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Health Equity


Cannabis use is an emerging topic in healthcare, but what does the literature say? What do we know about recreational marijuana use across different populations and the implications of this on the utility of medical marijuana for African American individuals? This session Dr. Gregory Hall will give an overview of cannabis products both recreational and pharmaceutical as well as the role of “medical marijuana”.

Gregory L. Hall, MD

Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Director, Center for African American Health, Research, Education & Policy, Cleveland, OH

1:05–1:30pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

The Interplay Between Optimizing Heart Failure Management and Delivering Quality Care


The clinical course of heart failure is punctuated by multiple episodes of hospitalization,1-3 leading to poor outcomes and high and escalating costs. This highlights the need to reimagine how heart failure care is delivered. In this episode, featuring Dr. Nihar Desai of the Yale School of Medicine, we will explore the interplay between implementing quality improvement initiatives, specifically value-based care models, and optimizing heart failure care. 

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 

1:35–1:55pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

Heart Failure Hospitalization: Moving Beyond Symptomatic Management to Optimized Care


Although heart failure contributes to millions of hospitalizations in the United States each year that significantly impact patient prognosis, treatment is often focused on managing symptoms rather than on optimizing therapy.1,2 In this episode, featuring cardiologist Dr Javed Butler of the University of Mississippi, we will discuss best practices for navigating a heart failure hospitalization, including assessment of the patient’s clinical trajectory and optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy.  

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation