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As a speakers are confirmed, sessions will be updated below.

:Friday, August 4


PAH New Insights on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Pulmonary Hypertension Related to Left Heart Disease

Mrudula Munagala, MD  

Assistant Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Medical Director, Heart Failure & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Miami Transplant Institute 




The Evolving Landscape of HFrEF Treatment: New Insights and Guidance

Mustafa M. Ahmed, MD
Associate Professor
Section Chief, Heart Failure
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Florida


CEU Session TBA


Welcome Home Dinner


Saturday, August 5




Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


Welcome & Education Sessions


Emerging Devices for Heart Failure Therapies   

Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Penn Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Mechanical Support
Director, Penn Women in Cardiology Program
Assistant Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Newer Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment


Break with the Exhibitors

FIT and Translational Research Poster Gallery


Cardiovascular Disease in Women: A Focus on Female-specific Risk Factors

Malissa Wood, MD, FACC
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity
Associate Professor Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program

Massachusetts General Hospital


Young Investigator Award Finalists  - Oral Presentations

Mohammed Elzeneini, MD, MSc

University of Florida

Goyal Umadat, MD

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Dhiran Verghese, MD

Naples Heart Institute


ACC Presentation: Workforce Issues

Cathy Biga, MSN, RN, FACC

Vice-President, American College of Cardiology


Electrophysiology: Genetic Arrhythmic Syndrome, Recognition, Screening and Symptoms

David Spragg, MD, FHRS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Edward St. John Professor of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Hospital


Lunch Pick-up in the Exhibit Hall




Florida Chapter Summit Sessions bring the latest research into small break-out rooms where case-based presentations allow for serious debate and discussion on how to translate the research into everyday care settings. Choose from one of the sessions below.


Cardio Onc 2023: Brief Updates on Guidelines, Immunotherapy, Advanced Imaging, CAR-T Cell and Existing Collaborations


Diego Sadler, MD, FACC

Section Head Cardio Oncology

Cleveland Clinic Florida


Complex Case of Immune Check Point Inhibitors Myocarditis, Management and Challenges

Antonio Lewis, MD

Cardiology Fellow

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Updates on Diagnostic and Cardio-protective Strategies from ESC Cardio-oncology 2022 Guidelines

Patricia Guerrero, MD, FACC

Advent Health

Advanced Cardiac Imaging/CMR in Cardio Oncology

Juan Lopez Mattei, MD

MD Anderson/ Lee Health

Cardiovascular Complications and Management of CAR-T Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplant

Mohammed Alomar, MD

Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida 

Access to Care in Cardio-Oncology: How to Get Involved, Existing Collaborations

Diego Sadler, MD, FACC

Cleveland Clinic Florida



Melissa Gilliam, PA-C

FCACC CVTeam Representative

Lee Physicians Group



William Miles, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine and Silverstein Chair for Cardiovascular Education

University of Florida

Raul Mitrani, MD, FACC  

Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL

Interventional & Structural

Calvin Choi, MD, MS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Florida
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Malcom Randall VAMC

Multimodality Imaging


Robert F. Hamburger DO, MPH, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

Associate Program Director/VA Program Director

Non-invasive Cardiologist, Malcom Randall VAMC

Director of Outpatient Clinic

Nidhi Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

James A Haley VA Medical Center and USF Morsani College of Medicine


Christopher Scoma MD
Advanced Imaging Fellow
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Pediatric & Adult Congenital


Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC

Director of the Fetal Cardiac Program, University of Florida Health Congenital Heart Center

Associate Professor, University of Florida

Translational Research


Katelyn A. Bruno, PhD, FHFSA
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (Department of Medicine)
Department of Physiology and Aging
Deputy Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

University of Florida

Immune Signaling in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Stephen P. Chelko, PhD, FHRS
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
Florida State University

Measuring Myofiber Strains Using MRI and Computational Modeling
Luigi E. Perotti, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida    

Potential Limitations of Micro-dystrophin Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Cora Hart, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Florida

Translational Young Investigator Contest Winner

Women Cardiologists (WIC)


Shona Velamakanni, MD, FACC
Chair, FCACC Women Cardiologists Committee
Medical Director, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology Labs

NCH Heart Institute

Rhea Sancassani, MD, FACC    

Vice Chair, FCACC Women Cardiologists Committee
Medical Director at Jackson Medical Group Cardiology

ACC Health Policy Statement on Career Flexibility: A Discussion on Changing the Cardiology Career Path
Cathy Biga, MSN, RN, FACC

Vice-President, American College of Cardiology




President's Celebration

Tickets for this event will sell out. They may be purchased through while registering for the meeting, or here

Sunday, August 6


Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


Welcome Back


Valvular Heart Disease Debate:  TEER for Mitral vs. Surgical

Thomas Beaver, MD, MPH 

Grant And Shirle Herron Chair, Professor And Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Florida


Novel Digital Devices and Its Uses in Cardiovascular Care


Break with the Exhibitors

Resident Poster Gallery


Summary of Key Clinical Trials from ESC 22, AHA 22, & ACC.23


Mohammad Al-Ani, MD

University of Florida


FCACC/FCACC Foundation Business Meeting



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