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Agenda VAD Symposium 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

8 a.m.

Welcome & Announcements

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C


8:05 a.m.

When to Refer a Heart Failure Patient for VAD Therapy

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C


8:20 a.m.

VAD 101: HeartMate 3 Device Basics

Melissa Barnes, MBA, BSN, RN


8:40 a.m.

VAD 101: HVAD Device Basics

Maggie Mendenhall, RN


9 a.m.

Everyday VAD Patient Management

Katherine McFarland, RN, BN


9:30 a.m.

When Things Go Wrong: Complications and Emergency Management 

Allison Smith, RN, MSN, CCRN


10 a.m.



10:15 a.m.

Special Considerations: Cardiac Rehab

Chris Moline-Messick, BSN


10:30 a.m.

Special Considerations: End of Life 

Suzan Lerum, RN


10:45 a.m.

Real Life: Patients in the Community

Monica Smith, RN, BSN


11 a.m.

Q&A with VAD Coordinators

Speakers: Katherine McFarland, RN, BSN, Maggie Mendenhall, RN, Susan Lerum, RN

Moderator: Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C


11:25 a.m.

Patient & Caregiver Panel

Moderator: Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C