The ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review for Certification and Recertification Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Study Session

Course Overview
Maximize your time in Chicago and earn up to 20 MOC credits with this optional, interactive study session in which ABIM-certified physician experts will guide participants through 60 case-based questions (30 questions per module, two modules) that comprise ACC’s General Cardiology Module 15 and ABIM's 2016 Cardiovascular Updates. This study session offers participants the opportunity to weigh evidence on a case-by-case basis and discuss options with faculty and fellow participants to identify the most appropriate answers to ABIM approved questions.

You must enroll in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification Program (ABIM’s recertification program) to participate in this session for MOC Credit. ABIM Diplomates may enroll by visiting (Physician Login).

To earn 20 MOC points for attending this course, you must:

  1. Be enrolled in the MOC program with the ABIM.
  1. Access the ACC MOC module online via Access the ABIM module via  Each online module consists of the same 30 questions that were presented and discussed at the CV Board session.  Detailed instructions about accessing these modules will be provided at the live course.

  2. Complete all 30 questions in each module and achieve a score of at least 70%. 
    1. Once you have answered all 30 questions and obtained a score of at least 70%, a “Claim MOC” button will appear at the top of the screen on the Exam Summary page.  If this link does not appear, it is likely that you did not receive a passing score of 70%.
    2. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary.  To retake the exam, click the “Reset Score” link at the top of the Exam Summary page. 
  1. Click the “Claim MOC” button and follow the instructions to transmit your data electronically to the ABIM. You will need to know your ABIM ID in order to transmit your scores.  To verify that the ABIM received your data, visit their website ( and login to access your personal MOC status information.

Target Audience
This course is intended for general cardiologists preparing for Board recertification. Fellows in Training and cardiovascular care associates also may find this in-depth review of ABIM’s MOC knowledge-based content of value.

Course Directors

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC
Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases
Professor of Medicine, Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, MACC
Director, Clinical Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Invited Faculty

Garrett C. Stewart, MD, MPH, FACC
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ralph J. Verdino, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with manufacturers of commercial products/services. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.

Cardiovascular Board Review MOC Session Faculty Disclosures

To Register online for the Course please click the Register button at the top of the page.

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The registration tuition includes educational sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch and course materials.

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Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.

In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration tuition in full but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

ACC reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACC will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

All sessions will be held at The Swissotel Chicago, located at 323 East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL. The meeting site telephone number is 312-565-0565.

To reserve a room at The Swissotel Chicago CLICK HERE, or call 1-888-737-9477. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology course – 2016 Cardiovascular Board Review Course.

Room Rates
The room rate is $209 plus 16.4 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACC room block is scheduled to be held until Friday, August 5, 2016, but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.

Please Note
Smoking is prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACC meeting rooms.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.

Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACC.