This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification program. This program is approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) for a maximum of 12 hours credit. This event is also CME accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the BC Chapter for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits.

VanSCAD & NOCAD 2024 Conference will be held on Sep 6-8/2024 in-person and virtually. You must be registered to obtain CME accreditation. The conference will be recorded and post-conference online streaming of the meeting will be available for registrants only.

 

Agenda for 2024

 

Friday Sep 6/2024 Afternoon Patient Break-out Sessions: Q&A Discussions

Friday Sep 6/2024: VanSCAD-NOCAD Patient Workshops
Cardiac Rehabilitation after SCAD: Chair – Taira Birnie (VGH SCAD Rehab) & Jungin Choi
12:00-13:00pm When can you start exercising post-SCAD?

What exercises can you be involved with post-SCAD?

What activities should you avoid post-SCAD?

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Workshop for Patients: Chair - Pam Mace & Judy Luu
13:00-14:00pm What is FMD?

Link between FMD and SCAD

Living with FMD

Psychosocial Issues with SCAD/MINOCA/INOCA: Chair – Heather Tulloch & Tina Pittman-Wagers
14:00-15:00pm Balancing work, family, life post-SCAD

Social media & web supports with SCAD

Psychosocial support after SCAD

Chest Pain after SCAD/MINOCA/INOCA: Chair – Tara Sedlak & Nandita Scott
15:00-16:00pm Chronic chest pains and impact on work, family, life

When should testing be done, and which tests?

How to manage chest pain post-SCAD/MINOCA

VanSCAD2024 5K Run/Walk Fundraising Event Sep 6/2024 5:00-6:30pm (Falsecreek)

 

Saturday Sep 7/2024: VanSCAD Conference
7:30-8:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcome & Opening Remarks (Saw)
SCAD Epidemiology & Predisposition: Chair – Saw
8:10-8:20am SCAD challenging case #1 (Eckstein)
8:20-8:30am Time travel through history & epidemiology of SCAD (Luu)
8:30-8:40am What is the link between FMD and SCAD? (Gornik)
8:40-9:00pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Eckstein, Gornik, Ganesh, Grewal
9:00-9:10am Other connective tissue diseases and cause of SCAD (Ganesh)
9:10-9:20am Relationship between pregnancy & SCAD (Grewal)
9:20-9:40am Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Eckstein, Gornik, Ganesh, Grewal
9:40-10:00am Coffee Break
SCAD Precipitating Causes & Presentation: Chair – Eckstein
10:00-10:10am SCAD challenging case #2 (Toleva)
10:10-10:20am Can systemic inflammatory diseases cause SCAD? (Tweet)
10:20-10:30am Precipitating emotional & physical triggers for SCAD (Tulloch)
10:30-10:50am Panel/Audience Q&A: Eckstein, Toleva, Tweet, Scott, Tulloch, Lavoie
10:50-11:00am What is the link between hormonal therapy & SCAD? (Scott)
11:00-11:10am Acute clinical presentation with SCAD, women vs men? (Lavoie)
11:10-11:30am Panel/Audience Q&A: Eckstein, Toleva, Tweet, Scott, Tulloch, Lavoie
11:30-12:00pm Lunch Break
 SCAD Diagnosis & Investigation: Chair – Lavoie
12:00-12:10pm SCAD challenging case #3 (Scott)
12:10-12:20pm Is coronary angiography the gold standard for SCAD diagnosis? (Saw)
12:20-12:30pm Intracoronary imaging for SCAD: Indications and Risks Associated (Fung)
12:30-12:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Lavoie, Scott, Saw, Fung, Nicolau, Tweet, Ganesh
12:50-1:00pm How and when to use CTA to diagnose SCAD (Nicolau)
1:00-1:10pm Screening for FMD & vascular disorders after SCAD (Tweet)
1:10-1:20pm Genetics of SCAD, who & what to investigate? (Ganesh)
1:20-1:40pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Hayes, Toleva, Saw, Fung, Nicolau, Tweet, Ganesh
1:40-2:00pm Coffee Break
SCAD Acute Management: Chair – Scott
2:00-2:10pm SCAD challenging case #4 (Schampaert)
2:10-2:20pm Medical management with SCAD (Madan)
2:20-2:30pm Indications for PCI and strategies (Tremmel)
2:30-2:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Tremmel, Madan, Skarsgard, Andrade, Eckstein
2:50-3:00pm Indications for CABG and strategies (Skarsgard)
3:00-3:10pm How to manage VT/VF after SCAD (Andrade)
3:10-3:20pm How to manage shock in SCAD patients (Eckstein)
3:20-3:40pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Tremmel, Madan, Skarsgard, Andrade, Eckstein
3:40-4:00pm Coffee Break
SCAD: Long-term Management: Chair – Tremmel
4:00-4:10pm In-hospital & long-term outcomes post-SCAD (Yang)
4:10-4:20pm Chest pain after SCAD, how/when to investigate (Sedlak)
4:20-4:30pm Exercise rehabilitation and physical activities post-SCAD (Birnie)
4:30-4:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Tremmel, Yang, Sedlak, Birnie, Tulloch, Blankenberg
4:50-5:00pm Psychosocial issues, challenges and needs post-SCAD (Tulloch)
5:00-5:10pm Role of antiplatelet therapy post-SCAD (APT-SCAD) (Blankenberg)
5:10-5:30pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Tremmel, Yang, Sedlak, Birnie, Tulloch, Blankenberg
5:30-5:35pm Day 1 Wrap-Up: Saw

