10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Remarks by Dr. Martha Gulati, Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC; Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Improving Defect Free Care Compliance; Improving Patient Outcomes
Jerry Caldwell, RN
A presentation from the ACC’s Patient Navigator Program
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Plant-Based Diets: A Cure?
Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP; National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Curious about using nutrition and lifestyle modification in your daily practice? In this talk, Dr. Freeman will review some of the latest data to consider when counseling your patients on dietary choices to improve CVD outcomes.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Leveraging Patient Engagement to Enhance the Conduct of a Pragmatic Trial: Experiences from The ADAPTABLE Trial
Bill Larsen, patient partner OneFlorida CDRN
Jacqueline Alikhaani, patient partner pScanner CDRN
Veronique Roger, MD, MPH, ADAPTABLE PI, LHSNet CDRN
Dan Munoz, MD ADAPTABLE PI, Mid-South CDRN
Holly Robertson, PhD ADAPTABLE Project Leader, DCRI
Schuyler Jones, MD ADAPTABLE Study PI, DCRI
Leveraging Patient Engagement to Enhance the Conduct of a Pragmatic Trial: Experiences from The ADAPTABLE Trial" The ADAPTABLE Trial is a patient-centric, pragmatic study comparing the effectiveness of two daily doses of aspirin, 81mg versus 325mg, in individuals living with heart disease. This panel will discuss experiences from ADAPTABLE in engaging patient partners in the design and management of pragmatic clinical trials. We will focus on refining recruitment strategies building a participant community, and disseminating information in a patient-centric study.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ABC Initiative to Improve Health Care Access for Minority and High-Risk Populations
Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA; Association of Black Cardiologists
Despite advanced therapies and new treatment options for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, access remains a challenge, particularly for underserved minority patient populations. The ABC Access Initiative began in 2016 by convening a diverse group of cardiovascular opinion leaders and advocacy experts to meaningfully address issues related to patient access. Two high priority solutions were identified and Work Groups were formed to progress these solutions and develop action plans. This presentation will acquaint the audience with background and objectives of the overall initiative, review the two solutions and work completed to date, and next steps related to execution of the solutions and the expected impact of each.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Power of Patients to Expand Access
In partnership with cardiac patients, advocacy groups and payers, Mended Hearts will share successes in how the patient voice was powerful in obtaining access to appropriate and necessary prescribed patient therapies.