU Experience

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Ralf Westenfeld, MD (Univ. Dusseldorf)

Topic: PROTECT Kidney Trial – BOLD-MRI Study 

10:45-11:00 a.m.

TBA

Topic: VENUS-HF: Device Therapy in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure 

Emerging Trials

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Benedikt Schrage, MD (UKE Hamburg)

Topic: UNLOAD-ECMO Randomized Controlled Trial for LV Unloading with VA-ECMO in Cardiogenic Shock

11:15-11:30 a.m.

Alex Nap, MD (UMC Amsterdam)

Topic: UNLOAD-HF Randomized Controlled Trial for LV Unloading in Acute Heart Failure

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Mir Babar Basir, DO (Henry Ford Hospital)

Topic: CERAMICS – Best Practices for MCS Escalation and Management in AMI-Cardiogenic Shock

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Session II – Open Floor Q&A

12:00-12:50 p.m.

Lunch Break

Location: TBA

12:50-1:50 p.m.

Live Poster Session

Location: TBA

Link: Access link will be provided to registered attendees via email

1:50-2:35 p.m.

Keynote Lecture    

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD

(Editor-in-Chief, JACC:Heart Failure; Baylor College of Medicine)

Topic: Decompensated Heart Failure, Taking the Acute out of Decompensation

2:35-3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

TBA

Panelists: TBA

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15-5:00 p.m.

Session III

Frontiers in Surgical and Clinical Applications of Unloading

Discussion leaders: A-CURE faculty

3:15-3:30 p.m.

TBA

Topic: Prevention and Treatment of Post-Cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock by MCS 

3:30-3:45 p.m.

TBA 

Topic: pVAD Bridging and Optimization before durable LVAD Implantation 

3:45-4:00 p.m.

TBA

Topic: pVAD Use in High Risk Non-cardiac Surgery 

4:00-4:15 p.m.

Talk Selected from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Talk Selected from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Talk Selected from Abstract Submissions

Topic: TBD

4:45-5:00 p.m.

Session III – Open Floor Q&A

5:00 p.m.

Closing Comments, Audience Feedback, and Adjourn

[How to claim CME Credits]

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Poster Viewing

Location: TBA

Note:  Topics and session time may change. Talks selected from abstract submission will be announced Sep 26.