2022 Western PA Cardiogenic Shock Symposium

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 29, 2022

Recorded presentations from the conference are below in five parts. The recordings are not for credit.

Slide presentations are located under the 'Additional Information' section at the bottom of the page.

The AHN Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to offer this exciting educational opportunity highlighting diagnosis and treatment of cardiogenic shock (CS).  Participants will learn from local cardiologists and critical care physicians to diagnose and treat CS earlier, and improve focus, diagnosis, and treatment for CS patients.

Registration is free to attend!

Target Audience

The event is ideal for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, critical care physicians, and perfusionists.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/29/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/29/2022 - 5:00pm EDT

Program agenda

7 a.m. Registration, breakfast, and visit vendors

8 a.m. Welcome address - David M. Lasorda, DO, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

Session 1 – The elephant in the room

8:10 – 8:30 a.m. Defining CS - Manreet K. Kanwar, MD

8:35 – 9 a.m. Acute MI CS - David M. Lasorda, DO, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

9:05 – 9:25 a.m. Acute decompensated HF shock - Matthew M. Lander, MD

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Hemodynamic rounds in CCU - Karthikeyan Ranganathan, MD, and Adnan Khalif, MD

9:45 –10:15 a.m. Break and visit vendors

Session 2 – How to treat shock — medicines or the machines?

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Pharmacology in shock - Chelsea I. Konopka, PharmD, BCCCP

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. IABP in CS — To be (IIb), or not to be - Christopher Link, MD

10:45 – 11 a.m. Safe femoral access - Ramzi F. Khalil, MD

11 – 11:20 a.m. Acute left heart failure in cath lab - Mithun Chakravarthy, MD

11:25 – 11:45 a.m. Management of RV failure, the forgotten ventricle - Hayah Kassis-George, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

Session 3 – Go big or go home

12:45 – 1 p.m. VA ECMO in CS - Tyler VanDyck, MD

1 – 1:45 p.m. VA ECMO simulation - Michael Collins, MD

1:45 – 2:05 p.m. Surgeon’s perspective of CS - Candice Lee, MD

2:10 – 2:30 p.m. Break and visit vendors

Session 4 – Happy hour

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. CS team - Abigail Ferry, MSPAS, PA-C

2:45 – 3 p.m. A bridge to nowhere - Tara Orgon Stamper, DNP, CRNP, CNRN, SCRN

3 – 4 p.m. BYOC — Bring your own cases and witness the shock team in action -

David M. Lasorda, DO, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, Manreet K. Kanwar, MD,

Mithun Chakravarthy, MD, Masaki Tsukashita, MD, and Michael Collins, MD

4 p.m. Closing remarks

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Call 1-800-843-6664 and request the group rate for AHN Western PA Cardiogenic Shock group. 

Guests have until 9/28 or until the block is full to reserve their rooms. 


Valet parking available.  Additional parking in Mellon Square Garage. 

Physicians Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

Allegheny General Hospital has approved this activity for contact hours for non-physicians.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance


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