2018 ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

10 April, 2018 7:55 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nice, France
  • Academy
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Education
  • In Person Education
  • Past Academy
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Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, and while significant advances have occurred, they are still not consistently implemented in every day practice. Clinicians need to understand the principles of acute and chronic heart failure disease management, including advanced treatment options, in order to deliver optimal care to these complex patients.

This course is designed for early career professionals with an interest in congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. Each section is designed with focused, didactic lectures followed by Q&A. The first section will cover the general topics of heart failure – definitions, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and etiology. It will then move to signs and symptoms, diagnostic process and management, and treatment modalities, followed by a focus on the acute decompensated heart – challenges in recognition and treatment, as well as new developments. The second section will review updates in the understanding and treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction HFpEF, and pulmonary hypertension with an emphasis on its relationship with heart failure.The third section will encompass the cardiac transplant patient, from evaluation of the recipient candidate and donor to perioperative management principles, immunology, immunosuppression, rejection and common long-term challenges. The final section will review the history and development of mechanical circulatory support and management of common complications.

Scientific Program

Academy Chairs

Headshot of Shelley HallShelley Hall, MD
Academy Chair
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX USA
Headshot of Lavanya BellumkondaLavanya Bellumkonda, MD
Academy Co-Chair
Yale University of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
Headshot of Eric EpaillyEric Epailly, MD
Academy Co-Chair

Les Hopitaux University
Strasbourg, France
Academy Faculty

David Baran, MD, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ USA
Lavanya Bellumkonda, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT USA
Rebecca Cogswell, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
Eugene C. DePasquale, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA USA
Eric Epailly, MD, Les Hopitaux University, Strasbourg, France
Marta Farrero Torres, MD, PhD, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Maria Frigerio, MD, A.O. Niguarda-Ca’Granda, Milan, Italy
Shelley Hall, MD, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX USA
Ranjit John, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
Susan Joseph, MD, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX USA
Luciano Potena, MD, PhD, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Daniel Reichart, MD, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Scott Silvestry, MD, Florida Hospital Transplant Institute, Orlando, FL USA
Jean-Luc Vachiery, MD, Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Andre Vincentelli, MD, PhD, CHU Regional de Lille Hospital Cardiologique, Lille, France