Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2020
Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO

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FRIDAY, February 7


  • 8:00
    Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits
  • 8:30
    image002-e1572967997292.jpgKeynote: Million Hearts 2022:
    How do we achieve the MH Vision
    in Mid-America?
    Laurence S. Sperling,


  • 9:30 
    –  Social Determinants of Health – TBD
    –  CVD Burden: What are the trends in Mid-America? – Eduardo Simoes, MD, MSc, MPH
  • 10:15
    Break, Exhibits
  • 10:45
    –  Managed Services Network (MSN): Integrating KC Community and Health Services
        James Stowe, PhD,Director of Aging and Adult Services,Mid America Regional Council
    –  Cardiac Rehab – Let’s Make It A Priority – Rachele Ann Burriesci, PT, DPT, CCS, GCS
  • 11:30


  • 12:00
  • 1:00
    –  Innovation; Saint Luke’s Health System – Mikhail Kosiborod, MD & Melissa L Magwire, RN, MSN, CDE
    –  Taking Charge of Vascular Health in the Greater Kansas City Area: A Community Engagement Approach
    Kim G. Smolderen, PhD, FAHA
  • 1:45
    Break, Exhibits
  • 2:00
    –  The Quality & Value Innovation Consortium (QVIC) Regional Project: Transitions of Care to Reduce Heart Failure – John Spertus, MD, MPH
    –  Process of Building a Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative: The Quality & Value Innovation Consortium (QVIC) – Stacy Farr, PhD, MPH
  • 2:50
    Closing Keynote: Strategy for Regional Collaboration
    John Clymer, Executive Director of National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • 3:40-6:00

SATURDAY, February 8


  • 7:30
    Registration, Exhibits
  • 8:00
    Missouri Million Hearts Orientation Breakfast
    Kris Kummerfeld, MHA
  • 8:30
    Keynote: Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular DiseaseAnand Chockalingam, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine,
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 9:30
    –  Abstract Presentations
    –  Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO): Hypertension
  • 10:15
    Break, Exhibits
  • 10:30
    Panel: 2019 ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • 11:15
    Break, Exhibits
  • 11:30
    Panel: Collective Impact Model: Collaboration in solving Cardiovascular Disease
    •  University of Missouri – Kansas City – Cameron Lindsey, PharmD
    •  Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center – CEO Faisal Khan, MBBS, MPH
    •  Kansas City Health Department – Tracie McClendon-Cole, JD, MPA
    •  Saint Luke’s Health System Physician – Vittal Hejjaji, MD


  • 12:15
    Wrap Up – Lana McKinney, CG MAG, Chair of Million Hearts Mid-America Conference
  • 12:30


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