ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY CARDIOLOGISTS
50th Annual Meeting
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
January 5-7, 2011
The annual meeting of the Association of University Cardiologists was preceded by a Council meeting and an Emeritus meeting Wednesday, January 5th, 2011.
Council Meeting, Wednesday, January 5th: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Present: President Alice Jacobs, M.D.; Vice-President Joseph Hill, MD.; Secretary-Treasurer, Kim A. Eagle, M.D.; Councilors, Ronald Victor, M.D., Ivor Benjamin, M.D.; Jeffrey Bender, M.D; and Peter Buttrick, M.D.
The meeting was called to order by President Jacobs at 2:15 PM.
The financial report for fiscal year 2010 was given by Secretary-Treasurer Kim Eagle. The financial projection for year 2011 was also presented by Dr. Eagle.
Deaths of the following AUC members were noted: Dr. Walter Abelmann, Dr. Robert Adolph, Dr. Morton Arnsdorf, Dr. Gilbert Blount, Dr. Robert Brandenburg, Dr. Ivan Bunnell, Dr. Howard Burchell, Dr. Thomas James, and Dr. Elliot Rapaport.
Membership changes the Council voted positively on were the following:
The following members were accepted for Emeritus status: John DiMarco, Augustus Grant, David Harrison, David Holmes, Allan Jaffe, William Little, James Morgan and W. Douglas Weaver.
Of the 20 Active members in jeopardy for nonattendance, 10 were present at the meeting (Steven Archer, Glenn Fishman, Raymond Gibbons, Sanjiv Kaul, Peter Libby, Holly Middlekauf, Pamela Ouyang, Joseph Parillo, Marshall Runge, and Virend Somers) and no further action was taken by the Council regarding these members. One member (Magnus Ohman) whose membership was also in jeopardy had planned to attend the 2011 meeting but, due to extenuating circumstances, was unable to attend. Seven members (C. William Balke, Louis Dell’Italia, Augustus Grant, Kirk Knowlton, Jawahar Mehta, and Elizabeth O’Fili,) whose membership was in jeopardy were unable to attend. A letter will be sent to them continuing their membership contingent upon their presenting an abstract at the 2012 meeting January 11-13, 2012, at Carmel Valley Ranch, and having their dues up to date. Three members who were in jeopardy were offered inactive status (Luther Clark, Anthony Muslin, and Steven Nissen).
The Council reviewed 16 candidates for membership. At the AUC Business Meeting Friday, the Council will recommend the following 13 candidates for membership – Sumeet Chugh, James de Lemos, Elazer Edelman, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Andrew Epstein, Jane Freedman, Mario Garcia, Mukesh Jain, Harlan Krumholz, Richard Lee, Jonathan Lindner, Paul Ridker, and W. Robert Taylor.
Dr. Jacobs will appoint a Nominating Committee to fill the positions of President, Vice-President, and 2 Councilors.
Dr. Jacobs will appoint an Auditing Committee to review the AUC books and give a report at the Business Meeting on Friday morning.
Discussion took place regarding the 2014 meeting site and dates.
There being no further business, the Council meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. by Dr. Jacobs.
Emeritus Session – Wednesday, January 5th, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Members present at the Emeritus Session included:
Emeritus members: R. Wayne Alexander, William Barry, George Beller, Gerald Berenson, Melvin Cheitlin, Lawrence Cohen, Peter Cohn, J. Michael Criley, Nancy Flowers, William Gaasch, Rolf Gunnar, William Grossman, Donald Harrison, Leo Horan, Carl Leier, Richard Leighton, Frank Marcus, Allyn Mark, Robert Marshall, Joseph Msser, Jere Mitchell, James Muller, Robert Roberts, Thomas Ryan, Sidney Smith, and Arnold Weissler.
Active members: Brian Annex, Peter Ganz, John Keaney, Peter Libby, Craig Malloy, James Marsh, Holly Middlekauf, Peter Stone, Joseph Vita and Douglas Weaver.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. R. Wayne Alexander.
The 2011 Emeritus session featured two presentations:
Dr. W. Douglas Weaver, Implications of ACA & Health Care Reform”. Discussion.
Dr. R. Wayne Alexander, “Endothelial Dysfunction: A 25-Year Perspective”. Discussion.
Reception – Wednesday, January 5th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The reception was held in the Gold Room of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa and was attended by approximately 123 members and guests (compared to 118 the previous year).
President’s Program – Thursday, January 6th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Jacobs, President of the Association, introduced Dr. J. Michael Criley, Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Criley presented “50 Years of AUC”.
Dr. Jacobs introduced Dr. Joseph Loscalzo, Hershey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Loscalzo presented the 25th George Burch Memorial Lecture, “Network Medicine & Human Disease: A System Pathobiology Approach to Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine”.
Dr. Jacobs then introduced Dr. Roberto Bolli, Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, KY. Dr. Bolli presented the Featured Lecture, “Use of Stem Cells for the Treatment of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Basic Concepts, Clinical Applications, and Future Perspectives”.
