Fourth Annual Emergency Cardiology Symposium
Winning at Failure! Modern Management of Acute Heart Failure
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Baltimore, MD 
Proudly presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Registration now open! 

Program Agenda for the Fourth Annual Emergency Cardiology Symposium
Winning at Failure! Managing Patients with Acute Heart Failure
7:45 - 8 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
Amal Mattu, MD
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Managing the Sick Heart Failure Patient in the ED
Al Sacchetti, MD
8:35 - 9:05 a.m.
Dispo Dilemmas in Acute Heart Failure
Semhar Tewelde, MD
9:10 - 9:40 a.m.
The Challenge of Managing Hypotensive Heart Failure
Peter DeBlieux, MD
9:40 - 10 a.m.
10:05 - 10:35 a.m.  
Managing the Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension 
and Right Heart Failure in the ED
Susan Wilcox, MD
10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
Understanding and Managing LVAD Complications
in the ED
Anand Gopalsami, MD
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Managing Patients with Heart Transplants in the ED
Samantha Wood, MD
11:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion 
All Speakers

Symposium Director

Amal Mattu, MD
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Vice Chairman, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland 
Amal Mattu, MD has had a passion for teaching and writing about emergency cardiology since he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, including eight focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography. He has also served as primary Guest Editor for Cardiology Clinics three times. He lectures nationally and internationally on emergency cardiology topics and has helped to create conferences focused on this area. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
2019 Symposium Speakers
Coming soon!


Click here to see a recording of the Third Annual Emergency Cardiology Symposium: Cardiac Conundrums in EM

Course Information from the 2018 Emergency Cardiology Symposium
The following is a list of the 2018 Emergency Cardiology Symposium presentations:
  • LBBB and Chest Pain in AMI...What Should I Do? by Dr. William Brady
  • Wonder Women: Exploring the Gender Gap in ACS by Dr. Susanne DeMeester
  • "Un-Break My Heart": 2018 NSTEMI Updates by Dr. Tarlan Hedayati
  • The Crashing Cardiac Kid by Dr. Mimi Lu
  • Diuretics in AHF: The Dark Side of the Force? by Dr. Peter Pang
  • The Evidence For and Against Epinephrine in CPR by Dr. Corey Slovis

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Baltimore Information
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland with a population over 775,000, is situated in the northern part of the state on the Patapsco River estuary, an arm of Chesapeake Bay. Major attractions in the city include the national Aquarium, Camden Yards, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Maryland Science Center, the Babe Ruth Museum, and the Fort McHenry National Monument.
Most visitors to Baltimore choose to tour the city in a car, although parking downtown can be rather expensive. As an alternative, you can utilize the city's light rail system or hail one of the many taxis scattered throughout the city.
Train service from Baltimore Washington International airport and Dulles International airport is available via the MARC train system. For more information, visit the Maryland Transportation Administration website or

For more information, please contact:
Doreen Lucadamo, CMP
Conference Coordinator