Other upcoming conferences produced by EOCI include:
Agenda - Friday, May 12
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet and Registration
Joint Plenary: Advanced HF Part I: Early Recognition, Prevention and Referral Co-Chairs: Jonathan Howlett, MD | Mansoor Husain, MD
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and introduction Jonathan Howlett, MD
8:35 a.m.
What is advanced heart failure and is it on the rise? Mandeep Mehra, MD
8:55 a.m.
The latest on acute heart failure Nadia Giannetti, MD
9:15 a.m.
How can we help people with diabetes prevent chronic and acute heart failure? Michel Komajda, MD
9:35 a.m. Plenary Q&A
9:50 a.m. Break
10:15 –
11:30 a.m.
CHFS Clinical Workshops I
Ted Rogers Centre Scientific Session: Targeting Regenerative Medicine
Chair: Milica Radisic, PhD
Choose one to attend:
Featured presentations and Q&A:
Managing HFpEF – Sean Virani, MD
Translating human development to new therapies with pluripotent stem cells – Gordon Keller, PhD
CCS heart failure guidelines reload – Kim Connelly, MBBS, PhD - Serge Lepage, MD - Elizabeth Swiggum, MD
Injectable biomaterials for treating MI and heart failure – Karen Christman, PhD
The who, what, why & how of advocacy for heart failure patients – Jillianne Code, PhD
Cardiac patterning in zebrafish: Signaling pathways that establish and reinforce cardiac cell fates – Debbie Yelon, PhD
11:30 a.m. Lunch Buffet
Joint Plenary: Advanced HF Part II: Interventions & Recovery Co-Chairs: Serge Lepage, MD | Carolina Alba, MD
1:30 p.m.
Down the rabbit hole of mechanical circulatory support Mitesh Badiwala, MD, PhD
1:50 p.m.
Recovery – from the myocardium to patient quality of life Josef Stehlik, MD
2:10 p.m.
Heart failure and atrial fibrillation: chicken or egg? Justin Ezekowitz, MB BCh
2:30 p.m. Plenary Q&A
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 –
4:30 p.m.
CHFS Clinical Workshops II
Ted Rogers Centre Scientific Session: Targeting Inflammation
Chair: Seema Mital, MD
Choose one to attend:
Featured presentations and Q&A:
Goals of care and advanced heart failure symptom management – Catherine Demers, MD
Inflammation in secondary prevention: What will CIRT and CANTOS tell us? - Subodh Verma, MD, PhD
E-health: taking advantage of technology – Joseph Cafazzo, PhD - Nadia Thomson, NP
Resveratrol in heart failure: an anti-inflammatory effect? - Jason Dyck, PhD
How to use biomarkers for your heart failure patients – Gordon Moe, MD
The original biologic cardiovascular therapy? Influenza vaccination for secondary prevention - Jacob Udell, MD
4:30 p.m. End of Daily Program
Agenda - Saturday, May 13
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Joint Plenary  
8:30 a.m.
Welcome and introduction Mansoor Husain, MD
8:35 a.m.
Practical integration of genetics in the management of heart failure Calum MacRae, MD, PhD
CHFS Plenary: The many considerations of complex HF care
Chair: Jonathan Howlett, MD
Ted Rogers Centre Scientific Session: Emerging HF Research
Chair: Hai‑Ling Margaret Cheng, PhD
8:55 a.m.
HFpEF: Mythbuster - Scott Solomon, MD
Ten Education Fund recipients to present novel ideas in:
9:15 a.m.
Managing heart failure patients with renal disease and anemia – Eileen O’Meara, MD
Clinical innovation
Technology innovation
Discovery science
9:35 a.m.
Clips, sparks and implantable monitors for heart failure – Anique Ducharme, MD
9:55 a.m.
Plenary Q&A
Poster Viewing
10:05 a.m. Break
10:30 -
11:30 a.m.
CHFS Clinical Workshops III
Ted Rogers Centre Scientific Session: Innovation Awards
Chair: Mansoor Husain, MD
Choose one to attend:
Featured presentations and Q&A:
Is this recovered heart failure? – Jonathan Howlett, MD - Josef Stehlik, MD
Analysis of novel regulators of cardiac function in cardiomyocytes and zebrafish models - Ian Scott, PhD - Anthony Gramolini, PhD
Unusual and interesting heart failure cases – Carolina Alba, MD - Karen Harkness, RN, PhD
Development of a novel device for treatment of failing Fontan circulation – Osami Honjo, MD
Expanding knowledge and awareness in time for the oncoming HF tsunami – Stephanie Poon, MD - Shelley Zieroth, MD
Multifactorial immune cell based development of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy – Xavier Clemente‑Casares, PhD
11:30 a.m. Lunch Buffet
CHFS Plenary: Right Heart Failure
Co-Chairs: Sean Virani, MD | Shelley Zieroth, MD
Ted Rogers Centre Scientific Session: Targeting fibrosis
Chair: Michelle Bendeck, PhD
Featured presentations and Q&A:
1:30 p.m.
Evaluation and management of chronic right heart failure – Lisa Mielniczuk, MD
Therapeutic targeting of organ fibrosis – Burns Blaxall, PhD
1:50 p.m.
Imaging of the right ventricle – Nowell Fine, MD
Novel approaches to target myocardial inflammation and fibrosis – Shoumo Bhattacharya, MD
2:10 p.m.
When should you operate on the right ventricle? – Vivek Rao, MD, PhD
Cardiac fibrosis: Letting the “KAT” out of the HAT is “SirT1”ainly NOT a good idea – Kim Connelly, MBBS, PhD
2:30 p.m.
Plenary Q&A
2:45 p.m. Break
Debates Debate Chair: Mansoor Husain, MD
3:05 p.m.
Be it resolved that all patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation should be cardioverted at least once Hisham Dokainish, MD vs Anil Gupta, MD
3:35 p.m.
Q&A session
3:45 p.m.
CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea provides cardiovascular benefit Douglas Bradley, MD vs John Floras, MD
4:15 p.m.
Q&A session
4:25 p.m.
Closing remarks Serge Lepage, MD
4:30 p.m. End of Program