Cardiac Amyloidosis: On the Road

Join us for a Cardiac Amyloidosis symposium in your region.

Cardiac Amyloidosis: Tips and Tricks for Diagnosis and Management
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (EDT)

Fee: ​Free for members, $75 for non-members. Join ASNC and Save
Credits: Earn 2* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​  

*Credits subject to change

Program Director: 
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC
Associate Chief of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Amyloidosis Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA


Moderator: Prem Soman, MD, PhD, MASNC

 July 27, 2021  Agenda
Eastern Daylight Time Title Speaker
6:00 PM  Welcome and Introduction  Prem Soman, MD, PhD 
6:05 PM  What is cardiac amyloidosis? When should you
 suspect it?
Brent Medoff, MD  
6:15 PM  Diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis Joshua Levenson, MD  
6:25 PM  The V142I mutation Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH 
6:35 PM  Polyneuropathy in amyloidosis   Sasa Zivkovic, MD, PhD
6:45 PM  Serum studies in cardiac amyloidosis: When to 
 call a hematologist?
Alison Sehgal, MD
6:55 PM  Treatment of heart failure in cardiac amyloidosis Mary Keebler, MD
7:05 PM  Specific therapies for cardiac amyloidosis Prem Soman, MD, PhD
7:15 PM  Common considerations in cardiac amyloidosis
 - Questions from clinical practice 
Drs. Malhotra and Soman
8:00 PM  Adjourn  


Boston Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloid Virtual Symposium
July 14th & 15th, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (EDT)

Fee: ​Free for members, $75 for non-members, Join ASNC and Save
Credits: Earn 3.0* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™​ 
*Credits subject to change

Program Director: Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC

Moderator: Sarah Cuddy, MD, BCh

July 14, 2021  Agenda  
Eastern Daylight Time Title Speaker
6:00 pm - 6:05 pm  Welcome, introduction and knowledge questions
Sarah Cuddy, MD, BCh 
6:05pm - 6:25 pm  Pathogenesis, clinical features and laboratory
 evaluation of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis
Frederick Ruberg, MD
6:25 pm - 6:45 pm  Advanced imaging for the noninvasive diagnosis
 of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis
Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm  Challenging cases from an established
 amyloidosis program
Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm  Discussion: Stump the Stars: Cases from
 New England Sites

Moderator: Nishant Shah, MD

 July 15, 2021  Agenda  
Eastern Daylight Time Title Speaker
6:00 pm - 6:05 pm  Welcome Nishant Shah, MD 
6:05 pm - 6:25 pm  When do I consider evaluation for ATTR cardiac
 amyloidosis? Perspective of a heart failure
James Udelson, MD  
6:25 pm - 6:45 pm  How do I treat ATTR cardiac amyloidosis?  Rodney Falk, MD  
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm  Challenging cases from an emerging cardiac
 amyloidosis program
Nishant Shah, MD 
7:15 pm - 7:30 pm  Discussion: Stump the Stars: Cases from
 New England Sites  
7:30 pm  Adjourn  

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.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be received in writing to: The Course registration fee is partially refundable (50%) if you cancel 15 days in advance of the meeting. You must cancel your registration in writing 15 days in advance to receive any refund. Any cancellation after this deadline will not result in a refund. Please allow three weeks for processing. Telephone cancellations are not eligible for a refund.
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