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Industry Sponsored Sessions

Friday, March 22, 2024

TEACH II Course - Presented by Abiomed

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Legends Ballroom I-III

The TEACH II program provides clinicians with in-depth knowledge about cardiac pathophysiology and the hemodynamics of mechanical circulatory support. Having completed TEACH I, attendees will already have been exposed to the basic concepts of cardiovascular physiology and will have seen how the subjects taught in the TEACH I program impact their clinical practices. Session led by Dan Burkhoff, MD, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University.


*TEACH, as part of the Houston Shock Symposium, is a specialized course requiring separate registration from the main event. All registrants must have completed the TEACH I course in order to sign up. 

Impella Repositioning & Troubleshooting Workshop - Presented by Abiomed

Session One: 1 to 3 p.m., Session Two: 3 - 5 p.m. 
Legends Ballroom I-III

This is an exciting new program designed to prepare clinicians to support patients in the critical care units on Impella support. In this session, clinicians will learn strategies for utilizing echo to optimize Impella placement, as well as Impella alarm management. Separate registration is not required for participation.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

CentriMag PreConnected Pack Priming Workshop - Presented by Abbott

Session One: 9 to 11 a.m.
Legends Ballroom I-III

Clinicians will have the opportunity to stop by the workshop for hands-on priming experience with the CentriMag PreConnected Pack. After priming is completed, clinicians may work through basic troubleshooting scenarios with the CentriMag Acute Circulatory Support System. Separate registration is not required for participation.

The Cardiogenic Shock Patient: From Acute MCS to LVAD Care - Presented by Abbott

Session Two: 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Legends Ballroom I-III

Bridging the gap between acute and chronic mechanical circulatory support, expert speaker, Dr. Aly El Banayosy, will discuss the identification and management of the cardiogenic shock patient in the ICU. From the referral of the patient to discharge, Dr. El Banayosy will cover the key factors in early identification and initiation of Acute MCS support, management and stabilization in the critical care setting, and the criteria used to determine need for long-term LVAD support. Presentation immediately followed by an interactive Q&A session with special guest, Dr. Robert Kormos. Separate registration is not required for participation.

On-Call Confidence at 2 a.m.: Navigating AHF and IABP Challenges - Presented by Getinge

Session One: 1 to 2 p.m.
Legends Ballroom I-III

Targeting healthcare professionals in Acute Heart Failure (AHF) care, this program focuses on Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) and IABP device management. Expert discussions and case studies enhance skills for confident decision-making, especially during early morning on-call scenarios. Practical knowledge and troubleshooting techniques are emphasized, ensuring preparedness for critical care situations with limited resources. Attendees leave equipped to address AHF and IABP challenges effectively, ensuring optimal patient outcomes regardless of the time of day. Separate registration is not required for participation.

Moderator: Rachna Kataria, MD - Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute – Pawtucket, Rhode Island


Topics Covered:

  • Choosing Wisely: Patient Case Studies in Effective MCS AHF Patient Management with IABP – Rachna Kataria, MD

  • IABP MythBusters: Separating Fact from Fiction & Troubleshooting IABP: Practical Tips and Techniques – Kristyn Gordon, MBA, PhDc, ANP-BC, Senior Manager Medical Affairs &  Joie Meikle, RN

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