The President’s Lecture, “Reperfusion Therapy to Salvage Myocardium: The Journey from Concept to Cath Lab to Every Community”, was presented by Dr. Jacobs, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
First Scientific Session, Thursday, January 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Dr. Jacobs presented those new members who were present and/or presenting abstracts:
Presentation of abstracts:
Growing Old: Insights into Vascular Aging
Marshall S. Runge., MD, Chair, Department of Medicine and McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Genetic Modifiers of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Brian H. Annex, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Comprehensive Magnetic Resonance in Peripheral Arterial Disease
Christopher M. Kramer, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
In-Vivo Risk Stratifications of Individual Coronary Artery Plaques: A New Preemptive Paradigm for Management of Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Peter H. Stone, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Cardiac Unit, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
25 Years of Endothelial Research in Humans: Where We Have Been and Where Are We Heading?
Peter Ganz, M.D., Maurice Eliaser Jr., Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, San Francisco, CA
Reproductive Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Pamela Ouyang, M.B.B.S., Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA
Role of Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acids in Syndrome X in Woman
Sanjiv Kaul M.D., Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Head Cardiovascular Division, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Antiplatelet Therapy and Proton Pump Inhibition-Good Idea or Unnecessary Risk?
Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA
Reception and Black Tie Dinner, Gold Room
Thursday, January 6th, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
There were approximately 149 members and guests who enjoyed a reception and black tie dinner (140 last year).
Business Meeting, Friday, January 7th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Jacobs called the meeting to order. The minutes of the 2010 meeting in St. Petersburg, Flordia, were submitted as mailed to the membership and approved by those present at the Business Meeting.
Memorial minutes were presented as follows:
Dr. Walter Abelmann – memorial given by Dr. Thomas Ryan
Dr. Robert Adolph – memorial given by Dr. N.E. Mark Estes
Dr. Morton Arnsdorf – memorial given by Dr. Dr. Joseph Messer
Dr. Gilbert Blount – memorial given by Dr. Peter Buttrick
Dr. Robert Brandenburg – memorial given by Dr. Lawrence Cohen
Dr. Ivan Bunnell – memorial given by Dr. Kim Eagle
Dr. Howard Burchell – memorial given by Dr. Lawrence Cohen
Dr. Thomas James – memorial given by Dr. Marschall Runge
Dr. Elliot Rapaport – memorial given by Dr. Melvin Cheitlin
Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Kim Eagle gave a financial report for 2010. He reported that the AUC had a beginning 2010 balance of $151,572.02 and an ending balance of $159,304.80.
Dr. Eagle gave a short slide presentation showing the meeting attendance for the last several years. Attendance for the 2011 meeting was 100 members.
The next two meetings will be as follows:
January 11-13, 2012: Carmel Valley Ranch Carmel, CA.
January 9-11, 2013: Renaissance Vinoy, St. Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Cohen gave the Auditing Committee report after reviewing the books for 2010. Everything was in order.
The Nominating Committee presented the following list of candidates to fill the Council vacancies:
President – Joseph Hill
Vice President – Peter Buttrick
Councilors – C. Noel Bairey-Merz and David Pinsky
Nominees were accepted by acclamation of the members present.
Ballots were passed out to the Active members so they could vote on the 7 nominees recommended by the Council for acceptance into membership of the AUC. A count of the ballots showed that all 13 nominees had at least a ¾ majority vote of the Active members present, and they will be accepted as new members. The new members are:
James de Lemos
W. Robert Taylor
There being no other business, the leadership was transferred to Dr. Joseph Hill. Dr. Hill presented Dr. Jacobs with a heart bowl in appreciation of her tenure as AUC President for 2010-11, and the meeting was adjourned.
Total meeting attendance of AUC members (as taken from the sign-in roster book) was as follows:
Active Members - 57
Emeritus Members - 35
Inactive Members - 1
The officers for 2011 are:
President: Joseph Hill, M.D.
Vice President: Peter Buttrick, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer: Kim Eagle, M.D.
Jeffrey Bender, M.D. (year 2 of 3)
Ivor Benjamin, M.D. (year 2 of 3)
C. Noel Bairey-Merz, M.D. (year 1 of 3)
David Pinsky, M.D. (year 1 of 3)
2010-2011 AUC Membership:
Second Scientific Session, Friday, January 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Continuation of presentation of abstracts
Abnormal Cardiac Sodium Channel mRNA Splicing in Human Heart Failure and the Possibility of a Blood Test to Help Predict Arrhythmic Risk
Samuel C. Dudley ,Jr. M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology , University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Neuroregulin/erbB Signaling in the Heart – Update on Biology and Clinical Implications/Applications
Douglas B. Sawyer, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Conducts the Stress Response Orchestra in the Heart
Lawrence H. Young, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Role of Transforming Growth Factor in Atrial Fibrillation
Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology & Chief of Electrophysiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
The 3600 ECG Challenge for Fellows and Faculty: Problem and Solution
John Michael Criley, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Radiological Sciences, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA and UCSF, San Francisco, CA
The 50th Annual Scientific Session of the Association of University Cardiologists was then concluded by Dr. Hill.
Kim A. Eagle, M.D.
Association of University Cardiologists