2024 Baptist Cardiac & Stroke Symposium

2024 DeSoto Cardiac & Stroke Symposium

2024 Baptist Cardiac & Stroke Symposium
Advances in Cardiology and Neurology: Bridging the Gap

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024

Location: Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
Garrett Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120

Presented by Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis


After participating in this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Employ practical, evidence-based strategies in the prevention of cardiovascular disease including lipid and atherosclerosis management.
  • Identify best practices for the management of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Describe current approaches in the investigation and management of peripheral artery disease.
  • Apply current guidelines and recent clinical trial evidence for the management of heart failure.
  • Summarize a general overview of the current state of AI in Cardiology and Neurology.


Cardiologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, neurologists, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, EMS and allied health professionals.


Time Topic Facilitator
7:30 A.M. Registration Team
8:00 A.M. Opening Prayer Cheryl Berry, MSN, RN, CENP
8:05 A.M. Welcome with Overview of Baptist Memphis and DeSoto's Cardiac and Stroke Achievements
Arie Szatkowski, MD, FACC
8:15 A.M. The Future of Cardiology: Digital Health Tools & Artificial lntelligence Pierre Elias, MD

9:15 A.M. Staying Alive: LDL <55? Statins and Beyond
Dharmesh Patel, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA, FASPC 
9:40 A.M.
9:55 A.M.
Update on Carotid Artery Stenosis Management
James Klemis, MD, FACC, FSCAI
10:20 A.M.
Cardiac Device Therapy: What's New for 2024 Jiang Cui, MD, FACC
10:45 A.M.
The Future of Atrial Fibrillation Management Christopher Ingelmo, MD
11:10 A.M.
Cases in Heart Failure with Panel Discussion:

Dmitry Yaranov, MD, FACC;
Brian Bruckner, MD;
Padmaraj Duvvuri, MD, MS
Moderator: Arsalan Shirwany, MD, FACC 
1:10 P.M.
Aortic Disease: Now What? H. Edward Garrett, MD
1:35 P.M.
Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systemic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Osama Mahmoud, MD
2:00 P.M.
Cardiogenic Shock in the Chest Pain Patient Padmaraj Duvvuri, MD, MS
2:25 P.M.
Update on Guideline-Based Management of Peripheral Artery Disease Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel, MD, FACC, FASNC, FASE, RPVI
2:50 P.M.
3:05 P.M. Stroke Care in the Era of Artificial Intelligence Kaushik Parsha, MD, MS
3:30 P.M.
CT vs Cardiac MRI Imaging: How and When?
Neeraja Yedlapati, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR;
Reza Ahmadian, DO
3:55 P.M.
Challenging Cases in Structural Heart Disease: Management Issues

Basil Paulus, MD, FACC;
Gilbert Zoghbi, MD, FACC, FSCAI;
H. Edward Garrett, MD
Moderator: Arie Szatkowski, MD, FACC
4:55 P.M. Closing Question and Answers with Post Test Completion Cheryl F. Berry, MSN, RN, CENP
5:10 P.M. Adjourn  



It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of all financial relationships with ineligible companies from individuals in control of educational content; to identify and mitigate relevant financial relationships; and to disclose relevant relationships, or lack thereof, to the audience prior to the CE activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.


Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BMHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There is no charge to attend this educational activity. Physician participants can claim CME credits for a flat fee of $85. Payment is to be made at the time of registration.


Baptist Memorial Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To obtain 7.75 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development, participants must be present for the entire live educational activity and complete the activity evaluation and post-test.