 

Sunday Sep 8/2024: Non-Obstructive CAD Conference
7:30am-8:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcome & Opening Remarks (Sedlak)
MINOCA Epidemiology & Guidelines: Chair – Sedlak
8:10-8:20am MINOCA case presentation #1 (Chai)
8:20-8:30am MINOCA prevalence and associated outcomes (Paquin)
8:30-8:40am What are the different causes of MINOCA? (Scott)
8:40-9:00pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Chai, Paquin, Scott, Blair, Pacheco, Reynolds
9:00-9:10am MINOCA AHA 2019 Scientific Statement (Blair)
9:10-9:20am MINOCA CCS 2024 & ESC 2023 Updates (Pacheco)
9:20-9:30am What have we learnt from HARP? (Reynolds)
9:30-9:50am Panel/Audience Q&A: Chai, Paquin, Scott, Blair, Pacheco, Reynolds
9:50-10:00am Coffee Break
MINOCA Diagnosis & Management: Chair – Schampaert
10:00-10:10am MINOCA case presentation #2 (Paquin)
10:10-10:20am Diagnosis of MINOCA on coronary angiography (Toleva)
10:20-10:30am When to perform intracoronary imaging & findings (Schampaert)
10:30-10:50am Panel/Audience Q&A: Schampaert, Paquin, Toleva, Luu, Reynolds
10:50-11:00am Non-invasive imaging for MINOCA: Which modality & when? (Luu)
11:00-11:10am How should we treat MINOCA? (Reynolds)
11:10-11:30am Panel/Audience Q&A: Schampaert, Paquin, Toleva, Luu, Reynolds
11:30-12:00pm Lunch Break
INOCA Epidemiology & Pathophysiology: Chair – Toleva
12:00-12:10pm INOCA case presentation #1 (Lavoie)
12:10-12:20pm INOCA prevalence and associated outcomes (Yang)
12:20-12:30pm What are the different causes of INOCA? (Eckstein)
12:30-12:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Toleva, Lavoie, Yang, Eckstein, Blair, Pacheco, Sedlak
12:50-1:00pm INOCA case presentation #2 (Blair)
1:00-1:10pm What are the guidelines recommendations for INOCA? (Pacheco)
1:10-1:20pm Role of women’s heart clinic for INOCA/MINOCA (Sedlak)
1:20-1:40pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Toleva, Lavoie, Yang, Eckstein, Blair, Pacheco, Sedlak
1:40-2:00pm Coffee Break
INOCA Deep Dive into Causes: Chair – Miner
2:00-2:10pm Deep dive into coronary microvascular dysfunction (Lavoie)
2:10-2:20pm Non-coronary microvascular dysfunction (HFpEF, HCM, amyloid) (Blair)
2:20-2:30pm Deep dive into epicardial & microvascular spasm (Toleva)
2:30-2:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Miner, Lavoie, Blair, Toleva, Tremmel, Theberge, Luu
2:50-3:00pm Deep dive into myocardial bridging (Tremmel)
3:00-3:10pm INOCA novel risk factors (Theberge)
3:10-3:20pm Non-invasive imaging for INOCA (Luu)
3:20-3:40pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Miner, Lavoie, Blair, Toleva, Tremmel, Theberge, Luu
3:40-4:00pm Coffee Break
INOCA Diagnosis & Management: Chair – Schampaert
4:00-4:10pm Invasive testing: angiography & functional testing step-by-step (Miner)
4:10-4:20pm CFR & IMR: what do the values mean? Discordant findings? (Toleva)
4:20-4:30pm Dispelling myths for invasive test: tolerability, safety/risks (Tremmel)
4:30-4:50pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Schampaert, Miner, Toleva, Tremmel, Paquin, Chai
4:50-5:00pm Treatment of INOCA, novel therapies (Paquin)
5:00-5:10pm Canadian CMD Registry: preliminary results (Chai)
5:10-5:20pm North American Collaboration: invasive imaging approach (Miner)
5:20-5:40pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Schampaert, Miner, Toleva, Tremmel, Paquin, Chai
5:40-5:45pm Day 2 Wrap-Up: Saw

 

 

Agenda for 2023

Saturday May 6/2023:
1:00pm-2:00pm Registration & Lunch
2:00-2:05pm Welcome & Opening Remarks (Saw)
Introduction & Overview of Heart Disease in Women: Chair – Saw
2:05-2:20pm Keynote: Spectrum of heart disease in women (Gulati)
2:20-2:35pm Keynote: What have we learnt from MI histopathology in women (Virmani)
2:35-2:45pm Overview of COVID-19 impact on MI outcomes (Henry)
2:45-2:55pm Causes of MINOCA & investigation algorithm (Sedlak)
2:55-3:05pm Causes of INOCA, investigation & management (Toleva)
3:05-3:25pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Gulati, Virmani, Henry, Sedlak, Toleva
SCAD: Epidemiology & Predisposing Causes: Chair – Gulati
3:25-3:35pm History and epidemiology of SCAD (Mulvagh)
3:35-3:45pm Update on the genetic basis of SCAD (Ganesh)
3:45-3:55pm Rapid fire overview and update of FMD (Kim)
3:55-4:05pm Link between FMD and SCAD (Kim)
4:05-4:15pm Link between hereditary connective tissue disorders & SCAD (Ganesh)
4:15-4:25pm Link between pregnancy & SCAD (Wood)
4:25-4:45pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Gulati, Mulvagh, Ganesh, Kim, Wood, Virmani
4:45-4:55pm Coffee Break
SCAD: How Do Patients Present? Chair – Wood
4:55-5:05pm Emotional stress as a trigger for SCAD (Tulloch)
5:05-5:15pm Physical activity as a trigger for SCAD (Yang)
5:15-5:25pm Other triggers like sneezing, retching, hormones, cocaine? (Tremmel)
5:25-5:35pm Clinical presentation with SCAD, women vs men? (Lavoie)
5:35-5:45pm Is there a link between inflammation & SCAD? (Scott)
5:45-5:55pm Acute hospital presentation with SCAD (Chou)
5:55-6:15pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Wood, Tulloch, Tremmel, Lavoie, Aymong, Chou, Scott
Challenging SCAD Cases Session 1: Chair – Lavoie & Asgar (5min case, 5min discussion) (Session for medical professionals only)
6:15-6:25pm Challenging case #1 (Toleva)
6:25-6:35pm Challenging case #2 (Wood)
6:35-6:45pm Challenging case #3 (Madan)
6:45-6:50pm Day 1 Wrap-Up: Saw

