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These events are not part of the official Scientific Sessions 2020 program as planned by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Program. Check the “AHA Conferences” Mobile App for a complete list of updated programming.

Here are the opportunities:

Friday, Nov. 13


1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Importance of Real-World Evidence in Understanding Current Lipid Management in Patients With ASCVD: A Focus on MI (LS.01)
Industry Speaker: Nihar R. Desai, New Haven, Connecticut
Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Selecting a First-Choice Therapy for Systolic HF: Meeting the Burden of Proof (LS.02)
Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation  
Industry Speaker: Javed Butler

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis (ATTR-CM) Considerations and Clinical Challenges: Identifying, Confirming and Treating Patients (LS.03)
Industry speaker: Catherine Marti, Georgia
Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.     

2:30-3:15 p.m. CST
Exploring Worsening Heart Failure Events in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction (LS.06)
Sponsored by Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp.     

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
The Next Horizon in the Heart Failure Treatment Paradigm for Patients With HFrEF: Results of the Landmark DAPA-HF Clinical Trial (LS.04)
Industry Speaker: Johanna Contreras, New York
Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP     

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
The Cardiac Sarcomere in HFrEF and HCM: From Bedside to Bench (LS.05)
Industry Speakers: Adrian F. Hernandez, Durham, North Carolina; David A. Kass, Baltimore; and Sanjiv J. Shah, Chicago
Sponsored by Cytokinetics, Inc.

 

Saturday, Nov. 14


1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl): Elevating the Standard of Care (LS.07)
Industry Speaker: Payal Kohli, San Francisco
Sponsored by Amarin Parma, Inc.     

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Jardiance® (empagliflozin) Tablets: The Impact of EMPA-REG OUTCOME (LS.08)
Industry Speaker: Narendra Singh, Johns Creek, Georgia
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc./Lilly USA     

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
How to Identify and Manage the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) That Is Hiding (LS.09)
Industry Speakers: Srihari S. Naidu, Hawthorne, New York; and Andrew Wang, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sponsored by MyoKardia, Inc.     

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
HFpEF: Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF): Pathophysiology vs Outcomes Are We Narrowing the Gap? (LS.10)
Industry Speaker: Daniel Bensimhon, North Carolina
Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
Getting to the Heart of Managing Heart Failure: Unmet Medical Need in HFrEF (LS.11)
Industry Speaker: John R. Teerlink, San Francisco
Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.  

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
Clinical Insights in Chronic CAD/PAD: Reducing the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events (LS.12)
Industry Speaker: Vamsi S. Krishna
Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Sunday, Nov. 15


1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Optimizing LDL-C Management in Recent MI Patients: A Focus on Clinical Data (LS.13)
Industry Speaker: Matthew A. Cavender, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Clinical Insights in NVAF: Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism (LS.14)
Industry Speaker: Dharmesh Patel, Memphis, Tennessee
Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Current Perspectives and Opportunities to Optimize Care Surrounding Hospitalization (LS.15)
Industry Speaker: Sanjiv J. Shah, Chicago
Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
Getting to the Heart of Managing Heart Failure: Advancements of Clinical Utility of HRQoL in HFrEF (LS.16)
Industry Speaker: John Spertus, Kansas City, Missouri
Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.     

2:45-3:30 p.m. CST
Improving Early Outcomes for the Post-AMI Patient: Cholesterol Efflux and the Role of ApoA-I in Plaque Stabilization (LS.17)
Industry Speakers: Deepak L. Bhatt, Newton, Massachusetts; and Peter Libby, Boston
Sponsored by CSL Behring 


Monday, Nov. 16


1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
An Approach to Managing Lipids: Oral, Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C (LS.18)
Industry Speaker: Harold Edward Bays, Louisville, Kentucky
Sponsored by Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Intensive Lipid Management: Special Subgroups [Lp(a)] – Different Clinical Practices to Achieve the Same Therapeutic Targets (LS.19)
Industry Speakers: Subhash Banerjee, Dallas; P. B. Duell, Portland, Oregon; Eugenia Gianos, New York; Patrick M. Moriarty, Kansas City, Kansas; and James A. Underberg, New York
Sponsored by Kaneka Pharma America LLC 

1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) High Risk Assessment, Evaluation and Management (LS.20)
Industry Speaker: Guy Mintz, New YorkSponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation  


Tuesday, Nov. 17


1:30-2:15 p.m. CST
Role of Lipoprotein (a) in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (LS.21)
Industry Speaker: Keith C. Ferdinand, New Orleans
Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 

2:30-3:15 p.m. CST
CCM® for Heart Failure – The Class Effect Assessing Heart Failure ­– How Are We Doing? Device Therapy for HF – Appropriate Patient Selection and Identification (LS.22)
Industry Speakers: William T. Abraham, Columbus, Ohio; Nirav Raval, Orlando, Florida; and Jagmeet P. Singh, Vestal, New York
Sponsored by Impulse Dynamics