2022 FIT Symposium: Networking and the Job Search

Save the Date! Cardiology Fellows-in-Training will have the opportunity to hear from some of Minnesota’s top cardiologists about their real-world experiences during the transition from training to practice. We will have a panel discussion for approximately 90 minutes, with time outside of that for questions and networking.

PANELISTS:

  • Catherine (Katie) Benziger, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA – Essentia Health
  • Michelle Carlson, MD, FACC – Hennepin Healthcare
  • Selma Carlson, MD, FACC – Minneapolis VA & University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Jane Chen, MD, FACC, FHRS – University of Minnesota
  • Michael Cullen, MD, FACC – Mayo Clinic
  • Andrea Elliott, MD, FACC – University of Minnesota
  • William (Bill) Katsiyiannis, MD, FACC – Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Sheetal (Sunny) Kaul, MD, MBBS, FACC – HealthPartners
  • Carmelo Panetta, MD, FACC – University of MN Physicians
  • Retu Saxena, MD, FACC – Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Gautam R. Shroff, MBBS, FACC – Hennepin Healthcare
  • Mengistu A. Simegn, MD, FACC, FASE – Hennepin Healthcare
  • Stephen J. Smalley, MD, FACC – Essentia Health
  • Randall (Randy) Stark, MD, FACC – Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Sharath S. Subramanian, MBBS, MD, FACC – Centracare Heart & Vascular Center

CME Webinar: Anemia in Patients with CVD and CKD: Current Management and Potential Role of HIF-PHIs

Program Overview:

Anemia in CKD is associated with poor CV outcomes, increased risk of CKD progression, decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and increased healthcare resource utilization. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents have been the standard of care for treating anemia in CKD but are associated with CV safety concerns; other therapies include red blood cell transfusions and iron administration, but each potentially has severe adverse events.

Hypoxia-inducible factor-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors (HIF-PHIs) are promising novel agents in development for treating CKD-associated anemia. These oral agents increase endogenous erythropoietin production, improve iron absorption and mobilization, and decrease hepcidin production in the liver.

Anemia in Patients with CVD and CKD: Current Management and Potential Role of HIF-PHIs will provide cardiologists with information about the etiology of anemia in CKD, the effects on CV disease, HRQOL, and function, advantages and limitations of current management strategies, and the efficacy and safety data for HIF-PHIs in late-stage development for the management of CKD-related anemia.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the etiology of anemia in chronic kidney disease
  • Summarize how anemia affects functioning, quality of life, and health outcomes, for patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of available modalities for treating anemia in chronic kidney disease
  • Describe the mechanism of action of and efficacy and safety data for agents in late-stage development for the management of anemia of chronic kidney disease

Steering Committee:

Erin Michos, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Matthew Weir, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jointly provided by USFH and Rockpointe.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Registration Opens for the 2022 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

Attendees listen attentively to a speaker during the 2019 Midwest Cardiovascular Forum

After a two-year hiatus, the Midwest Cardiovascular Forum is returning this fall for a 1.5-day conference exploring the latest in cardiology! Sessions include topics for seasoned cardiologists, fellows-in-training, and cardiovascular team members. Join us in downtown Minneapolis from October 29-30.

Visit the Midwest Cardiovascular Forum web page for more details, and mark your calendar to attend.

Welcome to Our New ACC-MN Chapter President

Minnesota Chapter leadership officially changed today with the handoff of the Governor’s Pin at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2022. Thank you Dr. Smalley for your thoughtful & committed service to the MN chapter during a very challenging time for us all, and welcome to incoming president Dr. Saxena!