Friday, March 9, 2018 | Virtual Event

The Next Moonshot?: An Atlantic Exchange On Heart Disease

According to the CDC, more than 28 million Americans are living with heart disease, the leading killer of both men and women in the country. While individuals can lower their risk for heart disease through healthy diet and exercise, medical innovation might drastically reduce the scourge of heart disease in the United States. But, where is the national urgency in addressing this crisis?

What are the demographic, economic and medical barriers to reducing heart disease? How can technology, like biometric monitoring and genetic testing, promise tangible results in improving heart health? What’s the heart health moonshot for the decade ahead? And what can individual cardiologists do to spark change in their own hospitals or practices?

The Atlantic assembled the leading voices on heart health in Orlando, FL for an Atlantic Exchange that questioned the status quo and looked toward the future of this critical field.

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    Friday, March 9

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    05:00 PM

    Welcome

    Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
    John Tsai, Senior Vice President, Global Medical and Chief Medical Officer, Amgen*

    05:05 PM

    The Next Moonshot? An Atlantic Exchange on Heart Disease

    Speakers

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      John Gordon Harold

      Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute

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      Olga Khazan

      Staff writer, The Atlantic

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      Ajay Kirtane

      Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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      Jennifer Robinson

      Director, Preventive Intervention Center, College of Public Health and Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa

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      Donnette Smith

      President, Mended Hearts

    05:55 PM

    Closing Thoughts

    Emily Akhtarzandi, AtlanticLIVE

    Event Details

    Orlando, FL

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    04:30 PM EST

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