Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Care Conference


Conference Date and Location

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
(Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.)
Medical Services Building | Third Floor
Piedmont Athens Regional


About Our Conference

This annual conference provides an opportunity to learn about the latest evidence-based treatments for a range of cardiac, vascular, and stroke care topics.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:  

  • Discuss evidence-based treatment options for cardiovascular health conditions relative to the knowledge and expertise of each of the inter-professional team members.
  • Identify collaborative behaviors necessary for the effective implementation of appropriate treatment options for cardiovascular conditions.
  • Describe their role in the diagnosis, management, and referral of patients with cardiovascular conditions.
  • Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care for patients with cardiovascular conditions.

Target Audience

  • CV Techs
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Other health care professionals who manage patients with cardiovascular disease



7:15 am to 8 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am to 8:05 am
Joseph Poole, MD, PhD
Piedmont Heart Institute - Athens

8:05 am to 8:45 am
The TAVR/SAVR Debate
Benjamin Holland, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

Cullen Morris, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

Khan Pohlel, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

Vinod Thourani, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeons

8:45 am to 9:15 am
EP Update
Kent Nilsson, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

9:15 am to 9:35 am
Ischemia Trial
Paul Johnson, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

9:35 am to 9:55 am
Preventive Cardiology Update
Matthew Crim, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

9:55 to 10:15 am
Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Risk
Joseph Poole, MD, PhD
Piedmont Heart Institute – Athens

10:15 am to 10:45 am

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Stem Cell Therapies as an Emerging Paradigm in Stroke
Franklin West, PhD
University of Georgia

11:15 am to 11:45 am
Outpatient Management of the Patient with Heart Failure
Catherine Marti, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute - Athens

11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Proactive About DOACs – A Review of the Updates
Katy Walton, PharmD
Piedmont Athens Regional

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
TCAR – New Treatment for An Old Disease
Jonathan Woody, MD
University Surgical Vascular


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