Schedule of Events

This schedule of events was created so those who want to can enjoy DC in Spring if they are staying over on Saturday or arrive earlier on Friday.

Friday, April 28


location icon HEART HOUSE

Join women cardiologists from all over the Mid-Atlantic for a lively social time. This is a separate ticketed event from the conference – you can purchase tickets with registration or add separately once your plans finalize. Tickets are available for guests.

Dinner – Continue the Conversation!


For those who want to continue the conversations and network, each member of the Mid-Atlantic Women Cardiologists Conference Planning Committee is reserving a table at a local restaurant for conference attendees should they wish to join a small group (6-8 people) for the remainder of the evening.  All individuals who sign up for dinner will pay for their own dinner and transportation to and from the restaurant (many will be walkable). Sign up information will be sent to registered attendees two weeks prior.

Saturday, April 29


Start off your day with #wellness…choose a group!

7:00am WALK
Join the walk group for a brisk walk of the local neighborhood.

7:00am RUN
The run group will be going to the Mall area for a solid workout.

7:00am SLEEP
Need some well-deserved rest?  Stay in bed.  No guilt associated with this option.


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location icon HEART HOUSE

8:30am-9:00am Coffee & Poster Presentations

Coffee service begins in the Exhibit Area, please come refreshed from the wellness morning having already eaten the breakfast of your choice.


What Can WIC Do For You?
Carmel Bogle, MD, FACC, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Chair, ACC Maryland Chapter WIC

Activity Director, WIC MACCS Regional Meeting

9:30am-10:15am Career Developmental Panel
  • How to negotiate for what you want and do it with grace and strength
  • How to advance your professional network
  • Career transitions: How to move up to the C-suite?
Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FACC
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey
Governor-elect ACC New Jersey Chapter

Priya Sekar, MD, MPH, FACC
Global Development Medical Director
AstraZeneca, Wilmington, Delaware
Shetarra Walker, MD, FACC
Medical Officer

US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland


Break with Exhibitors and FIT Poster Presentations

10:45am-11:30am  Advocacy Forum: What To Know & Why You Need To Be Involved

Intersectionality: Gender and Race
Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why Health Equity is Everyone’s Problem?
Amber Johnson, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Advocacy in Washington & Your State Capital
William Van Decker, MD, FACC

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11:30-Noon Women’s Heart Programs
Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vice Chair ACC Annual Scientific Session

Garima Sharma, MD, FACC
Johns Hopkins Medicine Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
President ACC Maryland Chapter

Member, ACC Women in Cardiology Section Leadership

Noon-12:30pm Break with Exhibitors and Final Selection for FIT Poster Winner

Please visit with exhibitors and vote for the best poster winner and then grab your lunch selection prior to heading to the Knowledge Exchange Area (KEA) at the front lobby for a prompt 12:30pm start.

12:30pm-1:15pm Luncheon in the Knowledge Exchange Area

Meet, greet, network and have fun in our interactive lunch format.  No mobile phones please – all talk and action!


Final Visit with Exhibitors

1:30-2:00pm What They Don’t Teach You In Training: A WIC Perspective
Katie Berlacher, MD, FACC
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vice Chair ACC Annual Scientific Session
  • Patient comments on your looks
  • Responses when a colleague mentions your marriage status
  • Microaggressions
  • Tactical approaches to difficult situations 

2:00pm-2:45pm Keynote Speaker
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC
Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Member, American College of Cardiology Board of Trustees

FIT Poster Award Winner Presentation
Mentorship Awards
Final Thoughts for the Future

An application for CEUs has been submitted.

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