AACIO Dinner Meet Spring 2010

Ventanas, located on the Roof Top of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 275 Baker Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313.
Phone: (404) 766-3867

14 Mar 2010
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

AACIO Dinner Meeting was organized jointly with North American Section, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences
& Georgia Association of Physicians from India (GAPI)

6:00 – 10:00 pm
6:00 – 6:45 pm Registration and Reception

Scientific Program
6:45 – 8:00 pm Scientific Program.
Chairpersons: Drs. Debasish Roychoudhury, Navin C. Nanda, Suneet Mittal and Naresh Parikh.

6:45 – 7:05 pm Approach to the patient with syncope: The role of implantable loop recorders
– Sanjiv M. Narayan, M.D., Ph.D.

7:05 – 7:20 pm Hyponatremia in heart failure: Scope of the problem
- Alpesh N. Amin, M.D.

7:20 – 7:35 pm Hyponatremia in heart failure: Management strategies
– Srinivas Murali, M.D.

7:35 – 7:55 pm Current status of anti-platelet therapy and its complications in patients with acute coronary syndromes

– Sanjay Kaul, M.D.

7:55 – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience.

Kul Aggarwal, M.D., Suneet Mittal, M.D., Hanumanth Reddy, M.D., Rakesh Sharma,M.D., Vibhuti Singh, M.D.

8:00 – 8:20 pm Young Investigator Presentations and Awards

8:20 – 8:30 pm AACIO Honoree Presentation

8:30 pm Dinner (Indian Cuisine)


Navin C. Nanda, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laborato¬ries, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.  Director, Echocardiography Laboratories, The Kirklin Clinic, Univ. of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama

Debasish Roychoudhury, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ., New York, New York
Kul Aggarwal, MD,  Professor of Clinical Medicine, Univ. of Missouri and Chief, Cardiology Section, Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri 

Alpesh N. Amin, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine and Director, Hospitalists Program, Univ. of California at Irvine, Irvine, California

Sanjay Kaul, MD, Professor, Geffen School of Medicine, Univ. of California Los Angeles and Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program and Director, Vascular Physiology & Thrombosis Research Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Suneet Mittal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons and Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, The Al-Sabah Arrhythmia Institute, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Srinivas Murali, MD, Professor of Medicine, Drexel Univ. College of Medicine, and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Medical Director, The Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director EP Program Univ. of California San Diego and Director, EP Program VA Medical Center, San Diego, California

Naresh Parikh, MD,  Cardiologist, Georgia Clinic, PC and Chairman, Georgia MD, PC, Norcross and Duluth, Georgia

Hanumanth K.  Reddy, MD,  Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rakesh Sharma, MD,  Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Medical Center of South Arkansas, Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, El Dorado, Arkansas

Vibhuti Singh, MD
,  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Univ. of South Florida College of Medicine and Director, Div. of Cardiology, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida and Past President, Florida Asso. of Physicians from India

We would like to acknowledge support from Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc. and Boehringer-Ingelheim US.