 

Saturday Afternoon Patient Break-out Sessions: Q&A Discussions

Saturday May 6/2023
Genetics in Families with SCAD: Chair – Santhi Ganesh & Jungin Choi
4:30-5:30pm Genetic basis of SCAD

Families with SCAD

Available genetic studies

Cardiac Rehabilitation after SCAD: Chair – Taira Birnie (VGH SCAD Rehab) & Cathevine Yang
5:30-6:30pm When can you start exercising post-SCAD?

What exercises can you be involved with post-SCAD?

What activities should you avoid post-SCAD?

 

Sunday May 7/2023
6:30-7:00am Breakfast & registration
Challenging SCAD Cases Session 2: Chair – Asgar & Toleva (5min case, 5min discussion)
(Session for medical professionals only)
7:00-7:10am Challenging case #4 (Henry)
7:10-7:20am Challenging case #5 (Lavoie)
7:20-7:30am Challenging case #6 (Tremmel)
SCAD: Diagnosis & Acute SCAD Management: Chair – Virmani
7:30-7:40am Diagnosis of SCAD on coronary angiography (Saw)
7:40-7:50am When, which, and how to use intracoronary imaging for SCAD (Fung)
7:50-8:00am Diagnosis and follow-up of SCAD on cardiac CT (Nicolaou)
8:00-8:10am Management decisions with SCAD: conservative vs invasive (Madan)
8:10-8:20am PCI strategies with SCAD (Saw)
8:20-8:30am CABG strategy with SCAD (Skarsgard)
8:30-8:40am Cardiogenic shock & use of mechanical support with SCAD (Asgar)
8:40-9:00am Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Virmani, Fung, Nicolaou, Madan, Skarsgard, Asgar, Henry
9:00-9:20am COFFEE BREAK
SCAD: Long-term Management: Chair – Henry
9:20-9:30am What are the risks of pregnancy after a SCAD event? (Scott)
9:30-9:40am Screening for FMD & vascular disorders after SCAD (Kim)
9:40-9:50am Which SCAD patients should undergo clinical genetic screening? (Ganesh)
9:50-10:00am In-hospital & long-term outcomes post-SCAD (Lavoie)
10:00-10:10am Medical management of SCAD patients (Ramanathan)
10:10-10:30am Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Henry, Lavoie, Ramanathan, Ganesh, Kim
Controversies in SCAD Management: Chair – Madan
10:30-10:40am Left main SCAD, how should we manage? (Henry)
10:40-10:50am Role of hormonal replacement therapy post-SCAD? (Tremmel)
10:50-11:00am Recurrent chest pains post-SCAD & how to investigate/manage (Sedlak)
11:00-11:10am  Cardiac arrest presentation with SCAD, when is ICD required? (Andrade)
11:10-11:30pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Madan, Andrade, Sedlak, Olin, Tremmel, Toleva
11:30-12:00pm LUNCH BREAK
Improving healthcare delivery for SCAD patients: Chair – Tremmel
12:00-12:15pm How should general/nurse practitioners manage SCAD patients after discharge, before they are seen by specialists? (Madan)
12:15-12:30pm Strategies to raise awareness to mitigate SCAD underdiagnosis (Mulvagh)
12:30-12:40pm How to test for microvascular dysfunction post-SCAD (Toleva)
12:40-12:50pm Exercise rehabilitation and physical activities post-SCAD (Birnie)
12:50-1:10pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Tremmel, Andrade, Madan, Mulvagh, Toleva
Life After SCAD & Patient Perspectives: Chair – Mulvagh
1:10-1:25pm Depression, migraines & anxiety in patients with SCAD (Pittman-Wagers)
1:25-1:40pm Psychosocial issues, challenges and needs post-SCAD (Tulloch)
1:40-1:55pm Patient experience #1
1:55-2:10pm Patient experience #2
2:10-2:25pm Patient experience #3
2:25-2:45pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Mulvagh, Pittman-Wagers, Tulloch, Madan, Lavoie, Toleva
2:45-3:00pm Conference Wrap-Up & Meeting Adjourn: Saw

 

Sunday Morning Patient Break-out Sessions: Q&A Discussions

Sunday May 7/2023
Fibromuscular Dysplasia Workshop for Patients: Chair - Pam Mace (FMDSA), Kim & Olin
7:00-7:45am What is FMD?

Link between FMD and SCAD

Living with FMD

Chest Pain After SCAD: Chair – Tara Sedlak & Nandita Scott
8:00-8:45am How often is chest pain post-SCAD?

When should testing be done, and which tests?

How to manage chest pain post-SCAD?

Psychosocial Issues after SCAD: Chair – Heather Tulloch & Pittman-Wagers
9:00-9:45am Balancing work, family, life post-SCAD

Social media & web supports with SCAD

Psychosocial support after SCAD

 

 

Agenda for 2022

Saturday Feb 19/2022:
8:00am-5:00pm Chair/Moderator - Saw
Introduction & Overview of Heart Disease in Women:
8:00-8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks (Saw)
8:05-8:20am Spectrum of heart disease in women (Mehran)
8:20-8:35am How COVID-19 has affected management of MI patients (Henry)
8:35-8:50am Causes of MINOCA & investigation algorithm (Wei)
8:50-9:05am Causes of INOCA, investigation & management (Smilowitz)
9:05-9:20am What have we learnt from histopathology of MI in women (Virmani)
9:20-9:50am Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Henry, Wei, Smilowitz, Virmani, Wood, Adlam
SCAD: Epidemiology & Predisposing Causes
9:50-9:55am My most memorable SCAD case (Adlam)
9:55-10:07am Epidemiology of SCAD (Hayes)
10:07-10:19am Epidemiology of FMD & link with SCAD (Olin)
10:19-10:31am Link between hereditary connective tissue disorders & SCAD (Lindsay)
10:31-10:43am Relationship between pregnancy & SCAD (Wood)
10:43-10:55am Relationship between systemic inflammatory diseases & SCAD (Tweet)
10:55-11:07am Precipitating emotional, physical & hormonal triggers for SCAD (Mulvagh)
11:07-11:37am Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Hayes, Olin, Lindsay, Tweet, Wood, Mulvagh
11:37-12:00pm LUNCH BREAK – case presentations (Sharkey, Madan, Nestelberger)
 SCAD: Diagnosis & Investigation
12:00-12:15pm Genetics of SCAD, when & what to investigate? (Ganesh)
12:15-12:27pm Clinical presentation with SCAD (Samuel)
12:27-12:39pm Angiographic Diagnosis of SCAD (Saw)
12:39-12:51pm Intracoronary imaging with SCAD: indications & findings (Alfonso)
12:51-1:03pm How and when to use CTA to diagnose SCAD (Gohshhajra)
1:03-1:15pm Screening for FMD & vascular disorders after SCAD (Kim)
1:15-1:45pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Ganesh, Sharkey, Alfonso, Gohshhajra, Kim
SCAD: Acute Management
1:45-1:57pm Indications for PCI and strategies (Tremmel)
1:57-2:09pm Indications for CABG and strategies (Skarsgard)
2:09-2:21pm Medical management with SCAD (Zaman)
2:21-2:33pm Chest pain after SCAD, how/when to investigate (Sedlak)
2:33-2:45pm How to manage VT/VF after SCAD (Andrade)
2:45-3:15pm Panel/Audience Q&A: Saw, Tremmel, Skarsgard, Zaman, Madan, Andrade
SCAD: Long-term Management
3:15-3:27pm Long-term outcomes post-SCAD (McAlister)
3:27-3:39pm Exercise rehabilitation and physical activities post-SCAD (Birnie)
3:39-3:51pm Psychosocial issues & management post-SCAD (Pittman-Wagers)
3:51-4:03pm Managing women with heart disease in the COVID era (Gulati)
4:03-4:33pm Faculty/Audience Q&A on future directions on SCAD research & management: Saw, Alfonso, Ganesh, Gulati, Hayes, Henry, Kim, Tremmel, Madan, Mulvagh, Smilowitz, Sharkey, Wood, Zaman
4:33-4:58pm Audience Online Q&A
4:58-5:00pm Conference Wrap-Up & Meeting Adjourn: Saw

 

Agenda for 2021

Saturday Jan 30/2021:
8:00am-4:00pm Chair/Moderator - Saw
SCAD Introduction, Epidemiology, & Associated Predisposing/Precipitating Conditions:
8:00-8:10am Welcome & Opening Remarks (Saw)
8:10-8:20am History & Epidemiology of SCAD (Hayes)
8:20-8:30am Histopathology findings in SCAD patients (Virmani)
8:30-8:40am Link between SCAD & FMD: Deep dive on FMD (Olin)
8:40-8:50am Connective tissue disorders (non-FMD) associated with SCAD (Lindsay)
8:50-9:00am Can systemic inflammatory diseases cause SCAD or are bystander? (Tweet)
9:00-9:10am Relationship between pregnancy and hormonal triggers with SCAD (Mass)
9:10-9:20am Emotional & physical triggers that can precipitate SCAD (Mulvagh)
9:20-9:40am Panel Discussion: Saw, Hayes, Virmani, Olin, Lindsay, Tweet, Mass, Mulvagh
SCAD Clinical Presentation & Diagnosis:
9:40-9:50am Clinical presentation with SCAD: symptoms & hospital features (Alfadhel)
9:50-10:00am Diagnosis of SCAD on angiography (Saw)
10:00-10:10am Intracoronary imaging of SCAD with OCT and IVUS (Alfonso)
10:10-10:20am Diagnosis of SCAD on CTA & MRI (Gohshhajra)
10:20-10:30am Can SCAD present as MINOCA, how to investigate? (Reynolds)
10:30-10:40am Takotsubo syndrome & SCAD, can they co-exist? (Samuel)
10:40-10:50am Can microvascular dysfunction co-exist with SCAD? (Sedlak)
10:50-11:10am Panel Discussion: Saw, Alfadhel, Alfonso, Gohshhajra, Reynolds, Samuel, Sedlak
Management of SCAD:
11:10-11:20am In-hospital management of patients with SCAD (pharmacotherapy; patient selection for conservative vs, revascularization) (Adlam)
11:20-11:30am PCI with SCAD: strategy & outcomes (Henry)
11:30-11:40am CABG for SCAD: indication, strategy & outcomes (Price)
11:40-11:50am Outcomes & management of patients presenting with VT/VF and SCAD (Andrade)
11:50-12:00pm Cardiogenic shock & management in patients with SCAD (Sharkey)
12:00-12:10pm Long-term management of SCAD patients (medications, lifestyle changes, screening investigations) (Tremmel)
12:10-12:20pm Pregnancy-associated SCAD, and risks of pregnancy after SCAD (Wood)
12:20-12:40pm Panel discussion: Saw, Adlam, Henry, Price, Andrade, Sharkey, Tremmel, Wood, Ganesh
SCAD Registries Throughout the Globe:
12:40-12:50pm Canadian SCAD Study: current status & plans (Saw)
12:50-1:00pm Mayo Clinic SCAD Registry: current status & plans (Hayes)
1:00-1:10pm Spanish SCAD Registry: current status & plans (Alfonso)
1:10-1:20pm UK SCAD Registry: current status & plans (Adlam)
1:20-1:30pm French SCAD Registry: current status & plans (Combaret)
1:30-1:40pm New Zealand Registry: current status & plans (Puri)
1:40-1:50pm Australia SCAD Registry: current status & plans (Zaman)
1:50-2:00pm SCAD in Japan & other parts of Asia (Inohara)
2:00-2:20pm Panel discussion: Saw, Hayes, Alfonso, Adlam, Combaret, Puri, Zaman, Inohara
Life after SCAD, and during COVID-19 Pandemic:
2:20-2:30pm How COVID-19 pandemic has affected care of SCAD patients (Henry)
2:30-2:40pm New genetic discoveries with SCAD, and when should genetic studies be done? (Ganesh)
2:40-2:50pm Men with SCAD, are they a rarity and are outcomes different? (McAlister)
2:50-3:00pm Exercise rehabilitation and physical activities post-SCAD (Birnie)
3:00-3:10pm Depression, migraines & anxiety in patients with SCAD (Pittman-Wagers)
3:10-3:20pm Saving women’s hearts after SCAD (Gulati)
3:20-3:40pm Future directions in SCAD research & management panel discussion: Saw, Henry, Ganesh, Hayes, Wood, Tremmel, Adlam, Alfonso, Gulati, Zaman
3:40-4:00pm Audience Online Q & A
4:00-4:05pm Conference Wrap-Up & Meeting Adjourn: Saw

