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Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the top two causes of death in Kentucky and the United States. Cardio-oncology is a new field which focuses on diagnosing and preventing adverse cardiovascular outcomes in cancer patients. This involves understanding of interactions between cancer, cancer therapies and cardiology symptoms, including but not limited to cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and the novel immune checkpoint inhibitors.   The purpose of the symposium is to provide state-of-the art best practice information regarding the continuum of cardiac care for the oncology patient.

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Lauren Curry, PharmD, BCOP

Assistant Professor Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Hematology/Oncology University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Amit Arbune, MD, MHA, FACC

Assistant Professor, Advanced Cardiac Imaging and Cardio-Oncology Gill Heart & Vascular Institute University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Chaitanya Iragavarapu, MD

Assistant Professor Division of Hematology/BMT University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Daniel Lenihan, MD

Director Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence Washington University St. Louis, Missouri
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Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR, FAAWR​

Professor, Radiology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Lauren Baldassarre, MD

Director, Cardio-Oncology Cardiology Director of Cardiac MR/CT Yale New Haven Hospital/Smilow Cancer Center Associate Professor Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Yale School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut
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Gerhard Hildebrandt, MD

Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Division Chief, Hematology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Ana Barac, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Georgetown University Director of the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute's Cardio-Oncology Washington, DC
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Vedant Gupta, MD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies: Values/Ethics for Inerprofessinal Practice, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication and Teams and Teamwork

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This education activity is offered for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC contact hours of which 1.3 is pharmacology contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 6.9 KBN contact hours of which 1.6 is pharmacology contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0230. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.


This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 5.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.


Approved for Category A 1.0 KCE by the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 5.75 hours of participation.



In collaboration with UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee

Registration Fee, includes breakfast, lunch and snack

In-person and Remote: UK, UK Affiliate and Bowling Green - Free

In-person and Remote: Non-UK: Physicians - $50, 

In-person: Non-UK:  PA, NP, Radiologists - $40

Remote: Non-UK PA, NP, Radiologists - $25 


There will be no refunds

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Attendees are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration for a Rapid-Fire Presentation at the Inaugural Matthew Szabunio Symposium on Cardio-Oncology, scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. The conference will be held in the UK Chandler Medical Center Karpf Auditorium Pavilion A, 1000 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536 and Virtually.

The format will consist of a 10-minute presentation and a 5-minute discussion during the Case Scenarios session from 3:05 PM - 3:55 PM. The deadline to submit an abstract is Saturday, August 28, 2021. Abstract acceptance notifications will be emailed by mid-September.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and include one learning objective and a completed Speaker Information Sheet and Financial Disclosure Form (located under the Download Materials button). Please email completed submissions and forms to cmcmu2@uky.edu.

Evaluation Link

Evaluation Link


Deadline to claim credit: December 15, 2021