SGLT2 Inhibition Updates 2021 - SGLT2 Inhibition in Cardiorenal Disease

Published: 20 July 2021

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Organised with scientific co-chairs Stefan Anker and Andrew Coats, this event includes presentations and panel discussions with a host of international thought-leaders. 


The SGLT2 Updates 2021 conference SGLT2 Inhibition in Cardiorenal Disease: Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice covers the place of SGLT2 inhibitors in the newly released guidelines of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) as well as their implementation in clinical practice.


In addition to plenary sessions and satellite symposia the conference featured a number of Meet The Expert breakout sessions discussing the implications in treatment of specific patient subgroups including patients with comorbidities.  Audience questions were submitted throughout and were addressed by the panel experts.

Educational Objectives

SGLT2 Inhibition in Cardiorenal Disease

  • Prepare cardiologists, nephrologists and endocrinologists to effectively manage patients with heart failure, individually and collaboratively
  • Apply findings from clinical trials into clinical practice
  • Describe the role of SGLT2 inhibitors in different patient subgroups, including patients with comorbidities
  • Evaluate the safety and cardiorenal benefits of glucose-lowering agents
  • Implement the new guidelines of the HFA of the ESC in clinical practice

Target Audience

  • Cardiologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Endocrinologists

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Part 2

SGLT2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure: A Practical Approach

Part 3

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 1

Totality of Evidence for the Cardiorenal Patient - discussion with Alice Cheung and Andrew Coats. Session supported by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca

Part 4

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 2

SGLT2i and QoL Improvement - discussion with Shelley Zieroth and John Spertus.

Part 5

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 3

Age groups and vulnerable patients with Gerasimos Filippatos and Giuseppe Rosano.

Part 7

SGLT2 Inhibitors for Heart Failure: The New Standard of Care

Industry Satellite Symposium supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly alliance

Part 8

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 4

Early Treatment Initiation in the Hospital Setting - discussion with Marc Petrie and Deepak Bhatt. Session supported by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca

Part 9

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 5

Managing Patients with Comorbidities (T2D & CKD) - discussion with Paola Fioretto and Katherine Tuttle. Session supported by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca

Part 10

Meet The Expert: Implications for Clinical Practice - Breakout 6

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Care Transitions - discussion with Subodh Verma. Session supported by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca

Faculty Biographies

Stefan Anker

Stefan Anker

Professor of Cardiology

Prof Stefan Anker is professor of (Tissue) Homeostasis in Cardiology & Metabolism at Charité Berlin, Germany, since June 2017. Prodigious researcher who has authored more than 1,000 articles. He has also won several prizes, including the 2018 Copernicus Prize of German DFG & Polish FNP. In October 2020, he was awarded a Doctor honoris causa of Medical University Wroclaw, Poland.

Prof Anker has been serving on the board of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC since 2006 and was HFA President from 2012 to 2014. He currently chairs the HFA committee on regulatory affairs. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the first open-access heart failure journal, ESC Heart Failure. Prof. Anker has served on several ESC Guideline task forces.

Prof Anker is the founding president of the International Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD) and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and…

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Shelley Zieroth

Shelley Zieroth

Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics

Dr Shelley Zieroth is Professor at the College of Medicine, Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, as well as Director of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinics at St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada. She is also Head of the Medical Heart Failure Program for Cardiac Sciences Manitoba.

She is involved in several heart failure clinical trials as a PI, National Lead or Executive Committee member. She is the Past President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society and Co-Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines. She is co-chair of Canada’s largest annual heart failure meeting, HF Update, and Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada.

Dr Shelley Zieroth is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.

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Andrew JS Coats

Andrew JS Coats

Professor of Cardiology and Scientific Director

Prof Coats is Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiac Failure Review journal. He has published over 20 patents, more than 750 full research papers and more than 120,000 career citations and has a personal H-index of 146. Andrew was elected to the Presidential Trio of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC in 2018 and will serve as its president from 2020-2022.

Prof Coats is the Immediate past-President of the Heart Failure Association and past-Professor of Cardiology at the University of Warwick, UK. He has also held posts as Head of Cardiology at Imperial College, London and Associate Medical Director and Director of Cardiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London. From 2012 to 2017 he was Director of the Monash-Warwick Alliance, and before that served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

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Bernard Zinman

Bernard Zinman


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John JV McMurray

John JV McMurray

Professor of Cardiology

Prof John McMurray is Professor of Medical Cardiology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. A graduate of Manchester University, Prof McMurray completed postgraduate research at the University of Dundee.

Prof McMurray is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association as well as the medical Royal Colleges in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Katherine Tuttle

Katherine Tuttle

Executive Director of Research

Dr Katherine R Tuttle, is Professor of Medicine in the Nephrology Division and Kidney Research Institute at the University of Washington, US. Executive Director for Research at Providence Inland Northwest Health, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the ITHS. Her major research interests are in the areas of clinical and translational science and precision medicine for diabetic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Dr Tuttle has led a major patient registry as well as clinical trials in these fields that have delivered breakthrough therapies to prevent kidney failure and cardiovascular events.

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