Agenda VAD Symposium 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

8 a.m.

Welcome & Announcements

Nicole Romeo, PA-C

8:05 a.m.

Who is a VAD Candidate?

Katherine McFarland, RN

8:20 a.m.

VAD 101: HeartMate II, 3 and HVAD Device Basics

Nicole Romeo, PA-C

9 a.m.

Everyday VAD Patient Management

Katherine McFarland, RN

9:20 a.m.

Troubleshooting: Most Common Complications

Rebecca Waldhaus, RN       

9:40 a.m.

Real Life: Patients in the Community

Amanda Austin, RN

10 a.m.


10:10 a.m.

Emergency Management of the VAD Patient

Amy Funari, NP

10:30 a.m.

Social Workers Perspectives on VAD Therapy

Frances Ber, LMFT          

10:50 a.m.

Special Consideration: End of Life Discussions

Torrey Pless, NP

11 a.m.

Future of VAD Therapy: What’s in the Pipeline?

Nicole Romeo, PA-C       

11:20 a.m.         

Patient & Caregiver Panel

Moderator: Nicole Romeo PA-C




** All times are Pacific Time

** Topics, times and speakers are subject to change