Masterclass in Cardiac Amyloidosis

AGENDA | FACULTY

Masterclass in Cardiac Amyloidosis:
Disease Spectrum, Diagnosis and Management

March 8-10, 2023

Registration is complimentary!


Join us March 8-10, 2024 for the virtual Masterclass in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Disease Spectrum, Diagnosis and Management. 

Led by Program Chair, Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC, this program will focus on:

  • the pathogenesis of cardiac amyloidosis;
  • diagnostic techniques and pitfalls;
  • management strategies;
  • mechanisms to facilitate early diagnosis; and
  • treatment and management.

Masterclass in Cardiac Amyloidosis will feature in-depth sessions led by expert cardiologists, multimodality imagers, hematologists, and neurologists to discuss the disease spectrum, diagnosis, and management of cardiac amyloidosis.‚Äč


Credits

Earn up to 11* CME/MOC credits


Faculty



Learning Objectives

By the end of the program, you should be able to:

  • Describe amyloidosis, including specific types, cardiac features, and disease burden.
  • Identify barriers to identification and diagnosis of patients suspected of ATTR.
  • Summarize the diagnostic evaluation for cardiac amyloidosis including multimodality imaging and laboratory testing and identify prognostic markers.
  • Recognize patients at risk for hereditary ATTR (hATTR) and wild-type ATTR (wtATTR).
  • Explain the importance of genetic testing in hATTR.
  • Discuss the therapeutic landscape and impact on disease burden.
  • Define appropriate treatment and management strategies for patients with heart failure.
  • Formulate strategies for development of a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Evaluate potential community outreach activities to identify at-risk patients.

Agenda

 

Friday, March 8

Time (ET)

Presentation

Faculty

5:00pm

Introduction, Program Goals and Logistics

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

5:05pm ASNC's role in amyloidosis education  

Session 1: Disease and Pathogenesis | Moderator: Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

5:10pm 

Structure of amyloid fibrils and mechanism of organ deposition

  • Case presentation

Yvonne Eisele, PhD

5:40pm

Manifestation and early recognition of amyloidosis

  • Case presentation

David Wolinsky, MD, MASNC

6:10pm

Evaluation of polyneuropathy in amyloidosis

  • Case presentation

Sasha Zivkovic, MD, PhD

6:40pm

Prognostic markers in amyloidosis

  • Case presentation

Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD

7:10pm

Summary and closing comments

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

Saturday, March 9

10:00am

Introduction to Day 2

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

Session 2: Diagnostic Techniques and Pitfalls: A Case-Based Discussion | Moderator: David Wolinsky, MD, MASNC

10:05am

Routine and advanced echocardiography techniques

  •  Case presentation

Matthew Parker, MD

10:35am

Cardiac magnetic resonance for diagnosis and disease management

  •  Case presentation

Sarah Cuddy, MD

11:05am

Nuclear scintigraphy with bone avid tracers: Basics and beyond

  • Case presentation

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

11:35am

Amyloid mutations and role of genetic testing

  • Case presentation

Ashutosh Wechalekar, MBBS, MD

12:05pm

Final comments

Faculty

Break

Session 3: Management | Moderator: Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

1:00pm

Differentiating TTR from myeloma precursors

  • Case presentation

Ashutosh Wechalekar, MBBS, MD

1:30pm

Therapeutic landscape in ATTR: Approved and on the horizon

  • Case presentation

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC

2:00pm

Evaluation and management of cardiac rhythm disorders

  • Case presentation

Mazen Hanna, MD

2:30pm

Management of HF and supportive therapies

  • Case presentations

Ahmad Masri, MD

3:00pm

Closing comments

Faculty

3:15pm

Adjourn

Sunday, March 10

10:00am

Introduction to Day 3

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

Session 4: Facilitating Diagnosis and Management of ATTR | Moderator: Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

10:05am

Role tissue diagnosis and challenges

  • Case presentation

Angela Dispenzieri, MD

10:35am

Community outreach and education

  • Case presentation

Isabelle Lousada

11:05am

Requisites for an amyloidosis center

  • Case presentation

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC

11:35am

Role of interdisciplinary care teams

  • Case presentation

Melissa Lyle, MD

12:05pm
 

Q&A

Session 5: Challenging Case Studies in Amyloidosis | Moderator: Wael Jaber, MD

1:00pm

Red flag vs red herring

Vasvi Singh, MD

1:15pm

Al or ATTR, that is the question

Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD

1:30pm

PYP doesn’t fit. Must you acquit?

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

1:45pm

Novel amyloid tracers to the rescue

Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC

2:00pm

Gene positive, PYP negative, heart failure: To treat or not to treat

Ahmad Masri, MD

2:15pm

Finding amyloidosis in a stack of polyneuropathies

Sasha Zivkovic, MD

2:30pm

No amyloid under the microscope: Imaging and pathology discordance

Angela Dispenzieri, MD

2:45pm

Q&A and closing comments

Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC

*Credits subject to change.

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This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.