2021 Agenda

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  • Day 1

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

  • Day 2

    Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Day 3

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Day 4

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

  • - Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Are We Treating Patients As Well As We Think We Are?
    Speaker: Lynn Odum, RN-BSN
    - History, Evolution and Indications of LAA closure
    Speaker: Michael Rinaldi, MD
    - Overview of Patient Screening Process
    Speaker: Catherine Shah, DNP, FNP-C
    - Data Review (PINNACLE FLX and real-world Registry data)
    Speaker: Bobby Leonardi, MD
    - Intra-procedural Imaging
    Speaker: Michael Johnson, MD
    - Importance of the Multidisciplinary Heart Team and Shared Decision Making
    Speaker: Amy Simone, PA

  • Speaker: Vinod H. Thourani, MD

  • Presenters Nick Teman, MD
    Drew Klein, MD

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Michael Rinaldi, MD

  • Moderator: Kelly Bleakley, PA-C
    Speaker: Pradeep Yadav, MD

  • Moderators: Michael Johnson, MD and John Skinner, PA-C
    Speaker: Angela Taylor, MD

  • Moderator:
    Speaker: Ezequiel Molina, MD

  • Moderator: Patrick Murrah, MD
    Speaker: Mohammed Abuannadi, MD

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Bridgette Christopher, MD

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Mark Bonnell, MD

  • Moderator: Lora Raines, PA-C
    Speaker: Christian Shults, MD

  • Presenters: Cullen Morris, MD and Nick Pope, MD

  • CCM® Therapy – Finding the Fit
    Moderator: Nancy Bonnet, NP
    Speakers: David Baran, MD & Meghan Emig, PA
    sponsored by Impulse Dynamics

  • Moderator: Leora Yarboro, MD
    Speaker: Sagar Damle, MD

  • Moderator: Behnam Tehrani, MD
    Speaker: Douglas Haden, MD

  • Presenters: Gayatri Acharya, MD and David Saint, MD

  • Moderator: Vinod H. Thourani, MD
    Speaker: TBD

  • Moderator: John Kern, MD
    Speaker: Frank Arko, MD

  • Moderator: David Varnagy, MD
    Speaker: Mark Steiner, MD

  • Presenters: Curtis Bryan, MD and Bill Dixon, MD

  • Moderators: Amy Simone, PA-C
    Speaker: Bobby Leonardi, MD

  • Moderator: Jorge Alegria, MD
    Speakers: Leslie Cooper, MD and Dermot Phelan, MD

  • Bioprosthetic Valve Selection in the Modern Era of Transcatheter Valve Interventions
    Speaker: Mark Russo, MD
    Sponsored by Abbott

  • Moderator: Mani A. Daneshmand, MD
    Speaker: TBD

  • Presenters: Kevin Accola, MD and Jonathan Schwartz, MD

  • Moderators: Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Don Glower, MD, and Mike Rinaldi, MD

All Conference attendees must be vaccinated against Covid19 if attending SACS or ACHD Talks.

SACS is excited to offer ACHD focus sessions this year!


The South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society is excited to announce “SACS Focus on ACHD” – a series of afternoon talks on Friday and Saturday.
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