University of Nebraska Medical Center

State of the Heart: 2nd Annual Heart and Vascular Conference

2024 State of the Heart: 2nd Annual Heart and Vascular Conference

Cardiovascular medicine is a rapidly advancing field with new medical therapies, devices, and procedures emerging. It can be challenging for health care providers to maintain knowledge of said advancements in the various aspects of cardiovascular medicine as well as cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. A myriad of new and novel approaches to the management of this diverse field of medicine include:

  • Diagnosis and Management of Cardiomyopathies 
  • Advanced Heart Failure Therapies 
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Valvular and Structural Heart Disease 
  • Management of Aortic Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, and Right Heart Failure
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Electrophysiology and Advanced Arrhythmias

This conference will provide an overview of the contemporary management of the aforementioned cardiovascular disease processes in a concise and up-to-date manner.

Keynote Speaker

Shelby Kutty, MD, PhD

The Helen B. Taussig Professor
Director, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology; Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center; Chair, Cardiovascular Analytic Intelligence Initiative (CV-Ai2), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  1. Discuss new evidence-based cardiovascular medical approaches in the treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases including arrhythmias, aortic/valvular diseases, cardiogenic shock, and other structural heart diseases.
  2. Identify the specialized use of new devices in the management, diagnosis, and procedural treatment of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, transplantation, and/or other cardiovascular conditions.
  3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the health care team when managing cardiovascular diseases from the assessment, evaluation, and management perspectives.

General Information

Registration Information

Registration Fees

  • Physicians: $150
  • Other health care providers: $50


Register Now


The deadline to register is Oct. 1, 2024.

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.


Cancel/Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email conted@unmc.edu no later than Oct. 1, 2024. There is a $30 processing fee for cancellations made by Oct. 1. Cancellations made after this date and registrants who fail to attend are responsible for the full registration fee.

Conference Directors

Adam Burdorf, DO, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Medical Director for the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC

Adam Burdorf, DO, MS
Brett Duncan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, UNMC

Brett Duncan, MD, MS


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP

Director, Educational Programs, UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP