Cardiovascular Summit at Kiawah

Registration & Fees

Fees Entire Course Daily
Physician $595 $210
Other healthcare providers $395 $210

 A hard copy of the course syllabus can be purchased in advanced for $50

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The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component and post-test, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine‘s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points up to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Advanced Practice Nursing

The continuing education hours approved by the AARP and AMA PRA Category 1™ credits may meet the requirements for formally approved continuing education hours. Confirm with your certifying agency.


This conference should enable participants to:

  • Review the management of patients with Congestive Heart Failure in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Describe the best practices for preventing Congestive Heart Failure readmissions
  • Discuss the long-term management of Congestive Heart Failure patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Review challenging coronary catheterization cases including chronic total occlusion interventional strategies
  • Review cardiac hemodynamics interpretation – echocardiographic and invasive analysis to guide patient management
  • Describe the catheter ablation therapies for atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss the role of left appendage occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Describe the contemporary management of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with and without implantable defibrillators
  • Review non-invasive cardiac imaging strategies including cardiac CT and MRI
  • Discuss the management of unusual forms of cardiomyopathy
  • Updates in the management of pulmonary embolism including mechanical intervention
  • Review challenging EKG’s with discussion and interpretation
  • Update in the management of CHF with Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Review new hypertension guidelines
  • Review the management of the patient with an ASD or PFO
  • Discuss catheter based interventions for valvular heart disease including TAVR and MitraClip
  • Review the latest approach to surgical repair of the valvular heart disease
  • Recognize the indications and management of ECMO
  • Review the diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis and amyloidosis
  • Interact with cardiovascular experts in case-based learning atmosphere

Course Schedule

Location: East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island

Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:15am Introduction to Course/Breakfast– Adam E. Berman, MD
8:00am Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams: A Multidisciplinary Approach - Vishal Arora, MD
8:45am Right Ventricular Failure - Management Strategies - Mitchell T. Saltzberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
9:30am Surgical Mitral Valve Repair - Timing and Techniques - Richard Lee, MD, MBA
10:15am Break
10:45am Management of Aortic Disease and Bicuspid Aortic Valves - Neal Weintraub, MD
11:30am Novel Applications of Cardiac MRI in Clinical Practice - D. Doug Miller, MD, CM, MBA
12:15pm Peripheral Arterial Disease Interventions: Focus on Critical Limb Ischemia - Vishal Arora, MD
1:00pm Adjourn

Friday July 12, 2019
7:15am Breakfast with the Experts - Cardiac Sarcoidosis and Amyloidosis - Diagnosis and Management – Neal Weintraub, MD
8:00am Evaluation of the LVAD Candidate - Mitchell T. Saltzberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
8:45am Contrast Induced Nephropathy - Keys for Prevention and Management - J. Jason White, MD
9:30am Case Studes in Arrythmia Management - Erin Stewart, MPAS, PA-C
10:15am Break
10:45am TAVR in the Low Surgical Risk Aortic Stenosis Patient - Kimberly Atianzar, MD
11:30am Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Management - D. Doug Miller, MD, CM, MBA
12:15pm Hybrid CABG & PCI Procedural Strategies - Patient Selection and Technical Approach - Richard Lee, MD, MBA
1:00pm Adjourn

Saturday, July 13, 2019
7:00am Breakfast with the Experts - EKG’s Over Easy – Erin Stewart, MPAS, PA-C and Daniel A. Sohinki, MD
7:45am The Management of Atrial Fibrillation in the Post CABANA Environment - Daniel A. Sohinki, MD
8:30am The Nuts and Bolts of Extracorporeal Circulation - What Every Cardiologist Should Know - Olivia Gilbert, MD
9:15am Sports Cardiology: Evaluation and Treatment of Athletes and Active People. Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Exercise?- Sheldon Litwin, MD
10:00am The Evidence for Revascularizing Chronic Total Occlusions - Arthur B. Reitman, MD, FACC
10:45am Break
11:00am The Management of Drug Refractory Hypertension in Cardiovascular Patients - J. Jason White, MD
11:45am Percutaneous Mitral Valve Interventions - New Horizons in Valve Repair and Placement - Kimberly Atianzar, MD
12:30pm Heart Transplant Selection Criteria in the LVAD Era - Stephanie H. Dunlap, DO
1:15pm Adjourn

Sunday, July 14, 2019
7:15am Breakfast with the Experts -Ventricular Tachycardia Management – From Medications to Robotics - Daniel A. Sohinki, MD
8:00am Decompensated Heart Failure: Management Pearls - Olivia Gilbert, MD
8:45am Patient Selection for Percutaneous ASD and PFO Closure - Arthur B. Reitman, MD, FACC
9:30am Break
9:45am How to Reduce CHF Readmission Rates: Focus on Team Based Care - Stephanie H. Dunlap, DO
10:30am Positron Emission Tomography in Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease - Patrycja Z. Galazka, MD
11:15am Adjourn

 Course Faculty

Course Director

Adam E. Berman, MD MSc, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Professor, Division of Health Policy; Medical Director, AUHS Cardiovascular Center of Excellence; Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Ablation Services, Department of Medicine

Guest Faculty

Patrycja Z. Galazka, MD, Non Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Advocate Aurora HealthCare, Milwaukee, WI

Olivia Gilbert, MD , Assistant Professor for the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Sheldon E. Litwin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Endowed Chair, Countess Alicia Spaulding-Palozzi Smart State Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Arthur B. Reitman, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, WellStar Health Systems, Marietta, GA

Mitchell T. Saltzberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA , Professor of Medicine , Medical Director, Comprehensive Heart Failure and Transplant Program, Enterprise Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Augusta University Faculty

Vishal Arora, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Kimberly Atianzar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Structural Heart Disease Program; Director, Cardiovascular Structural Imaging; Division of Cardiology

Stephanie H. Dunlap, DO, Professor of Medicine; Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program, Division of Cardiology

Richard Lee, MD, MBA, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery

D. Doug Miller, MD, CM, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Daniel A. Sohinki, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Erin Stewart, MPAS, PA-C, Lead Cardiology Advanced Practice Provider, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Neal Weintraub, MD, Professor and Kupperman Eminent Scholar in Cardiovascular


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Comfort Zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs

The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilites or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at  706-721-3967.

Cancellation Policy

Augusta University is not responsible for any circumstance making it impossible to attend their continuing education courses due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilities. If Augusta University cancels a continuing education activity you will be refunded your registration fee. Augusta University is not liable for any associated lodging, transportation or additional expenses.

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