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?
    - History, Evolution and Indications of LAA closure
    - Overview of Patient Screening Process
    - Data Review (PINNACLE FLX and real-world Registry data)
    - Future Direction (impact of CHAMPION and OPTION trials)
    - Intra-procedural Imaging
    - Importance of the Multidisciplinary Heart Team and Shared Decision Making

  • Speaker: Vinod H. Thourani, MD

  • Moderators: TBD
    Speaker: Nick Teman, MD
    Drew Klein, MD

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

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Michael Rinaldi, MD

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

  • Moderator:
    Speaker: Ezequiel Molina, MD

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Bridgette Cristopher, MD

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

  • Moderator: TBD
    Speaker: Jack Pirris, MD

  • Moderator: Lora Raines, PA-C
    Speaker: TBD

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

  • CCM® Therapy – Understanding CCM® - Identifying and Screening Patients
    sponsored by Impulse Dynamics

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

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

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

  • Moderator: Vinod H. Thourani, MD
    Speaker: Sreekanth Vemulapalli, MD

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

  • Moderator: David Varnagy, MD
    Speakers: Mark Steiner, MD and Kanwar Singh, 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

  • Lunch and Learn sponsored by Abbott (topic/speaker TBD).

  • Moderator: Mani A. Daneshmand, MD
    Speaker: Matt Sherwood, MD

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

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

All Conference Participants must be fully vaccinated and show a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. (PDFs of the cards sent via email are acceptable.) Spouses, children and guests do NOT have to provide proof of vaccination.

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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