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Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium to be held Jan. 16-17, 2020

University of Utah Health

The 8th Annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will be held on January 16-17, 2020, at the University of Utah Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House in Salt Lake City, Utah. See the symposium website for the full agenda and registration.

The 2020 symposium will host thought leaders and noted speakers in the field of cardiac recovery to discuss ground-breaking research in the clinical, translational and basic sciences.

Keynote speakers:

Douglas Mann, MD, Barnes Jewish Hospital - "Myocardial Remission: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?"

Elizabeth Hale Hammond, MD, Intermountain Health Care - "The Impact of Dogmas in Medicine: The Case of Antibody-Mediated Rejection"

JANUARY 16, 2020


  • Clinical innovation
  • Translational innovation
  • Innovation in myocardial recovery: Bench to bedside
  • Innovation in myocardial recovery: Mechanical circulatory support

"How To" practical discussions:

  • Treatment during LVAD support
  • Myocardial recovery: Ventricular Assist Device explantation versus decommissioning
  • Patient-centered decision making and PRO in patients with "Recovered-EF": provider and patient perspectives

JANUARY 17, 2020


  • Featured oral presentations of best abstracts
  • Invited theme: Cardiorenal, end organs, systemic milieu and myocardial recovery
  • The myocardial recovery field in the fidst of a percutaneous revolution in valve therapy
  • Myocardial and patient recovery from cardiogenic shock: Unmet needs record-field

The 2019 symposium attracted over 600 attendees from across the country and even more are expected in 2020. Join us for this unparalleled opportunity to learn from leading experts and network with cardiac recovery practitioners including cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, ER physicians, nurses, pharmacists and research scientists.


About University of Utah Health

University of Utah Health is the state's only academic health care system, providing leading-edge and compassionate medicine for a referral area that encompasses 10% of the U.S., including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health touts a $373 million research enterprise and trains the majority of Utah's physicians, including more than 1,250 health care providers each year at its Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and four hospitals - University Hospital; University Neuropsychiatric Institute; Huntsman Cancer Hospital; and the University Orthopaedic Center. For ten straight years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 U.S. academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, including reaching No. 1 in 2010 and 2016.

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