Southern Symposium on Heart Failure hosted by Emory Saint Joseph's

Oct. 8, 2015

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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and the Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center are hosting the Southern Symposium on Heart Failure on Oct. 9 and 10 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North and the Emory Saint Joseph's Auditorium. The two day conference, led by David Markham, MD, medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center at Emory Saint Joseph's, will provide the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of advanced heart failure.

Guest speakers include Emory Healthcare and Emory University School of Medicine physicians George Chang, MD, Robert Cole, MD, David DeLurgio, MD, Divya Gupta, MD, Donald Jansen, MD, Sonjoy Raja Laskar, MD, Jeffery Miller, MD, Duc Nguyen, MD, Andrew Smith, MD and J. David Vega, MD.

Special guest G. Michael Felker, MD, from Duke University Medical Center, will also present a perspective on the future of heart failure therapies and clinical trials.

Additionally, the educational sessions will cover the types of cardiomyopathies and methods for diagnosis, co-management of heart failure between electrophysiology and the heart failure team, advanced therapies for heart failure including transplant and mechanical circulatory support and more.

Sherika Newman, DO, Director of Palliative Medicine and Alisa Frank, RN, the VAD Coordinator and Unit Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center, both from Emory Saint Joseph's, will discuss the role of palliative care and community management of ventricular assisted device (VAD) patients.