2022 ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

26 April, 2022 7:55 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. EST

Ballroom C, Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA, USA

  • Academy
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • In Person Education
  • Past Academy
Logo for ISHLT Heart Failure & Transplantation Core Academy

Enhance your experience in Boston with the full day HFTX Core ISHLT Academy course, available on Tuesday, 26 April, one day before ISHLT2022 begins. Created for those new to the profession or who need a refresher in best practices, ISHLT’s HFTX Core Academy course offers a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading experts in advanced heart disease about the latest advances in the management of advanced heart failure.

Topics include:
  • Overview of heart failure concepts, including diagnosis, evaluation, and testing
  • Management of heart failure patients, including pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, surgical and interventional
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Pulmonary Hypertension in heart failure
  • Evaluating transplant candidates and special considerations for cardiac transplantation
  • Guiding principles for donor recipients
  • Immunology overview
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Academy Chairs

Headshot of Anique DucharmeAnique Ducharme, MD, MSC
Academy Chair
Montréal Heart Institute
Montréal, QC, Canada
Headshot of Alejandro BertolottiAlejandro Bertolotti, MD
Academy Co-Chair

Hospital Universitario Fundación
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Headshot of Yael PeledYael Peled, MD
Academy Co-Chair
Sheba Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Academy Faculty

Jacinthe Boulet, MD CM, FRCPC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA
Jerry Estep, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH USA
Mónica Gilbert, MD, Clinica Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
Eileen Hsich, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH USA
Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA USA
Ivan Knezevic, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jon Kobashigawa, MD, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA USA
Marco Masetti, MD, PhD, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Sonia Mirabet Perez, MD, Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
Eyal Nachum, MD, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Diyar Saeed, MD, PhD, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Maxime Tremblay-Gravel, MD, MSc, Montréal Heart Institute, Montréal, QC Canada
Lori West, MD, DPhil, Alberta Transplant Institute, Edmonton, AB Canada