ACC’s 71st Annual Scientific Session & Expo

Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women globally. Alarming trends such as the rise in acute myocardial infarction in younger women, an overall stagnation of the cardiovascular disease mortality decline, and an increase of cardiovascular disease mortality in women from certain countries over recent years have been documented. Sex disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of myocardial infarction persist with a general underestimation of cardiovascular risk in women. This symposium will explore sex- and gender-specific considerations, inform about current evidence and propose strategies to address sex and gender disparities in the management of women with myocardial infarction.

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Roxana Mehran, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, NY
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Birgit Vogel, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, NY
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LOCATION:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Anacostia Ballroom, Salon D & E

DATE & TIME:

Friday, April 1, 2022
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Attendees will learn about sex- and gender-specific aspects of pathophysiology and risk factors for myocardial infarction. In addition, this symposium will inform about sex- and gender-based disparities in treatment and diagnosis of myocardial infarction in women and how to address these in daily clinical practice. A special focus will lay on the most vulnerable populations, including young women and women of low-socioeconomic background and from minority groups. In case-based presentations, world-renowned experts will share their knowledge and experience with the audience.

This symposium is for healthcare clinicians caring for women with heart disease, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows, and medical students.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Review the global and regional epidemiology of myocardial infarction in women
  • Address sex- and gender-based disparities in treatment and diagnosis 
  • Learn about well-established, sex-specific, and under-recognized risk factors of myocardial infarction in women
  • Learn about the best screening tools to identify women at risk for myocardial infarction
  • Recognize the most vulnerable populations and learn about the challenges they face
  • Review clinical cases and learn about SCAD, MINOCA, Takotsubo, and cardiogenic shock associated with myocardial infarction in women

1:00 pm
Welcome remarks, overview, and introduction
Roxana Mehran, MD, Birgit Vogel, MD

1:10 pm
Welcome remarks; myocardial infarction in women – why does it matter?
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD

1:20 pm
Epidemiology of myocardial infarction in women
Erica Spatz, MD 

1:35 pm
Sex-specific considerations in the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD 

1:50 pm
Risk Factors: Well-established, sex-specific and under-recognized
Martha Gulati, MD 

2:05 pm
Panel discussion
Moderator: C. Michael Gibson, MD
Panelists: C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Erica Spatz, MD, Birgit Vogel, MD, Martha Gulati, MD, Roxana Mehran, MD

2:25 pm
Diagnosis and management of acute myocardial infarction women: How to address sex- and gender-based disparities
Erin D. Michos, MD

2:40 pm
Key-note lecture: Myocardial infarction in women – the young, the poor, the non-white
Sadiya S. Khan, MD

 

3:00 pm
Panel discussion
Moderator: Robert A. Harrington, MD
Panelists: Erin D. Michos, MD, Jacqueline Saw, MD, Birgit Vogel, MD, Roxana Mehran, MD, Binita Shah, MD

3:20 pm
Break 

3:40 pm
Case-based presentation: Spontaneous coronary dissection (SCAD)
Jacqueline Saw, MD

3:55 pm
Case-based presentation: Myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA)
Harmony R. Reynolds, MD 

4:10 pm
Case-based presentation: Takotsubo
Martha Gulati, MD 

4:25 pm
Case-based presentation: Myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock
Binita Shah, MD

4:40 pm
Panel discussion
Moderator: Roxana Mehran, MD
Panelists: Erin D. Michos, MD, C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Martha Gulati, MD, Jacqueline Saw, MD, Harmony R. Reynolds, MD, Binita Shah, MD

5:00 pm
Closing remarks
Roxana Mehran, MD

5:10 pm
Reception & Networking

Faculty

Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FESC

President-Elect, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
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C. Michael Gibson, MS, MD

Beth Israel Lahey, Harvard Medical School
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Robert Harrington, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine
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Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC

President of the ACC, University of California, Irvine
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Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASPC

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, FESC

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Harmony R. Reynolds, MD

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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Jacqueline Saw, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FSCCT

Vancouver General Hospital
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Binita Shah, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI

NYU School of Medicine
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Erica S. Spatz, MD, MHS

Yale School of Medicine
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Birgit Vogel, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Senior Advisors


Roxana Mehran, MD

Lead Commissioner
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C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Senior Advisor
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Angela H.E.M. Maas, MD, PhD

Senior Advisor
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Monica Acevedo, MD

Senior Advisor
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Commissioners


Yolande Appelman, MD, PhD

Commissioner
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Alaide Chieffo, MD

Commissioner
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Vijay Kunadian, MBBS, MD

Commissioner
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Carolyn S.P. Lam, MBBS, PhD, MRCP, MS

Commissioner
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Agnieszka Olszanecka, MD, PhD

Commissioner
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Jacqueline Saw, MD

Commissioner
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Jeanne Poole, MD

Commissioner
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Clara Saldarriaga, MD

Commissioner
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Anastasia Mihailidou, PhD

Commissioner
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Birgit Vogel, MD

Commissioner
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Gemma Figtree, MB BS, DPhil (Oxon)

Commissioner
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Mayra Guerrero, MD

Commissioner
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Liesl Zühlke, MBChB, DCH, FCPaeds Cert Card, MPH

Commissioner
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The series is sponsored by continuing educational grants from the following organizations:

LOCATION:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Anacostia Ballroom
Salon D & E

DATE & TIME:

Friday, April 1, 2022
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration is COMPLIMENTARY for attendance at the Lancet Woman and Cardiovascular Disease Commission Educational Program at ACC.22 

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This event is not part of ACC.22, as planned by its Program Committee, and does not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.