Future Hub
The Future of Heath Technology and Innovation
Expo Hall, #2733

The Future Hub returns for ACC.22! It will inform, educate and inspire you with the latest innovations, advancements in telehealth, developments in precision medicine, and more. The theater will host live presentations focusing on how emerging technologies are poised to transform cardiovascular practice, real life examples of innovations in practice, and discussions of the implications of technology on the doctor-patient relationship. Topics will include:

  • Ask the Entrepreneur
  • Fireside Chat: Alternative Careers
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Solutions (POCUS) with Butterfly Network

Plus, don't miss the two-day ACC.22 Innovation Pitch Challenge in partnership with the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These start-up companies have been selected by the Healthcare Innovation Leadership Council. In front of the live Future Hub audience, each company will have 5 minutes to pitch followed by a 5-minute Q&A from our expert panel. Learn more at acc.org/PitchChallenge.

Saturday, April 2

10:30 a.m. – Noon

8000. How the ACC Can Help You Discover Your Innovation

Dr. Ami Bhatt, ACC Chief Innovation Officer, will share her plans and goals for the future of innovation for the American College of Cardiology. Following Dr. Bhatt is a moderated panel discussion with four successful leaders in healthcare innovation about their unique career paths and the impact ACC has had on their journeys.

Speakers:

Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Chief Innovation Officer
American College of Cardiology

David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC (Moderator)
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Farzad Azimpour, MD
Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Advanced Technology Unit
Edwards Lifesciences

Maulik Majmudar, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
Biofourmis

Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD
Medical Lead, Fitbit
Google

Ajay Srivastava, MD
Advanced Heart Failure/ Mechanical Circulatory Support Cardiologist
Scripps Health

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

8001. Starting Your Innovation Journey: Conversations With Biodesign and Innovation Program Fellows

Pursuing a new career in innovation can be streamlined and standardized into formal education pathways. A panel of fellows who have participated in such programs briefly detail the structure of their program and share their experiences.

Speakers:

Fabio Lima, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Teaching Cardiology Fellow
Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital

Kartik Agusala, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine

Ankit Bhatia, MD, FACC
Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist
The Christ Hospital Health Network

Sam Chitsaz, MD, FACC
Interventional Cardiology Attending
Sutter Health

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

8010. Best Practices For Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Interactive session where the ACC Innovation Program will highlight Best practices for using point-of-care ultrasound for various cardiovascular use cases.

Speaker:
Partho Sengupta, MD
Henry Rutger Professor and Chief of Cardiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief

3 – 4:15 p.m.

8002. Innovation Pitch Challenge Day 1 – NHLBI Small Innovation Research

Hear from four companies in the CV space that have $1.5 - $2 million dollars in funding from the NHLBI with a plan for commercialization.

David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC (Host)
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine

Ami Bhatt, MD, FACC (Judge)
Chief Innovation Officer
American College of Cardiology

Martha Thorne, MBA (Judge)
Chief Growth Officer
egnite Health

Participating companies:

Elucid
Elucid's arterial analysis software is the first and only non-invasive image analysis software that employs CT angiography and patented computer algorithms, based on expert histologic examination of thousands of tissue samples, to objectively quantify the extent and stability of arterial plaque for tailored patient care.

Exhalix
Exhalix detects H2S using its Transdermal Arterial Gasotransmitter Sensor (TAGS™) for early detection of microvascular and peripheral artery disease (PAD) and improving prognosis of critical limb threatening ischemia (CLTI) treatment.

Hydrostasis
Hydrostasis provides real-time hydration monitoring to help reduce the risk of heart disease and low blood pressure. Hydrostasis works with smart device manufacturers in both consumer and clinical applications to enable hydration monitoring capabilities.

Windmill Cardiovascular Systems
Windmill's toroidal ventricular assist device (TORVAD) is a fully implantable blood pump that produces pulsatile ejections with two independently controlled pistons. One piston acts as a virtual valve while the other rotates around the toroidal pumping chamber and simultaneously aspirates and ejections blood by positive-displacement. The pistons are magnetically coupled to motors that have precise position and motion control and is only two-piston pump of its kind.

Sunday, April 3

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

8003. Achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In and Through Innovation

How virtual reality technology is being used to invoke and expose implicit bias.

Speakers:

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
President
American College of Cardiology

Whitney A. White
Founder & CEO
Afara Global

Aubrey Grant, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Georgetown University Medical Center

11 – 11:30 a.m.

8004. Faculty vs Entrepreneur vs Faculty-Entrepreneur: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

During this session, attendees will hear from ACC members who have navigated the challenges of being innovators in academia, addressing both successes and pitfalls. Topics to be highlighted include opportunities for innovation as a fellow in training, intellectual property ownership, and real-world examples of start-ups that originated in academic environments.

Speakers:

Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Co-Founder and CMO, SentiAR
Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
Washington University School of Medicine

Nishant Shah, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Aaron Kaplan, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Seth Martin, MD, MHS, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Co-Founder & CMO, Corrie Health

Pierre Elias, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine & Machine Learning
Columbia University

11:45 a.m. – 12: 15 p.m.

