Cardiac Amyloidosis: On the Road

Join us for a Cardiac Amyloidosis symposium in your region.

Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium

Join us for the Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium, directed by Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC, of the Henry Ford Health System, and Aiden Abidov, MD, of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

The program includes two info-packed symposia giving you a full overview of amyloidosis from diagnosis to testing and treatment options to case reviews with expert faculty.

Be part of a focused discussion on where cardiologists and allied professionals stand with diagnosing and treating cardiac amyloidosis in Michigan.

Learn insights from discovery studies and results from patients to help determine:

  • Which patients to screen and what steps to take
  • How to properly diagnosis and treat patients
  • Which patients to refer and where
  • How collaboration in the Michigan-area medical community can be increased

Watch program overview from Course Director, Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC

Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium: Part 1
August 15, 2020 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm (EDT)

Fee: ​Free for members, $50 for non-members, Join ASNC and Save
Credits: Earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​

Part 1 will introduce you and your provider network to the field's rapidly evolving framework for cardiac amyloidosis -- clearing up misconceptions; explaining connections among HFpEF, AS and amyloidosis; and updating you on breakthrough testing and management options.
Agenda - August 15, 2020 - Part 1: Cardiac Amyloidosis 101
Time Title Speaker
10:00 am Introduction/Housekeeping Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD
10:05 am Light Chain Amyloidosis: An Overview Jeffrey Zonder, MD
10:20 am Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Overview Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD
10:35 am Transthyretin Amyloid Neuropathy Naganand Sripathi, MD
10:50 am HFpEF, Aortic Stenosis, and Amyloidosis: What is the Connection Luis Afonso, MD
11:05 am Genetic Testing, Screening Family Members in TTR Amyloid Diagnosis Jennifer Cowger, MD
11:20 am Management Options in TTR Amyloidosis Aiden Abidov, MD
11:35 am Organ Transplantation Celeste Williams, MD
11:45 am Discussion. Q&A and Wrap-up Drs. Ananthasubramaniam and Abidov

Motown Virtual Amyloidosis Symposium: Part 2
August 29, 2020 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm (EDT)

Fee: ​Free for members, $50 for non-members, Join ASNC and Save
Credits: Earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​

Part 2 will review how multimodality imaging is transforming cardiac amyloidosis diagnosis, with case-based presentations showcasing how echo, Tc99m-PYP, MRI, and PET are changing the care paradigm for patients.
Agenda - August 29, 2020 – Part 2: Multimodality Imaging in Diagnosis of Cardiac Amyloidosis: Case-Based Review
Time Title Speaker
10:00 am Introduction/Housekeeping Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD
10:05 am Echocardiography: What We Need to Know and Look For TBD
10:20 am Technetium-99m Pyrophosphate Imaging (PYP): Nuts and Bolts Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD
10:45 am Cardiac MRI Imaging: Current and New Tools TBD
11:05 am New Imaging Modalities in the Pipeline: PET Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD
11:15 am Challenging and Interesting Cases in Amyloidosis TBD, Aiden Abidov, MD, Luis Afonso, MD
11:55 am Discussion and Wrap-up Drs. Ananthasubramaniam and Abidov

Cardiac Amyloidosis: From Missed and Undiagnosed, to Common and Treatable

Saturday, Oct. 24
8:00 am to noon (CDT)
Program Director: Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC

 ​Free for members, $75 for non-members, Join ASNC and Save
Credits: Earn 3.25* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​ or 4.5* ARRT Category A CE credits 

*Credits subject to change
Time Title Speaker
8:00am - 8:30am  Registration  
8:30am - 8:35am  Welcome Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
8:35am - 9:00am  ATTR Cardiac Amyloidosis: Clinical Presentation and Outcomes Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD
9:00am - 9:20am  The Role of Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI in Suspected Cardiac Amyloidosis Faisal Nabi, MD
9:20am - 9:45am  PYP Imaging: Diagnostic Accuracy and Pitfalls John Mahmarian, MD
9:45am - 10:00am  Cardiac PET in Suspected Cardiac Amyloidosis Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
10:00am - 10:20am  Management of ATTR Amyloidosis Barry Trachtenberg, MD
10:20am - 10:40am  Panel Discussion  
10:40am - 11:00am  Break  
11:00am - 11:45am
 Case Presentations
  1. Mohammad Chamsi Pasha, DO
  2. Ali Agha, MD
  3. Alpana Senapati, DO
Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
Faisal Nabi, MD
Mahwash Kassi, MD
John Mahmarian, MD
Barry Trachtenberg, MD
11:45am - Noon  Final Remarks Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD
This program is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Houston Methodist.

