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Healing the Heart: Second Annual Cardiology Symposium of the Central Coast

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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly Fess Parker's Doubletree)

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Save The Date: Healing the Heart 2020

Second Annual Cardiology Symposium by Cottage Health
Friday, February 7, 2020
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Featuring nationally recognized guest speakers including local experts from the Heart & Vascular Center at Cottage Health.


This symposium is designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, physicians in training, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, family practice/internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, cardiology technologists, and other healthcare practitioners involved in the care planning of patients with cardiovascular disease.


  • Summarize the diagnosis, care and management of pulmonary hypertension

  • Incorporate the role of nutrition in the prevention of cardiac disease

  • Examine the impact of technology innovations in structural heart, cardiac imaging and electrophysiology cases

  • Examine the current evaluation and treatment of patients with aortic and mitral valve disease

  • Reflect on the impact of cardiovascular disease from the patients perspective

  • Evaluate the contemporary management of patients with chronic ischemic disease and stable angina

  • Review the latest management of patients with heart failure, including LVAD and transplant


Registration Continental Breakfast and Vendor Fair (Sierra Madre Ballroom)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session I

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Mortality
SPECIAL GUEST: Kim A. Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC/ James B. Herrick Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiology Former President, American College Cardiology Dept. of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Update in Heart Failure Management
Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD Director of Education, Heart Failure and Transplantation, Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute

When to Refer for Advanced Heart Therapies
Maria Fe White, ACNP/FNP-BC, Associate Director, Advanced Heart Disease Program, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Coronary Artery Disease

Break/Vendor Fair - Sierra Madre Ballroom

Session One Update: American College of Cardiology
Moderator: Michael Shenoda, MD

Cardiac CT in 2020
Mathew Budoff, MD, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Advancements in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Saibal Kar, MD, FACC, Director of Structural Heart Interventions, Center for Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Interventions, Los Robles Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Keynote Presentaion
Moderator: Peter Baay, MD
Low Risk TAVR and the Future of Valve Surgery
Michael Mack, MD, FACS Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Baylor, Scott & White Health

Lunch Break - Plaza Del Sol

Vendor Fair - Sierra Madre Ballroom (dessert buffet)

Session Two Update: American College of Cardiology

Session II

Moderator: Joseph Aragon, MD

“What you do about it can be your next tomorrow”
Motivational Speaker: W Mitchell Hall of Fame Speaker, Author, Business Leader and Triumphant Survivor

Moderator: Sanjay Kumar, MD

Debate: PCI Beats OMT Alone
Paul Tierstein, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA

Rebuttal: Medical Treatment of Stable Angina
Sanjay Kaul, MD, FACC, FAHA Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Update on Atrial Fibrillation
Greg Cogert, MD, FACC, FHRS

Stretch Break
Moderator: Colin Shafer, MD

Update: New Treatment Strategies for Pulmonary Hypertension
Jeff Sager, MD, Msc, FACP, FCCP Director, Cottage Pulmonary Hypertension Center Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, USC

General Overview and Research Update
Joseph Aragon, MD

Closing Remarks and Meeting Adjourned

Early Bird Registration (before January 13):

  • Nursing/Allied Health: $160
  • Physicians: $225

Accreditation Statement
The Santa Barbara County Consortium for CME is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Santa Barbara County Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #00252 for 7.0 contact hours.

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