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Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference
Date:9/26/2007

Marbn came to Cedars-Sinai to serve as the first director of the Heart Institute, which integrates and oversees the development of programs in cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac imaging and other areas. He has received funding to support three clinical studies reintroducing cardiac stem cells into heart patients, with first enrollment anticipated early next year.

Additional keynote speakers will include Dr. Jack Lewin, CEO American College of Cardiology, who will speak on healthcare reform.

Program directors for Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease include: Gregory P. Fontana, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon and vice chairman of Surgery; Raj Makkar, M.D., cardiologist and director, Interventional Cardiology; P.K. Shah, M.D., cardiologist and director of the Division of Cardiology; Alfredo Trento, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon and director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai; and John G. Harold, M.D., FACC, cardiologist and President, California Chapter American College of Cardiology (ACC), ACC Governor for Southern California, and a recent Chief of Staff at Cedars-Sinai.

Sessions on Thursday, Oct. 4, will address coronary artery disease (part 1), mitral valve and carotid artery disease, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, and the future and new techniques. Fridays sessions look at coronary artery disease (part 2), aortic valve disease, congenital heart disease, and surgery and interventional cardiology. Several lectures and/or debates will be presented on each subject.


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