Heart Failure Symposium Agenda

Heart Failure Symposium 2023

Theme : Innovation Starts with Collaboration

Tuesday, October 3, 7:30am – 6:00pm

7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks & Land Acknowledgement

8:45 – 9:45 AM Session I: Journey Towards Equitable Access to Care

KEYNOTE: Working in Partnership – Indigenous Cardiovascular Care

Bernice Downey, McMaster University

“It Helped Me, Motivated Me And Inspired Me”: Experiences of Adolescent Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients Participating in the iPeer2Peer Mentorship Program

Samantha Anthony, Hospital for Sick Children

Bridging physical and virtual care for heart failure patients in rural Ontario: Facilitators and impacts of Telehomecare adoption for heart failure patients living in rural/remote communities

Aleksandra Stanimirovic & Sonia Meerai, University Health Network

9:45 – 10:00 AM Flash Science Presentations

10:15 – 11:20 AM Concurrent Session II A: Understanding the Cellular Basis of Heart Failure

Scaled Pluripotent Stem Cell Expansion and Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Using the Vertical-Wheel Bioreactor System

Faisal Alibhai, University Health Network

Role of Vascular Progenitors in Cardiovascular Disease: Villain Or Victim?

Mansoor Husain & Tao Wang, University Health Network

Macrophages Improve Function of Immunoengineered Cardiac Microtissues

Homaira Hamidzada, University Health Network

Multifactorial Development of Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Danielle Altieri, University Health Network

10:15 – 11:20 AM Concurrent Session II B: New Analytical Technologies

MR Imaging of Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Hai-Ling Cheng & Keyu Zhuang, University of Toronto

Peripheral Blood Flow Measurements from a Smart Watch?

Daniel Franklin & Rawad Alkallas, University of Toronto

Genome-Wide Characteristics of Tandem Repeats in Cardiomyopathy

Ryan Yuen, Hospital for Sick Children

Development of an all-in-one high-frequency ultrasound system to assess the microstructural, contractile, and mechanical properties of engineered cardiac tissues

Joseph Sebastian, University of Toronto

11:20 – 11:30 AM Break

11:30 – 12:30 PM Workshop: Presence, Perspective, and Pace: Understanding the Journey to Care Transformation through Meaningful Partnership

Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply and integrate different engagement methods for greater inclusivity and representation within clinical tool development
  2. Implement reflexive approaches to partnership building for more dynamic and sustainable clinical collaborations

Sahr Wali, Mena Gewarges, Jillian Macklin, Sam Petrie, Angela Robertson, Anne Simard, University Health Network

12:30 – 1:20 PM Lunch

1:20 – 2:30 PM Poster Session

2:30 – 3:40 PM Session III: Tools for More Precise & Predictive Care

KEYNOTE: Evaluation of Large Language Models in Clinical Reasoning

Adam Rodman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Physician Intuition vs Model Prediction to Estimate Mortality in Heart Failure

Ana Carolina Alba & Tayler Buchan, University Health Network

Comparison of Machine Learning and Conventional Statistical Modeling for Predicting Readmission Following Acute Heart Failure Hospitalization

Karem Abdul-Samad, University Health Network

SnakChat 2.0: An AI Based Dietary Mobile Application For Outpatient Monitoring and Up-titration of GDMT in the HFrEF

Tina Marvasti, University Health Network

3:40 – 5:00 PM Session IV: Targeting Metabolism

KEYNOTE: Translating Basic Science for Clinical Impact: From Diabetic Kidney Disease to Novel Therapies for Retinopathy

Susan Quaggin, Northwestern University

Mechanisms of Cardiac Microvascular Dysfunction in Diabetic HFpEF

Jason Fish, University Health Network

Epigenetic Control of Cardiac Metabolism in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Paul Delgado-Olguin, Hospital for Sick Children

Metabolic Improvements Induced by Pediatric Cardiac Progenitor Cell Secretomes Enhance Cardiomyocyte Function during Cardiac Ischemia

Fatemeh Mirshafiei, Hospital for Sick Children

Reducing the risks of complex pediatric cardiovascular surgery using GLP-1 peptides

Robert Lao, Hospital for Sick Children

5:00 – 6:00 PM Social Hour & Awards Announcement