8005. Funding Your Idea: A Panel Discussion Across the Innovation Spectrum

During this session, attendees will hear from a panel of representatives from venture capital and the NHLBI. Specific topics of discussion will include the types of innovation funders are looking for, when in the innovation cycle innovators should seek funding, and common elements of funded teams/applications.

Speakers:

Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Senior Clinical Lead (Consumer Health)
Google

Steve Flaim, BM, FACC
Senior Special Advisor and Investor-in-Residence
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

1:30 – 2 p.m.

8006. Pitch Perfect: The Art of Communicating Your Transformative Idea

Pitching is a key skill that can be learned. Here is an opportunity to understand how to pitch to different audiences and have an interactive session alongside our pitch competitions.

Speakers:

Nishant Shah, MD, FACC (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC
Co-Founder and CMO, SentiAR
Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
Washington University School of Medicine

Thomas Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC
Vice President, Digital Products and Innovation, BJC HealthCare
Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

8007. Innovation Pitch Challenge Day 2 – Early-Stage

Entrepreneurs from across the country applied and four finalists will present their beginning stage ideas to be judged by experts from the NHLBI.

Steve Flaim, BM, FACC (Judge)
Senior Special Advisor and Investor-in-Residence
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Fabio Lima, MD (Judge)
Teaching Cardiology Fellow
Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital

Anubodh Varshney, MD (Judge)
Advisor, Broadview Ventures

Participating companies:

AvoMD, Inc.

  • AvoMD transforms clinical guidelines into actionable decision support at the point-of-care, offered via EHR integrations and standalone web and mobile apps. We partner with societies and academic hospital systems for authoritative content guidelines. The digital content produced is offered to the societies as a free benefit for their members. Licensing fees are paid contingent on revenue generated from the content. Revenue is generated from both sponsorships from life sciences companies (whose products are already inherent in the guidelines) as well as subscription payments from provider organizations.

    CardioSignal Inc
    CardioSignal (originally Precordior OY from Turku University) has developed the concept of gyrocardiography, a unique motion sensor technology to evaluate cardiac function rapidly and with low cost. The technology has already gone through technical and clinical validations and is proving to be a breakthrough in digital health space. We can harness this software as medical device to any device that includes gyroscope and accelerometer. With this technology we can turn over 3.5 billion smartphones to powerful heart disease detection tools.

    DASI Simulations
    DASI Simulations provides advanced artificial intelligence-driven computational predictive modeling-based decision support products. Our solution allows physicians to predict and visualize the interaction between various devices and the patient's unique anatomy while freeing up their time from making time-consuming measurements. DASI Simulation's fully automated AI-based measurements are highly accurate, repeatable, and reproducible while speeding up the workflow for heart teams to reach optimal decisions quicker.

    MindMics Inc
    MindMics is pioneering the field of in-ear infrasonic hemodynography (IH). The low-frequency infrasonic waves (< 20 Hz) are below the human audible range and are able to overcome obstructions with little dissipation. The body constantly generates infrasonic waves from muscular contraction, blood circulation, and respiration. These allow us to continuously monitor the central vascular system with the temporal resolution of accessible today only using invasive technologies. MindMics technology integrates into standard earbuds to create an experience that is anything but standard.

    Monday, April 4

    9:30 – 11 a.m.

    8009. Knowledge and Networking Session

    Jacqueline Shreibati, MD, FACC (Moderator)
    Senior Clinical Lead (Consumer Health)
    Google

    Kathleen Rousche, PhD
    Director, Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    Healthcare and Analytics Work Group

    Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, MBA, FACC

    Digital Devices Work Group

    Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC
    Co-Founder and CMO, SentiAR
    Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Nishant Shah, MD, FACC
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Innovation Hubs

    Kartik Agusala, MD, FACC
    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Noon – 12:30 p.m.

    8008. Innovation Hubs: Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare Systems and Industry

    Innovation Centers have increasingly been established at large healthcare organizations. This session provides an opportunity to understand the support and resources available for health care members to internally bring forth, test and validate new innovations.

    Speakers:

    Kartik Agusala, MD, FACC (Moderator)
    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Thomas Maddox, MD, FACC
    Vice President, Digital Products and
    Innovation, BJC HealthCare
    Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

    Farzad Azimpour, MD
    Vice President, Strategic Innovation,
    Advanced Technology Unit
    Edwards Lifesciences

    Jennifer Silva, MD, FACC
    Co-Founder and CMO, SentiAR
    Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Supporting Partners

    egnite
    Jenavalve
    veradigm

    Participating Partners

    Acarix, USA, Inc
    AIDOC
    Bodyport
    Siemens Healthineers
    VitalSight by Omron Healthcare

    Start-Up Partners

    BioSenseTek Corp.
    CathWorks
    Kardiogenics, Inc
    Kestra Medical Technologies
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

    Information current as of March 3, 2022

    Future Hub presentations are not part of ACC.22, as planned by its Program Committee, and do not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.

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