Save the Date: Heart Failure Symposium

Pauley doctors will present “Heart Failure Symposium: Caring for our Community” on Saturday, October 13. Targeted to health care professionals, the event provides an in-depth look at current practices, emerging technologies and medical advances in this rapidly growing and evolving field.

Dr. Keyur Shah, section chief of heart failure, will speak in the morning on “Identifying Patients for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies” and moderate the event along with Dr. Richard Cooke, medical director of heart transplantation who will present opening remarks.

Other morning topics will include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory devices, pulmonary hypertension and structural heart disease. Drs. Melissa Smallfield, Antonio Abbate, Ben Van Tassell, Zachary Gertz and Inna Tchoukina will be some of the featured speakers.

In the afternoon, guests will rotate to three rooms for short sessions on “LVADs” presented by Drs. Daniel Tang, Mohammad Quader and Vigneshwar Kasirajan; “Pacing Case Studies” presented by Drs. Gautham Kalahasty, Jay Koneru and Kristyn Gentry, P.A.; and “Genetic Heart Disease: MRI Imaging Potpourri” presented by Drs. Greg Hundley, John Grizzard and Krishnasree Rao.

Attendees will receive continuing medical education credit for the symposium, which will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include breakfast and lunch. The event will be held at VCU McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Call (804) 628-0719 for more information or visit