 

 

Agenda for 2019

Friday Aug 30/2019: Main Session (Combined Health Professionals/Patients)
10:00-11:00am Registration & Brunch
SCAD Introduction, Epidemiology & Pathology & Associated Predisposing/Precipitating Conditions: Chair - Saw
11:00-11:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks (Saw)
11:05-11:20am Women and heart disease: Overview of epidemiology & causes (Mulvagh)
11:20-11:35am History & Epidemiology of SCAD (Hayes)
11:35-11:50am Premature CAD in Women (Brunham)
11:50-12:05pm Link between SCAD & FMD: Deep dive on FMD (Inohara)
12:05-12:20pm Other SCAD predisposing arteriopathies: CTD, systemic inflammatory diseases (Wood)
12:20-12:40pm Coffee Break
12:40-12:55pm SCAD predisposing stressors: emotional & physical triggers (Chou)
12:55-1:10pm SCAD and association with pregnancy and hormonal triggers (Tremmel)
1:10-1:25pm Association of SCAD with microvascular dysfunction, Takotsubo syndrome and Vasospasm (Sedlak)
1:25-1:40pm Genetic predisposition with SCAD and link with FMD/CTD (Ganesh)
1:40-2:00pm Panel Discussion: Saw, Mulvagh, Inohara, Wood, Tremmel, Ganesh, Chou, Hayes
2:00-2:20pm Coffee Break
SCAD Clinical Presentation & Diagnosis: Chair - Wood
2:20-2:35pm Clinical symptoms with SCAD: presentation & post-SCAD (Parsa)
2:35-2:50pm SCAD and link with depression, migraines & anxiety (Pittman-Wagers)
2:50-3:05pm Hospital Presentation with SCAD: STEMI/NSTEMI, VF/VT, cardiogenic shock, SCD (Toleva)
3:05-3:20pm Diagnosis of SCAD on angiography (Saw)
3:20-3:35pm Diagnosis of SCAD on CTA & MRI (Gohshhajra)
3:35-3:50pm Intracoronary imaging of SCAD: OCT/IVUS, when to use, how to interpret, risks (Fung)
3:50-4:10pm Panel Discussion: Wood, Pittman-Wager, Toleva, Gohshhajra, Fung, Saw
4:10-4:30pm Coffee break
Management of SCAD: Chair - Tremmel
4:30-4:45pm Medical therapy for SCAD: in-hospital & long-term (Wong)
4:45-5:00pm Acute Management with SCAD: when to choose conservative therapy versus revascularization (Tremmel)
5:00-5:15pm PCI with SCAD: strategy & outcomes (Saw)
5:15-5:30pm CABG for SCAD: indication, strategy & outcomes (Price)
5:30-5:45pm Management of SCAD patients with cardiogenic shock (hemodynamic support) (D.Kim)
5:45-6:00pm Role of CTO techniques for SCAD PCI? (Rinfret)
6:00-6:15pm Management of SCAD patients with VT/VF & when to consider ICD? (Bennett)
6:15-6:35pm Panel discussion: Tremmel, Rinfret, Saw, Price, Fung, Bennett, D.Kim, Toleva
6:35-6:40pm Wrap-up day 1: Saw
7:00-10:00pm Faculty dinner in Yaletown (transportation from VGH)

