Third Annual Midwest WIC Virtual Symposium

Live Recorded Sessions

No conflict of interest exists for this activity.

Morning Sessions

Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, Past President of the ACC

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC, Chair of the Program Planning Committee

Andrew Goldsweig, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, RPVI, President, Nebraska ACC

Keynote Address: Diversity and Inclusion in Cardiology- Where Are We Now and Where We Are Headed!

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, Past President of the ACC

Recruiting Women in Clinical Trials

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC

Session 1: Coronary Artery Disease in Women

Thrombosis in Women

Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC, Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Kentucky

Microvascular Dysfunction: The Unseen Obstruction

Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC, Associate Professor, Medical Director Cardiovascular Clinical Trials, Medical College of Wisconsin


Amy Arouni, MD, Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine

Session 2: Cardio Obstetrics

Management of HTN in Pregnancy

Garima Sharma, MBBS, FACC, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pregnancy in Congenital Heart Disease

Marla Mendelson, MD, Co-director, Women's Health Research Institute  Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics, Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Mahi Ashwath, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE, FSCMR, Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiac MRI Program Co-Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Session 3: Structural Heart Disease

TAVR in Women-Are There Sex Disparities?

Anuradha Tunuguntla, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist, CHI Health- Nebraska Heart

Surgery for Aortic Stenosis: When and Why?

Sharon Larson, DO, MS, FACOS, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgical Director of ECMO Program, University of Iowa

TMVr for Secondary MR: What Does the Data Tell Us?-

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, Director, Digital Innovation and Social Media Strategy, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Poster Awards

Kristen Brown, MD

Omar Kousa, MD

Alexandra Sarau, MD

Afternoon Session

Session 4: The Business of Medicine

Contract Negotiation

Sasanka Jayasuriya, MD, FACC, FASE, RPVI, FSCAI, Interventional Cardiologist, Ascension Medical Group

Building a Program

Niti Aggarwal, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic Health System

RVUs in Cardiology

Toniya Singh, MD, FACC, Chair, ACC Women in Cardiology Section

Session 5: The Healthy Heart

Diet and CVD: Facts and Fiction

Tammana Singh, MD, FACC, Clinical Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic

Exercise & the Heart

Anne Albers, MD, PhD, RVT, FACC, FASE, FAHA, FSVM, Director of Women's Heart and Vascular Program, Ohio Health Vascular Institute

Wellness Matters

Sherry Ann Brown, MD, PhD, Director of Cardio-Oncology; Assistant Professor, Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin

Session 6: Mentorship & Sponsorship for WIC

Mentorship: When You Give You Get

Sandra Lewis, MD, FACC, Chair of ACC Section Steering Committee

Sponsorship: Sharing Your Success

Annabelle Volgman, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine and Senior Attending Physician, Rush Heart Center for Women

Getting Involved with National Societies: A FIT Perspective

Hena Patel, MD, Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellow, The University of Chicago Medicine

Closing Session: Heart to Heart

Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE, Professor, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Toniya Singh, MD, FACC, Chair, ACC Women in Cardiology Section;

Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, FACC Chair of ACC Early Career Section


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