Hearts in Sonoma- UCSF Update on Heart Failure Therapies

Sept 19-21, 2024
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma, CA
Course# MDM25A04


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September 19 - 21, 2024
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa • Sonoma, CA
Course# MDM25A04 - Department: Cardiology


Registration Fees

Early Bird Before 07/01/2024
Physicians $500.00
Advanced Health Professionals $300.00
Residents/Fellows $200.00

Regular Fee After 07/01/2024
Physicians $550.00
Advanced Health Professionals $350.00
Residents/Fellows $250.00

On Site Fee
Physicians $550.00
Advanced Health Professionals $350.00
Residents/Fellows $250.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before Sept 18, 2024 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



Heart failure affects approximately six million Americans and is the most common diagnosis for acute hospitalization in patients over sixty-five years of age, with numbers increasing dramatically over the coming decades. UCSF Update on Heart Failure Therapies will feature up-to-date presentations on the evaluation and treatment of heart failure from initial diagnosis to advanced therapies. This conference will cover the success of guideline directed care, remote monitoring in the treatment and management of chronic heart failure, new approaches and innovations in the areas of cardiogenic shock, acute and long term mechanical circulatory support devices, heart transplantation, novel valvular heart disease therapeutics, genetic cardiomyopathies, cardiac amyloidosis and management of right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. A comprehensive advanced heart failure program can integrate treatment advances into a comprehensive patient-centered heart failure management program.

Target Audience
This course is designed for practicing internists, cardiologists, family practitioners, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, and all other healthcare professionals taking care of heart failure patients.


  • Describe the latest guideline updates in the treatment and management of heart failure (HF), including optimization of drug therapy, remote monitoring, and novel clinical interventions and clinical trials;
  • Describe current approaches for the management of cardiogenic shock and the use of acute mechanical circulatory support devices in these patients.  Highlight the importance of partnership with a quaternary cardiogenic shock team to facilitate rapid transfer of the patient in refractory cardiogenic shock;
  • Describe the use of long term durable LVADs in patients with advanced heart failure, our minimally invasive surgical implant techniques and the UCSF shared care programs with community cardiologists and co-management of patients;
  • Describe the latest innovations in heart transplant care, including novel approaches for organ acquisition, preservation, and procurement, dual organ transplantation, and expanded donor criteria leading to increased donor pool and decreased waiting times;
  • Review management of pulmonary hypertension in advanced heart failure: challenges and successes;
  • Illustrate the burden of cardiac arrythmias in the care of the advanced heart failure patient and successful interventions and management with our electrophysiology partners;
  • Discuss therapies and review new era drugs and strategies for the management of cardiac amyloidosis;
  • Review new cutting edge percutaneous approaches to treatment and management of concomitant heart failure and valvular heart disease;
  • Discuss the comprehensive multidisciplinary care and services available to manage complex cardiac patients through the evolution of their disease pre and post advanced cardiac intervention, and UCSF’s commitment to linking with community physicians.


In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Course Outline

Coming soon!



Course Chairs

Liviu Klein, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine; Director,
UCSF Advanced Heart Failure
Comprehensive Care Center

Jason W. Smith, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery;
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and
Mechanical Circulatory Support

Nimaljeet Tarango, NP, MS
Nurse Practitioner; Associate Director,
UCSF Advanced Heart Failure
Comprehensive Care Center




UCSF Faculty

Coming soon!



Travel & Lodging

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma CA 95476
Hotel Phone: 707-938-9000 / Reservations: 707-938-1000
Rates:  $489 Fairmont Rooms; $589 Deluxe Rooms
Cutoff Date: August 19, 2024

For reservations, guest should call the reservations department at 707-938-1000 or the global reservations team at 1-800-257-7544 and identify yourself as an attendee with the UCSF Heart and Vascular group over September 19 - 21, 2024.

Reserve your room online here

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UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees. Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)
Code ZPSR573928



Exhibit Fee: $3,000
Email Contact for Exhibits  For more information to exhibit, please contact Dawn Bohlmann at [email protected]

Pay Fee via Credit Card

Exhibit Description

Exhibitors receive the following benefits:

  1. 6’ x 30” tabletop exhibit at UCSF assigned location,  
  2. Standard acknowledgement from the podium
  3. Acknowledgement in the course syllabus materials distributed to each registrant
  4. 2 exhibitors/representatives per table top (additional representatives at $750 per person) 
  5. Copy of the digital course syllabus materials 

Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)

Thursday 09/19/24
12:00-1:00 PM Registration/ Exhibit Hall
3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Friday 09/20/24
7:00- 8:00 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9:45- 10:00 AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
11:10-11:25 AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
3:15-3:30 PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Saturday 09/21/24
7:00- 8:00 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9:45- 10:00 AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall