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Highlights Week 4-28-2019

We had the 6th Annual Duke Sports Cardiology & Sudden Death in Athletes Symposium this week 4/27/19

Course directors: Jim Daubert, MD and Bill Kraus, MD

Guest keynote speakers: Mark Link, MD (Director of Cardiac EP at UTSW) and Jonathan Kim, MD (Chief of Sports Cardiology at Emory, and Team Cardiologist for the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Sports Medicine at Emory and Georgia Tech)

Duke speakers/panelists: Jim Daubert, Bill Kraus, Al Sun, Salim Idriss, Beth Miller, Hap Zarzour, Igor Klem, Tracy Ray, Rich Krasuski, Andrew Wang, Chris Kontos

(plus panelist John Symanski from Atrium Health in Charlotte)

144 attendees registered (a new record for this event) – about 80 in person, and the rest for the webinar/enduring material (representing 12 states and 3 countries)

Special appearances by the head of the Duke Integrative Performance Excellence Group, and the Duke Football head coach. Incredible dialogue around challenging sports cardiology cases, football and cardiac health, ECG screening, commotio cordis, cardiomyopathies, Afib in athletes and physical activity guidelines. Program is partially funded by a generous gift from the Davis Family Foundation and the Duke Center for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Events in Athletes, as well as Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, AtCor Medical, Sports Endeavors, and Ambry Genetics. The agenda is attached for reference.


Faculty win – Medicine Resident vs. Faculty Basketball Game at Cameron Indoor

The faculty pulled out a 55-51 win against the residents In a hard fought full court game the stretched the capacity of the faculty’s physician ability (thankfully we had three shifts of 5).  Game highlights included Azalea Kim and Will Yancy doing some great point guard work, Don Hegland and Steve Smith playing some important frontcourt time, and Rob Mentz with a break away that way almost perfect….

Importantly no one was injured.


Rich Krasuski works with NC State students to win Innovation Award

Rich worked with a  group of college students from NC State School of Textiles over the last year.  The group won an innovation award demonstrating their new technology at a Senior Design Showcase. Their project won 2nd place overall in Product Innovation and won the one and only Innovation Award from John Calvert, a retiree from the US Patent and Trademark Office.   You can see a photo of the students who helped with the  warp knit septal occluder.





Ngeno , Gersh, Granger at Africa STEMI in Nairobi

Titus, Bernard Gersh and Chris Granger were helping set up systems of care for STEMI in the Africa STEMI meeting this last week.  See photo attached.

Larry Jackson also received a REACH Equity research award and there is a post below from earlier in the week.

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