Pacific Northwest Cardiovascular Summit

Image of the Willamette River and the city of Portland at twilight.

Join us at the next annual Pacific Northwest Cardiovascular Summit to learn from internationally renowned faculty who address the state of the art in clinical cardiology. Lectures and discussions address topics including heart failure, electrophysiology, prevention, imaging, structural heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.

A conference in a setting like no other

If you are up for exploring, the city has much to offer. Zip over to Washington Park for the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Gardens, Oregon Zoo and spectacular views of Mount Hood. Sample craft beer — Portland has 70+ craft breweries. Drive 40 minutes to Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, populated with 500 wineries. Breathe the fresh Pacific Northwest air and relax, surrounded by lush forest, rivers and mountains.


Room reservations at the Hilton Portland Downtown can be made using either of the following methods:

  • Go to and enter the three letter code: CAR into the Group/Convention Code box
  • Call 1-800-HILTONS and speak to a reservations agent to book a room


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Hilton Downtown Portland
921 S.W. Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

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Dr. Jordan Prutkin

Jordan M. Prutkin, M.D., M.H.S., F.H.R.S.

Dr. Prutkin is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the University of Washington. He is Associate Director of the UW Center for Sports Cardiology and Medical Director for Ambulatory Care at the UW Heart Institute.

Dr. Francis Pagani

Francis D. Pagani, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pagani is the endowed Otto Gago, MD Professor of Cardiac Surgery in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan. Dr. Pagani’s clinical expertise includes treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, reoperative /complex valvular heart disease, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. His research focuses on the use of mechanical circulatory support in the treatment of advanced heart disease and the use of stem cell transplantation for myocardial regeneration.

Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green

Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, M.D.

Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. She directs the Pacemaker and ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Service at UC San Diego Health and leads one of the largest lead extraction programs in the Western United States.

Hilton Downtown Portland
921 S.W. Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Located in Portland's business and entertainment district and one block from the MAX Light Rail system, this hotel offers easy access to top attractions including the Portland Saturday Market, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Convention Center.

Parking at the Hilton

  • Valet $50.00
  • Self- Parking $38.00
  • Smart Park
Smart Park Garage Location Weekday (all day) Weekend (all day)
S.W. 3rd and Alder: 621 S.W. 3rd Ave. $18 $5
S.W. 4th and Yamhill: 818 S.W. 4th Ave. $18 $5
S.W. 10th and Yamhill: 730 S.W. 10th Ave. $15 $5

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Play in Portland

During your stay jump on a bike or go by street car and experience Portland's eclectic nightlife, legendary restaurants, local microbreweries, distilleries, and numerous family-friendly attractions.

Walking tours

Best of Portland

The iconic Oregon-shaped white stag sign at dusk. Text: Portland Oregon Old Town

Discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This award-winning walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. By the end of our walk, you'll want to move here, too. You'll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains and streetcars, fountains and friendly people. Even locals are amazed and entertained by what they learn. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront.

Epicurean Excursion

A unique and delicious walking tour where you'll taste the foods and sip the drinks – while discovering Portland's amazing culinary scene. If you watch the Food Network or consider yourself a “foodie,” then this exploration is for you. Portland has become a go-to destination for people who love to eat and we're the ones who will show you why. Each tour is limited in size, so the experience is small and intimate.

Flavor Street

Portland Food Cart Tour. Check out Portland's amazing curbside cuisine! Let our Resident Experts take you on a personal tour of the city's best food carts, tasting trucks, and hidden kitchens, where former four-star chefs and other culinary entrepreneurs scoop up mighty morsels on an international scale. This isn't fast food – it's flavor with flair, for savvy munchers on the go.

Chocolate Decadence

Let us demonstrate and indulge you in the diversity of chocolate: beans, bars, whipped, truffles, cocktails, melted, served as a drink, and some incredible surprises. As we visit multiple chocolatiers, we'll guide you through 15+ tastings to help you appreciate and master the subtleties of all things chocolate. This fun journey is not just for cacao lovers and closet chocolatiers – all are welcome.

For other tours and more information about signing up visit:
Portland Walking Tours


The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s picturesque, vineyard-laden region is just 30 minutes from Portland and is home to over 500 wineries. One popular drive is along Archery Summit Road. This route includes six wineries with gorgeous views and grounds. Three of those wineries made the top 20 for overall experience as rated by American Winery Guide. Nearby is Sokol Blosser Winery, one of 20 wineries selected by Food & Wine as the top wineries to visit in Oregon.

Wine self-tour 1
Archery Summit Road
Archery Summit Winery
De Ponte Cellars
Domaine Drouhin
Domaine Serene
Vista Hills Vineyard
White Rose Estate

Wine self-tour 2
Worden Hill Wineries
Domaine Roy et Fils
Dusky Goose Winery
Furioso Vineyards
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Arterberry Maresh
Knudsen Vineyards
Erath Winery
Bella Vida Vineyard


Friday, September 6

8:30 a.m.: Welcome

8:45 a.m.: Is a Sea change Underway? Less Antiplatelets? More Antithrombotics?
Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D.

9:15 a.m.: Can we Ablate VF?
Samuel Asirvantham

9:45 a.m.: Panel Q & A

10:30 a.m.: With the Low Risk TAVR Trial Outcomes, Who Should Still be Treated with Surgery?
Michael Mack, M.D., F.A.C.C.

11 a.m.: How to make the best of what you have, lessons learned from Transcatheter valve therapies
Firas Zahr, M.D.

11:30 a.m.: Panel Q & A

1 p.m.: The Future of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Stephen Heitner, M.D.

1:30 p.m.: Cardio-Oncology: Understanding Interplay Between Cancer and Heart Disease for Improved Outcomes
Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D.

2 p.m.: Panel Q & A

2:45 p.m.: Update on Devices for Peripheral Interventions
Ehrin Armstrong, M.D.

3:15 p.m.: Learning from Failure: Novel Approaches to Exercise Training in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Satyam (Tom) Sarma

3:45 p.m.: Panel Q & A

4:15 p.m.: Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias Past and Present and a Glimpse into the Future
Melvin Scheinman, M.D.

Saturday, September 7

8:30 a.m.: The Heart of the Matter: A Preventative Cardiologist's Perspective on Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Mikhail Kosiborod, M.D.

9:00 a.m.: New Treatments for Hypertriglyceridemia
Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H.

9:30 a.m.: Panel Q & A

10:15 a.m.: The Role of Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Judith Hochman, M.D., M.A.

10:45 a.m.: Obesity, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis
Alan Chait, M.D.

11:15 a.m.: Panel Q & A


Samuel J. Asirvatham, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering; Program Director, Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Ehrin Armstrong, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology; Director, Interventional Cardiology; Co-Director, Vascular Laboratory, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System


Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Professor of Medicine, Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, Harvard Medical School


Alan Chait, M.D.
Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington


Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D.
Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Chief of Knight Cardiovascular Institute; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University


Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University


Satya (Tom) Sarma, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Stephen Heitner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University


Judith Hochman, M.D.
Professor of Cardiology; Associate Director, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences; Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, NYU Langone Health


Mikhail Kosiborod, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health System


Michael Mack, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Surgery, Baylor Health Care System; Chairman of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital, Plano Research Center


Melvin Scheinman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Chief of Cardiology Genetrics Arrhythmia Program


Firas Zahr, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine; Director of Interventional Cardiology; Co-Director of Complex Heart Valve Program, Oregon Health & Science University