Please note that program schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast

Session I

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome



Opening Remarks
Craig Leach
President & CEO
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Mark Lurie, M.D., FACC
Cardiology Director
Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM Introductions

Moderators
Craig Baker, M.D.
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, LAC+USC
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular Thoracic Institute
USC Keck School of Medicine

Mark Lurie, M.D., FACC
Cardiology Director
Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Victoria Shin, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery: The New Standard Marc Gillinov, M.D.
Staff Cardiac Surgeon and Judith Pyle Chair in Heart Valve Research
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic
8:40 AM - 9:10 AM Richard Hoffman Memorial Lecture: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - Case Selection & Outcomes Paul Teirstein, M.D., FACC
Chief of Cardiology and Director, Interventional Cardiology
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Michael Shehata, M.D., FACC
Co-Fellowship Program Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm Center
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM Point-Counterpoint Debate: Medical Therapy vs. Cardiac Surgery William French, M.D., FACC
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory & The Anticoagulation Clinic
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Jack Sun, M.D.
Cardiac Surgeon
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

Session II

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Introductions

Moderators
William Averill, M.D., FACC
Interventional Cardiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Ankush Chhabra, M.D., FACC
Interventional Cardiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Julie Semper, RN, MSN, CNS
Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Advancing Knowledge of Cardiovascular Benefits of Antihyperglycemic Agents Anne Peters, M.D.
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program
USC Westside Center for Diabetes
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Prevention & Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Through Lifestyle Change Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC
Founder & Medical Director, Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.
President, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

Session III

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Introductions

Moderators
Mark Lurie, M.D., FACC
Cardiology Director
Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Chris Matchison, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Victoria Shin, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Roxanna Balter, N.P.
Manager, Heart Failure Program
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM The Cardiorenal Syndrome: A Cardiology Perspective Thomas Heywood, M.D.
Director, Heart Failure Recovery & Research Center
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM Current Management Strategies in Advanced Heart Failure Jaime Moriguchi, M.D., FACC
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM SPRINTing to Better Blood Pressure Goals - My Approach Ronald Victor, M.D.
Director
Cedars-Sinai Center for Hypertension
2:35 PM - 3:05 PM Heart Disease in Women: New Insights Karol Watson, M.D.
Co-Director
UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
3:05 PM - 3:20 PM Break

Session IV

3:20 PM - 3:25 PM Introductions Moderators
Erol Kosar, M.D.
Electrophysiologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Craig Baker, M.D.
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, LAC+USC
Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular Thoracic Institute
USC Keck School of Medicine

Benjamin Rosin, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
USC Keck School of Medicine

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Stroke Risk Reduction in Atrial Fibrillation Salman Azam, M.D.
Interventional Cardiology
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Neurorestoration: Emerging Possibilities for Improving Function After Stroke Charles Liu, M.D.
Director
USC Neurorestoration Center
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concluding Remarks Mark Lurie, M.D., FACC
Cardiology Director
Melanie and Richard Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute Torrance Memorial Medical Center