 

Saturday Aug31/2019
7:00-8:00am Breakfast & registration
Health Professionals Only Session
Challenging SCAD Case Session: “Share Your Experience”: Chair - Saw
7:40-7:50am My worst SCAD case: #1 (Tremmel)
7:50-8:00am My worst SCAD case: #2 (Wood)
8:00-8:10am My worst SCAD case: #3 (Rinfret)
8:10-8:20am My worst SCAD case: #4 (Toleva)
8:20-8:30am My worst SCAD case: #5 (Gohshhajra)
8:30-8:40am My worst SCAD case: #6 (D.Kim)
8:40-8:50am My worst SCAD case: #7 (Hayes)
8:50-9:00am My worst SCAD case: #8 (Parsa/Aymong)
9:00-9:20am Panel discussion and best case selection: Saw, Tremmel, Toleva, Wood, Rinfret, Gohshhajra, D.Kim, Hayes
9:20-9:40am Coffee break
 
Combined Heath Professionals & Patients/Family Session
Post-SCAD Long-term Management: Chair - Mulvagh
9:40-9:55am Vancouver SCAD & Cardiac Rehab Program (Starovoytov & Birnie)
9:55-10:10am iSCAD Registry: current status & future plans (Wood)
10:10-10:25am Mayo Clinic SCAD Registry: how it started, current status & future plans (Hayes)
10:25-10:40am In-hospital and Long-term Outcomes with SCAD (Toleva)
10:40-10:55am Indications for genetic screening after SCAD (Ganesh)
10:55-11:10am Cardiac Rehab & Exercises Post-SCAD (Alipour)
11:10-11:25am Imaging & investigation for predisposing arteriopathies (Gohshhajra)
11:25-11:40am Coffee break
Patient Experience & Call for Action: Chair - Hayes
11:40-11:55am Pregnancy-associated SCAD, and risks of pregnancy after SCAD (Wood)
11:55-12:10pm Psychosocial considerations after SCAD (Pittman-Wagers)
12:10-12:20pm Patient experience #1 (Leon)
12:20-12:30pm Patient experience #2
12:30-12:40pm Patient experience #3
12:40-12:55pm Strategies to raise awareness for SCAD (Mulvagh)
12:55-1:15pm Panel & Audience discussion: Saw, Wood, Pittman-Wagers, Mace, Toleva, Mulvagh, Birnie, Hayes, Starovoytov
1:15-1:20pm Conference Wrap-Up & Meeting Adjourn: Saw

 

Saturday Aug31/2019: Patient Breakout Interactive Sessions
Cardiac Rehabilitation after SCAD: Moderators - Taira Birnie (VGH SCAD Rehab), Alipour
7:30-8:25am When can you start exercising post-SCAD?

What exercises can you be involved with post-SCAD?

What activities should you avoid post-SCAD?

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Workshop for Patients: Moderators - Mace (FMDSA), Inohara
8:25-9:20am What is FMD?

Link between FMD and SCAD

Living with FMD

9:20-9:40am Coffee break
Genetics of SCAD Workshop: Moderators – Ganesh, Starovoytov
9:40-10:35am What is known about genetics of SCAD

Is there a need to do genetics screening for everyone with SCAD?

Opportunity for genetic samples collection for families with SCAD

Psychosocial Support after SCAD: Moderators - Leon (SCAD Alliance), Wood, Pittman-Wagers
10:35-11:30am Life after SCAD: Balancing work, family, life post-SCAD

Social media & web supports with SCAD

Psychosocial support after SCAD

 

 

Saturday Aug 31, 2019: 5k run/walk 2:30-4:30pm (Jericho beach, Vancouver)