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South Florida Cardiac Amyloid Symposium
Wake up and Look Around
Towards Early Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis

October 31

Credits:  Earn 4.5* CME credits 

*Credits subject to change
Time Title Speaker
7:45 am  Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am  Welcome, Introduction and Knowledge Questions David Wolinsky, MD
8:05 am  Overview of Amyloidosis Charka Chaulagain, MD
8:45 am  Diagnosis of Cardiac Amyloid in 2020 Prem Soman, MD
9:25 am  Management Strategies David Wolinsky, MD
10:05 am  Break  
10:20 am  When All Else Fails- Advanced Heart Failure
 and Transplant– Part 1
Viviana Navas, MD
10:40 am  When All Else Fails- Advanced Heart Failure
 and Transplant– Part 2
Nicholas Brozzi, MD
11:00 am  Panel Discussion  
11:15 am
 Case Presentations
  • Amyloid and Aortic Stenosis
  • Amyloid and Systolic Failure
  • Thought it was Amyloid but Not Sure About the Tc-99m PYP Scan
Abdullah Sarkar, MD – Presenter
David Wolinsky, MD – Discussant
Diana Miranda, MD – Presenter
Viviana Navas, MD – Discussant
Prem Soman, MD
 Luncheon Panel
  • Amyloid Cases from the Nuclear  Lab 
  • Amyloid in South Florida: A Patient’s Perspective
David Wolinsky, MD – Moderator
Louis Wasserman, MD and
Karan Munuswamy, MD
Robert Lifton
1 pm  What the Future Holds and Closing Remarks David Wolinsky, MD

Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Practical Primer

Postponed until a later date

4* CME credits available
*Credits subject to change


Time Title Speaker
8:00 am Opening Remarks and Introduction James Udelson, MD
  Part I: The Basics  
8:05 am The Disease and the Work-up Prem Soman, MD, PhD
8:35 am The Imaging Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH
9:05 am The Treatment Frederick Ruberg, MD
9:35 am Q&A Panel
9:45 am Break  
  Part II: Imaging Nuts and Bolts  
10:00 am Practical Aspects of Acquiring and Interpreting Tc-99m PYP Imaging: An Interactive Workshop Prem Soman, MD, PhD, Joseph Dietz, CNMT, Panel
  Part III: Putting It All Together  
11:00 am Deconstructing Diagnosis and Management: A Case-Based Discussion Prem Soman, MD, PhD, James Udelson, MD and Panel
11:45 am Q&A Panel
Noon Closing Remarks Prem Soman, MD, PhD

The Cardiac Amyloidosis: On the Road programs will:
  • Address the knowledge, competence and performance gaps in disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatments for ATTR-CM. 
  • Improve diagnosis across all patient populations, timely referral to amyloid experts, and knowledge of treatment options with the goal of improving outcomes of patients with ATTR-CM. 
  • Enhance the understanding of the overlap of cardiac amyloidosis with other conditions leading to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.  
  • Focus on the diagnostic algorithm, including the appropriate use of Tc-99m PYP, and the importance of image interpretation alongside other clinical findings. 
  • Discuss the central role of Tc-99m PYP imaging and the protocols for acquisition, processing and interpretation to ensure understanding of the procedure and the data it provides.
Participants of these programs will be able to:
  • Describe amyloidosis, including specific types, cardiac features and disease burden.
  • Identify barriers to identification and diagnosis of patients suspected of ATTR.
  • Recognize patients at risk for hereditary ATTR (hATTR) and wild-type ATTR (wtATTR).
  • Summarize the diagnostic evaluation for cardiac amyloidosis including the differential diagnosis. 
  • Provide details of Tc-99m PYP including imaging protocol, semi-quantitative and quantitative scoring, interpretation including identifying false positive and false negative studies, and components of an appropriate report. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of current treatments for patients with ATTR-CM.

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These programs are supported by educational grants from Pfizer.

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